Charging your iPad Mini from a power outlet in Tajikistan

The Wiki Connections page showing how to recharge the iPad Mini from a Tajikistani power outlet with a Lightning Apple cable and a Type C Europlug power adapter and charging the iPad Mini using a double pinned Type F USB plug.

Tajikistani power outlet

Complicated region codes and voltages can all be confusing when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never been there before. This isn't as complicated as it appears, with only a handful of different types of standards used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need to pick up in advance to charge your iPad Mini . These instructions have been specifically written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPad Mini when staying in Tajikistan.If planning a trip to Tajikistan the following useful instructions show how to supply power to the iPad Mini by using their types F or C 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. Most power sources will change from region to region so we suggest reading the Wikiconnections world power sockets page where you'll find a full list of charging devices in different destinations. When travelling to Tajikistan from a different region ensure your iPad Mini can be charged using a 240v supply. If your iPad Mini was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) make sure your iPad Mini is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overloading whilst powering it up. If you plan on taking a trip to a Tajikistani place such as Dushanbe we also suggest reading the Tajikistan entry on wikipedia [1] for further information. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini.

Charging the iPad Mini in Tajikistan

Can the iPad Mini be used in Tajikistan?

Yes, you can connect the iPad Mini to a Tajikistani power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad Mini in Tajikistan?

If travelling to more than one country or bringing more than just your iPad Mini then the best travel power adapter for Tajikistan is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two standards of wall outlets that Tajikistanis use (types F and C) and using a travel adapter 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 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by changing the heads over. If your type of iPad Mini is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these types of travel chargers, along with compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers having a four port adapter will allow you to recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy individual travel chargers on your Tajikistani trip. By only needing to bring a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage. Because of their flexibility these types of power adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets without needing an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling to Tajikistan we recommend buying a versatile power adapter like this at your preferred electronics retailer. The travel charger illustrated here 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 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 Mini, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Tajikistan.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Tajikistan.
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad Mini in Tajikistan?

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

The Wiki Connections page showing how to recharge the iPad Mini from a Tajikistani power outlet with a Lightning Apple cable and a Type C Europlug power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPad Mini using a Tajikistani power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (usually supplied with the device by Apple).
  2. Start by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the power supply. This ungrounded power outlet is identified by the 2 circular holes next to each other where the live and neutral pins go.
  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. The iPad Mini lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad Mini.
  4. Turn on the Tajikistani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging which should take roughly one to four hours to fully recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPad Mini from a Tajikistani power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

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

Simple instructions showing you how to recharge your iPad Mini with a Tajikistani power outlet using the Apple USB Lightning connector with a two pin Type F USB charger.

  1. To charge the iPad Mini using the Tajikistani power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - this USB cable is typically supplied with your iPad Mini by Apple.
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type F USB power adapter into the Tajikistani power outlet. This sunken circular wall outlet (sometimes called the Type F power outlet [6] or Schuko plug) can be recognised by two 4.8mm adjacent holes where the live and neutral pins go, plus two grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Connect one end of the Apple power cable into the bottom of the power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini. The iPad Mini lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad Mini.
  4. Switch on the Tajikistani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Mini is powering up which typically takes between one-four hours to recharge.
Charging the iPad Mini from a Tajikistani power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tajikistan - Tajikistan entry on wikipedia
  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