Charging the iPad Mini in Turkmenistan

Using an Apple USB Lightning cable and a three pinned Type B power charger to recharge the iPad Mini from a Turkmen power outlet, charging the iPad Mini using a double pin Type C Europlug power plug and charging the iPad Mini using a two pin Type F Schuko power plug

Turkmen power outlet

Different frequencies and region codes can often cause confusion when planning to visit another country, especially to the first time traveller. These guidelines were specifically written to stop people having to worry if they'll be able to power their iPad Mini when they're abroad.If you're travelling to Turkmenistan this page contains useful instructions showing you how to power your iPad Mini by using the C, B or F type Turkmen 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. When travelling to Turkmenistan from another country double check the iPad Mini can be charged using a 240v supply. If your iPad Mini came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check that the iPad Mini is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from over-heating during charging. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini.

Charging the iPad Mini in Turkmenistan

Can you use the iPad Mini in Turkmenistan?

Yes, you can connect the iPad Mini to a Turkmen power outlet.

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

If travelling with more than just your iPad Mini the best travel power adapter for Turkmenistan is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. There are three standards of wall outlets that Turkmens use (C, B and F) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the supplied heads. If your type of iPad Mini supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these types of USB power chargers, along with support for more power hungry devices. Unlike other travel adapters this means you can charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack individual travel chargers. Because you are only bringing a single USB travel charger will keep the size down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Due to their space saving versatility these types of adapters can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones using only a single wall outlet.

If you travel to Turkmenistan we recommend buying an adaptable power adapter of this nature online. The travel adapter illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Turkmenistan

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPad Mini, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting Turkmenistan.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a flexible 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Turkmenistan.
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad Mini in Turkmenistan?

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

Using an Apple USB Lightning cable and a three pinned Type B power charger to recharge the iPad Mini from a Turkmen power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPad Mini from the Turkmen power outlet you will need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will normally supply this USB cable when you purchase your iPad Mini).
  2. Begin by plugging the Type B USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by two thin slots parallel to each other where the blades go with a single hole below for the grounded pin. Please note power cables used with type B plugs which are rated at 125 V should not be used in Turkmenistan so we recommend checking prior to continuing.
  3. Connect one end of the Apple Lightning charging cord into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini. The iPad Mini lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad Mini.
  4. Switch on the Turkmen power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Mini is charging, typically taking roughly one to four hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPad Mini with a Turkmen power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

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

Using a USB Lightning Apple connector with a two pin Type C Europlug power charger to recharge the iPad Mini from a Turkmen power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPad Mini from the Turkmen power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should normally include this cable when you buy the iPad Mini).
  2. Start by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it in the power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by the 2 round holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB charging cord into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini. The iPad Mini lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad Mini.
  4. Turn on the Turkmen power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPad Mini will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging taking around 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge.
Charging the iPad Mini from a Turkmen power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPad Mini from a Turkmen power outlet

Using a USB Lightning Apple connector with a Type F Schuko USB charger to recharge the iPad Mini from a Turkmen power outlet.

  1. To charge the iPad Mini using a Turkmen power outlet you'll need to use a Type F USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - the cable is normally supplied with the device.
  2. First plug in the Type F USB power adapter into the Turkmen power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by the two circular adjacent holes for live and neutral pins and a pair of two grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB charging cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini. The iPad Mini lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad Mini.
  4. Turn on the Turkmen power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging and takes around 1 to 4 hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPad Mini from a Turkmen power outlet

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 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