How to charge the iPhone 4S from a power outlet in Kyrgyzstan

The Wiki Connections guide showing how to power the iPhone 4S with a Kyrgyzstani power outlet with a USB 30-pin cable and a two pin Type C USB charger and charging the iPhone 4S using a Type F USB adapter.

Kyrgyzstani power outlet

Various voltages and plugs can all be confusing when planning to stay in another country especially to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need to purchase in advance to power your iPhone 4S in Kyrgyzstan. This page has step-by-step instructions telling you exactly what you'll need to supply power to your iPhone 4S when travelling to Kyrgyzstan by using the F or C type Kyrgyzstani 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. You'll discover most power supplies change regionally so we recommend that you read the Wiki Connections travel power connections page where you'll find a complete list of regions. If you are visiting Kyrgyzstan from a different country please ensure that the iPhone 4S can be used with a 240v supply. If your iPhone 4S originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v check your iPhone 4S is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from being damaged whilst powering it up. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 4S.

Charging the iPhone 4S in Kyrgyzstan

Can the iPhone 4S be used in Kyrgyzstan?

You can use the iPhone 4S in Kyrgyzstan by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 4S in Kyrgyzstan?

When travelling to more than one country and bringing along more than just your iPhone 4S the best travel power adapter for Kyrgyzstan is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two types of plug sockets in Kyrgyzstan (types F and C) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied heads. If your type of iPhone 4S can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times with one of these types of USB power chargers along with additional support for certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel chargers this will also allow you to power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring multiple power chargers or using up additional wall outlets. Only packing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage while travelling. Due to their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling on a regular basis we recommend buying this type of flexible travel adapter at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Kyrgyzstan

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 4S, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Kyrgyzstan 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 best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting Kyrgyzstan using 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 originating from the US using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Kyrgyzstan.
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 4S in Kyrgyzstan?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 4S from a Kyrgyzstani power outlet

Using a USB 30-pin Apple connector with a Type C power charger to charge the iPhone 4S from a Kyrgyzstani power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 4S using a Kyrgyzstani power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple will usually supply this USB cable when you purchase the iPhone 4S.
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the Kyrgyzstani power outlet. The wall supply (called the Europlug) can be identified by the two holes next to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the charging cord into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 4S. The iPhone 4S dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 4S.
  4. Turn on the Kyrgyzstani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your cell will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is powering up which takes between 1-4 hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 4S from a Kyrgyzstani power outlet

Charging the iPhone 4S from a Kyrgyzstani power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

Learn how to charge the iPhone 4S from a Kyrgyzstani power outlet with a 30 pin connector and a 2 pinned Type F power charger.

  1. In order to power the iPhone 4S using a Kyrgyzstani power outlet you'll need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (usually already included with your device by Apple).
  2. Firstly insert the Type F USB power adapter in the Kyrgyzstani power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by the two round adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral and two thin grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect one end of the cable into the mains USB adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 4S. The iPhone 4S dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 4S.
  4. Turn on the Kyrgyzstani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the phone screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 4S is charging, typically taking around 1 - 4 hours to fully recharge.
Charging the iPhone 4S from a Kyrgyzstani power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kyrgyzstan - wikipedia page about Kyrgyzstan
  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 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music
  6. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  7. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters