How to charge your iPhone 5 from a power outlet in Uzbekistan

Simple instructions showing how to recharge your iPhone 5 from an Uzbekistani power outlet with a USB Lightning connector and a Europlug Type C USB adapter and how to recharge the iPhone 5 using a three pin Type I USB adapter.

Uzbekistani power outlet

Various voltages and standards can often be confusing when planning to travel to another country, especially for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of standards being used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power the iPhone 5 in Uzbekistan. This page contains step-by-step instructions telling you exactly how to charge your iPhone 5 when you're travelling to Uzbekistan by using the standard I or C type 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. When you are visiting Uzbekistan from a different country check that the iPhone 5 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the iPhone 5 was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overloading when powering up. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5.

Charging the iPhone 5 in Uzbekistan

Can you use the iPhone 5 in Uzbekistan?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 5 in Uzbekistan by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best power charger for the iPhone 5 in Uzbekistan?

When you are travelling with more than just your iPhone 5 then the best international travel charger for Uzbekistan is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Uzbekistanis use two different types of plug sockets (I and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the included heads over. If your model of iPhone 5 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of power chargers and additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other chargers this means you can power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy multiple travel adapters or using up additional wall outlets. By only packing a single travel charger will help keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage as well as being on hand for charging your iPhone 5 at the airport or on the plane. Because of their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when you return home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple phones and tablets with only a single plug socket.

For those travelling frequently we recommend searching for this type of flexible power charger online. The power charger illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Uzbekistan

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 5, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable power grids. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Uzbekistan and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Uzbekistan using type B American 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 the US using type B plugs and gives practically the same set of features as 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 a generous 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Uzbekistan.
What is the best power charger for the iPhone 5 in Uzbekistan?

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

Simple instructions showing how to recharge your iPhone 5 from an Uzbekistani power outlet with a USB Lightning connector and a Europlug Type C USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge your iPhone 5 using an Uzbekistani power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple typically supply this cable with your iPhone 5.
  2. Plug the Type C USB power adapter in the Uzbekistani power outlet. The plug outlet, also called a Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug, is identified by two round adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Apple USB Lightning charging cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5. The iPhone 5 Lightning connector is situated at bottom of your iPhone 5 under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Uzbekistani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPhone 5 will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is powering up, typically taking around 60-240 minutes to recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 5 with an Uzbekistani power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Charging the iPhone 5 from an Uzbekistani power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter

Using a USB Lightning connector and a Type I USB adapter to charge the iPhone 5 with an Uzbekistani power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone 5 using an Uzbekistani power outlet you'll need to use a Type I USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this cable is typically included with your device by Apple).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type I USB power adapter in the Uzbekistani power outlet. The power supply, sometimes called a Type I power outlet [6], can be recognised by three thin slots in an upside-down triangle configuration with a single vertical pin at the base and the top pair of slots sloping upwards for the live, neutral and ground.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Apple USB Lightning charging cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5. The iPhone 5 Lightning connector is situated at bottom of your iPhone 5 under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Uzbekistani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPhone 5 will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is powering up, typically taking around 60-240 minutes to recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPhone 5 from an Uzbekistani power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uzbekistan - wikipedia.org entry about Uzbekistan
  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/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C 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/typeI.htm - Type I power outlet
  7. Type I USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type I mains power outlet
  8. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters