How to charge the iPad when staying in Afghanistan

The WikiConnections page on how to power your iPad from an Afghan power outlet with an Apple 30-pin cable with a 2 pinned Type C USB adapter and recharging the iPad using a Type F power plug.

Afghan power outlet

Various voltages and sockets can all cause confusion when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of common standards used in the world this guide shows exactly what to buy in advance to charge your iPad in Afghanistan. If you're visiting Afghanistan the following instructions show powering your iPad by using the standard types F or C Afghan 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If travelling to Afghanistan from another country please ensure that the iPad can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the iPad came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v check that your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overheating when powering up. This page details the original iPad first generation, visit the Apple category page for the latest range of Apple iPads. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 5 or greater on the iPad.

Charging the iPad in Afghanistan

Can the iPad be used in Afghanistan?

Yes, you can use the iPad in Afghanistan.

What is the best power charger for the iPad in Afghanistan?

If travelling with more than your iPad and visiting more than one country then the best international travel power adapter for Afghanistan to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Afghans use two different types of plug sockets (F and C) 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 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world simply by switching the plugs. If your iPad is compatible with Fast Charge (note not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, and support for certain power demanding 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 bring multiple travel adapters. Because you are only bringing a single lightweight travel charger will keep the overall weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to 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 and tablets and using only a single wall outlet.

We suggest buying this type of flexible power charger online, the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Afghanistan

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, but for those 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 when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Afghanistan 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 option for travellers originating from North America going to Afghanistan using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • Yubi Universal Power Strip Kit - The Yobi only has 2 USB charging ports but offers a more generous 6 AC outlets. This versatile power strip is compatible with both American plugs and popular plug types A, B, E, F, G and I making it suitable for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Afghanistan.
What is the best power charger for the iPad in Afghanistan?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad from an Afghan power outlet

The WikiConnections page on how to power your iPad from an Afghan power outlet with an Apple 30-pin cable with a 2 pinned Type C USB adapter.

  1. To power your iPad from the Afghan power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple should usually supply this cable with your iPad.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the power supply. This unearthed wall supply (called a Europlug or Type C power outlet [3]) is recognised by the two round adjacent holes.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad.
  4. Turn on the Afghan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging and takes roughly one-four hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad from an Afghan power outlet

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad from an Afghan power outlet

Learn how to recharge the iPad with an Afghan power outlet by using a USB 30-pin cable and a Type F power charger.

  1. To supply power to the iPad using an Afghan power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple should usually supply this cable with your iPad).
  2. Start by inserting the Type F USB power adapter in the Afghan power outlet. The recessed circular power outlet (called a Type F power outlet [6]) can be recognised by the two large round adjacent holes along with a pair of two thin metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector is found at the base of the iPad.
  4. Switch on the Afghan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up, typically taking around 1 to 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad from an Afghan power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Afghanistan - Afghan Wikipedia page
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1632/en_US/ipad_ios5_user_guide.pdf - Official iPad user guide
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music
  6. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  7. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet
  8. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters