How to charge the iPad 3 when staying in Turkmenistan

A step by step guide showing you how to charge the iPad 3 with a Turkmen power outlet by using a USB 30-pin Apple connector and a Type C power charger, charging the iPad 3 using a 3 pinned Type B USB charger and how to recharge the iPad 3 using a Type F power plug

Turkmen power outlet

Varying different combinations of voltages and standards can all be daunting when planning to stay in a foreign country if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of common standards used in the world this guide shows exactly what to buy in advance to charge your iPad 3 in Turkmenistan. These instructions were written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPad 3 when you're visiting abroad.When you're visiting Turkmenistan the following instructions show charging your iPad 3 using their Type C, B or F Turkmen 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. When travelling anywhere you'll find that most power sockets will vary from region to region so we recommend that you read our Wikiconnections travel power sockets guide where you'll find a complete list of powering devices in different countries. If travelling to Turkmenistan from another country please ensure the iPad 3 can accept a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v check that your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overheating when charging it. If you plan on travelling to a Turkmen place like Ashgabat please read the Turkmen page on wikipedia.org [1] for more information on visiting the area. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 3.

Charging the iPad 3 in Turkmenistan

Can the iPad 3 be used in Turkmenistan?

You can connect the iPad 3 to a Turkmen power outlet by using a power convertor.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad 3 in Turkmenistan?

When you are travelling with more than just your iPad 3 or visiting multiple countries then the best international travel power adapter for Turkmenistan is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. Turkmens use three different types of plug sockets (C, B and F) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of iPad 3 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these power chargers plus support for certain power demanding devices.

Unlike other travel adapters this will also allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring individual travel adapters. Because you are only bringing a single travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage whilst travelling and suitable for recharging your iPad 3 at the airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers with only a single plug socket.

We recommend searching for this type of versatile travel adapter online, the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Turkmenistan

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting 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 the US using type B plugs and gives practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more generous 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 wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Turkmenistan.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad 3 in Turkmenistan?

How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from a Turkmen power outlet

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge the iPad 3 with a Turkmen power outlet by using the 30 pin Apple connector and a Type B power charger.

  1. To supply power to the iPad 3 using a Turkmen power outlet you will need a Type B USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple normally include the USB cable with your iPad 3.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type B USB power adapter in the Turkmen power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 2 slots next to each other where the twin plug outlet blades slide into with a single semicircle shaped hole below for the slightly longer earthed pin. Be aware power cables with type B outlets which are rated at 125 volts shouldn't be used in Turkmenistan so please check prior to proceeding.
  3. Plug in one end of the power cord into the USB adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 3. The iPad 3 dock connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad 3.
  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 charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging which should take roughly one-four hours to recharge.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from a Turkmen power outlet

Charging the iPad 3 from a Turkmen power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

A step by step guide showing you how to charge the iPad 3 with a Turkmen power outlet by using a USB 30-pin Apple connector and a Type C power charger.

  1. In order to charge the iPad 3 from the Turkmen power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple will typically include the USB cable with your iPad 3).
  2. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This wall supply, also called a Type C power outlet [6], is recognised by the two circular adjacent holes.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB cord into the power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 3. The iPad 3 dock connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad 3.
  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 charge icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up, typically taking around one to four hours to completely recharge.
Charging the iPad 3 from a Turkmen power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Powering the iPad 3 with a Turkmen power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Using a USB 30-pin cable and a Type F power charger to power your iPad 3 from a Turkmen power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the iPad 3 from the Turkmen power outlet you'll need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple normally include the USB cable with your iPad 3).
  2. Begin by inserting the Type F USB power adapter in the Turkmen power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by two holes 19 mm apart from each other where the two pins slide into, plus a pair of two thin metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 3. The iPad 3 dock connector is found at the base of the iPad 3.
  4. Switch on the Turkmen power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad 3 will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad 3 is recharging taking roughly one-four hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPad 3 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 page on wikipedia.org
  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 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