How to charge the iPhone 5C when staying in Uzbekistan

The WikiConnections page on how to power your iPhone 5C from an Uzbekistani power outlet with the Lightning Apple connector and a Europlug Type C USB adapter and how to charge the iPhone 5C using a Type I power plug.

Uzbekistani power outlet

Complicated frequencies and standards 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 5C when they're visiting abroad.This useful guide will show you what you'll need to supply power to your iPhone 5C when you're travelling to Uzbekistan by using the standard Type I or C Uzbekistani 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If travelling to Uzbekistan from another country please ensure the iPhone 5C can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the iPhone 5C originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure that the iPhone 5C is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from over-heating whilst powering it up. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5C.

Charging the iPhone 5C in Uzbekistan

Can the iPhone 5C be used in Uzbekistan?

You can use the iPhone 5C in Uzbekistan.

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

If travelling to more than one country then the best international travel power adapter for Uzbekistan to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two different standards of power outlets in Uzbekistan (types I and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by switching the plugs. If your iPhone 5C 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 charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy individual power chargers. Because you are only bringing a single travel charger will help keep the size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage whilst travelling and suitable for recharging your iPhone 5C at the airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers with only a single plug socket.

We suggest buying an adaptable power charger like this online - the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Uzbekistan

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 5C, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which is useful for travellers to regions with unstable power grids. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Uzbekistan and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America going to Uzbekistan 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 offers almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Uzbekistan.
What is the best power charger for the iPhone 5C in Uzbekistan?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 5C from an Uzbekistani power outlet

The WikiConnections page on how to power your iPhone 5C from an Uzbekistani power outlet with the Lightning Apple connector and a Europlug Type C USB adapter.

  1. If you want to power your iPhone 5C using an Uzbekistani power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (normally included with your device).
  2. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This power supply, also called the Type C power outlet [3], is recognised by the two circular adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the cord into the power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5C. The iPhone 5C Lightning connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 5C under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Uzbekistani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your phone 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 Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 5C from an Uzbekistani power outlet

How to use a Type I power charger for recharging your iPhone 5C from an Uzbekistani power outlet

Using a USB Lightning cable with a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter to recharge your iPhone 5C from an Uzbekistani power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the iPhone 5C using an Uzbekistani power outlet you will need to buy a Type I USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will typically include the USB cable with your iPhone 5C.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type I USB power adapter in the Uzbekistani power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by 3 slots for the live, neutral and ground.
  3. Plug in the USB 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 5C. The iPhone 5C Lightning connector is situated at bottom of the iPhone 5C under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Uzbekistani 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 mobile is charging which typically takes roughly 60-240 minutes to recharge.
How to use a Type I power charger for recharging your iPhone 5C from an Uzbekistani power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uzbekistan - Uzbekistani Wikipedia 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/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