Charging the iPad Air when planning a trip to Turkmenistan

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your iPad Air with a Turkmen power outlet using a Lightning connector with a Type B USB charger, powering the iPad Air using a Type C Europlug power adapter and powering the iPad Air using a Schuko Type F power charger

Turkmen power outlet

Varying complicated standards and plug types can often be confusing when planning on staying in another country for the first time traveller. This page contains instructions telling you how to supply power to the iPad Air when you're visiting Turkmenistan using the types C, B or F 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When visiting Turkmenistan from a different region please check that the iPad Air can accept a 240 volt supply. If your iPad Air was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) check that the device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from overheating whilst powering it. If you're planning on taking a trip to a Turkmen city like Ashgabat or T'rkmenabat we also suggest reading the Wikipedia.org web page about Turkmenistan [1] for more details. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Air.

Charging the iPad Air in Turkmenistan

Can you use the iPad Air in Turkmenistan?

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

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

When travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your iPad Air 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]. Turkmens use three different types of power outlets (types C, B and F) and using a travel adapter like 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 over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the heads. If your iPad Air can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers, plus additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers this will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers. By only bringing a single international travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling as well as being suitable for charging your iPad Air at the airport or on your flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power 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, tablets and e-readers without using up an additional wall outlet.

We recommend buying a multipurpose travel charger like this at your preferred electronics retailer. The travel charger illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with perfect reliably.

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 using USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of counties with unreliable power supplies. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Turkmenistan and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 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 America using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just 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 Air in Turkmenistan?

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

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your iPad Air with a Turkmen power outlet using a Lightning connector with a Type B USB charger.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPad Air 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 should normally supply the cable with the iPad Air).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type B USB power adapter into the Turkmen power outlet. You can recognise this power supply by the two slots next to each other where the twin plug outlet blades slide into with a single hole below for the slightly long grounded pin. Be aware that power cables used with type B sockets which are rated at only 125 V shouldn't be used so we recommend checking first.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad Air.
  4. Switch on the Turkmen power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the tablet will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Air is powering up and takes around 1-4 hours to recharge.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPad Air from a Turkmen power outlet

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

Instructions on how to recharge the iPad Air from a Turkmen power outlet with the Apple USB Lightning connector with a Europlug Type C power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPad Air 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], typically supplied with your iPad Air.
  2. Start by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the two holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad Air.
  4. Switch on the Turkmen power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the tablet will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Air is powering up and takes around 1-4 hours to recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Air from a Turkmen power outlet

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

Instructions on how to recharge the iPad Air from a Turkmen power outlet with the USB Lightning Apple cable and a two pin Schuko Type F USB charger.

  1. To charge the iPad Air 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 normally already included with the device by Apple.
  2. Start by taking the Type F USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. The sunken round power supply (known as a Schuko outlet or Type F power outlet [8]) can be identified by the two 4.8mm round adjacent holes for live and neutral pins, plus two metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad Air.
  4. Switch on the Turkmen power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the tablet will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Air is powering up and takes around 1-4 hours to recharge.
Powering the iPad Air with a Turkmen power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

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