How to charge your iPhone from a power outlet in Turkmenistan

A guide on how to power your iPhone from a Turkmen power outlet by using the 30 pin Apple connector and a 2 pinned Type C USB adapter, powering the iPhone using a Type B power charger and charging the iPhone using a 2 pinned Type F power plug

Turkmen power outlet

Complicated region codes and plug types can all be daunting when planning to travel to a different country to the first time traveller. This guide was specifically written to stop you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPhone when abroad.When going to Turkmenistan the following instructions show charging your iPhone by using the standard types C, B or F Turkmen 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. When you are visiting Turkmenistan from a different region please ensure the iPhone can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your iPhone is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overloading when powering up.

This page details the iPhone 1st generation, the original iPhone is missing some features which have since been introduced to more recent iPhones. Visit the Apple category page for the full range of Apple iPhones. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 3 or greater on the iPhone.

Charging the iPhone in Turkmenistan

Can you use the iPhone in Turkmenistan?

Yes, you can use the iPhone in Turkmenistan.

What is the best power charger for the iPhone in Turkmenistan?

If travelling to multiple countries the best travel power adapter for Turkmenistan to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are three types of plug sockets that Turkmens use (types C, B and F) and using a power charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world just by changing the supplied heads over. If your iPhone is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these power chargers and additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other chargers having a four port charger will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate travel adapters on your trip to Turkmenistan. Because you are only needing to bring a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Due to their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones, tablets and e-readers with only a single wall outlet.

If you travel frequently we suggest buying this type of flexible power charger online. The power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Turkmenistan

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPhone, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Turkmenistan using 3 pinned 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 from the US using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Turkmenistan. [10] [AD]
What is the best power charger for the iPhone in Turkmenistan?

How to use a Type B power charger for charging your iPhone from a Turkmen power outlet

A page on how to recharge the iPhone with a Turkmen power outlet by using a 30 pin cable with a 3 pinned Type B power charger.

  1. To supply power to the iPhone using a Turkmen power outlet you'll need to use a Type B USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple normally include this cable when you first purchase your iPhone.
  2. Begin by taking the Type B USB power adapter and inserting it into the power outlet. This wall supply (technically known as the Type B power outlet [3]) can be identified by two thin slots parallel to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet blades slide into with a semicircular hole below for the slightly longer earthed pin. Be aware power cables with type B outlets which are rated at less that 240 V should not be used so please check prior to proceeding.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone. The iPhone dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone.
  4. Switch on the Turkmen power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your phone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the mobile is charging and takes between 1-4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type B power charger for charging your iPhone from a Turkmen power outlet

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

A guide on how to power your iPhone from a Turkmen power outlet by using the 30 pin Apple connector and a 2 pinned Type C USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone from a Turkmen power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (typically already supplied with the iPhone).
  2. Start by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the Turkmen power outlet. The power supply, also called a Europlug or Type C power outlet [6], is identified by two circular adjacent holes for live and neutral pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB cord into the mains USB adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone. The iPhone dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone.
  4. Switch on the Turkmen power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the cell screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up which should take roughly 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone with a Turkmen power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone from a Turkmen power outlet

A guide on how to power your iPhone from a Turkmen power outlet using a 30 pin Apple connector and a 2 pinned Type F USB adapter.

  1. If you want to power the iPhone from the Turkmen power outlet you'll need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (normally supplied with the iPhone by Apple).
  2. Plug in the Type F USB power adapter in the wall outlet. The recessed circular plug outlet can be identified by two 4.8mm adjacent holes next to each other and two thin metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect one end of the power cord into the USB adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone. The iPhone dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone.
  4. Turn on the Turkmen power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPhone screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the phone is powering up, typically taking roughly 60-240 minutes to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone from a Turkmen power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia.org entry about Turkmenistan
  2. Apple - the original iPhone product manual
  3. iec.ch - Type B power outlet
  4. Type B USB power adapter - 3 pinned Type B USB chargers have a single unearthed round pin along with 2 shorter parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes in the end of each blade, estimated price under C$20.
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, under C$15.
  6. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  7. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, priced under C$20.
  8. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  9. 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 under C$20.
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated price under C$20.