How to charge your iPad Mini 2 from a power outlet in Turkmenistan

The Wiki Connections page on how to recharge the iPad Mini 2 with a Turkmen power outlet with an Apple Lightning connector and a double pin Type C Europlug USB charger, how to charge the iPad Mini 2 using a three pin Type B USB adapter and recharging the iPad Mini 2 using a Type F Schuko USB adapter

Turkmen power outlet

Varying different combinations of voltages and plug types can often be confusing when planning to stay in another country, especially if you've never visited before. This isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of standards used in the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need to purchase in advance to power the iPad Mini 2 in Turkmenistan. These instructions were specifically written to stop you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPad Mini 2 abroad.This page has instructions which shows exactly what you'll need to supply power to your iPad Mini 2 when you are visiting Turkmenistan by using the standard C, B or F type 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. When you are visiting Turkmenistan from a different country please ensure that the iPad Mini 2 can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure that the device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from being damaged whilst powering it up. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini 2.

Charging the iPad Mini 2 in Turkmenistan

Can the iPad Mini 2 be used in Turkmenistan?

You can connect the iPad Mini 2 to a Turkmen power outlet.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad Mini 2 in Turkmenistan?

If travelling with more than your iPad Mini 2 and visiting multiple countries then the best international travel charger for Turkmenistan is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as 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 travel charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world just by changing the supplied plugs. If your iPad Mini 2 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these types of power chargers, along with additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices.

Unlike other travel adapters having a 4 port charger means you can power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring multiple travel chargers for your Turkmen trip. Because you are only needing to bring a single international USB travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers without needing an additional power outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of versatile travel charger at your preferred electronics retailer. The travel adapter illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Turkmenistan

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPad Mini 2, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to regions with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These travel converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Turkmenistan and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power adapter for travellers originating from America visiting Turkmenistan using 3 pin type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs. This gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Turkmenistan.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad Mini 2 in Turkmenistan?

How to use a Type B power charger for charging your iPad Mini 2 from a Turkmen power outlet

Using the Lightning Apple cable with a Type B power charger to charge the iPad Mini 2 with a Turkmen power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the iPad Mini 2 using a Turkmen power outlet you will need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - the cable is usually already included with your device.
  2. Begin by taking the Type B USB power adapter and inserting it into the power supply. This wall outlet (sometimes called a Type B power outlet [3]) is recognised by the two slots parallel to each other for live and neutral blades with a single hole below for the slightly longer earth pin. Please be aware power cords used with type B plugs which are rated at only 125 volts shouldn't be used in Turkmenistan so we suggest checking prior to turning the power on.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Switch on the Turkmen power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 2 is charging, typically taking around 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type B power charger for charging your iPad Mini 2 from a Turkmen power outlet

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

Using the Lightning Apple cable with a Type C power charger to charge the iPad Mini 2 with a Turkmen power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your iPad Mini 2 using a Turkmen power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple should usually include the USB cable when you purchase the iPad Mini 2.
  2. Begin by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it in the power outlet. You can recognise the plug supply by 2 round adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Connect one end of the USB Apple Lightning power cord into the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Turn on the Turkmen power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPad Mini 2 will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up which should take between 1-4 hours to fully recharge.
Powering the iPad Mini 2 with a Turkmen power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPad Mini 2 from a Turkmen power outlet

Using the Apple Lightning cable with a Schuko Type F USB adapter to charge your iPad Mini 2 from a Turkmen power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your iPad Mini 2 from the Turkmen power outlet you'll need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (typically already supplied with the device).
  2. Insert the Type F USB power adapter in the Turkmen power outlet. The sunken round wall supply (known as the Type F power outlet [8] or Schuko outlet) can be recognised by the two large circular holes 19 mm next to each other for live and neutral, plus a pair of grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect one end of the power cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Turn on the Turkmen power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging and takes between one to four hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPad Mini 2 from a Turkmen power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turkmenistan - Turkmen entry 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