Charging the iPad when planning a trip to Turkmenistan

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your iPad with a Turkmen power outlet using a 30-pin Apple cable and a Type F USB charger, charging the iPad using a three pinned Type B power adapter and how to power the iPad using a 2 pin Type C USB charger

Turkmen power outlet

Varying different region codes and voltages can all lead to confusion when planning to visit another country especially for the first time traveller. This page was written to help assist visitors wanting to power their iPad abroad.These step by step instructions will show you exactly what you'll need to power your iPad when staying in Turkmenistan using their standard C, B or F type Turkmen 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. If you are travelling to Turkmenistan from another country ensure that your iPad can be charged using a 240v supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) double check the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from overloading whilst powering it up. This page details the original iPad first generation, visit the Apple category page for the latest range of Apple iPads. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 5 or greater on the iPad.

Charging the iPad in Turkmenistan

Can you use the iPad in Turkmenistan?

You can use the iPad in Turkmenistan by using a power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for the iPad in Turkmenistan?

When travelling with more than just your iPad the best international travel adapter for Turkmenistan is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. There are three standards of plug sockets in Turkmenistan (C, B and F) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by switching the included plugs over. If your type of iPad is compatible with 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 simultaneously without needing to buy individual power adapters for your Turkmen trip. By only bringing a single international travel charger will also keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage and on hand for recharging your iPad at an airport or on the flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones, tablets and speakers without using up an additional plug socket.

If you travel regularly we suggest searching for a versatile power adapter like this at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Turkmenistan

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPad, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of counties with unstable power supplies. These power converters come 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 international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from America going to Turkmenistan using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • 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 originating from the US using type B plugs. This gives almost the same functionality as 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 suitable for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Turkmenistan.
What is the best power adapter for the iPad in Turkmenistan?

Powering the iPad with a Turkmen power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

The Wiki Connections page showing how to recharge your iPad from a Turkmen power outlet with the Apple USB 30 pin connector with a Type B USB charger.

  1. To charge the iPad from the Turkmen power outlet you will need to use a Type B USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple will usually include this USB cable when you buy your iPad).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type B USB power adapter into the Turkmen power outlet. This plug supply (known as the Type B power outlet [3]) is identified by the two slots for live and neutral blades with a single hole below for the earth pin. Please note power cords with type B plugs which are rated at less that 240 V shouldn't be used so we recommend checking first.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector is found at the bottom of the iPad.
  4. Switch on the Turkmen power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging which should take roughly 1 - 4 hours to recharge.
Powering the iPad with a Turkmen power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

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

Using a 30-pin Apple cable and a 2 pin Type C power charger to recharge your iPad with a Turkmen power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPad using the Turkmen power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple will typically supply the cable with the iPad).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the Turkmen power outlet. You can identify the wall outlet by two adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector can be found at the base of the iPad.
  4. Turn on the Turkmen power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the tablet will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up taking roughly 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad from a Turkmen power outlet

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

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your iPad with a Turkmen power outlet using a 30-pin Apple cable and a Type F USB charger.

  1. If you want to power your iPad from a Turkmen power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - this USB cable is normally already included with your iPad.
  2. Start by taking the Type F USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. The circular wall outlet can be recognised by two circular holes 19 mm apart from each other where the two plug outlet pins sit and a pair of thin metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector is found at the bottom of the iPad.
  4. Switch on the Turkmen power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging, typically taking between one-four hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad from a Turkmen power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turkmenistan - Turkmenistan Wikipedia page
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1632/en_US/ipad_ios5_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 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music
  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