How to charge your iPad 4 from a power outlet in Turkmenistan

The Wiki Connections guide showing how to power your iPad 4 from a Turkmen power outlet by using the Lightning Apple connector and a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter, how to recharge the iPad 4 using a double pin Type C Europlug USB adapter and recharging the iPad 4 using a Schuko Type F USB adapter

Turkmen power outlet

Various standards and plugs can often be daunting when planning on visiting another country, especially if you've never visited before. This guide has been specifically written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPad 4 abroad.If you're travelling to Turkmenistan the following instructions show charging your iPad 4 by using the standard types C, B or F Turkmen 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. When you are visiting Turkmenistan from a different country make sure that the iPad 4 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) double check your iPad 4 is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from overheating when charging it. If you intend on travelling to a city such as Ashgabat or T'rkmenabat we also recommend reading the Turkmenistan Wikipedia web page [1] for more indepth details prior to travelling to the area. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 4.

Charging the iPad 4 in Turkmenistan

Can the iPad 4 be used in Turkmenistan?

You can connect the iPad 4 to a Turkmen power outlet.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad 4 in Turkmenistan?

When travelling to multiple countries or bringing along more than just your iPad 4 the best travel adapter for Turkmenistan to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. There are three types of plug sockets that Turkmens use (types C, B and F) and using a power charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the included plugs. If your iPad 4 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters plus support for certain power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel chargers having a four port charger will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to pack individual travel adapters or using up additional wall sockets. By only packing a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage as well as being on hand for charging your iPad 4 at the airport or on the plane. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets and phones with only a single wall outlet.

If you travel on a regular basis we suggest buying a versatile travel adapter like this at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been tested successfully with 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 any country wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors 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 unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international 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 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 originating from North America using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at almost half the 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 ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Turkmenistan.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad 4 in Turkmenistan?

Powering the iPad 4 with a Turkmen power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Using a USB Lightning connector and a Type B USB adapter to charge the iPad 4 from a Turkmen power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your iPad 4 using a Turkmen power outlet you will need a Type B USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple typically supply this cable with your iPad 4).
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type B USB power adapter in the Turkmen power outlet. The power supply, sometimes called a Type B power outlet [3], can be identified by two slots parallel to each other with a single semicircle shaped hole below for the ground pin. Be aware that power cords used with type B plugs which are rated at only 125 volts shouldn't be used in Turkmenistan so we suggest checking first.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB Apple Lightning power cord into the USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad 4.
  4. Switch on the Turkmen power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad 4 is recharging and takes between 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPad 4 with a Turkmen power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Powering the iPad 4 with a Turkmen power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Simple instructions showing how to charge your iPad 4 from a Turkmen power outlet with a USB Lightning connector and a Europlug Type C USB adapter.

  1. In order to power your iPad 4 using a Turkmen power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will usually supply this cable with your iPad 4).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the Turkmen power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by 2 round holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB Apple Lightning power cord into the USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad 4.
  4. Switch on the Turkmen power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad 4 is recharging and takes roughly 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPad 4 with a Turkmen power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from a Turkmen power outlet

Using a Lightning Apple connector and a two pinned Type F Schuko USB charger to power your iPad 4 from a Turkmen power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your iPad 4 from the Turkmen power outlet you'll need to use a Type F USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple will normally include the USB cable when you first purchase the iPad 4.
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type F USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can recognise the power supply by two 4.8mm round holes 19 mm adjacent to each other along with grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple cord into the power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad 4.
  4. Switch on the Turkmen power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is charging and takes between 1-4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from a Turkmen power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turkmenistan - Turkmenistan Wikipedia web 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