Kyrgyzstan power adapters - what plugs are used in Kyrgyzstan?

Kyrgyzstani power outlet

Summary

The type of power adapter, power converter or charger that you'll need to bring when visiting Kyrgyzstan all depend on the voltage and type of device that you're attempting to charge with a Kyrgyzstani power outlet. If you do not know which voltage your device uses then read the section on how can you tell if you have a single voltage or dual voltage device first.

  • If your device can run on 220 volts or is dual voltage and your plug fits in a Kyrgyzstani power outlet then it should work in Kyrgyzstan without needing anything else.
  • If your device is 220 volts or is dual voltage but the plug doesn't fit in a Kyrgyzstani power outlet you'll need a suitable plug adapter for Kyrgyzstan such a Type F plug adapter [2]. Be aware that a plug adapter for Kyrgyzstan (or power adapter) only changes the shape of the plug on your device to fit into a plug outlet found in Kyrgyzstan, but but is unable to change the voltage from 220 volts to a different voltage.
  • If your device is unable to use 220 volts and isn't dual voltage you will also need a power converter for Kyrgyzstan to convert the voltage from 220 volts to the correct voltage for your device. You'll still need to pack a suitable plug adapter for Kyrgyzstan if your power converter doesn't have the correct Type F plug adapter.
  • If you only need to power your USB devices such as a cell phone or a tablet then a USB travel power adapter will be more suited and it should work with any voltage, but make sure that you bring one which includes a Type F plug adapter otherwise you will also need to pack a suitable plug adapter for Kyrgyzstan.

Warning: If your device won't handle 220 volts you run a risk of an electrical fire hazard, blowing a fuse or damage to your device. Prior to using your device in Kyrgyzstan read the instruction manual to ensure safe operation.

Background

Varying different combinations of standards and plugs can often cause confusion when planning on staying in a foreign country if you've never visited before. However this isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of standards used in the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your device in Kyrgyzstan. This page contains links to simple instructions which shows which power adapters you'll need to charge your devices in Kyrgyzstan by using the standard Type F or C 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. You'll find that most power adapters are different regionally so we recommend that you read our Wiki Connections travel power adapters guide where you'll find a full list showing countries. We also suggest referring to the Kyrgyzstan Wikipedia page [1] for more indepth details prior to visiting the area.

Kyrgyzstan power adapters

Do I need a power adapter in Kyrgyzstan?

If the outlet in your home country is different to the shape of the plug outlet in Kyrgyzstan then you will need a power adapter. American plugs won't fit into a Kyrgyzstani power outlet therefore you will need to bring a plug adapter for Kyrgyzstan, and as the voltage is 220 volts you will also need to use a power converter for Kyrgyzstan if your charger or appliance isn't dual voltage to prevent overheating or damage.

What is the best power adapter for Kyrgyzstan?

The best power adapter for Kyrgyzstan will be a Type F plug adapter [2] which is suitable for powering any 220 volt appliance or device.

What is the best power adapter for Kyrgyzstan?

Kyrgyzstan power outlets

What plugs do they use in Kyrgyzstan?

There are two types of power outlets used in Kyrgyzstan, types F and C with the primary power outlets being type F:

  • Plug Type C - The plug socket, also called a type C socket or Europlug, is identified by two round adjacent holes next to each other.
  • Plug Type F - The recessed circular power supply, also called a Schuko socket, can be recognised by the two large circular adjacent holes next to each other where the live and neutral plug socket pins slide into and thin metal grounding clips above and below.
What plugs do they use in Kyrgyzstan?

What is the voltage in Kyrgyzstan?

The normal voltage in Kyrgyzstan is 220 volts.

Is the voltage in Kyrgyzstan the same as the US?

The voltage in Kyrgyzstan is 220 volts, but 120 volts is used in America. If your US charger or appliance can't handle dual voltage then you need a suitable power converter for Kyrgyzstan which allows a 120 volt US device to work in a 220 volt outlet.

Is an electrical outlet in Kyrgyzstan the same as the US?

American plugs won't fit in a Kyrgyzstani power outlet so you will need to bring a plug adapter for Kyrgyzstan. Both the voltage and frequency are different so if your appliance or charger isn't dual voltage you will need to use a power converter for Kyrgyzstan and ensure that it works with 50hz.

What is the frequency used in Kyrgyzstan?

The frequency from a Kyrgyzstani power outlet is 50 Hz.

Kyrgyzstan USB chargers

What is a USB travel power charger?

A USB travel charger is a dual voltage charger with interchangeable plugs and multiple USB ports, suitable for travelling abroad.

What USB charger do I need for Kyrgyzstan?

When you are travelling with more than just one device then the best travel charger for Kyrgyzstan is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [5]. There are two different types of plug sockets that Kirghiz use (types F and C) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by switching the plugs. If your model of device can support Fast Charge then you will benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB power chargers plus compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets. This means you can power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring multiple travel adapters or occupying additional power outlets. Only bringing a single USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage. Due to their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers without using up an additional wall outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of versatile travel charger online. The power charger illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [5] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

What USB charger do I need for Kyrgyzstan?

Why use a travel USB charger for Kyrgyzstan?

  • Normal travel USB chargers include 4 or more USB charger ports, this means that you should only need to bring one charger to charge multiple devices. Rather than bring 4 individual power chargers it's now only necessary to pack one 4 port USB wall charger to power up to 4 separate devices which cuts down on the weight and size of your luggage.
  • Travel USB chargers include interchangeable plug heads for different regions. This is perfect when visiting other countries which are likely to use different power outlets to Kyrgyzstan.
  • A good charger is rugged, lightweight and compact; perfect for rigors of travel rather than risking bringing a domestic charger which could be impossible to repair or replace in Kyrgyzstan.
  • USB travel chargers can accept the 220 volt power outlets in Kyrgyzstan plus different voltage standards in other countries.
  • It is possible that some hotels in Kyrgyzstan only have a single wall outlet, by using a travel charger with multiple USB ports means you can share the single wall outlet with all your devices instead of waiting to charge each device one by one.
  • Because of their flexible nature they take the worry out of visiting any unknown country as they are guaranteed to work almost anywhere in the world.
  • Power outlets found in airports are often in short supply and demand for charging multiple devices from other passengers during departure can be high, therefore a USB travel charger with multiple ports and the capability to charge quickly is ideal.
  • Some countries power grids are unstable, a travel USB charger allows for unexpected surges to prevent damage to any devices connected to it. Trying to repair an overloaded smartphone in Kyrgyzstan might prove to be difficult and costly.
  • Premium USB chargers also feature power outlet strips to use multiple low wattage domestic appliances such as laptops, but please these are unsuitable for high wattage domestic such as hair dryers or clothes irons. See our section on using travel appliances in Kyrgyzstan for advice on the most suitable power adapter for a high wattage appliances in a Kyrgyzstani power outlet.
  • Some mobile phones could pull more than the standard 500 mA supplied by a normal 5 volt USB adapter to charge or provide fast charge. Ensure that the USB power adapter can support fast charging should any of your devices require additional power.
  • When returning home travel USB power chargers can also be useful by charging multiple cellphones and tablets every night using one power outlet.

What is the best USB charger for Kyrgyzstan?

The is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, 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 portable power converter for travellers originating from America going to Kyrgyzstan using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise 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. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 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 perfect for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Kyrgyzstan.

Power converters for Kyrgyzstan

What is the difference between a power converter and a power adapter for Kyrgyzstan?

Voltage converter

What is the difference between a power converter and a power adapter for Kyrgyzstan?

A lightweight, cheap and small power adapter [6] (or plug adapter) changes the shape of the plug on your device to fit into a power outlet found in Kyrgyzstan, but a more expensive and heavier power converter [7] transforms a 220 volt Kyrgyzstani power outlet to work with a non-220 volt device.

Do I need a voltage converter for Kyrgyzstan?

When you are visiting Kyrgyzstan from a different country make sure that the device can be charged using a 220 volt supply.

  • If charging a USB device which originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v double check your device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional International travel voltage converter [9] to prevent the device from being damaged whilst powering it up.
  • For supplying power to larger appliances if you are traveling to Kyrgyzstan from a lower 110 volt location you will need to use a much larger Step Down Voltage Converter [8] to convert the voltage from 110 volts to 220 volts.

Read the WikiConnections list of world power outlets page to find out which voltage your country uses.

What voltage is my appliance?

Single voltage hair dryer

What voltage is my appliance?

The best way to tell if your device is dual voltage is to look for either a sticker or numbers printed on the supplied charger or on the unit itself, typically on the rear or near to where the power cord goes. This location might vary depending on the make or model of your unit but could also be written on the box or in the instruction manual.

  • Single voltage devices might have a specific number - such as 240V.
  • Single voltage devices could also have a small voltage range (around 20 volts) with a dash to accomodate small voltage fluctuations - such as 100-120V.
  • Dual voltage devices will say a large voltage range separated with a slash - such as 100/240V.

Travel appliances that can connect to a Kyrgyzstani power outlet

Clothes iron
clothes iron

Curling iron
curling iron

Hair dryer
hair dryer

Hair straighteners
hair straighteners

Beats Pill speakers which can connect to a Kyrgyzstani power outlet

Beats Pill
Beats Pill

Beats Pill 2
Beats Pill 2

Jabra Bluetooth speakers which are compatible with a Kyrgyzstani power outlet

Jabra Solemate
Jabra Solemate

Jabra Solemate Mini
Jabra Solemate Mini

Mobile phones which work with the Kyrgyzstani power outlet

A mobile phone
mobile phone

Apple iPhones which can be connected to a Kyrgyzstani power outlet

iPhone
iPhone

iPhone 3G
iPhone 3G

iPhone 3GS
iPhone 3GS

iPhone 4
iPhone 4

iPhone 4S
iPhone 4S

iPhone 5
iPhone 5

iPhone 5C
iPhone 5C

iPhone 5S
iPhone 5S

iPhone 6
iPhone 6

iPhone 6 Plus
iPhone 6 Plus

Samsung Galaxy phones that can connect to a Kyrgyzstani power outlet

Samsung Galaxy S4
Samsung Galaxy S4

A list of Amazon Kindle tablets which can connect to a Kyrgyzstani power outlet

Kindle Fire 1st generation
Kindle Fire 1st generation

Kindle Fire 2nd generation
Kindle Fire 2nd generation

Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation
Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation

Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation
Kindle Fire HD 6 4th generation

Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation
Kindle Fire HD 7 2nd generation

Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation
Kindle Fire HD 7 4th generation

Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation
Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation

Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation
Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablet 4th generation

Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation
Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation

Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation
Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation

Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation
Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation

A list of Apple iPads which are compatible with a Kyrgyzstani power outlet

iPad
iPad

iPad 2
iPad 2

iPad 3
iPad 3

iPad 4
iPad 4

iPad Air
iPad Air

iPad Air 2
iPad Air 2

iPad Mini
iPad Mini

iPad Mini 2
iPad Mini 2

iPad Mini 4
iPad Mini 4

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kyrgyzstan - Kyrgyzstan country Wiki page.
  2. Type F plug adapter - Allows appliances to connect to Type F power outlets without converting voltage.
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/ - International Electrotechnical Commission World Plugs
  4. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mains_electricity_by_country - WikiPedia - Mains electricity by country
  5. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters.
  6. https://www.amazon.com/Ceptics-GP-12PK-International-Worldwide-Universal/dp/B01DJEBLQU/ref=as_li_ss_tl?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=CFDDSXZJ59CH648AVQ0H&linkCode=ll1&tag=wikiconnections-20&linkId=b865b6ca5e535d710bf1e1b3a790f622 - power adapter
  7. Power converter - A step up step down power converter transformer converts 110-120 volts up to 220-240 volts and 220-240 volts down to 110-120 Volts.
  8. https://www.amazon.com/mn/search/ref=as_li_ss_tl?_encoding=UTF8&bbn=10967761&camp=1789&creative=390957&fst=as%3Aoff&linkCode=ur2&qid=1451321648&rh=n%3A172282%2Cn%3A!493964%2Cn%3A281407%2Cn%3A173541%2Cn%3A10967761%2Cp_n_feature_keywords_browse-bin%3A2888021011%5Cc2888054011&rnid=2887998011&tag=wikiconnections-20&linkId=A6EA2MIBWUPLQKJD - Step Down Voltage Converter
  9. International travel voltage converter - Travel voltage converters change the voltage of an electrical power supply by stepping up or stepping down the voltage and are often compact units which support both plug sockets and USB charging.