Charging your iPad Air from a power outlet in Turkey

Using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a Type C Europlug power adapter to recharge your iPad Air with a Turkish power outlet and recharging the iPad Air using a Type F Schuko power adapter.

Turkish power outlet

Varying different region codes and voltages can all be daunting when planning on visiting another country if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of sockets being used in the world this article shows exactly what to purchase in advance to power your iPad Air . This guide was written to prevent visitors having to worry if they'll be able to charge the iPad Air when they're travelling to Turkey.The following guide tells you exactly what you'll need to charge the iPad Air when you're visiting Turkey using the standard F or C type Turkish 230 volt 50Hz power outlets, you'll find a majority of Turks typically use Type F plugs in their plug outlets. Power sockets will vary depending on which area you are travelling to so we recommend reading the power supplies list for a complete list of regions and countries. When visiting Turkey from another region ensure that your iPad Air can be charged using a 240v supply. If the iPad Air was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check the device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from being damaged whilst powering it up. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Air.

Charging the iPad Air in Turkey

Can the iPad Air be used in Turkey?

Yes, you can connect the iPad Air to a Turkish power outlet.

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

If travelling with more than just your iPad Air the best international travel charger for Turkey to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Turks use two different standards of wall outlets (types F and C) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your iPad Air can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB travel chargers, plus additional support for more power hungry devices.

Unlike other adapters this means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack individual travel chargers or occupying additional power sockets. Because you are only packing a single international travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand baggage and convenient for charging your iPad Air at the airport or on your flight. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used when you return home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and phones without using up an additional plug socket.

If you travel to Turkey we suggest searching for an adaptable travel charger of this nature online; 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 on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Turkey

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPad Air, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Turkey and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Turkey using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 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 recharging the iPad Air in Turkey?

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

Using the USB Lightning Apple cable with a Type C Europlug power charger to charge your iPad Air with a Turkish power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the iPad Air using the Turkish power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the USB cable is normally already included with the iPad Air).
  2. Start by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it in the Turkish power outlet. You can identify this plug supply by the two round adjacent holes next to each other where the live and neutral pins go.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Apple Lightning power cord into the mains power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad Air.
  4. Switch on the Turkish power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPad Air screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging which typically takes around one to four hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad Air with a Turkish power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPad Air from a Turkish power outlet

Using the USB Lightning Apple connector with a Schuko Type F USB charger to charge your iPad Air with a Turkish power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad Air from 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 usually include this cable with the iPad Air).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type F USB power adapter in the wall supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the two 4.8mm round adjacent holes next to each other where the live and neutral pins go, plus two metal grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad Air.
  4. Switch on the Turkish power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad Air screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is charging and takes around one to four hours to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPad Air from a Turkish power outlet

See also

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