Charging your iPad 3 from a power outlet in Tajikistan

Using a 30-pin connector with a Type C USB charger to recharge the iPad 3 from a Tajikistani power outlet and how to power the iPad 3 using a Type F power adapter.

Tajikistani power outlet

Various combinations of standards and plug types can often lead to confusion when planning to travel to another country if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used in the world this article shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge the iPad 3 . This step by step guide shows you exactly what you'll need to supply power to the iPad 3 when you are in Tajikistan using the standard F or C type Tajikistani 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If visiting Tajikistan from a different country please ensure your iPad 3 can accept a 240 volt supply. If your iPad 3 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure that the device 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 whilst powering it up. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 3.

Charging the iPad 3 in Tajikistan

Can you use the iPad 3 in Tajikistan?

You can connect the iPad 3 to a Tajikistani power outlet by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad 3 in Tajikistan?

If you are travelling with more than just your iPad 3 and visiting multiple countries the best international travel charger for Tajikistan to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Tajikistanis use two different types of power outlets (F and C) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by changing the heads over. If your type of iPad 3 supports Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times by using one of these USB travel chargers, along with compatibility with more power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other chargers having a 4 port charger means you can recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring individual power adapters. By only needing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage and suitable for charging your iPad 3 at the airport or on the plane. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers without needing an additional wall outlet.

We recommend buying this type of flexible travel charger at your preferred electronics retailer, the travel adapter illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Tajikistan

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 3, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Tajikistan 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 most popular portable option for travellers originating from America visiting Tajikistan using 3 pinned type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs. This gives almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Tajikistan.
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad 3 in Tajikistan?

Charging the iPad 3 from a Tajikistani power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Using a 30-pin connector with a Type C USB charger to recharge the iPad 3 from a Tajikistani power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPad 3 from a Tajikistani power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple typically supply the USB cable with the iPad 3).
  2. Plug in the Type C USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can recognise this wall outlet by two round adjacent holes for live and neutral pins.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 3. The iPad 3 dock connector is found at the base of the iPad 3.
  4. Turn on the Tajikistani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up taking roughly 1 to 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPad 3 from a Tajikistani power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from a Tajikistani power outlet

Using a 30-pin connector with a 2 pin Type F USB charger to recharge the iPad 3 from a Tajikistani power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPad 3 from the Tajikistani power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (this USB cable is usually supplied with the device by Apple).
  2. Begin by inserting the Type F USB power adapter into the Tajikistani power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the two circular holes 19 mm next to each other for live and neutral and a pair of two metal grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 3. The iPad 3 dock connector is found at the bottom of the iPad 3.
  4. Turn on the Tajikistani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up and takes roughly 1 to 4 hours to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from a Tajikistani power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tajikistan - Tajikistan 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 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. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters