Charging the iPhone 4 when planning a trip to Turkmenistan

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your iPhone 4 with a Turkmen power outlet using the USB 30-pin Apple cable and a 2 pin Type C power adapter, powering the iPhone 4 using a three pin Type B power adapter and charging the iPhone 4 using a Type F USB plug

Turkmen power outlet

Varying complicated standards and plug types can often be daunting when planning on travelling to a foreign country especially if you've never been there before. This page has been written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPhone 4 abroad.The following guide tells you exactly what you'll need to charge your iPhone 4 when you are in Turkmenistan using their standard C, B or F type Turkmen 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. If you are visiting Turkmenistan from another country ensure that your iPhone 4 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 transformer to prevent the device from overheating during charging. If you're planning to visit a destination such as Ashgabat read the Wikipedia entry about Turkmenistan [1] for more indepth information. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4.

Charging the iPhone 4 in Turkmenistan

Can you use the iPhone 4 in Turkmenistan?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 4 to a Turkmen power outlet.

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

If you are travelling with more than your iPhone 4 or visiting more than one country the best travel charger for Turkmenistan to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. Turkmens use three different types of wall outlets (types C, B and F) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the heads. If your iPhone 4 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB power adapters along with compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

Unlike other travel chargers this will allow you to power more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy individual power adapters for your Turkmen trip or using up additional power sockets. Because you are only packing a single lightweight travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers without using up an additional plug socket.

We recommend searching for this type of flexible travel charger online; the travel charger illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Turkmenistan

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 4, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies. These power 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 international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Turkmenistan using 3 pin type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs and offers the same set of features as 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Turkmenistan.
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 4 in Turkmenistan?

How to use a Type B power charger for charging your iPhone 4 from a Turkmen power outlet

Using a 30-pin Apple cable and a 3 pin Type B power charger to recharge your iPhone 4 with a Turkmen power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your iPhone 4 from a Turkmen power outlet you'll need a Type B USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], typically supplied with the device by Apple.
  2. Start by plugging the Type B USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the two slots next to each other for live and neutral blades with a single hole below for the slightly long grounded pin. Note power cords with type B plugs which are rated at less that 240 volts should not be used in Turkmenistan so please check prior to turning the power on.
  3. 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 4. The iPhone 4 dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone 4.
  4. Turn on the Turkmen power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your cellphone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is powering up and takes around 1-4 hours to recharge.
How to use a Type B power charger for charging your iPhone 4 from a Turkmen power outlet

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 4 from a Turkmen power outlet

Using a 30-pin Apple cable and a 2 pin Type C power adapter to recharge your iPhone 4 with a Turkmen power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 4 using the Turkmen power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple should normally supply the cable with the iPhone 4.
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter into the Turkmen power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the two round adjacent holes for live and neutral pins.
  3. 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 4. The iPhone 4 dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone 4.
  4. Turn on the Turkmen 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 iPhone is charging taking around 1-4 hours to recharge.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 4 from a Turkmen power outlet

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

Learn how to recharge your iPhone 4 with a Turkmen power outlet using a 30-pin connector and a 2 pin Type F power adapter.

  1. To charge the iPhone 4 from 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] (usually supplied with your iPhone 4).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type F USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the two large round adjacent holes for live and neutral pins, plus two grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect one end of the power cable into the bottom of the USB 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. Switch on the Turkmen power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPhone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging, typically taking between one-four hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPhone 4 with a Turkmen power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

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