How to charge your iPad Mini 4 from a power outlet in Kazakhstan

Using an Apple Lightning cable and a Type C Europlug USB adapter to recharge your iPad Mini 4 from a Kazakhstani power outlet and how to charge the iPad Mini 4 using a double pin Type F Schuko USB charger.

Kazakhstani power outlet

Different combinations of standards and sockets can all be confusing when planning to travel to another country, especially if you've never visited before. This isn't as complex as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets used in the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need to purchase in advance to power the iPad Mini 4 . This page is a guide which shows what you'll need to charge the iPad Mini 4 when staying in Kazakhstan using their Type F or C Kazakhstani 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. You will discover power sockets are different regionally so we recommend reading the power supplies list for a complete list of countries. If travelling to Kazakhstan from a different region check your iPad Mini 4 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 Mini 4 is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from being damaged during charging. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 9 or greater on the iPad Mini 4.

Charging the iPad Mini 4 in Kazakhstan

Can the iPad Mini 4 be used in Kazakhstan?

You can connect the iPad Mini 4 to a Kazakhstani power outlet.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad Mini 4 in Kazakhstan?

When travelling with more than your iPad Mini 4 and visiting multiple countries then the best international travel charger for Kazakhstan is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as 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. Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the heads over. If your model of iPad Mini 4 is compatible with Fast Charge (note not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times with one of these types of USB travel chargers plus compatibility with more power hungry devices. Having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge multiple devices at once without needing to pack individual travel adapters or occupying additional power outlets. Because you are only packing a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage. Due to their space saving versatility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers without needing an additional power outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of versatile power charger at an electronics retailer; the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested for charging 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 around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPad Mini 4, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Kazakhstan 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 best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Kazakhstan.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 Mini 4 in Kazakhstan?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad Mini 4 from a Kazakhstani power outlet

Using the Apple Lightning cable with a Europlug Type C USB adapter to charge your iPad Mini 4 from a Kazakhstani power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your iPad Mini 4 using a Kazakhstani power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple should typically include the USB cable when you first purchase your iPad Mini 4.
  2. First plug in the Type C USB power adapter into the Kazakhstani power outlet. The power supply is recognised by the two round holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 4. The iPad Mini 4 lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Switch on the Kazakhstani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 4 is charging, typically taking around 60-300 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad Mini 4 from a Kazakhstani power outlet

Charging the iPad Mini 4 from a Kazakhstani power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

The Wiki Connections guide on how to recharge the iPad Mini 4 with a Kazakhstani power outlet with an Apple Lightning connector and a double pin Type F Schuko USB charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad Mini 4 from the Kazakhstani power outlet you'll need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (typically already supplied with the device).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type F USB power adapter in the Kazakhstani power outlet. This round power outlet, sometimes known as a Schuko outlet, can be recognised by two adjacent holes where the live and neutral plug outlet pins go and two thin metal grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Apple USB Lightning power cord into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 4. The iPad Mini 4 lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Turn on the Kazakhstani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad Mini 4 will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up which should take between 1-4.5 hours to fully recharge.
Charging the iPad Mini 4 from a Kazakhstani power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kazakhstan - Kazakhstan Wikipedia page
  2. https://help.apple.com/ipad/9/ - iPad Mini 4 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