Uzbekistan power adapters - what plugs are used in Uzbekistan?

Uzbekistani power outlet

What adapter do I need for Uzbekistan?

You need to pack a Type I plug adapter [3] for Uzbekistan if the plug you need to use won't fit into an Uzbekistani power outlet.

The type of power adapter, power converter or charger that's needed when visiting Uzbekistan all depends on the voltage and type of device that you're attempting to charge in an Uzbekistani power outlet. If you're unsure of which voltage your device uses then read the section about how can you tell if you have a single voltage or dual voltage device first.

  • Power blackouts can occur in Uzbekistan, we suggest bringing a power bank [4] if you need to recharge your phone and other USB devices whilst abroad during a power outage.
  • If you're from America visiting Uzbekistan you will need to bring a power adapter to fit a US plug into an Uzbekistani power outlet. Because the voltage is different in Uzbekistan you will also need to use a power converter for Uzbekistan if your device isn't dual voltage and ensure that it will work with a 50hz power outlet.
  • If your device is 220 volts or is dual voltage and the plug can fit in an Uzbekistani power outlet then you can use it in Uzbekistan.
  • If your device can run on 220 volts or is dual voltage but your plug doesn't fit in an Uzbekistani power outlet you'll need a suitable plug adapter for Uzbekistan such a Type I plug adapter [3]. Note that a plug adapter for Uzbekistan (or power adapter) will only change the actual shape of the plug on your device to fit into a plug outlet found in Uzbekistan, but doesn't convert the voltage from 220 volts to a different voltage.
  • If your device doesn't run on 220 volts and isn't dual voltage you will also need a power converter for Uzbekistan 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 Uzbekistan if the power converter doesn't include the correct Type I plug adapter.
  • If you only want to power USB devices such as a tablet or mobile phone then a USB travel power adapter is suitable and it should work with any voltage, however ensure that you choose to bring one which includes a Type I plug adapter otherwise you will also need to pack a suitable plug adapter for Uzbekistan.

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

Uzbekistan power adapters

Power adapters for Uzbekistan

Differing standards and plugs can often be daunting when planning on travelling to another country, especially for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of common standards used in the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need in advance to power your electronics in Uzbekistan. This page has links to step-by-step instructions demonstrating exactly how to power your devices when staying in Uzbekistan by using the standard Type I or C 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. You'll find power adapters vary depending on which country you are visiting therefore we recommend reading the power adapters page for a complete list of countries.

What is the best power adapter for Uzbekistan?

The best power adapter for Uzbekistan will be a Type I plug adapter [3] which allows you to use any 220 volt device or appliance.

What is the best power adapter for Uzbekistan?

What is a power adapter for an Uzbekistani power outlet?

A power adapter for Uzbekistan is a small and cheap plastic adapter which permits an Uzbekistani power outlet to accept a different type of power plug from an appliance from another country.

Also known as: an electrical adapter, plug adapter, travel adapter, electrical adaptor, mains travel adapter or power adaptor [5].

Will a power adapter convert the voltage in Uzbekistan?

Power adapters only adapt the shape of a plug to fit into a 220 volt Uzbekistani power outlet and doesn't convert the power to a higher voltage. Should you need to safely use any 100-120 volt device then you will also need a step down power converter along with the correct power adapter.

What does a power adapter for Uzbekistan do?

A power adapter for Uzbekistan allows visitors from a different country to use electronic and electrical devices in Uzbekistan by adapting the shape of the power plug from one shape to another.

Do I need a plug adapter for Uzbekistan?

This depends on the shape of plug you want to use in Uzbekistan.

Do I need a power adapter if I'm visiting Uzbekistan from America?

If you are visiting from the US then you will need to bring a plug adapter for Uzbekistan because US plugs won't fit into an Uzbekistani power outlet, and as the voltage is 220 volts you will also need to use a power converter for Uzbekistan if your charger or appliance isn't dual voltage which prevents damage or overheating.

Uzbekistan power outlets and plug sockets

What plug sockets are used in Uzbekistan?

Type C and I power outlets

What plug sockets are used in Uzbekistan?

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

  • Plug Type C - You can identify this wall outlet by 2 round adjacent holes next to each other.
  • Plug Type I - You can recognise the plug socket by the 3 slots in an upside-down triangle configuration with the top two slots sloping upwards for the live, neutral and earth blades.

Do US plugs work in Uzbekistan?

No; a US plug won't work in Uzbekistan because it doesn't fit in an Uzbekistani power outlet without the use of a plug adapter. Also, the voltage is 220 volts so use a power converter if your charger or appliance isn't dual voltage and check that your device or appliance is compatible with a 50hz power outlet.

How do I use a 110 volt appliance in Uzbekistan?

Use a step down power converter if you need to use a 110 volt appliance in an Uzbekistani power outlet.

Is the voltage in Uzbekistan the same as the US?

The voltage from an Uzbekistani power outlet is 220 volts, however 120 volts is used in the US. If your American appliance or power charger doesn't support dual voltage then you will need use a suitable power converter for Uzbekistan which can change the voltage from 220 volts to 120 volts.

What electrical frequency is used with an Uzbekistani power outlet?

The frequency from an Uzbekistani power outlet is 50 Hz.

Are outlets in Uzbekistan the same as in the US?

An American plug won't fit in an Uzbekistani power outlet so use a power adapter for Uzbekistan. Both the voltage and frequency are different so if your charger or appliance isn't dual voltage use a power converter for Uzbekistan and ensure that it works with 50hz.

Does Uzbekistan have power outages?

Uzbekistan suffers power blackouts several times per month so with this high level of unreliability it is recommended to pack accordingly.

What is access to electricity like in Uzbekistan?

Uzbekistan has excellent access to power outlets throughout the country.

Should I pack a power bank for Uzbekistan?

Due to potential electrical cuts in Uzbekistan travellers are advised to bring alternative charging solutions if they want to continue charging devices such as phones.

  • Whilst travelling increased use of smart phones for taking photos, storing calendars, social networks, sat nav and playing games could syphon off power towards the end of the day. Beyond just missed photo opportunities this can possibly leave you in an unknown location without adequate power to make emergency calls or being able to use satellite navigation to get directions to your accommodation. Bringing a power bank [4] eases those concerns as it means you can keep your smart phone charged without needing an Uzbekistani power outlet, especially when visiting a location with regular power outages in some areas.
  • We recommend bringing at least a 10,000mAh portable charger [4] which can store enough energy to cover around 3 full cycles while a 20,000mAh power bank [9] should keep an average smart phone charged for roughly seven days depending on the model of phone and usage. The mAh value (milli ampere-hours) describes the capacity of the battery giving an indication of how many charges the power bank can do, and a higher rating will be more suitable for travellers.
  • Should you need to charge your laptop with a power bank in Uzbekistan and it it supports USB-C charging then use a portable charger for a laptop [10] marked with PD (power delivery) which supplies 20 Wh or more.
  • However be aware that some airlines prohibit portable chargers on an aircraft with more than 100 Wh of power and must not be kept in the holdso always ahead with the airline first.
  • Small consumer power banks aren't powerful enough for use with high wattage items, although a rechargeable hair dryer [7] or gas hair straighteners [8] are designed for travelling to areas with power cuts such as Uzbekistan.
Should I pack a power bank for Uzbekistan?

Sources

  • International Electrotechnical Commission - World plugs by location (cited August 2014)
  • Wikipedia - Mains electricity by country (cited July 2014)
  • Index Mundi - Power outages in a typical month (cited May 2018, data collected between 2006 to 2017)
  • Index Mundi - Access to electricity (cited May 2018, latest data collected 2010)
  • WikiPedia - List of countries by average yearly temperature (cited May 2018, data averaged between 1961 to 1990)

Uzbekistan 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 charging multiple USB powered devices when travelling abroad.

What USB charger do I need for Uzbekistan?

If travelling with more than one device then the best international travel power adapter for Uzbekistan to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [11]. Uzbekistanis use two different types of plug sockets (I and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by switching the included heads over. If your model of device can support Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices will) then you will benefit from quicker charging times with one of these power chargers and additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a four port charger means you can charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy multiple travel adapters on your trip to Uzbekistan. Because you are only bringing a single travel charger will keep the overall weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers without needing an additional wall outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend searching for a multipurpose power charger similar to this at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [11] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with perfect reliably.

What USB charger do I need for Uzbekistan?

Why use a travel USB charger for Uzbekistan?

  • Typically travel USB chargers include multiple USB charger ports, this means that you now only need to bring a single charger to charge all your devices. Instead of bringing 4 separate power chargers it becomes only necessary to pack one 4 port USB wall charger and power up to 4 individual devices, thereby reducing the weight and size of your luggage.
  • Travel USB chargers include interchangeable plug heads for different power outlet types making them perfect if travelling across multiple countries across Asia which are likely to use a different outlet to Uzbekistan.
  • Good chargers are compact, rugged and lightweight - ideal for rigors of travel instead of than risking packing a domestic charger which could be impossible to repair or replace in Uzbekistan.
  • USB travel chargers can accept both the 220 volts used in Uzbekistan power outlets and different voltage standards across the world.
  • There is a chance that accommodation or hotel rooms in Uzbekistan might only have a single wall outlet, by using a travel charger with multiple USB ports means you can share out the single power supply with family or other traveler rather than waiting to charge one device at a time.
  • Due to their versatile nature a travel USB charger takes the uncertainty out of visiting any unknown country as they are guaranteed to work almost anywhere in the world.
  • Power outlets found in airports can be sparse and the demand for charging multiple cell phones and tablets before a flight can be high, so a USB charger with multiple ports and the ability to charge quickly is ideal.
  • Some countries power grids are unstable, a travel USB charger allows for unexpected spikes and will help prevent damage to any devices attached to it. Attempting to repair an overloaded cell phone or tablet in Uzbekistan could prove to be inconvenient and expensive.
  • Higher priced USB chargers also feature power outlet strips to use low wattage domestic appliances such as laptops, however these will be unsuitable for high powered domestic such as hair dryers or clothes irons. Refer to our section on using travel appliances in Uzbekistan for advice and guidelines on the best power adapter to use with an Uzbekistani power outlet for high wattage devices.
  • Some mobile phones could require more than the usual 500 milliamps produced from a standard 5 volt USB power adapter to charge or provide fast charge. Ensure that the USB power adapter can support fast charging should any of your devices draw additional power.
  • Travel USB chargers can also be useful back at home by recharging multiple cell phones and tablets on a daily basis using only a single power outlet.

What is the best USB charger for Uzbekistan?

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

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America going to Uzbekistan.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with just 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Uzbekistan.

Power converters for Uzbekistan

What does a power converter for an Uzbekistani power outlet do?

A power converter enables you to use a 100, 110 or 120 volt electrical appliance with a 220 volt Uzbekistani power outlet.

Also known as: electrical converter, electrical transformer, voltage converter, power transformer or voltage transformer.

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

A small, cheap and lightweight power adapter (or plug adapter) will change the shape of the plug on your appliance to fit into a power outlet found in Uzbekistan, but a heavier and more expensive power converter [12] transforms a 220 volt Uzbekistani power outlet to work with a non-220 volt device.

Do I need a power converter for Uzbekistan?

When you are travelling to Uzbekistan from another region please ensure the device can be charged using a 220 volt power supply.

  • You will need a step down power converter [13] if you are travelling from a country that uses 100-120 volts and your device is incompatible with 220 volts. See the world power outlets guide to discover which voltage your country uses.
  • You don't need a power converter if you are already using either a 220 volt single voltage appliance or one that supports dual voltage.
  • Typically, electrical devices which are designed to use a lower voltage (for example 120 volts) and used in a 220 volt outlet run a risk of an electrical fire hazard, blowing a fuse or damage to your device unless you use a step down power converter [13].
  • You shouldn't need a power converter if you are attempting to recharge a smaller electrical device such as a tablet or cell phone as these are normally designed for international use and dual voltage, but please always check the device for dual voltage support first.
  • For powering high wattage appliances or generate heat (such as clothes irons and hair straighteners) then you will need to use a more expensive higher wattage heavy duty power converter [14].
  • Purchasing a smaller lightweight dual voltage travel appliance could be more practical and cost effective than carrying a much heavier power converter just to use your existing domestic appliance.
  • Read our guides on using clothes irons, curling wands, hair straighteners and blow dryers with an Uzbekistani power outlet , along with advice on affordable dual voltage alternatives.

Do I need a power converter for Uzbekistan if I'm visiting from the US?

The voltage from a plug outlet in Uzbekistan is different to a 110 volt US outlet so use a step down power converter if your charger or appliance isn't dual voltage.

What kind of converter do I need for Uzbekistan?

You will need to buy a step down power converter [13] which allows you to use any 100, 110 or 120 volt appliance in a 220 volt Uzbekistani power outlet.

What voltage is used in Uzbekistan?

Uzbekistan uses 220 volts in their normal power outlets.

How to convert 220 volts to 110 volts

  1. Use a step down power converter [13] to allow you to use a 110 or 120 volt appliance with an 220 volt Uzbekistani power outlet.
  2. If the power converter doesn't include the correct shaped plug then it will also be necessary to plug in the power cord from the power converter into a power adapter for Uzbekistan before plugging that into an Uzbekistani power outlet.
  3. Some power converters include the ability to perform both step up and step down voltage conversions, therefore it may be necessary to manually switch the converter to output the voltage to the 110-120 volt range.
  4. Plug your appliance into the converter and turn the power on, your 110-120 volt appliance can now be used with an 220 volt Uzbekistani power outlet.
What is the difference between a transformer and a power converter?

Voltage converter

What is the difference between a transformer and a power converter?

Converters and transformers are both used to change one voltage to another, but this ambiguity can cause confusion as their purposes are different:

  • Power converters are designed for simple electrical appliances which typically generate heat or use motors such as clothes irons, shavers or hair dryers. Transformers are designed for more complex electronic items such as televisions or games consoles.
  • Buying a power converter is cheaper than buying a power transformer.
  • Power transformers are larger and heavier making them more suited for permanent residential use; for example an expat wishing to use an imported television would need to use a transformer for this purpose.
  • Power converters are more suitable for travellers wishing to bring domestic appliances abroad such as hair dryers or flat irons. However, it is more practical and cost effective to purchase a dual voltage appliance designed for travel rather than a heavier power converter.
  • Power converters are suitable for 2 pin ungrounded appliances, it could be harder to find a converter if you want to use a grounded 3 pin appliance.
  • Transformers can be used constantly however it is recommended that converters are used for no longer than a couple of hours at a time.
  • Shops may sell transformers under the name of converters, for the purposes this guide we will be referring to both converters and transformers as converters.
How can you tell if you have a dual voltage appliance?

Dual voltage hair straighteners

How can you tell if you have a dual voltage appliance?

The way to tell if your device is dual voltage is to look for numbers printed on the power plug or on the device itself, normally on the rear of the device or near to where the power cord goes. This location might depend on the make and model of your appliance and could also state in the instruction manual.

  • Single voltage devices could have a specific number - such as 220V.
  • Single voltage devices might also say 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 110/240V.

What can I connect to an Uzbekistani power outlet?

Travel appliances that can connect to an Uzbekistani power outlet

Beats Pill speakers which can connect to an Uzbekistani power outlet

Jabra Bluetooth speakers which are compatible with an Uzbekistani power outlet

Mobile phones which can connect to the Uzbekistani power outlet

Apple iPhones which work with the Uzbekistani power outlet

Samsung Galaxy phones that work with an Uzbekistani power outlet

A list of Amazon Kindle tablets which work with an Uzbekistani power outlet

A list of Apple iPads which are compatible with an Uzbekistani power outlet

Corrections

We endeavor to ensure all details on this page are correct and relevant to travelers visiting Uzbekistan, if you wish to contribute any useful information or feedback please email travel@wikiconnections.org. For more comprehensive technical details visit the Wikipedia page on AC power plugs and sockets [15].

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uzbekistan - Uzbekistan country page on wikipedia.org.
  2. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/ - International Electrotechnical Commission World Plugs
  3. Type I plug adapter - Allows appliances to connect to Type I power outlets without converting voltage.
  4. Portable charger - A power bank is a portable charger which can recharge USB powered devices such as mobile phones and tablets on the go.
  5. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adapter - power adaptor
  6. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mains_electricity_by_country - WikiPedia - Mains electricity by country
  7. Rechargeable hair dryer - Rechargeable battery powered blow dryer suitable for travelling.
  8. Gas hair straighteners - Cordless ceramic hair straighteners powered by gas cartridges.
  9. 20,000mAh portable charger - High capacity 20000mAh high-speed portable USB charger suitable for charging mobile phones and some tablets for several days.
  10. USB-C PD power bank - Power Delivery charger suitable for charging laptops with USB-C support.
  11. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters.
  12. Power converter - A step up step down power converter converts 110-120 volts up to 220-240 volts and 220-240 volts down to 110-120 Volts.
  13. Step down power converter - A step down power converter allows a 100-120 volt appliance to be used in a 220-240 volt power outlet.
  14. Heavy duty power converter - A 5000 watt heavy duty step up and step down power converter used to convert voltages for domestic appliances, power tools, televisions, heating appliances and motors.
  15. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AC_power_plugs_and_sockets - AC power plugs and sockets