Charging your iPad Air 2 from a power outlet in Turkey

A guide showing you how to power an iPad Air 2 with a Turkish power outlet using an Apple USB Lightning connector with a double pin Type C USB adapter and charging an iPad Air 2 using a Type F USB plug.

Turkish power outlet

Various combinations of standards and voltages can all be daunting when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never been there before. This page was written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPad Air 2 when you're going abroad.When you're travelling to Turkey the following useful instructions show how to power your iPad Air 2 by using their standard Type F or C 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets, please note Type F plug outlets are typically used by most Turks. If you are travelling to Turkey from a different country please double check the iPad Air 2 can be charged using a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check the iPad Air 2 is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from overheating whilst powering it. If you plan to stay in a tourist destination such as Istanbul we also suggest reading the Turkish entry on Wikipedia.org [1] for more indepth information. These instructions assume that you've downloaded Apple iOS 7 or greater on an iPad Air 2.

Charging an iPad Air 2 in Turkey

Can the iPad Air 2 be used in Turkey?

Yes, you can connect an iPad Air 2 to a Turkish power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best travel charger for an iPad Air 2 in Turkey?

When travelling to more than one country or bringing along more than your iPad Air 2 the best international travel adapter for Turkey to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Turks use two different types of power outlets (F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the heads. If your model of iPad Air 2 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times by using one of these travel chargers, and compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel adapters having a four port adapter means you can recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring seperate travel chargers for your Turkish trip. Only packing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand luggage while travelling as well as being convenient for recharging your iPad Air 2 at an airport or on the flight. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used when you return home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and phones without needing an additional plug socket.

If you travel to Turkey we suggest buying this type of versatile power adapter 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 with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Turkey

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America going to Turkey.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 majority of travellers from around the world visiting Turkey.
What is the best travel charger for an iPad Air 2 in Turkey?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from a Turkish power outlet

A guide showing you how to power an iPad Air 2 with a Turkish power outlet using an Apple USB Lightning connector with a double pin Type C USB adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPad Air 2 from a Turkish power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], this USB cable is normally supplied with your iPad Air 2 by Apple.
  2. Plug the Type C USB power adapter into the power outlet. This ungrounded plug outlet is identified by the 2 round adjacent holes.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Apple charging cord into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Switch on the Turkish 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 Air 2 is charging which takes between 1 to 4 hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from a Turkish power outlet

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

Using the Apple Lightning cable and a Type F Schuko power adapter to recharge your iPad Air 2 with a Turkish power outlet.

  1. To power your iPad Air 2 using the Turkish power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this USB cable is typically supplied with your device by Apple).
  2. Start by inserting the Type F USB power adapter into the Turkish power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by two large adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral along with a pair of thin grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Turn on the Turkish power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the iPad Air 2 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up and takes around 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
Powering an iPad Air 2 with a Turkish power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turkey - Turkish entry on Wikipedia.org
  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