How to charge your iPad 2 from a power outlet in Turkey

Learn how to recharge the iPad 2 with a Turkish power outlet with a USB 30 pin Apple connector and a 2 pinned Type C USB charger and recharging the iPad 2 using a 2 pinned Type F USB plug.

Turkish power outlet

Various standards and plugs can often lead to confusion when planning on staying in a new country to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of common standards used in the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power your iPad 2 in Turkey. These instructions were specifically written to help prepare visitors wanting to power the iPad 2 abroad.When you're visiting Turkey this page contains instructions showing you powering your iPad 2 using the standard types F or C Turkish 230 volt 50Hz power outlets, you will find most Turks will typically use Type F sockets in their plug outlets. Power supplies will vary from region to region so we recommend reading our Wiki Connections travel power connections page for a complete list of powering devices in different regions and countries. If you are travelling to Turkey from a different country make sure that the iPad 2 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure the iPad 2 is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged during charging. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 2.

Charging the iPad 2 in Turkey

Can you use the iPad 2 in Turkey?

Yes, you can use the iPad 2 in Turkey by using the correct power convertor.

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

When you are travelling to more than one country the best travel power adapter for Turkey to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Turks use two different types of plug sockets (F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by switching the plugs over. If your model of iPad 2 can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times with one of these travel adapters, along with support for certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel adapters having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel chargers for your trip. Because you are only needing to bring a single international USB travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage. Due to their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used when you return home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets with only a single power outlet.

We suggest buying a flexible power charger similar to this online. The power charger illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Turkey

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Turkey.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also 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 gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Turkey.
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad 2 in Turkey?

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

Learn how to recharge the iPad 2 with a Turkish power outlet with a USB 30 pin Apple connector and a 2 pinned Type C USB charger.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad 2 from a Turkish power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (the cable is usually included with your device by Apple).
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter in the Turkish power outlet. The power supply is recognised by the two circular holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Then connect one end of the cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector is found at the base of the iPad 2.
  4. Switch on the Turkish power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your iPad 2 will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up, typically taking roughly one-four hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad 2 from a Turkish power outlet

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

Using a 30 pin cable with a Type F power adapter to charge the iPad 2 from a Turkish power outlet.

  1. To power your iPad 2 from the Turkish power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple normally include this cable with your iPad 2.
  2. First you'll need to plug in the Type F USB power adapter into the wall outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by two round adjacent holes where the live and neutral plug outlet pins go and two thin metal grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad 2.
  4. Turn on the Turkish power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging and takes roughly one to four hours to recharge.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad 2 from a Turkish power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turkey - Turkish country Wikipedia page
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1683/en_US/ipad_ios7_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 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music
  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