How to charge the iPhone 5S when planning a trip to Kyrgyzstan

The Wiki Connections guide on how to recharge the iPhone 5S with a Kyrgyzstani power outlet with a USB Lightning cable with a double pin Type C Europlug USB charger and powering the iPhone 5S using a Type F USB adapter.

Kyrgyzstani power outlet

Various frequencies and region codes can often be daunting when planning on staying in a foreign country for the first time traveller. When visiting Kyrgyzstan these instructions show how to power the iPhone 5S using their standard types F or C 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. When you are visiting Kyrgyzstan from another country please make sure that your iPhone 5S can accept a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v ensure that the device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from overheating whilst powering it up. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5S.

Charging the iPhone 5S in Kyrgyzstan

Can you use the iPhone 5S in Kyrgyzstan?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 5S to a Kyrgyzstani power outlet.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 5S in Kyrgyzstan?

If travelling to more than one country then the best international travel charger for Kyrgyzstan is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Kirgiz use two different standards of power outlets (F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the supplied heads. If your iPhone 5S 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 hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other chargers this means you can power more than one device at the same time without needing to buy seperate power adapters. Only bringing a single USB travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage. Due to their versatility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones without needing an additional plug socket.

For those travelling frequently we suggest buying an adaptable power adapter of this nature at an electronics retailer, the power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Kyrgyzstan

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Kyrgyzstan and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 3 pin type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and offers almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Kyrgyzstan.
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPhone 5S in Kyrgyzstan?

Powering the iPhone 5S with a Kyrgyzstani power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

The Wiki Connections guide on how to recharge the iPhone 5S with a Kyrgyzstani power outlet with a USB Lightning cable with a double pin Type C Europlug USB charger.

  1. To supply power to your iPhone 5S from the Kyrgyzstani power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple usually supply the USB cable when you purchase your iPhone 5S).
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter in the power supply. The plug outlet, also called the Europlug, is identified by two round holes next to each other.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Apple Lightning power cord into the bottom of the mains USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5S. The iPhone 5S Lightning connector can be found at bottom of your iPhone 5S under the home button.
  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 5S is charging, typically taking around 1-4 hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPhone 5S with a Kyrgyzstani power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPhone 5S from a Kyrgyzstani power outlet

Using a Lightning cable and a double pinned Type F Schuko power charger to recharge the iPhone 5S with a Kyrgyzstani power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone 5S using the Kyrgyzstani power outlet you'll need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - the USB cable is usually included with your iPhone 5S by Apple.
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type F USB power adapter into the Kyrgyzstani power outlet. You can identify the plug supply by two large circular holes 19 mm next to each other where the twin plug outlet pins go, plus a pair of metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5S. The iPhone 5S Lightning connector is situated at bottom of the iPhone 5S under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Kyrgyzstani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your mobile will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is powering up which takes between one to four hours to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPhone 5S from a Kyrgyzstani power outlet

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 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/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