How to charge the iPad Mini from a power outlet in Kazakhstan

The Wiki Connections page on how to recharge the iPad Mini with a Kazakhstani power outlet with a Lightning Apple connector with a Type C power adapter and charging the iPad Mini using a Schuko Type F USB adapter.

Kazakhstani power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of frequencies and region codes can often be daunting when planning on staying in another country to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of sockets being used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what to pick up in advance to power the iPad Mini . The following simple guide shows how to power the iPad Mini when you're visiting Kazakhstan by using their Type F or C Kazakhstani 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. You'll discover most power supplies will change depending on which area you taking a trip to so we recommend reading our Wiki Connections world power supplies list where you'll find a full list showing charging devices in different destinations. If you are visiting Kazakhstan from a different country ensure that the iPad Mini can accept a 240v supply. If your iPad Mini originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check that your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from overheating whilst powering it. If you are planning to visit a Kazakhstani city such as Almaty or Astana we also suggest referring to the wikipedia.org entry about Kazakhstan [1] for more information on the location. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini.

Charging the iPad Mini in Kazakhstan

Can you use the iPad Mini in Kazakhstan?

Yes, you can use the iPad Mini in Kazakhstan by using a power convertor.

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

When you are travelling with more than your iPad Mini and visiting more than one country then the best international travel charger for Kazakhstan to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two standards of power outlets that Kazakhstanis use (types F and C) and using a travel charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the included heads over. If your iPad Mini is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these power adapters, and support for certain power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a 4 port charger will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to buy multiple travel chargers for your trip. Only packing a single travel charger will also keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage whilst travelling. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones with only a single power outlet.

We suggest searching for an adaptable power adapter of this nature at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose power charger illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous 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 any country who only have USB devices such as the iPad Mini, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK 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 using 3 pin 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 originating from North America using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • Yubi Universal Power Strip Kit - The Yobi has just 2 USB charging ports but offers a 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Kazakhstan.
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad Mini in Kazakhstan?

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

The Wiki Connections page on how to recharge the iPad Mini with a Kazakhstani power outlet with a Lightning Apple connector with a Type C power adapter.

  1. In order to charge your iPad Mini using a Kazakhstani power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (normally already supplied with the device).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter into the power outlet. You can identify this power outlet by the 2 holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini. The iPad Mini lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad Mini.
  4. Turn on the Kazakhstani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPad Mini screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging and takes roughly 60 to 240 minutes to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad Mini from a Kazakhstani power outlet

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

The Wiki Connections guide on how to power the iPad Mini with a Kazakhstani power outlet with a USB Lightning Apple connector and a 2 pinned Type F power charger.

  1. To supply power to your iPad Mini from the Kazakhstani power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], normally already supplied with the device.
  2. Insert the Type F USB power adapter in the Kazakhstani power outlet. This round power outlet can be identified by the two large round adjacent holes where the twin plug outlet pins go and a pair of two thin grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini. The iPad Mini lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad Mini.
  4. Switch on the Kazakhstani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad Mini will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up which typically takes between 1-4 hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPad Mini 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 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