Charging your iPad Air from a power outlet in Iran

Learn how to recharge the iPad Air from an Iranian power outlet with a Lightning Apple cable and a Type C Europlug power adapter and how to power the iPad Air using a Type F Schuko power charger.

Iranian power outlet

Varying different region codes and plugs can often be daunting when planning to travel to a new country especially for the first time traveller. These instructions have been specifically written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPad Air when staying in Iran.This page contains instructions telling you how to power your iPad Air when staying in Iran using their standard F or C type Iranian 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. You'll discover that power sockets are different depending on which area you are travelling to so please read the list of World power supplies for a complete list of regions and countries. When you are travelling to Iran from another country ensure your iPad Air can accept a 240 volt supply. If your iPad Air was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that your iPad Air is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from over-heating when powering up. If you plan on taking a trip to an Iranian place such as Tehran we also suggest reading the Iranian Wikipedia page [1] for further information. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Air.

Charging the iPad Air in Iran

Can the iPad Air be used in Iran?

Yes, you can connect the iPad Air to an Iranian power outlet by using the correct power convertor.

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

When you are travelling with more than your iPad Air or visiting more than one country the best international travel adapter for Iran to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Iranians use two different types of power outlets (types F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your type of iPad Air supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these types of travel chargers, and compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers having a four port adapter will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power chargers or using up additional power sockets. Only bringing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage while travelling and on hand for recharging your iPad Air at an airport or on the flight. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers with just a single power outlet.

We recommend buying a versatile power charger of this nature online; the travel adapter illustrated 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 with perfect reliably.

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 Air, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Iran and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor 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 - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more flexible 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 suitable for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Iran.
What is the best power adapter for the iPad Air in Iran?

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

Learn how to recharge the iPad Air from an Iranian power outlet with a Lightning Apple cable and a Type C Europlug power adapter.

  1. To power your iPad Air using the Iranian power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple will usually include this USB cable with the iPad Air.
  2. Start by inserting the Type C USB power adapter into the wall supply. The wall outlet is identified by 2 circular holes next to each other where the live and neutral pins go.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple Lightning cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad Air.
  4. Turn on the Iranian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your tablet will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Air is charging which takes between 1 to 4 hours to recharge.
Powering the iPad Air 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 Air from an Iranian power outlet

Using a Lightning cable and a 2 pin Type F Schuko power adapter to power your iPad Air with an Iranian power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPad Air from an Iranian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (typically already included with the device by Apple).
  2. Plug the Type F USB power adapter into the Iranian power outlet. The circular wall outlet (sometimes called the Type F power outlet [6] or Schuko plug) can be recognised by two 4.8mm round holes 19 mm adjacent to each other for live and neutral along with two metal grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Apple USB charging cord into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad Air.
  4. Turn on the Iranian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging which typically takes around one to four hours to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad Air 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