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How to use plugs from Afghanistan in Kyrgyzstan

Plugs, sockets, adapters and other information needed for travelling from Afghanistan to Kyrgyzstan in this page. If you want a report for other countries, re-start the wizard to find to electric adapters for your trip here.

Quick Chart at-a-glance

  Afghanistan Kyrgyzstan  
Voltage: 240V. V. icons/exclamation2.gif icons/exclamation2.gif  
Plugs Type: C, D, F. C. icons/teeth.gif icons/question.gif  
Hertz: 50Hz. Hz. icons/note.gif  

If you are an electrical savvy, perhaps the previous chart is all you need. If this is not the case, you can continue reading and discover what the chart is saying!

Plugs and Sockets at each country

In Afghanistan the following plugs are used: (and Kabul.)

Afghanistan' Plug Type C Afghanistan' Plug Type D Afghanistan' Plug Type F
Plug Type C Plug Type D Plug Type F
Afghanistan' Outlet Type C Afghanistan' Outlet Type D Afghanistan' Outlet Type F
Outlet Type C Outlet Type D Outlet Type F

... and in Kyrgyzstan you will use: (and Bishkek.)

Kyrgyzstan' Plug Type C
Plug Type C
Kyrgyzstan' Outlet Type C
Outlet Type C

Voltage

Take care: Kyrgyzstan uses lower voltage than Afghanistan

Your electric devices from Afghanistan will be expecting 240 Volts, but Kyrgyzstan grid is of Volts, this is a substantial difference that requires you to take some extra steps in preparation to your trip:

On the positive side, nowadays many devices will switch automatically to the network voltage and they will work just fine, i.e. mobile phone chargers are typically multi-voltage (but please, do actually check your own). It is important that you pay attention to your device's voltage. Connecting electronics to the wrong voltage, in the luckiest of the cases, the device will break or stop working temporarily; but please don't take this lightly, in the worst of the cases electrocution and fire hazards are a real possibility.

An automatic power supply suitable from 100 Volts to 240 Volts. An automatic power supply suitable from 100 Volts to 240 Volts.

High-power devices don't usually handle different voltages due to the high-currents involved i.e. anything that its main purpose involves generating heat (or cold) like hair driers, baby bottle warmers, kettles, etc. On the contrary, modern low-power devices are likely to auto-detect and auto-adapt to different voltages i.e. usb chargers, laptop chargers, etc.

An hair-dryer showing its consumption of 2000 Watts at 220 Volts An hair-dryer can consume up to 2000 Watts, like the one in the picture above, due to the high power they usually work in one voltage system; this one is suitable for 220-240 Volts systems.

You will need a step up voltage converter a device that can be plugged to volts and it provides an outlet with 240 volts for your Afghanistan' device. You will need to pay attention to the maximum power output of the converter and the maximum power consumption of the device.

Plugs Type

Some connectors are used in both countries

You will be able to plug the devices directly in Kyrgyzstan (please read other sections of this reports in regards to voltage, etc.). Perhaps you will need adapters for some sockets, but it is usually easier to find adapters at destination if your plug is already being used in the country. Sometimes different cities uses different systems, you might need to do a bit more of research. If you find more information please let us know.

Adapters

Lists of adapters you can use in your travel:

Adapter: generic

front view of generic adapter to use plugs type A, B, D, G, I, M from Afghanistan in outlets type C, E, F, L from Kyrgyzstan back view of generic adapter to use plugs type A, B, D, G, I, M from Afghanistan in outlets type C, E, F, L from Kyrgyzstan
Front Back

This adapter allows you to use plugs type: A, B, D, G, I, M into outlets type: C, E, F, L.

This adapter has a safety protection so you don't plug only one terminal into the adapter while touching the other with your finger, because it is generic, when you buy it pay attention to this safety mechanism. Overall a good adapter that has the earth connection pass-though (notice the the metallic connector on the side.)

Hertz

No equal Hertz

This is not a big issue. Unless you are using an electric alarm clock or some motors when speed is an issue. Explanation: Some alarm clocks uses the frequency of electricity network to measure time. So, time shifts could be experimented. Almost every home electronic device works perfectly with different Hertz.


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