Charging the iPad Mini 4 when staying in Tajikistan

Simple instructions showing how to power the iPad Mini 4 with a Tajikistani power outlet with a USB Lightning Apple connector with a two pin Europlug Type C power adapter and charging the iPad Mini 4 using a double pin Schuko Type F power adapter.

Tajikistani power outlet

Varying different standards and voltages can often be daunting when planning to travel to another country if you've never been there before. If visiting Tajikistan the following useful instructions show powering the iPad Mini 4 using the standard F or C type Tajikistani 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. Power sockets are different from country to country therefore we suggest reading the power supplies list for a full list of countries. If you are visiting Tajikistan from another region please double check your iPad Mini 4 can be charged using a 240v supply. If your iPad Mini 4 came from 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) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged when charging it. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 9 or greater on the iPad Mini 4.

Charging the iPad Mini 4 in Tajikistan

Can you use the iPad Mini 4 in Tajikistan?

You can connect the iPad Mini 4 to a Tajikistani power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad Mini 4 in Tajikistan?

If travelling to multiple countries then the best international travel adapter for Tajikistan to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Tajikistanis use two different standards of power outlets (F and C) and using a power adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by switching the supplied heads. If your type of iPad Mini 4 supports Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these travel adapters and additional support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other travel adapters this will allow you to recharge multiple devices at once without needing to bring individual power adapters on your Tajikistani trip or using up additional wall outlets. Because you are only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage and convenient for charging your iPad Mini 4 at the airport or on a flight. Due to their versatility these types of power adapters can be used back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers without using up an additional plug socket.

We recommend searching for a multipurpose power adapter like this online. The multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries 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 via USB, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting 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 originating from the US using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Tajikistan.
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad Mini 4 in Tajikistan?

Charging the iPad Mini 4 from a Tajikistani power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Simple instructions showing how to power the iPad Mini 4 with a Tajikistani power outlet with a USB Lightning Apple connector with a two pin Europlug Type C power adapter.

  1. To power the iPad Mini 4 using a Tajikistani power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the cable is normally supplied with your device by Apple).
  2. Firstly plug the Type C USB power adapter in the power outlet. The wall supply can be recognised by 2 adjacent holes where the twin pins go.
  3. Connect one end of the Lightning power cord into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 4. The iPad Mini 4 lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Switch 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 Mini 4 is powering up which should take between one to five and a half hours to fully recharge.
Charging the iPad Mini 4 from a Tajikistani power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Charging the iPad Mini 4 from a Tajikistani power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

Using a USB Lightning cable and a Schuko Type F USB charger to power the iPad Mini 4 with a Tajikistani power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPad Mini 4 from the Tajikistani power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple will usually include the cable when you buy the iPad Mini 4.
  2. Start the process by taking the Type F USB power adapter and inserting it in the Tajikistani power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by the two 4.8mm circular holes 19 mm next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins sit, plus thin grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Apple USB cable into the bottom of the power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 4. The iPad Mini 4 lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Switch on the Tajikistani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging and takes around 1 - 4.5 hours to recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPad Mini 4 from a Tajikistani power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tajikistan - wikipedia web page about Tajikistan
  2. https://help.apple.com/ipad/9/ - iPad Mini 4 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