Charging your iPhone 4S from a power outlet in Tajikistan

The WikiConnections page showing how to recharge the iPhone 4S from a Tajikistani power outlet by using a USB 30 pin connector and a 2 pin Type C USB charger and powering the iPhone 4S using a 2 pin Type F USB plug.

Tajikistani power outlet

Complicated combinations of standards and voltages can all be confusing when planning on staying in a foreign country, especially to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of sockets being used in the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to charge the iPhone 4S . This page contains simple instructions showing how to charge your iPhone 4S when travelling to Tajikistan using the F or C type Tajikistani 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. You will find power will change from country to country so we suggest reading the power supplies and Asia page for a full list of countries. When you are travelling to Tajikistan from another country make sure that the iPhone 4S can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) check the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to prevent the device from overheating whilst powering it up. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4S.

Charging the iPhone 4S in Tajikistan

Can the iPhone 4S be used in Tajikistan?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 4S to a Tajikistani power outlet by using a power adaptor.

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

When travelling with more than just your iPhone 4S and visiting more than one country the best international travel charger for Tajikistan to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two standards of plug sockets that Tajikistanis use (types F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by changing the heads. If your type of iPhone 4S supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these types of USB power adapters plus additional support for certain power hungry devices.

Unlike other travel chargers having a 4 port adapter means you can recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring seperate travel adapters or occupying additional wall sockets. Because you are only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage as well as being suitable for charging your iPhone 4S at an airport or on the plane. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used when you return home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple phones and tablets using only a single power outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of flexible travel adapter at an electronics retailer. The travel charger illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

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 using USB, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 portable power adapter 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 travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Tajikistan.
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 4S in Tajikistan?

Powering the iPhone 4S with a Tajikistani power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using an Apple USB 30 pin cable and a Type C USB charger to power the iPhone 4S from a Tajikistani power outlet.

  1. To power the iPhone 4S using the Tajikistani power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple should normally supply this USB cable with the iPhone 4S.
  2. Plug the Type C USB power adapter into the power supply. You can identify the power supply by the 2 circular adjacent holes where the twin pins go.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 4S. The iPhone 4S dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 4S.
  4. Turn on the Tajikistani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the iPhone 4S screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is powering up and takes roughly 1 to 4 hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone 4S with a Tajikistani power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPhone 4S from a Tajikistani power outlet

Using the USB 30 pin Apple cable and a Type F USB adapter to power the iPhone 4S with a Tajikistani power outlet.

  1. To charge the iPhone 4S using the Tajikistani power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple will normally supply the USB cable when you buy the iPhone 4S).
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type F USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by two large holes 19 mm next to each other along with two grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 4S. The iPhone 4S dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 4S.
  4. Switch on the Tajikistani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPhone 4S screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 4S is powering up which should take between 1 to 4 hours to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPhone 4S from a Tajikistani power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tajikistan - wikipedia entry about Tajikistan
  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