How to charge the iPad 2 when staying in Kazakhstan

The WikiConnections page on how to power your iPad 2 from a Kazakhstani power outlet using a USB 30-pin cable with a 2 pinned Type C USB adapter and how to recharge the iPad 2 using a Type F power charger.

Kazakhstani power outlet

Different combinations of voltages and plugs can all cause confusion when planning on visiting another country especially if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of common standards used in the world this guide shows exactly what to buy in advance to charge your iPad 2 in Kazakhstan. This guide was specifically written to stop you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPad 2 abroad.If you are going to travel to Kazakhstan these useful instructions show how to charge the iPad 2 using their F or C type 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. Power supplies differ regionally so please read the Wiki Connections travel power sockets guide where you'll find a complete list of powering devices in different regions. If travelling to Kazakhstan from another country please make sure the iPad 2 can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from overloading whilst powering it up. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 2.

Charging the iPad 2 in Kazakhstan

Can the iPad 2 be used in Kazakhstan?

You can connect the iPad 2 to a Kazakhstani power outlet by using a power convertor.

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad 2 in Kazakhstan?

When you are travelling with more than just your iPad 2 or visiting multiple countries then the best international travel charger for Kazakhstan is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two types of plug sockets that Kazakhs use (types F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by switching the plugs. If your iPad 2 is compatible with Fast Charge (note not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power demanding devices. Having a four port charger means you can charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to bring multiple travel adapters on your trip to Kazakhstan or occupying additional power outlets. Only bringing a single travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage as well as being convenient for recharging your iPad 2 at the airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers without needing an additional wall outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend searching for a versatile travel adapter like this at an electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with good reliably.

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 2, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of regions with unstable power grids. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America going to Kazakhstan using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • 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 more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more generous 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 wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Kazakhstan.
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad 2 in Kazakhstan?

Powering the iPad 2 with a Kazakhstani power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

The WikiConnections page on how to power your iPad 2 from a Kazakhstani power outlet using a USB 30-pin cable with a 2 pinned Type C USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge the iPad 2 from the 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 usually supply this USB cable with your iPad 2.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the Kazakhstani power outlet. This unearthed power supply can be identified by two circular adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB cord into the power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad 2.
  4. Turn on the Kazakhstani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging which should take roughly 60-240 minutes to recharge.
Powering the iPad 2 with a Kazakhstani power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Powering the iPad 2 with a Kazakhstani power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Using a USB 30-pin cable with a Type F power charger to power your iPad 2 from a Kazakhstani power outlet.

  1. In order to power your iPad 2 using a Kazakhstani power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple normally include the USB cable with your iPad 2.
  2. Plug in the Type F USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can recognise the power supply by two holes 19 mm apart from each other, plus a pair of two thin metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector is found at the base of the iPad 2.
  4. Switch on the Kazakhstani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is charging which takes around 1 to 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPad 2 with a Kazakhstani power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kazakhstan - wikipedia.org page about Kazakhstan
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1683/en_US/ipad_ios7_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