Charging the iPhone 4S when staying in Turkmenistan

The WikiConnections guide on how to charge the iPhone 4S from a Turkmen power outlet using the USB 30-pin Apple connector with a two pin Type C USB charger, charging the iPhone 4S using a Type B USB charger and charging the iPhone 4S using a two pin Type F power plug

Turkmen power outlet

Varying different combinations of voltages and region codes can often cause confusion when planning to travel to another country especially to the first time traveller. This page was written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPhone 4S abroad.This page has step by step instructions demonstrating what you'll need to power your iPhone 4S when you're visiting Turkmenistan using their standard types C, B or F 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If travelling to Turkmenistan from a different country ensure that your iPhone 4S can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check that your iPhone 4S is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from overheating during charging. If you plan to visit a city like Ashgabat read the Turkmen Wikipedia web page [1] for further details. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4S.

Charging the iPhone 4S in Turkmenistan

Can you use the iPhone 4S in Turkmenistan?

You can connect the iPhone 4S to a Turkmen power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 4S 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 4S 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 4S in Turkmenistan?

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

Using the Apple 30-pin connector and a Type B USB adapter to power the iPhone 4S with a Turkmen power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 4S using the Turkmen power outlet you will need a Type B USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - normally already supplied with your iPhone 4S by Apple.
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type B USB power adapter into the power outlet. You can recognise the wall supply by the 2 thin slots parallel to each other with a single semicircular hole below for the earth pin. Please be aware that power cords with type B sockets which are rated at only 125 volts should not be used so we recommend checking prior to turning the power on.
  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 4S. The iPhone 4S dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 4S.
  4. Turn on the Turkmen power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPhone 4S will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is recharging which takes around one-four hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPhone 4S from a Turkmen power outlet

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

Learn how to charge your iPhone 4S from a Turkmen power outlet by using the USB 30-pin Apple cable with a two pin Type C USB charger.

  1. To power the iPhone 4S using a Turkmen power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple should normally include this cable when you purchase your iPhone 4S).
  2. Firstly you'll need to plug the Type C USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can identify this plug outlet by two holes next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple 30 pin USB 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. 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 - 4 hours to recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 4S with a Turkmen power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

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

Using the USB 30-pin Apple cable with a two pin Type F USB charger to recharge the iPhone 4S from a Turkmen power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPhone 4S from a Turkmen power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple will usually include the cable when you buy the iPhone 4S.
  2. Start the process by taking the Type F USB power adapter and inserting it in the Turkmen power outlet. You can recognise the wall supply by the two circular adjacent holes next to each other, plus thin metal grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB 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 Turkmen power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the cellphone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 4S is powering up which takes between 60-240 minutes to fully recharge.
Powering the iPhone 4S with a Turkmen power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turkmenistan - Turkmen Wikipedia web 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/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