Charging the iPad Air 2 when planning a trip to Kazakhstan

Instructions showing how to recharge an iPad Air 2 from a Kazakhstani power outlet with the Apple USB Lightning connector with a Type C Europlug power adapter and how to power an iPad Air 2 using a 2 pin Schuko Type F power charger.

Kazakhstani power outlet

Various combinations of region codes and plugs can often be confusing when planning on staying in another country if you've never visited before. These instructions were specifically written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPad Air 2 when staying abroad.When you're visiting Kazakhstan the following useful instructions show how to charge your iPad Air 2 by using their standard F or C type Kazakhstani 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. You will discover that power will vary from region to region therefore we suggest reading the Asia page for a complete list of regions and countries. When visiting Kazakhstan from another region ensure your iPad Air 2 can be charged using a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v make sure that the 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. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on an iPad Air 2.

Charging an iPad Air 2 in Kazakhstan

Can you use an iPad Air 2 in Kazakhstan?

You can use an iPad Air 2 in Kazakhstan by using a power adaptor.

What is the best travel adapter for an iPad Air 2 in Kazakhstan?

When travelling with more than just your iPad Air 2 the best international travel adapter for Kazakhstan is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Kazakhstanis use two different types of power outlets (types F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the heads. If your type of iPad Air 2 is compatible with Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of travel chargers, plus additional support for more power demanding devices.

This will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers on your Kazakhstani trip or using up additional power sockets. Because you are only packing a single lightweight travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets with just a single power outlet.

We recommend buying this type of versatile power adapter online; the travel charger illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Kazakhstan

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPad Air 2, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Kazakhstan 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 America going to Kazakhstan.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Kazakhstan.
What is the best travel adapter for an iPad Air 2 in Kazakhstan?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad Air 2 from a Kazakhstani power outlet

Instructions showing how to recharge an iPad Air 2 from a Kazakhstani power outlet with the Apple USB Lightning connector with a Type C Europlug power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPad Air 2 using the Kazakhstani power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple usually include this cable with the iPad Air 2).
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter into the Kazakhstani power outlet. The wall outlet, also known as a Europlug or Type C power outlet [3], can be recognised by 2 circular holes next to each other where the two plug outlet pins slide into.
  3. Plug in one end of the Lightning cable into the USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Switch on the Kazakhstani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPad Air 2 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging, typically taking between one-four hours to recharge.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad Air 2 from a Kazakhstani power outlet

How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPad Air 2 from a Kazakhstani power outlet

Using the Apple Lightning connector with a Schuko Type F power charger to recharge your iPad Air 2 with a Kazakhstani power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge an iPad Air 2 from a Kazakhstani power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - this USB cable is normally already included with your iPad Air 2.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type F USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the two large round holes 19 mm next to each other for live and neutral pins and a pair of thin grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Apple USB charging cord into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Turn on the Kazakhstani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the tablet will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Air 2 is powering up and takes around one to four hours to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPad Air 2 from a Kazakhstani power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kazakhstan - Kazakhstan Wikipedia page
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1595/en_US/ipad_user_guide.pdf - Official iPad user guide
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  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
  6. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  7. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet
  8. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters