How to charge the iPad 2 from a power outlet in Iran

A step by step guide showing you how to charge your iPad 2 from an Iranian power outlet using a 30 pin cable and a two pin Type C USB adapter and how to charge the iPad 2 using a two pin Type F USB charger.

Iranian power outlet

Various combinations of standards and plugs can all be confusing when planning to travel to another country, especially if you've never visited before. These instructions were written to stop you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPad 2 abroad.When going to Iran this page contains instructions showing powering your iPad 2 by using the standard Type F or C 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. Power supplies will vary regionally so we suggest that you read the WikiConnections global power sockets guide for a full list showing powering devices in different regions. When you are visiting Iran from a different country please ensure that the iPad 2 can accept a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts make sure your device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from overheating when powering up. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 2.

Charging the iPad 2 in Iran

Can you use the iPad 2 in Iran?

Yes, you can use the iPad 2 in Iran by using a power convertor.

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

If travelling with more than your iPad 2 or visiting multiple countries the best travel adapter for Iran to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Iranians use two different types of plug sockets (types F and C) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by changing the included plugs. If your model of iPad 2 can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these USB travel adapters plus compatibility with more power hungry devices. Unlike other adapters having a 4 port adapter will also allow you to power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring multiple travel chargers for your trip. Only packing a single travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Due to their versatility these types of power chargers can be used when you return home so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers without needing an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling on a regular basis we recommend buying a versatile travel charger similar to this online, the power charger illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Iran

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPad 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 crucial for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America going to Iran using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs. This offers the same functionality as the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Iran.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad 2 in Iran?

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

A step by step guide showing you how to charge your iPad 2 from an Iranian power outlet using a 30 pin cable and a two pin Type C USB adapter.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad 2 from an Iranian power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple will normally include this cable with your iPad 2).
  2. Begin by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it into the wall outlet. The plug supply (sometimes known as a Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug) is recognised by the 2 adjacent holes.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector is found at the base of the iPad 2.
  4. Turn on the Iranian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPad 2 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging and takes between one to four hours to recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad 2 from an Iranian power outlet

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

A guide showing you how to charge the iPad 2 from an Iranian power outlet with a USB 30 pin cable and a Type F USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to your iPad 2 from the Iranian power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple should typically include the USB cable when you first purchase your iPad 2).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type F USB power adapter into the power supply. This sunken circular plug outlet can be recognised by the two large round adjacent holes for live and neutral and two thin metal grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector is found at the base of the iPad 2.
  4. Switch on the Iranian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad 2 will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up which typically takes between 1-4 hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPad 2 from an Iranian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iran - Iran Wikipedia web page
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1683/en_US/ipad_ios7_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