How to charge the iPad Mini 2 when planning a trip to Kazakhstan

Using a USB Lightning cable with a double pin Type C Europlug power charger to recharge the iPad Mini 2 from a Kazakhstani power outlet and recharging the iPad Mini 2 using a double pinned Schuko Type F power charger.

Kazakhstani power outlet

Various frequencies and region codes can often lead to confusion when planning on visiting a different country especially if you've never visited before. These guidelines were written to help prepare travellers wanting to charge the iPad Mini 2 when they are going to Kazakhstan.When visiting Kazakhstan these instructions show how to power the iPad Mini 2 using the standard F or C type 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. When travelling to Kazakhstan from another country double check the iPad Mini 2 can be charged using a 240v supply. If your iPad Mini 2 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) check your iPad Mini 2 is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from over-heating when charging it. If you're planning to visit a city such as Almaty we recommend reading the wikipedia web page about Kazakhstan [1] for more indepth information. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini 2.

Charging the iPad Mini 2 in Kazakhstan

Can the iPad Mini 2 be used in Kazakhstan?

Yes, you can use the iPad Mini 2 in Kazakhstan by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best travel adapter for the iPad Mini 2 in Kazakhstan?

If you are travelling with more than just your iPad Mini 2 the best travel adapter for Kazakhstan to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two types of wall outlets in Kazakhstan (F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied plugs. If your model of iPad Mini 2 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these USB travel adapters and additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other chargers this means you can charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate travel adapters for your trip or using up additional wall sockets. By only needing a single international travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage as well as being convenient for recharging your iPad Mini 2 at the airport or on a plane. Due to their versatility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers and using only a single wall outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of flexible power adapter at your preferred electronics retailer - the multipurpose power charger illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

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 2, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unstable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from North America going to Kazakhstan using type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • Yubi Universal Power Strip Kit - The Yobi only has 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 travel adapter for the iPad Mini 2 in Kazakhstan?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad Mini 2 from a Kazakhstani power outlet

Using a Lightning connector and a two pinned Type C power adapter to charge your iPad Mini 2 from a Kazakhstani power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPad Mini 2 using the Kazakhstani power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], typically already supplied with your device by Apple.
  2. Plug in the Type C USB power adapter in the power supply. You can recognise this power outlet by the 2 round holes adjacent to each other where the two pins go.
  3. Then connect one end of the Lightning charging cord into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Turn on the Kazakhstani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up which typically takes between 60 to 240 minutes to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad Mini 2 from a Kazakhstani power outlet

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

Learn how to charge the iPad Mini 2 from a Kazakhstani power outlet using the Apple Lightning connector and a Type F USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to the iPad Mini 2 from a Kazakhstani power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (normally already supplied with your device by Apple).
  2. Start by taking the Type F USB power adapter and inserting it into the Kazakhstani power outlet. The sunken round power outlet can be identified by the two adjacent holes next to each other where the plug outlet pins go along with a pair of two grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Switch on the Kazakhstani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad Mini 2 will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging and takes around one-four hours to fully recharge.
Powering the iPad Mini 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 web page 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