How to charge the iPad 4 when staying in Turkey

A step-by-step guide showing you how to recharge the iPad 4 with a Turkish power outlet with the Lightning Apple connector and a Type C power charger and charging the iPad 4 using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter.

Turkish power outlet

Various frequencies and region codes can often be daunting when planning on visiting another country, especially for the first time traveller. This page is a guide showing what you'll need to charge the iPad 4 when going to Turkey by using their Type F or C 230 volt 50Hz power outlets, a majority of Turks use Type F sockets in their power outlets. When travelling anywhere you'll find that most power sockets will vary from region to region so we recommend that you read our Wikiconnections travel power sockets guide where you'll find a complete list of powering devices in different countries. If travelling to Turkey from another country please ensure the iPad 4 can accept a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v check 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 overheating when charging it. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 4.

Charging the iPad 4 in Turkey

Can the iPad 4 be used in Turkey?

You can connect the iPad 4 to a Turkish power outlet by using a power convertor.

What is the best power charger for the iPad 4 in Turkey?

If travelling with more than just your iPad 4 or visiting multiple countries then the best international travel power adapter for Turkey to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Turks use two different types of plug sockets (F and C) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of iPad 4 can support Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times with one of these power chargers plus support for certain power demanding devices. Unlike other chargers having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel adapters on your trip to Turkey. Only bringing a single travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage as well as being convenient for charging your iPad 4 at the airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers with only a single plug socket.

We suggest buying this type of flexible power charger online, the multipurpose 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 different countries around the world with good 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 these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover 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 option 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 travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more generous 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 wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Turkey.
What is the best power charger for the iPad 4 in Turkey?

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

Using a USB Lightning cable with a Europlug Type C power charger to power your iPad 4 from a Turkish power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your iPad 4 using a Turkish power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple should usually supply this cable with your iPad 4.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the Turkish power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 2 holes next to each other where the two pins slide into.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple USB Lightning charging cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad 4.
  4. Switch on the Turkish power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad 4 will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is charging which typically takes roughly 1 - 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPad 4 from a Turkish power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from a Turkish power outlet

Learn how to recharge your iPad 4 from a Turkish power outlet with the Lightning Apple connector and a Schuko Type F power adapter.

  1. To power your iPad 4 using a Turkish power outlet you'll need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should usually supply this cable when you first purchase your iPad 4).
  2. Plug in the Type F USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This round wall supply, also called a Schuko outlet or Type F power outlet [6], can be recognised by the two large circular adjacent holes and grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad 4.
  4. Turn on the Turkish power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad 4 will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad 4 is recharging and takes between 60-240 minutes to recharge.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from a Turkish power outlet

See also

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