Charging your iPhone 3GS from a power outlet in Tajikistan

A page showing how to recharge the iPhone 3GS from a Tajikistani power outlet by using a USB 30 pin connector and a Type C USB charger and recharging the iPhone 3GS using a 2 pin Type F USB plug.

Tajikistani power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of standards and plugs can all be daunting when planning on staying in another country, especially to the first time traveller. This guide has been specifically written to prevent you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPhone 3GS when you are visiting abroad.When you're staying in Tajikistan these instructions show powering the iPhone 3GS using the Type F or C Tajikistani 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. Power sockets change from region to region so please read the Wiki Connections global power supplies guide for a complete list showing charging devices in different regions and countries. When travelling to Tajikistan from another region ensure that your iPhone 3GS can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure that the device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from overheating during charging. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 6 or greater on the iPhone 3GS.

Charging the iPhone 3GS in Tajikistan

Can the iPhone 3GS be used in Tajikistan?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 3GS to a Tajikistani power outlet by using a power adaptor.

Tajikistan

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 3GS in Tajikistan?

When travelling with more than just your iPhone 3GS and visiting more than one country the best international travel charger for Tajikistan to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two standards of plug sockets that Tajikistanis use (types F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by changing the heads. If your type of iPhone 3GS supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these types of USB power adapters plus additional support for certain power hungry devices.

Unlike other travel chargers having a 4 port adapter means you can recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring seperate travel adapters or occupying additional wall sockets. Because you are only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage as well as being suitable for charging your iPhone 3GS at an airport or on the plane. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used when you return home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple phones and tablets using only a single power outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of flexible travel adapter at an electronics retailer. The travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Tajikistan

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Tajikistan.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more flexible 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 Tajikistan. [8]
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 3GS in Tajikistan?

Charging the iPhone 3GS from a Tajikistani power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

A page showing how to recharge the iPhone 3GS from a Tajikistani power outlet by using a USB 30 pin connector and a Type C USB charger.

  1. To charge your iPhone 3GS using the Tajikistani power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple will normally supply the USB cable with the iPhone 3GS).
  2. First insert the Type C USB power adapter into the power outlet. You can identify the wall supply by the two circular holes next to each other where the twin pins go.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 3GS. The iPhone 3GS dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 3GS.
  4. Turn on the Tajikistani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the cell screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is charging and takes around one-four hours to completely recharge.
Charging the iPhone 3GS from a Tajikistani power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 3GS from a Tajikistani power outlet

Instructions on how to power the iPhone 3GS from a Tajikistani power outlet using an Apple USB 30 pin cable and a Type F USB charger.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 3GS from the Tajikistani power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple typically supply the cable when you buy your iPhone 3GS).
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type F USB power adapter and plugging it into the Tajikistani power outlet. The circular power supply, sometimes called a Schuko plug, can be identified by two large holes 19 mm adjacent to each other and a pair of two metal grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 3GS. The iPhone 3GS dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 3GS.
  4. Turn on the Tajikistani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the iPhone 3GS screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is powering up and takes roughly 1 to 4 hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 3GS from a Tajikistani power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Tajikistani Wikipedia web page
  2. Apple - official iPhone 3GS user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, priced at under $15 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$4-C$5).
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, between $5 to $10 USD (£5-£10 GBP / under C$15).
  6. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  7. Type F USB power adapter - Type F USB chargers are earthed using two clips at the top and bottom with two rounded 4.8mm pins set 19mm apart, estimated cost between $15 to $20 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$5).
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, around $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).