How to charge your iPhone 3G from a power outlet in Tajikistan

The Wiki Connections page on how to power the iPhone 3G with a Tajikistani power outlet by using the Apple 30 pin cable and a Type C power adapter and charging the iPhone 3G using a Type F power plug.

Tajikistani power outlet

Varying different combinations of frequencies and region codes can all cause confusion when planning to stay in a different country to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of common standards used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power the iPhone 3G in Tajikistan. This guide has been specifically written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPhone 3G when you're travelling abroad.The following step by step instructions tells you exactly how to power your iPhone 3G when you're visiting Tajikistan by using their F or C type 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. When you are visiting Tajikistan from a different country make sure the iPhone 3G can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure that the iPhone 3G is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overloading whilst powering it up. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 4 or greater on the iPhone 3G.

Charging the iPhone 3G in Tajikistan

Can the iPhone 3G be used in Tajikistan?

You can connect the iPhone 3G to a Tajikistani power outlet.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 3G in Tajikistan?

When travelling to multiple countries the best international travel power adapter for Tajikistan to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Tajikistanis use two different standards of wall outlets (F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world simply by changing the supplied heads over. If your iPhone 3G is compatible with Fast Charge (note not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times with one of these USB travel adapters, and support for certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel adapters having a four port charger will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to pack individual travel adapters or using up additional wall outlets. By only bringing a single travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage. Due to their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used when you return home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and smartphones and using just a single plug socket.

For those travelling on a regular basis we recommend searching for this type of flexible power charger at your preferred electronics retailer. The travel adapter illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Tajikistan

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Tajikistan 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 best selling compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting Tajikistan using type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more generous 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Tajikistan.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 3G in Tajikistan?

Charging the iPhone 3G from a Tajikistani power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Using an Apple 30 pin cable and a Type C USB adapter to charge the iPhone 3G from a Tajikistani power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone 3G using a Tajikistani power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (the cable is usually already included with your device).
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter in the Tajikistani power outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by the 2 holes next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins go.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple 30 pin USB cord into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 3G. The iPhone 3G dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 3G.
  4. Switch on the Tajikistani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your phone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 3G is recharging and takes roughly 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge.
Charging the iPhone 3G from a Tajikistani power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Powering the iPhone 3G with a Tajikistani power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

The WikiConnections page on how to recharge the iPhone 3G with a Tajikistani power outlet by using an Apple 30 pin cable and a Type F USB adapter.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 3G using a Tajikistani power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple will normally include the cable when you first purchase the iPhone 3G.
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type F USB power adapter in the Tajikistani power outlet. The sunken round wall supply (called a Type F power outlet [6]) can be identified by two holes 19 mm apart from each other for live and neutral, plus a pair of grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 3G. The iPhone 3G dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 3G.
  4. Turn on the Tajikistani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the cellphone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is charging taking between 1-4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 3G with a Tajikistani power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tajikistan - Wikipedia web page about Tajikistan
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/0/MA616/en_US/iPhone_iOS3.1_User_Guide.pdf - Official iPhone 3G 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 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