Charging the iPhone 3GS when staying in Turkmenistan

The Wiki Connections guide on how to charge the iPhone 3GS from a Turkmen power outlet by using the USB 30-pin Apple connector with a two pin Type F USB charger, how to power the iPhone 3GS using a three pinned Type B power charger and charging the iPhone 3GS using a two pin Type C USB plug

Turkmen power outlet

Different combinations of region codes and plug types can often lead to confusion when planning to stay in another country, especially to the first time traveller. This isn't as complex as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards being used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what to purchase in advance to charge the iPhone 3GS . These guidelines have been specifically written to stop people needing to worry if they can charge the iPhone 3GS when travelling abroad.This page has simple instructions telling you exactly what you'll need to power the iPhone 3GS when you're visiting Turkmenistan by using their types C, B or F 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. When travelling to Turkmenistan from another region make sure the iPhone 3GS can be used with a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts ensure your device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating whilst powering it up. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 6 or greater on the iPhone 3GS.

Charging the iPhone 3GS in Turkmenistan

Can you use the iPhone 3GS in Turkmenistan?

You can connect the iPhone 3GS to a Turkmen power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 3GS in Turkmenistan?

If travelling to multiple countries then the best international travel adapter for Turkmenistan to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. Turkmens use three different types of power outlets (C, B and F) and using a power adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the included heads. If your type of iPhone 3GS supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these types of power adapters plus additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other adapters this means you can recharge more than one device at once without needing to buy multiple power chargers on your Turkmen trip or occupying additional wall sockets. Only needing to bring a single USB travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Because of their flexibility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones, tablets and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

For those travelling frequently we suggest searching for this type of versatile power charger at an electronics retailer. The travel adapter illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Turkmenistan

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Turkmenistan and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Turkmenistan 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 from America using type B plugs. This gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers 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 perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Turkmenistan.
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 3GS in Turkmenistan?

Powering the iPhone 3GS with a Turkmen power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Learn how to power the iPhone 3GS with a Turkmen power outlet using the Apple 30-pin connector and a Type B USB adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to your iPhone 3GS from a Turkmen power outlet you will need to use a Type B USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple will usually include the cable when you buy the iPhone 3GS.
  2. Start the process by taking the Type B USB power adapter and inserting it in the Turkmen power outlet. You can recognise this power outlet by two thin slots parallel to each other for live and neutral blades with a semicircular shaped hole below for the longer ground pin. Please note power cables used with type B plugs which are rated at 125 V shouldn't be used in Turkmenistan so we suggest checking first.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 3GS. The iPhone 3GS dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 3GS.
  4. Switch on the Turkmen power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the cell screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 3GS is powering up which should take between one to four hours to fully recharge.
Powering the iPhone 3GS with a Turkmen power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 3GS from a Turkmen power outlet

Using the 30-pin Apple connector with a Type C USB charger to power the iPhone 3GS with a Turkmen power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 3GS using the Turkmen power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (typically already included with your iPhone 3GS by Apple).
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter into the power outlet. This ungrounded wall outlet is recognised by 2 round adjacent holes next to each other where the pins go.
  3. Connect one end of the cord into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 3GS. The iPhone 3GS dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 3GS.
  4. Turn on the Turkmen power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPhone 3GS screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 3GS is charging, typically taking roughly 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 3GS from a Turkmen power outlet

Charging the iPhone 3GS from a Turkmen power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

The Wiki Connections guide on how to charge the iPhone 3GS from a Turkmen power outlet by using the USB 30-pin Apple connector with a two pin Type F USB charger.

  1. To power the iPhone 3GS using a Turkmen power outlet you'll need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (the cable is normally already supplied with your device by Apple).
  2. Firstly plug the Type F USB power adapter in the power supply. You can recognise this power outlet by two large round holes 19 mm apart from each other for live and neutral pins and two thin grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in one end of the charging cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 3GS. The iPhone 3GS dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 3GS.
  4. Switch on the Turkmen power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your phone will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is charging and takes around 1 to 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPhone 3GS from a Turkmen power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turkmenistan - Turkmen Wikipedia web page
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/0/MA616/en_US/iPhone_iOS3.1_User_Guide.pdf - Official iPhone 3GS user guide
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeB.htm - Type B power outlet
  4. Type B USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type B 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/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  7. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  9. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet
  10. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters