How to charge the iPad 4 when staying in Iran

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge the iPad 4 with an Iranian power outlet by using a USB Lightning cable with a 2 pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter and powering the iPad 4 using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB charger.

Iranian power outlet

Various region codes and plugs can often be confusing when planning to travel to a different country if you've never visited before. When visiting Iran the following instructions show charging your iPad 4 using their F or C type 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. When you are visiting Iran from a different country double check your iPad 4 can be used with a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) double check your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from overheating when powering up. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 4.

Charging the iPad 4 in Iran

Can the iPad 4 be used in Iran?

You can connect the iPad 4 to an Iranian power outlet by using a power convertor.

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

When you are travelling with more than just your iPad 4 or visiting multiple countries then the best international travel power adapter for Iran to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two different standards of wall outlets in Iran (types 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 over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of iPad 4 can support Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel adapters this will also allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel adapters on your trip to Iran or occupying additional power outlets. By only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling and suitable for recharging your iPad 4 at the airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets without using up an additional power outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend searching for this type of versatile travel adapter online, the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign 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 any country who only have USB devices such as the iPad 4, however 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 to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come 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 compact option for travellers originating from North America going to Iran 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 originating from North America using type B plugs. This offers almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at 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 Iran.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad 4 in Iran?

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

Using the Lightning Apple connector and a Europlug Type C power charger to recharge your iPad 4 from an Iranian power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the iPad 4 from the Iranian power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this cable is usually already supplied with the iPad 4 by Apple).
  2. Start the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it into the Iranian power outlet. The plug outlet, sometimes known as the Europlug, is recognised by the two circular holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad 4.
  4. Turn 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 tablet is powering up, typically taking around 1 to 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPad 4 with an Iranian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from an Iranian power outlet

Instructions on how to recharge the iPad 4 with an Iranian power outlet by using a USB Lightning cable with a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to the iPad 4 using an Iranian power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple normally include the USB cable with your iPad 4.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type F USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify this wall supply by two adjacent holes and grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Connect the USB end of the power cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad 4.
  4. Switch on the Iranian 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 charging which typically takes roughly one-four hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from an Iranian power outlet

See also

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