How to charge your iPad 3 from a power outlet in Iran

Simple instructions showing how to charge the iPad 3 with an Iranian power outlet with an Apple 30 pin cable with a Type C power charger and charging the iPad 3 using a 2 pinned Type F power plug.

Iranian power outlet

Varying different combinations of region codes and plugs can often cause confusion when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never visited before. This isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power the iPad 3 in Iran. This page has been written to assist travellers wanting to charge the iPad 3 when abroad.When going to Iran the following instructions show charging your iPad 3 using their standard types F or C Iranian 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. Power sources differ from region to region therefore we suggest that you read the WikiConnections travel power sockets guide where you'll find a full list showing regions and countries. If travelling to Iran from another country please check that your iPad 3 can be used with a 240v supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts ensure that the iPad 3 is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overheating when powering up. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 3.

Charging the iPad 3 in Iran

Can you use the iPad 3 in Iran?

Yes, you can use the iPad 3 in Iran.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad 3 in Iran?

When you are travelling with more than your iPad 3 then the best international travel charger for Iran is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Iranians use two different standards of wall outlets (F and C) and using a travel charger like this ensures 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 in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the supplied heads over. If your iPad 3 is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these power chargers and additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel chargers having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate power chargers for your trip to Iran. Because you are only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage as well as being on hand for charging your iPad 3 at the airport or on the plane. Because of their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones, tablets and speakers without using up an additional power outlet.

We suggest buying a versatile travel adapter like this at an electronics retailer. The travel adapter illustrated below 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 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 3, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering 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 best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Iran using 3 pin 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 gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for 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 ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Iran.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad 3 in Iran?

Powering the iPad 3 with an Iranian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using the 30 pin Apple connector and a 2 pinned Type C USB adapter to recharge your iPad 3 from an Iranian power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your iPad 3 using an Iranian power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (the USB cable is usually already supplied with the iPad 3 by Apple).
  2. First insert the Type C USB power adapter into the wall outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by the 2 adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Plug in 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 3. The iPad 3 dock connector is found at the base of the iPad 3.
  4. Switch on the Iranian 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 recharging and takes between 1-4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPad 3 with an Iranian 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 3 from an Iranian power outlet

Using a USB 30 pin Apple connector and a two pin Type F USB adapter to charge the iPad 3 with an Iranian power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad 3 from the Iranian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple will typically supply this cable with your iPad 3.
  2. Begin by taking the Type F USB power adapter and plugging it into the power supply. You can recognise this wall supply by two round holes 19 mm next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins go, plus a pair of two thin metal grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB cord into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 3. The iPad 3 dock connector is found at the base of the iPad 3.
  4. Switch on the Iranian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging which typically takes between one-four hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPad 3 from an Iranian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iran - Iranian Wiki page
  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 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