Charging the iPad Air 2 when planning a trip to Turkmenistan

Instructions showing how to recharge an iPad Air 2 from a Turkmen power outlet with the USB Lightning Apple connector with a Type C Europlug power adapter, powering an iPad Air 2 using a Type B USB plug and how to power an iPad Air 2 using a 2 pin Schuko Type F power charger

Turkmen power outlet

Varying different voltages and region codes can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country, especially if you've never been there before. However this isn't as complicated as it appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards being used in the world this article shows exactly what you'll need to pick up in advance to power your iPad Air 2 . If visiting Turkmenistan these instructions show powering the iPad Air 2 by using their standard C, B or F type Turkmen 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. You will discover that power will vary from region to region therefore we suggest reading the Asia page for a complete list of regions and countries. When visiting Turkmenistan from another region ensure your iPad Air 2 can be charged using a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure your device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overheating during charging. If you're planning on staying at a destination such as Ashgabat we recommend referring to the Turkmen Wikipedia page [1] for further details. These instructions assume that you've have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on an iPad Air 2.

Charging an iPad Air 2 in Turkmenistan

Can you use an iPad Air 2 in Turkmenistan?

Yes, you can connect an iPad Air 2 to a Turkmen power outlet.

What is the best travel charger for recharging an iPad Air 2 in Turkmenistan?

If you are travelling to more than one country or bringing more than your iPad Air 2 then the best travel charger for Turkmenistan to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. There are three different types of power outlets that Turkmens use (C, B and F) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your type of iPad Air 2 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers and compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

Unlike other adapters this will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to buy individual power adapters for your Turkmen trip or using up additional power sockets. Only bringing a single international travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage. Because of their flexibility these types of travel adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets with just a single wall outlet.

We recommend buying this type of versatile power adapter online; the travel charger illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Turkmenistan

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPad Air 2, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental 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 compact option for travellers originating from America going to Turkmenistan using 3 pin type B American 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 much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Turkmenistan.
What is the best travel charger for recharging an iPad Air 2 in Turkmenistan?

How to use a Type B power charger for charging your iPad Air 2 from a Turkmen power outlet

Using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a 3 pin Type B power adapter to recharge your iPad Air 2 with a Turkmen power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPad Air 2 using the Turkmen power outlet you will need to use a Type B USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple usually include this USB cable with the iPad Air 2).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type B USB power adapter into the wall supply. This power supply, technically called the Type B power outlet [3], can be recognised by the 2 thin slots next to each other with a hole below for the slightly long grounded pin. Please be aware that power cables used with type B sockets which are rated at less that 240 volts should not be used in Turkmenistan so please check prior to turning the power on.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB charging cord into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Turn on the Turkmen power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Air 2 is powering up and takes around one to four hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type B power charger for charging your iPad Air 2 from a Turkmen power outlet

Charging an iPad Air 2 from a Turkmen power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

A guide showing how to power an iPad Air 2 from a Turkmen power outlet by using a Lightning connector with a Europlug Type C USB charger.

  1. If you want to power your iPad Air 2 using the Turkmen power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], usually supplied with your iPad Air 2.
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the two adjacent holes for live and neutral pins.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB charging cord into the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Turn on the Turkmen power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the tablet will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Air 2 is powering up and takes around one to four hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Charging an iPad Air 2 from a Turkmen power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Charging an iPad Air 2 from a Turkmen power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

Using a Lightning cable and a 2 pin Type F USB charger to charge your iPad Air 2 with a Turkmen power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge an iPad Air 2 from a Turkmen power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this USB cable is typically supplied with your iPad Air 2).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type F USB power adapter into the Turkmen power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the two large adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral pins, plus two metal grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Apple power cable into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Turn on the Turkmen power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad Air 2 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging which takes roughly 1 - 4 hours to recharge.
Charging an iPad Air 2 from a Turkmen power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turkmenistan - Turkmen 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/typeB.htm - Type B power outlet
  4. Type B USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type B 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/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  7. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  9. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet
  10. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters