How to charge the iPad 2 from a power outlet in Turkmenistan

Simple instructions showing how to charge the iPad 2 with a Turkmen power outlet by using the 30 pin Apple connector and a three pinned Type B USB adapter, how to recharge the iPad 2 using a Type C USB adapter and charging the iPad 2 using a 2 pinned Type F power charger

Turkmen power outlet

Various voltages and sockets can all be daunting when planning to stay in a foreign country if you've never visited before. When you're going to Turkmenistan these useful instructions show how to supply power to your iPad 2 using their C, B or F type 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. When you are visiting Turkmenistan from a different country check your iPad 2 can be used with a 240v supply. If your iPad 2 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure that the iPad 2 is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to avoid the device from overheating when charging it. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 2.

Charging the iPad 2 in Turkmenistan

Can the iPad 2 be used in Turkmenistan?

Yes, you can use the iPad 2 in Turkmenistan.

What is the best power charger for the iPad 2 in Turkmenistan?

If travelling with more than your iPad 2 then the best international travel charger for Turkmenistan is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. There are three types of wall outlets in Turkmenistan (types C, B and F) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the supplied heads over. If your iPad 2 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, and additional support for certain power demanding devices. Unlike other chargers this will also allow you to charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy seperate power chargers or occupying 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 and suitable for recharging your iPad 2 at the airport or on the plane. Because of their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and smartphones with only a single plug socket.

We recommend searching for a versatile travel adapter like this at an electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign 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 any country wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Turkmenistan and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America going to Turkmenistan.
  • 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 from America using type B plugs. This offers almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for almost half 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Turkmenistan.
What is the best power charger for the iPad 2 in Turkmenistan?

Charging the iPad 2 from a Turkmen power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Instructions showing how to charge the iPad 2 with a Turkmen power outlet by using the 30 pin Apple connector and a three pinned Type B USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge the iPad 2 from the Turkmen power outlet you'll need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple will usually supply this cable when you first purchase the iPad 2.
  2. Plug in the Type B USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 2 slots parallel to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet blades slide into with a hole below for the long earthed pin. Please note that power cords used with type B plugs which are rated at less that 240 volts shouldn't be used in Turkmenistan so please check prior to proceeding.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector is found at the base of the iPad 2.
  4. Switch on the Turkmen power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad 2 will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up, typically taking around one to four hours to completely recharge.
Charging the iPad 2 from 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 2 from a Turkmen power outlet

Using an Apple 30 pin cable with a 2 pinned Type C USB adapter to recharge your iPad 2 from a Turkmen power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the iPad 2 using a Turkmen power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (this cable is usually already supplied with the iPad 2 by Apple).
  2. Start the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it in the Turkmen power outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by 2 holes next to each other where the two pins slide into.
  3. Connect one end of the Apple 30 pin cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad 2.
  4. Turn on the Turkmen power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging and takes between one-four hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad 2 from a Turkmen power outlet

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

Instructions showing how to charge the iPad 2 with a Turkmen power outlet by using the 30 pin Apple connector and a two pin Type F USB adapter.

  1. If you want to power your iPad 2 using a Turkmen power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple should typically include the USB cable with your iPad 2.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type F USB power adapter in the Turkmen power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by two holes 19 mm apart from each other for live and neutral along with grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector is found at the base of the iPad 2.
  4. Switch on the Turkmen power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad 2 will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up, typically taking around one to four hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPad 2 with a Turkmen power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turkmenistan - Turkmen Wikipedia page
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1683/en_US/ipad_ios7_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