How to charge the iPhone 6 when planning a trip to Kazakhstan

Using a Lightning Apple cable with a double pin Type C Europlug power charger to recharge the iPhone 6 with a Kazakhstani power outlet and powering the iPhone 6 using a double pin Type F Schuko power plug.

Kazakhstani power outlet

Varying different combinations of voltages and standards can all be confusing when planning to visit another country to the first time traveller. This isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets used in the world this article tells you exactly what to buy in advance to charge the iPhone 6 . The following step by step guide shows you how to power your iPhone 6 when you're visiting Kazakhstan by using their types F or C Kazakhstani 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. Most power sockets will change from country to country so we recommend that you read the Wikiconnections world power supplies guide for a full list of powering devices in different regions and countries. If you are visiting Kazakhstan from a different region please ensure your iPhone 6 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v ensure that the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from over-heating during charging. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6.

Charging the iPhone 6 in Kazakhstan

Can the iPhone 6 be used in Kazakhstan?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 6 in Kazakhstan by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 6 in Kazakhstan?

If you are travelling with more than just your iPhone 6 the best travel adapter for Kazakhstan to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two types of wall outlets in Kazakhstan (F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied plugs. If your model of iPhone 6 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these USB travel adapters and additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other chargers this means you can charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate travel adapters for your trip or using up additional wall sockets. By only needing a single international travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage as well as being convenient for recharging your iPhone 6 at the airport or on a plane. Due to their versatility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers and using only a single wall outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of flexible power adapter at your preferred electronics retailer - the multipurpose power charger illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Kazakhstan

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 6, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unstable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from North America going to Kazakhstan using type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • Yubi Universal Power Strip Kit - The Yobi only has 2 USB charging ports but offers a flexible 6 AC outlets. This versatile power strip is compatible with both American plugs and popular plug types A, B, E, F, G and I making it suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Kazakhstan.
What is the best travel adapter for the iPhone 6 in Kazakhstan?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a Kazakhstani power outlet

Using a Lightning cable and a double pinned Europlug Type C power adapter to charge the iPhone 6 from a Kazakhstani power outlet.

  1. To charge the iPhone 6 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 this cable when you buy the iPhone 6).
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type C USB power adapter into the Kazakhstani power outlet. This unearthed power outlet, sometimes called a Europlug, is identified by 2 adjacent holes next to each other where the plug outlet pins go.
  3. Connect one end of the charging cable into the mains USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6. The iPhone 6 Lightning connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 6 under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Kazakhstani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your phone will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is powering up which takes between one to four hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 from a Kazakhstani power outlet

Powering the iPhone 6 with a Kazakhstani power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

The Wiki Connections guide on how to charge the iPhone 6 from a Kazakhstani power outlet using a Lightning connector and a Type F power adapter.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 6 from the Kazakhstani power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will normally include this cable when you buy the iPhone 6.
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type F USB power adapter into the power outlet. This recessed circular wall supply, sometimes known as a Type F power outlet [6], can be identified by two large round holes 19 mm apart from each other and two thin grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Lightning power cord into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6. The iPhone 6 Lightning connector is situated at bottom of the iPhone 6 under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Kazakhstani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPhone 6 will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is charging and takes roughly one to four hours to fully recharge.
Powering the iPhone 6 with a Kazakhstani power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

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