Charging the iPhone 5S when planning a trip to Uzbekistan

Using a Lightning connector with a two pinned Europlug Type C USB charger to recharge your iPhone 5S with an Uzbekistani power outlet and how to power the iPhone 5S using a 3 pin Type I power adapter.

Uzbekistani power outlet

Different voltages and region codes can often be daunting when planning on visiting another country especially for the first time traveller. This page contains instructions telling you how to supply power to the iPhone 5S when you're travelling to Uzbekistan using the types I or C 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If you are travelling to Uzbekistan from another region make sure that the iPhone 5S can accept a 240 volt supply. If your iPhone 5S was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) make sure that the device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from overloading whilst powering it. If you intend on travelling to an Uzbekistani place like Tashkent or Namangan we also suggest reading the Wikipedia.org web page about Uzbekistan [1] for more details. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5S.

Charging the iPhone 5S in Uzbekistan

Can you use the iPhone 5S in Uzbekistan?

You can use the iPhone 5S in Uzbekistan by using a power adaptor.

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

If you are travelling with more than your iPhone 5S or visiting more than one country the best international travel adapter for Uzbekistan is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two different types of power outlets that Uzbekistanis use (I and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the included plugs over. If your type of iPhone 5S supports Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of travel chargers, and additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers this will allow you to charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy individual travel chargers. By only bringing a single international travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling as well as being suitable for charging your iPhone 5S at the airport or on your flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers without using up an additional plug socket.

We recommend buying an adaptable travel charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

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 5S, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Uzbekistan.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This gives practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Uzbekistan.
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 5S in Uzbekistan?

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

Using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a 2 pin Type C USB charger to charge your iPhone 5S with an Uzbekistani power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your iPhone 5S using the Uzbekistani power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - this USB cable is typically already included with the device by Apple.
  2. Start by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the two holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB charger 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. Turn on the Uzbekistani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPhone 5S screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging, typically taking between 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 5S from an Uzbekistani power outlet

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

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your iPhone 5S with an Uzbekistani power outlet using a Lightning connector with a Type I USB charger.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone 5S using the Uzbekistani power outlet you will need to use a Type I USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should normally supply the cable with the iPhone 5S).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type I USB power adapter into the Uzbekistani power outlet. You can recognise this power supply by the three slots for the live, neutral and earth.
  3. Connect one end of the USB power cord into the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5S. The iPhone 5S Lightning connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 5S under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Uzbekistani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the cell will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is charging taking roughly one to four hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type I power charger for recharging your iPhone 5S from an Uzbekistani power outlet

See also

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