How to charge your iPad Air from a power outlet in Tajikistan

Instructions showing how to power your iPad Air from a Tajikistani power outlet by using the Apple Lightning cable with a Europlug Type C USB adapter and how to charge the iPad Air using a double pin Type F Schuko USB plug.

Tajikistani power outlet

Various region codes and plugs can all cause confusion when planning on travelling to a different country for the first time traveller. If going to Tajikistan this page has instructions showing how to power the iPad Air using their standard types F or C Tajikistani 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. When you are visiting Tajikistan from a different region please ensure that the iPad Air can accept a 240v supply. If your iPad Air originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts make sure your device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from overheating when charging it. If you're planning on visiting a Tajikistani destination like Dushanbe refer to the Wikipedia.org page about Tajikistan [1] for further details prior to travelling to the area. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Air.

Charging the iPad Air in Tajikistan

Can the iPad Air be used in Tajikistan?

You can use the iPad Air in Tajikistan.

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

If travelling with more than your iPad Air or visiting multiple countries then the best travel charger for Tajikistan to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Tajikistanis 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 around the world simply by switching the included heads over. If your iPad Air is compatible with Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker charging times by using one of these types of USB power chargers and additional compatibility with more power demanding devices. Unlike other travel adapters having a 4 port adapter means you can power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring multiple travel chargers for your trip. Only needing to pack a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage while travelling and suitable for recharging your iPad Air at an airport or on a plane. Because of their flexibility these types of adapters can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets with only a single wall outlet.

We suggest buying this type of versatile travel adapter online. The power adapter illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with good reliably.

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 Air, however for visitors 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 power supplies. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Tajikistan and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Tajikistan.
  • 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 suitable for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Tajikistan.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad Air in Tajikistan?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad Air from a Tajikistani power outlet

Instructions showing how to power your iPad Air from a Tajikistani power outlet by using the Apple Lightning cable with a Europlug Type C USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge the iPad Air using a Tajikistani power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will normally include the cable with your iPad Air).
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter in the Tajikistani power outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by the 2 adjacent holes.
  3. Connect one end of the USB Apple Lightning power cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad Air.
  4. Turn on the Tajikistani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging and takes roughly one to four hours to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad Air from a Tajikistani power outlet

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

The Wiki Connections page on how to recharge the iPad Air with a Tajikistani power outlet with an Apple USB Lightning connector and a two pinned Type F Schuko power charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad Air using the Tajikistani 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. Begin by taking the Type F USB power adapter and inserting it into the power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by two large circular holes 19 mm adjacent to each other for live and neutral, plus a pair of grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect the USB 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 Air. The iPad Air lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad Air.
  4. Switch on the Tajikistani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Air is charging, typically taking around one-four hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPad Air with a Tajikistani power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tajikistan - Wikipedia.org page about Tajikistan
  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