Charging your iPad from a power outlet in Kazakhstan

Using the 30-pin Apple cable with a two pinned Type C power adapter to power your iPad with a Kazakhstani power outlet and recharging the iPad using a 2 pin Type F USB plug.

Kazakhstani power outlet

Various combinations of region codes and voltages can all be confusing when planning on staying in a foreign country, especially to the first time traveller. This guide has been written to help prepare travellers wanting to power their iPad when they're abroad.This page has step-by-step instructions showing you what you'll need to power your iPad when you are visiting Kazakhstan using the F or C type Kazakhstani 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. If visiting Kazakhstan from a different country please double check your iPad can be charged using a 240v supply. If the iPad was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts make sure that your iPad is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from over-heating when charging it. This page details the original iPad first generation, visit the Apple category page for the latest range of Apple iPads. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 5 or greater on the iPad.

Charging the iPad in Kazakhstan

Can you use the iPad in Kazakhstan?

You can use the iPad in Kazakhstan.

What is the best power adapter for the iPad in Kazakhstan?

When you are travelling with more than your iPad then the best travel charger for Kazakhstan is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Kazakhs use two different types of power outlets (F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world simply by changing the heads over. If your type of iPad supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these types of USB power adapters and additional support for more power hungry devices.

Unlike other travel chargers having a 4 port charger will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack individual travel chargers on your Kazakhstani trip. Only packing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage while travelling and on hand for recharging your iPad at an airport or on your flight. Because of their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones, tablets and speakers using just a single power outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of flexible travel adapter at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Kazakhstan

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power 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 international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Kazakhstan using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 suitable for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Kazakhstan.
What is the best power adapter for the iPad in Kazakhstan?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad from a Kazakhstani power outlet

Using the USB 30-pin Apple cable with a Type C power adapter to power the iPad with a Kazakhstani power outlet.

  1. In order to power your iPad from a Kazakhstani power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple should normally supply this USB cable with the iPad.
  2. First insert the Type C USB power adapter in the power outlet. This ungrounded plug outlet is recognised by two holes adjacent to each other where the two plug outlet pins slide into.
  3. Plug in one end of the cord into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector is found at the bottom of the iPad.
  4. Switch on the Kazakhstani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging, typically taking between one to four hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad from a Kazakhstani power outlet

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad from a Kazakhstani power outlet

Instructions showing how to charge your iPad with a Kazakhstani power outlet with the USB 30-pin Apple cable and a Type F power adapter.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad from the Kazakhstani power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], normally already included with the iPad.
  2. Plug the Type F USB power adapter into the power supply. You can recognise this wall outlet by two large holes 19 mm next to each other and a pair of metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the mains power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector can be found at the base of the iPad.
  4. Turn on the Kazakhstani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up and takes around 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad from a Kazakhstani power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kazakhstan - Kazakhstani country Wiki page
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1632/en_US/ipad_ios5_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 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music
  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