How to charge the iPhone 5S in Tajikistan

Instructions on how to recharge your iPhone 5S from a Tajikistani power outlet with the Lightning Apple connector with a two pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter and charging the iPhone 5S using a 2 pinned Schuko Type F power charger.

Tajikistani power outlet

Differing region codes and plugs can often be daunting when planning on visiting another country, especially for the first time traveller. This page has instructions which shows exactly how to charge the iPhone 5S when you are visiting Tajikistan by using the standard types F or C Tajikistani 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. When you are travelling to Tajikistan from a different country check your iPhone 5S can be used with a 240v supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) make sure the iPhone 5S is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from being damaged whilst powering it. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5S.

Charging the iPhone 5S in Tajikistan

Can the iPhone 5S be used in Tajikistan?

Yes, you can use the iPhone 5S in Tajikistan.

What is the best power charger for the iPhone 5S in Tajikistan?

If travelling with more than your iPhone 5S then the best international travel power adapter for Tajikistan to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Tajikistanis use two different types of plug sockets (F and C) and using a travel charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by switching the plugs. If your iPhone 5S supports Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB power chargers plus support for certain power demanding devices. Unlike other chargers this will also allow you to charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy seperate power chargers or using up additional wall outlets. By only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall weight and size down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage as well as being on hand for charging your iPhone 5S at an airport or on a plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend searching for a multipurpose power charger similar to this at an electronics retailer. The travel adapter illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Tajikistan

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be useful when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Tajikistan and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America going to Tajikistan using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 suitable for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Tajikistan.
What is the best power charger for the iPhone 5S in Tajikistan?

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

Instructions on how to recharge your iPhone 5S from a Tajikistani power outlet with the Lightning Apple connector with a two pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone 5S from the Tajikistani power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (normally included with your device).
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter in the Tajikistani power outlet. The plug outlet can be identified by two circular adjacent holes.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Apple USB Lightning charging cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5S. You can find the Lightning connector on your iPhone 5S situated at the bottom of the iPhone 5S.
  4. Switch on the Tajikistani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your phone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up, typically taking around one to four hours to recharge.
Powering the iPhone 5S with a Tajikistani power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 5S from a Tajikistani power outlet

The Wiki Connections page on how to power your iPhone 5S from a Tajikistani power outlet with an Apple Lightning cable with a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to your iPhone 5S using the Tajikistani power outlet you'll need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will typically include the USB cable with your iPhone 5S.
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type F USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This sunken round power outlet can be identified by two large circular adjacent holes next to each other and grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect one end of the USB Apple Lightning power cord into the USB power 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 Tajikistani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your phone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is charging which typically takes roughly 60-240 minutes to recharge.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 5S from a Tajikistani power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tajikistan - Wikipedia entry about Tajikistan
  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. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters