How to charge your iPhone 4 from a power outlet in Tajikistan

The Wiki Connections guide on how to power your iPhone 4 from a Tajikistani power outlet by using a 30 pin cable with a Type C power charger and charging the iPhone 4 using a 2 pinned Type F power plug.

Tajikistani power outlet

Differing combinations of region codes and plugs can all cause confusion when planning on staying in a foreign country to the first time traveller. These guidelines have been written to stop visitors worrying if they can power their iPhone 4 when they're visiting Tajikistan.This guide shows exactly how to power the iPhone 4 when you are in Tajikistan by using the F or C type 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. Power sources are different depending on which area you visiting therefore please read the Wiki Connections world power supplies list where you'll find a complete list of regions and countries. If you are travelling to Tajikistan from a different country double check the iPhone 4 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the iPhone 4 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your iPhone 4 is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from overheating when powering up. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4.

Charging the iPhone 4 in Tajikistan

Can the iPhone 4 be used in Tajikistan?

You can connect the iPhone 4 to a Tajikistani power outlet.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 4 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 4 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 4 in Tajikistan?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 4 from a Tajikistani power outlet

Learn how to charge the iPhone 4 with a Tajikistani power outlet with an Apple 30-pin connector and a two pin Type C USB adapter.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 4 from the Tajikistani power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple typically supply this cable with your iPhone 4).
  2. Firstly you'll need to plug in the Type C USB power adapter into the wall outlet. The plug outlet, sometimes called a Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug, is identified by 2 holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Then connect one end of the cable into the power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 4. The iPhone 4 dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone 4.
  4. Switch on the Tajikistani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the mobile screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is charging and takes between 1-4 hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 4 from a Tajikistani power outlet

Powering the iPhone 4 with a Tajikistani power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

The Wiki Connections guide on how to power your iPhone 4 with a Tajikistani power outlet by using the Apple 30 pin cable with a Type F power adapter.

  1. In order to charge your iPhone 4 using a Tajikistani power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], normally included with the iPhone 4 by Apple.
  2. Insert the Type F USB power adapter in the Tajikistani power outlet. The recessed circular power supply, also called the Type F power outlet [6], can be identified by two 4.8mm round holes 19 mm apart from each other for live and neutral, plus a pair of two grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 4. The iPhone 4 dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone 4.
  4. Turn on the Tajikistani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPhone 4 will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up which takes roughly one-four hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 4 with a Tajikistani power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tajikistan - Tajikistani Wikipedia page
  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 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