Charging your iPhone 5C from a power outlet in Tajikistan

A guide showing you how to power the iPhone 5C with a Tajikistani power outlet using a Lightning Apple cable and a 2 pin Europlug Type C power adapter and charging the iPhone 5C using a double pinned Type F USB plug.

Tajikistani power outlet

Differing voltages and region codes can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country especially for the first time traveller. These instructions have been specifically written to stop people worrying if they'll be able to charge their iPhone 5C when staying in Tajikistan.This useful guide will show exactly what you'll need to power your iPhone 5C when you are visiting Tajikistan using the types F or C 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When travelling to Tajikistan from a different country please double check the iPhone 5C can accept a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure your device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overheating whilst powering it up. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5C.

Charging the iPhone 5C in Tajikistan

Can the iPhone 5C be used in Tajikistan?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 5C to a Tajikistani power outlet.

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 5C in Tajikistan?

If you are travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your iPhone 5C the best international travel adapter for Tajikistan is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two standards of plug sockets in Tajikistan (F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the included heads. If your iPhone 5C can support Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these travel chargers, plus additional support for more power hungry devices.

Unlike other adapters this will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power adapters. Only needing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers using only a single power outlet.

For those travelling to Tajikistan we suggest searching for this type of versatile power adapter online; the travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Tajikistan

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of counties with unstable power supplies. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting Tajikistan.
  • 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 America using type B plugs and offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for 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 suitable for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Tajikistan. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 5C in Tajikistan?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 5C from a Tajikistani power outlet

A guide showing you how to power the iPhone 5C with a Tajikistani power outlet using a Lightning Apple cable and a 2 pin Europlug Type C power adapter.

  1. If you want to charge the iPhone 5C from a Tajikistani power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], typically already included with the device by Apple.
  2. Start by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it into the Tajikistani power outlet. You can identify the wall outlet by two holes adjacent to each other where the live and neutral pins slide into.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5C. The iPhone 5C Lightning connector can be found at bottom of your iPhone 5C under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Tajikistani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the mobile will display a charging icon to indicate that the phone is recharging, typically taking between 1 to 4 hours to recharge.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPhone 5C from a Tajikistani power outlet

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

A guide showing you how to power the iPhone 5C from a Tajikistani power outlet using a Lightning cable and a 2 pin Type F USB adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone 5C using the Tajikistani power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this USB cable is normally already included with the iPhone 5C).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type F USB power adapter into the wall supply. The circular wall outlet (called the Schuko outlet) can be identified by the two 4.8mm adjacent holes where the plug outlet pins sit along with a pair of thin grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the mains USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5C. The iPhone 5C Lightning connector can be found at bottom of your iPhone 5C under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Tajikistani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the phone will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is recharging, typically taking between one-four hours to recharge.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPhone 5C from a Tajikistani power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia entry about Tajikistan
  2. Apple - official iPhone user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, £10-£15.
  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, priced £10-£15.
  6. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  7. 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, £15-£20.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated cost under £15.