Charging your iPhone 5S from a power outlet in Kazakhstan

The WikiConnections page showing how to charge your iPhone 5S from a Kazakhstani power outlet with a Lightning cable and a 2 pin Europlug Type C power adapter and how to power the iPhone 5S using a Type F Schuko power adapter.

Kazakhstani power outlet

Various combinations of voltages and region codes can all lead to confusion when planning to stay in another country if you've never been there before. If planning a trip to Kazakhstan the following useful instructions show how to supply power to the iPhone 5S by using their types F or C 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If you are visiting Kazakhstan from a different region please check the iPhone 5S can accept a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v check that the device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from being damaged whilst powering it up. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5S.

Charging the iPhone 5S in Kazakhstan

Can the iPhone 5S be used in Kazakhstan?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 5S to a Kazakhstani power outlet by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 5S in Kazakhstan?

If travelling to more than one country or bringing more than just your iPhone 5S then the best travel power adapter for Kazakhstan is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two standards of plug sockets in Kazakhstan (types F and C) and using a travel adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world simply by changing the heads. If your type of iPhone 5S is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times by using one of these USB travel chargers, plus additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

This will allow you to power more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy multiple power adapters or occupying additional wall sockets. Because you are only packing a single international travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand luggage while travelling as well as being convenient for recharging your iPhone 5S at an airport or on the plane. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones, tablets and speakers using only a single power outlet.

We recommend buying a versatile power adapter like this at your preferred electronics retailer. The travel charger illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Kazakhstan

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 5S, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Kazakhstan and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 portable power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Kazakhstan.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs and offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more flexible 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 perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Kazakhstan.
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 5S in Kazakhstan?

Charging the iPhone 5S from a Kazakhstani power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Using a Lightning cable and a 2 pin Europlug Type C power adapter to power the iPhone 5S with a Kazakhstani power outlet.

  1. To charge the iPhone 5S from the Kazakhstani power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should normally supply this USB cable with the iPhone 5S).
  2. Start by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the power supply. You can identify this plug supply by the 2 circular adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the mains power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5S. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5S situated at the bottom of the iPhone 5S.
  4. Turn on the Kazakhstani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the cell screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging which typically takes around one to four hours to fully recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPhone 5S from a Kazakhstani power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

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

The WikiConnections page showing how to charge your iPhone 5S from a Kazakhstani power outlet with a Lightning cable and a 2 pin Schuko Type F power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone 5S from a Kazakhstani power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - usually included with the device by Apple.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type F USB power adapter in the Kazakhstani power outlet. This sunken circular wall outlet, also known as the Type F power outlet [6], can be identified by two circular holes 19 mm next to each other where the live and neutral pins go and a pair of two metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the mains USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5S. The iPhone 5S Lightning connector is situated at bottom of the iPhone 5S under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Kazakhstani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPhone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 5S is powering up taking roughly one-four hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 5S from a Kazakhstani power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kazakhstan - Kazakhstan entry on wikipedia
  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