How to charge the iPad Mini 2 when staying in Turkey

Instructions showing how to charge the iPad Mini 2 with a Turkish power outlet by using the Lightning Apple connector and a double pin Europlug Type C USB adapter and recharging the iPad Mini 2 using a Type F power charger.

Turkish power outlet

If organizing a vacation to Turkey it's helpful to know if you'll be able to use your essential electrical devices like mobiles or laptop computers that you are bringing along. By not knowing which plug socket is used in Turkey you are likely to bring the wrong power adaptor, therefore leaving you having to borrow a potentially overpriced power adaptor on arrival. Varying different combinations of region codes and plugs can often be daunting when planning on visiting another country, especially for the first time traveller. When you're going to Turkey these useful instructions show powering your iPad Mini 2 using their Type F or C 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets, you'll discover most Turks will normally use the Type F sockets in their power outlets. If visiting Turkey from another country please ensure that the iPad Mini 2 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from being damaged during charging. If you are planning to stay somewhere like Istanbul we suggest referring to the Turkey Wikipedia page [1] for more indepth details prior to travelling to the area. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini 2.

Charging the iPad Mini 2 in Turkey

Can the iPad Mini 2 be used in Turkey?

You can connect the iPad Mini 2 to a Turkish power outlet by using a power convertor.

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

When you are travelling to multiple countries the best travel charger 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 will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by switching the included heads over. If your model of iPad Mini 2 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power hungry devices. Unlike other chargers having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy individual power chargers or using up additional power outlets. By only needing to pack a single lightweight travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage while travelling. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home 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.

If you travel frequently we recommend searching for an adaptable power charger similar to this at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

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 2, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unstable 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 both Turkey and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor 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 using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly 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 gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at 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 Mini 2 in Turkey?

Charging the iPad Mini 2 from a Turkish power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Instructions showing how to charge the iPad Mini 2 with a Turkish power outlet by using the Lightning Apple connector and a double pin Europlug Type C USB adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad Mini 2 using a Turkish power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the cable is usually already supplied with the iPad Mini 2 by Apple).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 2 round adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB Apple Lightning power cord into the power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Turn on the Turkish power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 2 is recharging and takes between 1-4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPad Mini 2 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 Mini 2 from a Turkish power outlet

Simple instructions showing how to charge the iPad Mini 2 with a Turkish power outlet with the Lightning Apple connector with a two pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter.

  1. If you want to power your iPad Mini 2 from the Turkish power outlet you'll need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple should usually supply this cable with your iPad Mini 2.
  2. Start by inserting the Type F USB power adapter in the Turkish power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by two adjacent holes next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins slide into and grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect one end of the USB cord into the power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Turn on the Turkish power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad Mini 2 will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 2 is charging which typically takes roughly 1 to 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 2 from a Turkish power outlet

See also

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