How to charge the iPad from a power outlet in Tajikistan

Using the USB 30-pin Apple connector and a 2 pinned Type C power charger to recharge the iPad with a Tajikistani power outlet and how to recharge the iPad using a two pinned Type F power plug.

Tajikistani power outlet

Complicated combinations of frequencies and region codes can often be daunting when planning on staying in a foreign country for the first time traveller. These guidelines were written to prevent visitors needing to worry if they can charge their iPad abroad.When you're visiting Tajikistan these instructions show how to power the iPad using their standard types F or C 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. If travelling to Tajikistan from a different region check that the iPad can be charged using a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts make sure that your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from over-heating during charging. This page details the original iPad first generation, visit the Apple category page for the latest range of Apple iPads. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 5 or greater on the iPad.

Charging the iPad in Tajikistan

Can the iPad be used in Tajikistan?

You can use the iPad in Tajikistan by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best travel adapter for the iPad in Tajikistan?

If you are travelling to more than one country then the best international travel charger for Tajikistan 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 in Tajikistan (types F and C) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied plugs. If your type of iPad can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker charging times by using one of these types of USB power chargers, along with additional support for certain power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other chargers this means you can power multiple devices at the same time without needing to bring individual power chargers. Because you are only needing to bring a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage whilst travelling as well as being on hand for recharging your iPad at the airport or on a flight. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of adapters can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers and using just a single plug socket.

We suggest searching for an adaptable travel adapter like this online, the power charger illustrated below is the 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 Tajikistan

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to regions with unreliable power supplies. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from America going to Tajikistan.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs. This offers the same functionality as the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a flexible 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Tajikistan.
What is the best travel adapter for the iPad in Tajikistan?

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

Using the USB 30-pin Apple connector and a 2 pinned Type C power charger to recharge the iPad with a Tajikistani power outlet.

  1. To power the iPad from a Tajikistani power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple typically supply this USB cable when you purchase the iPad.
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type C USB power adapter into the Tajikistani power outlet. The wall supply can be recognised by the 2 holes next to each other where the live and neutral pins sit.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector is found at the base of the iPad.
  4. Turn on the Tajikistani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging which typically takes around one-four hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad from a Tajikistani power outlet

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

The Wiki Connections guide on how to recharge the iPad with a Tajikistani power outlet with a USB 30 pin connector and a two pinned Type F power charger.

  1. If you want to charge your iPad using a Tajikistani power outlet you'll need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple should usually include the USB cable with your iPad).
  2. Firstly insert the Type F USB power adapter in the Tajikistani power outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by two 4.8mm circular adjacent holes where the twin plug outlet pins go and a pair of two thin grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple 30 pin cord into the bottom of the mains USB charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector can be found at the base of the iPad.
  4. Switch on the Tajikistani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging and takes roughly 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad from a Tajikistani power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tajikistan - Tajikistan Wikipedia web page
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1632/en_US/ipad_ios5_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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters