Charging any mobile phone from a power outlet in Turkmenistan

Using Type B USB micro connector with a three pin Type B USB charger to recharge any mobile phone from a Turkmen power outlet, charging any mobile phone using a two pin Type C Europlug power charger and recharging any mobile phone using a double pinned Type F USB adapter

Turkmen power outlet

Complicated combinations of voltages and plug types can often lead to confusion when planning to stay in another country especially to the first time traveller. These instructions have been specifically written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your mobile phone when you are travelling to Turkmenistan.The following simple instructions will show you exactly what you'll need to charge the mobile phone when you are visiting Turkmenistan by using their types C, B or F 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. Power supplies will vary from region to region therefore we suggest reading the list of World power supplies for a full list of countries. If you are visiting Turkmenistan from another region please check your mobile phone can be charged using a 240v supply. If your mobile phone was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure the device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from overloading when charging it. If you intend on visiting a Turkmen place such as Ashgabat please refer to the Turkmen Wikipedia page [1] for more details.

This how-to guide is for a generic mobile phone and assume the phone has a standard micro USB port, Bluetooth connectivity and a headphone socket. For a specific mobile phone please visit the Mobile phones page for a full list of makes and models.

Charging any mobile phone in Turkmenistan

Can you use any mobile phone in Turkmenistan?

You can connect any mobile phone to a Turkmen power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for recharging any mobile phone in Turkmenistan?

If you are travelling with more than just your mobile phone and visiting more than one country then the best travel adapter for Turkmenistan is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Turkmens use three different standards of plug sockets (types C, B and F) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the included plugs over. If your mobile phone can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of USB power adapters, plus compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other adapters having a 4 port charger means you can recharge more than one device at once without needing to buy multiple power chargers on your Turkmen trip or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only packing a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage and convenient for charging your mobile phone at the airport or on the plane. Due to their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets using just a single wall outlet.

If you travel to Turkmenistan we recommend buying this type of versatile travel charger at your preferred electronics retailer - the power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Turkmenistan

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Turkmenistan 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 most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from North America visiting Turkmenistan.
  • 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 and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a flexible 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 majority of travellers from around the world visiting Turkmenistan. [9] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for recharging any mobile phone in Turkmenistan?

How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your mobile phone from a Turkmen power outlet

Using Type B USB micro connector with a three pin Type B USB charger to recharge any mobile phone from a Turkmen power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge your mobile phone using the Turkmen power outlet you'll need a Type B USB power adapter [3] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type B USB power adapter into the Turkmen power outlet. This power outlet, sometimes called the Type B power outlet [2], can be recognised by the two slots next to each other where the twin blades go with a single hole below for the earthed pin. Please be aware that power cords with type B sockets which are rated at only 125 volts should not be used in Turkmenistan so we recommend checking prior to continuing.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on any mobile phone. These instructions assume your phone uses a Micro USB type B port. Please refer to the instructions supplied with your mobile to check this is correct and visit the Mobile phones page to see if your model is listed (note that you can usually connect the cable which came with your mobile phone for charging with any USB adapter).
  4. The USB charging port is typically located either on the bottom or along one side of the mobile.
  5. Turn on the Turkmen power outlet.
  6. The battery indicator on your mobile phone will indicate that the phone is charging, refer to your phone`s instruction manual to find out how long it will take.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your mobile phone from a Turkmen power outlet

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your mobile phone from a Turkmen power outlet

Using Type B USB cable and a three pinned Type C USB adapter to power your mobile phone with a Turkmen power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge any mobile phone using the Turkmen power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [6] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter into the wall supply. The power supply (sometimes called a Europlug) can be recognised by the 2 adjacent holes where the pins go.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB charger and the other end into the USB charging port on any mobile phone. These instructions assume your phone uses a Micro USB type B port. Please refer to the instructions supplied with your mobile to check this is correct and visit the Mobile phones page to see if your model is listed (note that you can usually connect the cable which came with your mobile phone for charging with any USB adapter).
  4. The USB charging port is typically located either on along one side or on the bottom of the mobile.
  5. Turn on the Turkmen power outlet.
  6. The battery indicator on the mobile phone will indicate that the phone is charging, refer to your phone`s instruction manual to find out how long it will take.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your mobile phone from a Turkmen power outlet

Powering any mobile phone with a Turkmen power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Using USB Type B connector and a Type F Schuko USB charger to recharge any mobile phone from a Turkmen power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the mobile phone from a Turkmen power outlet you'll need to use a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type F USB power adapter into the power outlet. The round plug supply (known as a Type F power outlet [7] or Schuko plug) can be recognised by two circular holes 19 mm adjacent to each other where the twin plug outlet pins sit, plus thin grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB type B connector into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB charging port on any mobile phone. These instructions assume your phone uses a Micro USB type B port. Please refer to the instructions supplied with your mobile to check this is correct and visit the Mobile phones page to see if your model is listed (please note that you can usually connect the cable supplied with your mobile phone to charge with any USB charger).
  4. The USB charging port can normally be found either on the bottom or along one side of the mobile phone.
  5. Switch on the Turkmen power outlet.
  6. The battery indicator on the mobile phone should indicate that the phone is charging, refer to the phone`s instruction manual to find out how long it will typically take.
Powering any mobile phone with a Turkmen power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Turkmen Wikipedia page
  2. iec.ch - Type B power outlet
  3. 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, around £15.
  4. USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable - Used to connect USB devices which have a USB Mini-B port to computers, power supplies and other devices, priced at £5-£10.
  5. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  6. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, costing £5-£10.
  7. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  8. 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.
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, under £15.