Charging the iPhone 5S when staying in Turkmenistan

The WikiConnections guide on how to charge your iPhone 5S from a Turkmen power outlet by using a USB Lightning connector and a Type C Europlug USB charger, charging the iPhone 5S using a three pin Type B power charger and charging the iPhone 5S using a double pinned Type F power adapter

Turkmen power outlet

Varying different standards and plugs can all be confusing when planning on visiting a new country especially if you've never visited before. However this isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of sockets used throughout the world this article shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge the iPhone 5S . These instructions have been written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPhone 5S when you're in staying in Turkmenistan.This page contains a step by step guide showing exactly what you'll need to supply power to the iPhone 5S when you are in Turkmenistan by using their standard types C, B or F 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. When travelling to Turkmenistan from another region make sure the iPhone 5S 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 5S is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from over-heating during charging. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5S.

Charging the iPhone 5S in Turkmenistan

Can the iPhone 5S be used in Turkmenistan?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 5S in Turkmenistan.

What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 5S in Turkmenistan?

When travelling to multiple countries or bringing more than just your iPhone 5S the best international travel charger for Turkmenistan to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. Turkmens use three different types of power outlets (C, B and F) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by changing the supplied plugs over. If your iPhone 5S supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these types of USB power chargers, plus compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other adapters having a 4 port charger means you can recharge more than one device at once without needing to buy multiple power adapters on your Turkmen trip or using up additional wall outlets. Because you are only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage while travelling. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of chargers can be used back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and phones without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest searching for a versatile power adapter of this nature online. The multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Turkmenistan

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 5S, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting regions with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These power 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 North America going to Turkmenistan.
  • 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 from North America using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Turkmenistan.
What is the best travel charger for the iPhone 5S in Turkmenistan?

Powering the iPhone 5S with a Turkmen power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Using an Apple USB Lightning cable and a Type B power adapter to power your iPhone 5S with a Turkmen power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 5S from a Turkmen power outlet you'll need to use a Type B USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - the cable is normally already supplied with your iPhone 5S by Apple.
  2. Plug in the Type B USB power adapter into the wall supply. This plug outlet (known as the Type B power outlet [3]) can be recognised by 2 thin slots adjacent to each other with a single semicircular hole below for the long ground pin. Please note that power cables used with type B plugs which are rated at less that 240 V shouldn't be used in Turkmenistan so please check first.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5S. The iPhone 5S Lightning connector is situated at bottom of the iPhone 5S under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Turkmen power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the phone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is powering up and takes roughly 1 to 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 5S with a Turkmen power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Powering the iPhone 5S with a Turkmen power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

The WikiConnections page showing how to power the iPhone 5S from a Turkmen power outlet using a Lightning Apple cable and a Type C USB adapter.

  1. To power the iPhone 5S using a Turkmen power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple usually supply the cable with the iPhone 5S.
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type C USB power adapter into the power supply. The wall supply is recognised by 2 circular holes adjacent to each other where the twin plug outlet pins sit.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5S. The iPhone 5S Lightning connector is situated at bottom of the iPhone 5S under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Turkmen power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the mobile screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is powering up and takes roughly 1 to 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 5S with a Turkmen power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 5S from a Turkmen power outlet

Instructions showing how to charge your iPhone 5S from a Turkmen power outlet with a Lightning connector with a Type F Schuko power charger.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone 5S from the Turkmen power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will usually include the cable when you buy your iPhone 5S).
  2. Begin by inserting the Type F USB power adapter into the Turkmen power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by the two 4.8mm circular holes 19 mm apart from each other for live and neutral pins and a pair of two grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB Apple power cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5S. You can find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5S situated at the bottom of the iPhone 5S.
  4. Switch on the Turkmen power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your cellphone will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is recharging which takes around 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 5S from a Turkmen power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turkmenistan - wikipedia page 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 Lightning cable - The Apple Lightning cable is a charging and syncing cable for more recent Apple devices and connects compatible iPhones and iPads to a USB port
  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