Charging your iPad Mini from a power outlet in Turkey

The WikiConnections guide showing how to recharge the iPad Mini from a Turkish power outlet by using a USB Lightning connector with a two pin Europlug Type C power adapter and how to charge the iPad Mini using a Type F Schuko power plug.

Turkish power outlet

If you are packing for a holiday to Turkey it is useful to know if you'll be able to charge all your essential electronics that you are bringing with you. Without knowing which plug socket is used in Turkey you may end up either bringing unnecessary adaptors or bring the wrong power charger, therefore needing to borrow a potentially expensive adaptor on arrival. Various combinations of standards and plug types can often cause confusion when planning to travel to another country if you've never been there before. This guide has been written to stop travellers having to worry if they can charge the iPad Mini abroad.When you are staying in Turkey these instructions show charging the iPad Mini using the F or C type Turkish 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets, Type F wall outlets are normally used by a majority of Turks. When travelling to Turkey from a different region ensure that your iPad Mini can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v check that the device 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 when powering up. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini.

Charging the iPad Mini in Turkey

Can you use the iPad Mini in Turkey?

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

What is the best power adapter for the iPad Mini in Turkey?

If you are travelling to multiple countries or bringing more than just your iPad Mini then the best international travel adapter for Turkey to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two different standards of plug sockets in Turkey (types F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by changing the included plugs over. If your iPad Mini can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these travel chargers along with support for more power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other adapters this will allow you to recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy seperate travel adapters or occupying additional power sockets. Only packing a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand baggage while travelling. Because of their flexibility these types of power adapters can be used when you return home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional power outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of flexible travel adapter at your preferred electronics retailer, the travel adapter illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries 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 who only have USB devices such as the iPad Mini, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Turkey.
What is the best power adapter for the iPad Mini in Turkey?

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

The WikiConnections guide showing how to recharge the iPad Mini from a Turkish power outlet by using a USB Lightning connector with a two pin Europlug Type C power adapter.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad Mini from the Turkish power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - usually included with the device.
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it in the Turkish power outlet. This ungrounded power outlet (sometimes known as a Europlug) can be recognised by the 2 circular adjacent holes for live and neutral.
  3. Plug in one end of the Lightning power cord into the bottom of the power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini. The iPad Mini lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad Mini.
  4. Turn on the Turkish power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up and takes roughly 1 to 4 hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Mini from a Turkish power outlet

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

The WikiConnections page showing how to recharge the iPad Mini from a Turkish power outlet by using a USB Lightning connector with a 2 pin Type F Schuko power adapter.

  1. To power the iPad Mini using a Turkish power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (typically already included with the iPad Mini).
  2. Begin by inserting the Type F USB power adapter into the wall supply. This recessed round power outlet, also called the Type F power outlet [6] or Schuko plug, can be identified by the two large holes 19 mm next to each other along with two thin grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB charging cord into the bottom of the power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini. The iPad Mini lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad Mini.
  4. Turn on the Turkish power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up and takes roughly 1 to 4 hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPad Mini 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 Wikipedia web 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 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