How to charge your iPad 3 from a power outlet in Kazakhstan

Using a USB 30-pin Apple connector and a two pin Type C USB adapter to recharge your iPad 3 from a Kazakhstani power outlet and how to recharge the iPad 3 using a two pin Type F USB adapter.

Kazakhstani power outlet

Complicated voltages and standards can often be confusing when planning to stay in another country, especially if you've never visited before. When you're travelling to Kazakhstan this page contains instructions showing how to power the iPad 3 using their Type F or C Kazakhstani 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When you are visiting Kazakhstan from a different country make sure the iPad 3 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure that the iPad 3 is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overheating whilst powering it up. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 3.

Charging the iPad 3 in Kazakhstan

Can the iPad 3 be used in Kazakhstan?

You can connect the iPad 3 to a Kazakhstani power outlet.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad 3 in Kazakhstan?

When you are travelling to multiple countries or bringing along more than just your iPad 3 the best travel adapter for Kazakhstan to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Kazakhstanis use two different standards of wall outlets (F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world simply by changing the supplied heads over. If your iPad 3 is compatible with Fast Charge (note not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these travel adapters, along with additional support for certain power demanding devices.

Unlike other travel adapters having a 4 port adapter will also allow you to recharge multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power adapters. By only packing a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage. Due to their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest searching for a multipurpose power charger similar to this online, the power charger illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Kazakhstan

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPad 3, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These power adapters 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 portable power converter for travellers originating from America going to Kazakhstan using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers 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 wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Kazakhstan.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad 3 in Kazakhstan?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from a Kazakhstani power outlet

Using a USB 30-pin Apple connector and a two pin Type C USB adapter to recharge your iPad 3 from a Kazakhstani power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your iPad 3 from the Kazakhstani power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple normally supply this cable with your iPad 3.
  2. Start the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it in the Kazakhstani power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by 2 circular adjacent holes where the live and neutral plug outlet pins go.
  3. Plug in 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 3. The iPad 3 dock connector is found at the bottom of the iPad 3.
  4. Turn on the Kazakhstani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad 3 will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up, typically taking around 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from a Kazakhstani power outlet

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from a Kazakhstani power outlet

A step-by-step guide showing how to charge the iPad 3 with a Kazakhstani power outlet with a USB 30-pin Apple connector and a two pinned Type F USB adapter.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad 3 from the 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 this cable with your iPad 3).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type F USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by two round holes 19 mm adjacent to each other and metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple 30 pin cord into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 3. The iPad 3 dock connector is found at the base of the iPad 3.
  4. Switch on the Kazakhstani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad 3 is recharging which typically takes around one to four hours to recharge.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from a Kazakhstani power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kazakhstan - wikipedia.org entry about Kazakhstan
  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 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