How to charge the iPhone 6 Plus when staying in Turkmenistan

The WikiConnections page on how to power your iPhone 6 Plus from a Turkmen power outlet with the Lightning Apple connector and a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter, recharging the iPhone 6 Plus using a Type B power charger and recharging the iPhone 6 Plus using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB charger

Turkmen power outlet

Varying different combinations of standards and plugs can all cause confusion when planning on staying in another country, especially for the first time traveller. These instructions were written to prevent people worrying if they can power the iPhone 6 Plus when they're going abroad.If you're travelling to Turkmenistan the following instructions show charging your iPhone 6 Plus using their C, B or F type 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. If you are travelling to Turkmenistan from a different region check that your iPhone 6 Plus can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overheating when charging it. If you plan on visiting a place such as Ashgabat or T'rkmenabat refer to the Turkmen page on wikipedia.org [1] for further information on visiting the area. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 6 Plus.

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus in Turkmenistan

Can the iPhone 6 Plus be used in Turkmenistan?

You can connect the iPhone 6 Plus to a Turkmen power outlet by using a power convertor.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 6 Plus in Turkmenistan?

When you are travelling with more than just your iPhone 6 Plus or visiting multiple countries then the best international travel power adapter for Turkmenistan to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. There are three different standards of power outlets in Turkmenistan (types C, B and F) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by switching the plugs. If your iPhone 6 Plus is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel adapters this will also allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring individual travel adapters. Because you are only bringing a single travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage. Due to their flexibility these types of travel adapters can be used when you return home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets without using up an additional power outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend searching for this type of versatile travel adapter at an electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been successfully tested with 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 wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of regions with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America going to Turkmenistan using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Turkmenistan.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPhone 6 Plus in Turkmenistan?

Powering the iPhone 6 Plus with a Turkmen power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

The WikiConnections page on how to power your iPhone 6 Plus from a Turkmen power outlet with the Lightning Apple connector and a Type B power charger.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone 6 Plus from the Turkmen power outlet you'll need to use a Type B USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will typically include the USB cable with your iPhone 6 Plus).
  2. Start the process by taking the Type B USB power adapter and plugging it into the Turkmen power outlet. You can identify this power supply by 2 slots with a hole below for the ground pin. Be aware power cords used with type B sockets which are rated at less that 240 V should not be used so we suggest checking first.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 Plus. The iPhone 6 Plus Lightning connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 6 Plus under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Turkmen power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPhone 6 Plus will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 6 Plus is recharging and takes between 60-240 minutes to recharge.
Powering the iPhone 6 Plus with a Turkmen power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus from a Turkmen power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

The WikiConnections page on how to power your iPhone 6 Plus from a Turkmen power outlet with the Lightning Apple connector and a Type C power charger.

  1. If you want to power your iPhone 6 Plus using a Turkmen power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple normally include the USB cable with your iPhone 6 Plus).
  2. Start the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it into the Turkmen power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 2 holes next to each other.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 Plus. The iPhone 6 Plus Lightning connector is situated at bottom of the iPhone 6 Plus under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Turkmen power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your cell screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is charging which typically takes roughly 60-240 minutes to recharge.
Charging the iPhone 6 Plus from a Turkmen power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Turkmen power outlet

Using the Lightning Apple connector and a Type F power charger to power your iPhone 6 Plus from a Turkmen power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the iPhone 6 Plus using a 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 typically supply this cable with your iPhone 6 Plus.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type F USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This sunken round power supply, also called the Type F power outlet [8], can be recognised by the two large circular adjacent holes next to each other where the twin plug outlet pins slide into along with grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 Plus. The iPhone 6 Plus Lightning connector can be found at bottom of your iPhone 6 Plus under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Turkmen power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your mobile screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up, typically taking around 1 to 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 6 Plus from a Turkmen power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turkmenistan - Turkmen page on wikipedia.org
  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