Charging the iPhone when planning a trip to Tajikistan

Simple instructions showing how to power the iPhone from a Tajikistani power outlet using the USB 30-pin Apple cable and a 2 pin Type C power adapter and how to power the iPhone using a 2 pin Type F power charger.

Tajikistani power outlet

Differing combinations of frequencies and standards can often be confusing when planning on staying in another country if you've never been there before. These instructions have been specifically written to stop people worrying if they'll be able to power their iPhone when staying in Tajikistan.When you're visiting Tajikistan these instructions show powering the iPhone by using their standard Type F or C 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. Power sockets are different depending on which country you are visiting therefore please read the travel power supplies page for a complete list of regions and countries. When visiting Tajikistan from a different region ensure your iPhone can be charged using a 240v supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) check that the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from over-heating when powering up.

This page details the iPhone 1st generation, the original iPhone is missing some features which have since been introduced to more recent iPhones. Visit the Apple category page for a full range of Apple iPhones. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 3 or greater on the iPhone.

Charging the iPhone in Tajikistan

Can you use the iPhone in Tajikistan?

You can use the iPhone in Tajikistan by using a power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for the iPhone in Tajikistan?

When travelling with more than just your iPhone and visiting more than one country the best travel charger for Tajikistan to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two types of power outlets that Tajikistanis use (F and C) and using a power adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world simply by changing the heads. If your iPhone supports Fast Charge (note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these types of travel chargers, plus additional support for more power hungry devices.

Unlike other adapters having a four port adapter will allow you to power more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy multiple power adapters for your Tajikistani trip. By only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets with just a single wall outlet.

We recommend buying this type of versatile power charger online. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Tajikistan

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, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, 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 best selling compact option for travellers originating from America going to Tajikistan.
  • 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 North America using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Tajikistan.
What is the best power adapter for the iPhone in Tajikistan?

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

Simple instructions showing how to power the iPhone from a Tajikistani power outlet using the USB 30-pin Apple cable and a 2 pin Type C power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone using the Tajikistani power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - this USB cable is typically supplied with your iPhone.
  2. Start by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the Tajikistani power outlet. The wall outlet (sometimes called the Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug) can be identified by the two round adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone. The iPhone dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone.
  4. Switch on the Tajikistani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the phone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is charging which takes between 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone from a Tajikistani power outlet

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone from a Tajikistani power outlet

Using a 30-pin cable and a 2 pin Type F power adapter to recharge the iPhone with a Tajikistani power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your iPhone from a Tajikistani power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (this USB cable is typically supplied with your iPhone).
  2. Start by plugging the Type F USB power adapter into the Tajikistani power outlet. This sunken circular wall outlet (known as a Type F power outlet [6]) can be recognised by two circular holes 19 mm apart from each other where the two plug outlet pins slide into along with two metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in one end of the 30 pin cord into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone. The iPhone dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone.
  4. Turn on the Tajikistani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPhone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is charging taking around 1-4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone from a Tajikistani power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tajikistan - Wikipedia.org web page about Tajikistan
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/0/MA616/en_US/iPhone_iOS3.1_User_Guide.pdf - The original iPhone product manual
  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 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music
  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