Charging the iPad Air from a power outlet in Kazakhstan

Using the USB Lightning Apple cable with a Europlug Type C USB charger to charge your iPad Air with a Kazakhstani power outlet and charging the iPad Air using a double pinned Type F USB plug.

Kazakhstani power outlet

Different combinations of region codes and plugs can often be daunting when planning to stay in a new country, especially to the first time traveller. This isn't as complicated as it appears, with only a handful of different types of sockets used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need to buy in advance to charge the iPad Air . This page was written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPad Air when staying abroad.This page contains instructions telling you how to charge your iPad Air when travelling to Kazakhstan using the types F or C 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. You will discover power sockets vary depending on which area you are travelling to so please read the list of World power supplies for a complete list of regions and countries. When visiting Kazakhstan from another region ensure that your iPad Air can accept a 240 volt supply. If your iPad Air was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts check that your iPad Air is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to prevent the device from overheating during charging. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Air.

Charging the iPad Air in Kazakhstan

Can you use the iPad Air in Kazakhstan?

You can use the iPad Air in Kazakhstan.

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

When travelling to more than one country or bringing more than your iPad Air then the best travel adapter for Kazakhstan is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two standards of plug sockets in Kazakhstan (F and C) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs. If your iPad Air can support Fast Charge (note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers along with compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers having a 4 port adapter will allow you to power more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy multiple power adapters or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only packing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand baggage. Because of their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers with just a single power outlet.

We recommend buying a versatile power adapter like this at your preferred electronics retailer - 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 on a daily basis.

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 Air, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Kazakhstan.
  • 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 originating from America using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • Yubi Universal Power Strip Kit - The Yobi has just 2 USB charging ports but offers a more flexible 6 AC outlets. This versatile power strip is compatible with both American plugs and popular plug types A, B, E, F, G and I making it perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Kazakhstan.
What is the best power adapter for the iPad Air in Kazakhstan?

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

Using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a Type C Europlug power adapter to charge your iPad Air with a Kazakhstani power outlet.

  1. To charge the iPad Air from the Kazakhstani power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], usually included with the device by Apple.
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can identify the power supply by the two round adjacent holes next to each other where the live and neutral pins slide into.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the mains USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad Air.
  4. Turn on the Kazakhstani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the tablet will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is charging, typically taking between one-four hours to recharge.
Powering the iPad Air with a Kazakhstani power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

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

Using the USB Lightning Apple cable with a Type F Schuko USB charger to charge your iPad Air with a Kazakhstani power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPad Air using the Kazakhstani power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will usually include this USB cable with the iPad Air).
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type F USB power adapter and plugging it in the Kazakhstani power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the two large round adjacent holes next to each other where the live and neutral pins slide into, plus two grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad Air.
  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 is recharging, typically taking between 1 to 4 hours to recharge.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPad Air 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