How to charge the iPad Mini 4 when staying in Turkmenistan

A step by step guide showing you how to recharge your iPad Mini 4 from a Turkmen power outlet with an Apple Lightning cable with a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter, how to recharge the iPad Mini 4 using a Type C power charger and how to recharge the iPad Mini 4 using a Schuko Type F USB adapter

Turkmen power outlet

Various region codes and plug types can all cause confusion when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never visited before. When you're going to travel to Turkmenistan the following instructions show charging your iPad Mini 4 using their Type C, B or F Turkmen 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When you are travelling to Turkmenistan from another region please ensure the iPad Mini 4 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the iPad Mini 4 came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v double check your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from over-heating whilst powering it. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 9 or greater on the iPad Mini 4.

Charging the iPad Mini 4 in Turkmenistan

Can the iPad Mini 4 be used in Turkmenistan?

You can connect the iPad Mini 4 to a Turkmen power outlet by using a power convertor.

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

When you are travelling to more than one country the best travel power adapter for Turkmenistan to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. Turkmens use three different types of plug sockets (C, B and F) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by changing the included heads over. If your model of iPad Mini 4 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these USB travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power hungry devices. Unlike other chargers having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to buy individual power chargers or using up additional wall outlets. By only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage and convenient for recharging your iPad Mini 4 at the airport or on the plane. Because of their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones, tablets and e-readers with only a single plug socket.

For those travelling regularly we recommend searching for a flexible travel charger similar to this at an electronics retailer. The travel adapter illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

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 wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable power grids. These travel converters are 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 using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half 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 Mini 4 in Turkmenistan?

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

A guide showing you how to charge the iPad Mini 4 from a Turkmen power outlet with the Lightning Apple cable with a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge the iPad Mini 4 from a Turkmen power outlet you will need a Type B USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple should typically supply the USB cable with your iPad Mini 4.
  2. Start the process by taking the Type B USB power adapter and plugging it into the Turkmen power outlet. The plug outlet (called a Type B power outlet [3]) can be identified by two thin slots next to each other with a single semicircle shaped hole below for the ground pin. Please be aware power cables with type B sockets which are rated at less that 240 V should not be used so we suggest checking prior to continuing.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 4. The iPad Mini 4 lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad Mini 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 tablet is powering up which takes roughly 60-300 minutes to recharge.
Powering the iPad Mini 4 with a Turkmen power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

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

Using the Lightning Apple cable with a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter to recharge your iPad Mini 4 from a Turkmen power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your iPad Mini 4 using a Turkmen power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should typically supply the USB cable with your iPad Mini 4).
  2. Start the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it into the Turkmen power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by 2 adjacent holes next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins go.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 4. The iPad Mini 4 lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad Mini 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 tablet is powering up which takes roughly 60-300 minutes to recharge.
Powering the iPad Mini 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 Mini 4 from a Turkmen power outlet

Using an Apple Lightning cable with a 2 pinned Schuko Type F power charger to power your iPad Mini 4 from a Turkmen power outlet.

  1. To power your iPad Mini 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], normally included with your device.
  2. Plug in the Type F USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This round power outlet (called a Type F power outlet [8] or Schuko outlet) can be recognised by the two 4.8mm round holes 19 mm next to each other, plus a pair of two grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in the USB 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 4. The iPad Mini 4 lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad Mini 4.
  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 iPad is charging taking between 60-300 minutes to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 4 from a Turkmen power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turkmenistan - Turkmenistan Wikipedia web page
  2. https://help.apple.com/ipad/9/ - iPad Mini 4 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