How to charge the iPad 3 from a power outlet in Turkey

Simple instructions showing how to charge the iPad 3 with a Turkish power outlet by using the 30 pin Apple connector and a two pinned Type C USB adapter and how to recharge the iPad 3 using a Type F USB charger.

Turkish power outlet

If organizing to travel to Turkey it's helpful to know if you'll be able to power your vital electronics like mobiles or laptop computers that you are bringing along. But, by not knowing which plug socket is used in Turkey you are likely to bring the wrong power adaptor, therefore having to buy a potentially expensive power adaptor on arrival. Varying different combinations of region codes and plugs can often be confusing when planning to travel to a different country especially for the first time traveller. This page has been specifically written to prevent people worrying if they can charge their iPad 3 abroad.If you are staying in Turkey the following instructions show charging your iPad 3 using the standard types F or C Turkish 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets, most Turks normally use Type F sockets in their power outlets. When you are visiting Turkey from a different region make sure the iPad 3 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the iPad 3 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) make sure that your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overloading whilst powering it up. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 3.

Charging the iPad 3 in Turkey

Can the iPad 3 be used in Turkey?

Yes, you can use the iPad 3 in Turkey.

What is the best power charger for the iPad 3 in Turkey?

If travelling with more than your iPad 3 or visiting multiple countries the best travel charger for Turkey is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two standards of power outlets in Turkey (types F and C) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the included plugs. If your iPad 3 is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters plus support for certain power demanding devices. Unlike other adapters this means you can charge multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power chargers for your trip to Turkey or occupying additional power outlets. By only packing a single travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers with only a single wall outlet.

For those travelling on a regular basis we recommend searching for a flexible power charger similar to this at an electronics retailer. The travel adapter illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign 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 around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable power grids. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, North 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 most popular compact power adapter for travellers originating from America visiting Turkey.
  • 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 North America using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half 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 ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Turkey.
What is the best power charger for the iPad 3 in Turkey?

Powering the iPad 3 with a Turkish power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Simple instructions showing how to charge the iPad 3 with a Turkish power outlet by using the 30 pin Apple connector and a two pinned Type C USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge the iPad 3 from the Turkish power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple should usually supply this cable with your iPad 3.
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This unearthed power outlet can be identified by two circular adjacent holes.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 3. The iPad 3 dock connector is found at the base of the iPad 3.
  4. Switch on the Turkish power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up, typically taking around one to four hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPad 3 with a Turkish power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from a Turkish power outlet

Using an Apple 30 pin cable with a 2 pinned Type F USB adapter to recharge your iPad 3 from a Turkish power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your iPad 3 from the Turkish power outlet you'll need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (this cable is typically included with your device).
  2. Begin by inserting the Type F USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This round wall supply can be identified by two large circular adjacent holes where the pins sit along with a pair of two thin metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect one end of the Apple 30 pin cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 3. The iPad 3 dock connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad 3.
  4. Turn on the Turkish power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging and takes between one-four hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from a Turkish power outlet

See also

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