Charging an iPad Air 2 from a power outlet in Iran

Using a USB Lightning connector with a two pin Europlug Type C power adapter to power your iPad Air 2 with an Iranian power outlet and charging an iPad Air 2 using a double pinned Type F USB charger.

Iranian power outlet

Varying different voltages and sockets can often lead to confusion when planning to visit another country if you've never been there before. This page has been written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPad Air 2 when you're in staying in Iran.When you're staying in Iran these instructions show powering the iPad Air 2 using the Type F or C Iranian 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. You'll find power will change from region to region so we suggest reading the power supplies and Asia page for a full list of countries. When you are travelling to Iran from another country make sure that the iPad Air 2 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) check the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from overheating whilst powering it up. If you plan to visit a destination like Tehran or Mashhad we recommend referring to the wikipedia.org web page about Iran [1] for more details on visiting the location. These instructions assume that you've have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on an iPad Air 2.

Charging an iPad Air 2 in Iran

Can the iPad Air 2 be used in Iran?

Yes, you can connect an iPad Air 2 to an Iranian power outlet by using a power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for an iPad Air 2 in Iran?

If you are travelling to more than one country or bringing more than just your iPad Air 2 then the best international travel adapter for Iran is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two different types of wall outlets in Iran (F and C) and using a power adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the supplied heads. If your iPad Air 2 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these types of travel adapters along with additional support for more power demanding devices.

Unlike other chargers this will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy seperate travel chargers or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only bringing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage and suitable for charging your iPad Air 2 at the airport or on the plane. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of chargers can be used when you return home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets using only a single power outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of flexible travel adapter at an electronics retailer. The travel charger illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Iran

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Iran 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 most popular portable option for travellers originating from America going to Iran.
  • 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 from the US using type B plugs. This offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • Yubi Universal Power Strip Kit - The Yobi has just 2 USB charging ports but offers 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Iran.
What is the best power adapter for an iPad Air 2 in Iran?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from an Iranian power outlet

Using a USB Lightning connector with a two pin Europlug Type C power adapter to power your iPad Air 2 with an Iranian power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPad Air 2 from an Iranian power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the cable is normally already supplied with your iPad Air 2).
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it in the Iranian power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by two round holes next to each other.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Apple power cable into the bottom of the mains power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Turn on the Iranian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up and takes roughly one-four hours to recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from an Iranian power outlet

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

Using a USB Lightning connector with a two pin Schuko Type F power adapter to power your iPad Air 2 with an Iranian power outlet.

  1. To power the iPad Air 2 using the Iranian power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - usually included with the device.
  2. Start by plugging the Type F USB power adapter into the wall supply. This recessed round power outlet (sometimes known as a Schuko plug) can be identified by the two circular adjacent holes for live and neutral along with a pair of thin metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Apple power cable into the bottom of the mains power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Turn on the Iranian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up and takes roughly one-four hours to recharge.
Powering an iPad Air 2 with an Iranian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

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