How to charge your iPhone 5C from a power outlet in Kazakhstan

Using the Apple Lightning cable with a Type C power adapter to charge the iPhone 5C with a Kazakhstani power outlet and powering the iPhone 5C using a 2 pinned Schuko Type F power plug.

Kazakhstani power outlet

Varying different combinations of voltages and sockets can all be confusing when planning to travel to a different country, especially for the first time traveller. This guide was specifically written to prevent visitors needing to worry if they'll be able to power the iPhone 5C when they're travelling abroad.When you're staying in Kazakhstan this page contains instructions showing how to power the iPhone 5C using their Type F or C Kazakhstani 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. Most power sockets differ regionally so we recommend that you read our WikiConnections global power supplies page for a complete list of powering devices in different regions and countries. If visiting Kazakhstan from a different country double check your iPhone 5C can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the iPhone 5C was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) double check the iPhone 5C is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from overheating whilst powering it up. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5C.

Charging the iPhone 5C in Kazakhstan

Can you use the iPhone 5C in Kazakhstan?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 5C in Kazakhstan by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best power charger for the iPhone 5C in Kazakhstan?

When you are travelling with more than just your iPhone 5C the best travel charger for Kazakhstan to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Kazakhstanis use two different standards of plug sockets (F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the included plugs. If your type of iPhone 5C can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these types of power chargers and additional compatibility with more power demanding devices. Having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate power adapters or using up additional wall sockets. By only packing a single travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets with only a single power outlet.

We suggest buying a versatile power charger similar to this online, the power charger illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Kazakhstan

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unreliable power supplies. These travel converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Kazakhstan and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Kazakhstan using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers 5 USB charging ports. This versatile power strip is compatible with both American plugs and popular plug types A, D,E/F, G, H, I, L and N making it ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Kazakhstan.
What is the best power charger for the iPhone 5C in Kazakhstan?

Powering the iPhone 5C with a Kazakhstani power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using the Apple Lightning cable with a Type C power adapter to charge the iPhone 5C with a Kazakhstani power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 5C using a Kazakhstani power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will normally include the USB cable when you first purchase the iPhone 5C).
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type C USB power adapter in the Kazakhstani power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by 2 round adjacent holes where the live and neutral plug outlet pins slide into.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5C. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5C situated at the bottom of the iPhone 5C.
  4. Switch on the Kazakhstani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your phone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 5C is recharging which typically takes around 60 to 240 minutes to recharge.
Powering the iPhone 5C with a Kazakhstani power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 5C from a Kazakhstani power outlet

Using an Apple Lightning cable and a Schuko Type F USB adapter to recharge your iPhone 5C from a Kazakhstani power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 5C from a Kazakhstani power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will normally include the cable when you first purchase your iPhone 5C.
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type F USB power adapter and plugging it in the power supply. This round plug outlet, sometimes known as a Schuko outlet, can be recognised by the two large circular holes 19 mm next to each other for live and neutral, plus a pair of two grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Connect one end of the Apple USB cord into the power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5C. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5C situated at the bottom of your iPhone 5C.
  4. Switch on the Kazakhstani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your iPhone will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is charging, typically taking around 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 5C from a Kazakhstani power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kazakhstan - Wikipedia web page about Kazakhstan
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1565/en_US/iphone_user_guide.pdf - Official iPhone user guide
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  5. USB to Apple Lightning cable - The Apple Lightning cable is a charging and syncing cable for more recent Apple devices and connects compatible iPhones and iPads to a USB port
  6. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  7. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet
  8. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters