Charging the iPad Mini 2 when visiting Tajikistan

Simple instructions showing you how to recharge your iPad Mini 2 from a Tajikistani power outlet by using a USB Lightning Apple connector with a Type C USB adapter and recharging the iPad Mini 2 using a Type F USB adapter.

Tajikistani power outlet

Various voltages and plugs can often be daunting when planning on staying in a new country for the first time traveller. This isn't as complex as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of standards used in the world this article tells you exactly what to pick up in advance to charge the iPad Mini 2 . This page was specifically written to stop people having to worry if they'll be able to power the iPad Mini 2 when they are staying abroad.This page is a simple guide demonstrating exactly how to supply power to your iPad Mini 2 in Tajikistan by using their types F or C Tajikistani 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. When you are travelling to Tajikistan from another country please double check your iPad Mini 2 can accept a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts ensure that your device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from over-heating during charging. If you plan on travelling to a destination like Dushanbe or Khujand we also recommend referring to the Tajikistani wikipedia page [1] for more information prior to the location. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini 2.

Charging the iPad Mini 2 in Tajikistan

Can you use the iPad Mini 2 in Tajikistan?

Yes, you can connect the iPad Mini 2 to a Tajikistani power outlet.

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad Mini 2 in Tajikistan?

When travelling to more than one country and bringing along more than just your iPad Mini 2 the best international travel charger for Tajikistan is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible 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 travel charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by switching the plugs over. If your iPad Mini 2 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these USB travel chargers and additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other chargers this means you can power more than one device at the same time without needing to buy seperate power adapters on your Tajikistani trip. Only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage while travelling. Due to their space saving versatility these types of adapters can be used back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers and using only a single power outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of flexible power adapter at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous 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 wanting to recharge devices using 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 or unstable power supplies. These power adapters come 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 best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting Tajikistan using 3 pin type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and offers almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Tajikistan.
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad Mini 2 in Tajikistan?

Charging the iPad Mini 2 from a Tajikistani power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Simple instructions showing you how to recharge your iPad Mini 2 from a Tajikistani power outlet by using a USB Lightning Apple connector with a Type C USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to the iPad Mini 2 from a Tajikistani power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (normally already supplied with the device).
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type C USB power adapter into the Tajikistani power outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by two circular holes next to each other where the twin plug outlet pins go.
  3. Then connect one end of the Lightning power cord into the bottom of the mains USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Switch 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 Mini 2 is recharging which takes around 1 - 4 hours to fully recharge.
Charging the iPad Mini 2 from a Tajikistani power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Charging the iPad Mini 2 from a Tajikistani power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

Using the Lightning Apple cable with a double pin Type F Schuko USB charger to power the iPad Mini 2 with a Tajikistani power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPad Mini 2 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] (Apple normally supply this USB cable when you buy the iPad Mini 2).
  2. Start the process by taking the Type F USB power adapter and inserting it into the power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by two 4.8mm circular adjacent holes, plus a pair of grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Turn on the Tajikistani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up which should take between one to four hours to recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPad Mini 2 from a Tajikistani power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tajikistan - Tajikistani 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 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