Charging the iPad Air from a power outlet in Uzbekistan

A step by step guide showing how to recharge your iPad Air with an Uzbekistani power outlet with the USB Lightning Apple connector with a two pin Type C Europlug power charger and how to charge the iPad Air using a Type I USB adapter.

Uzbekistani power outlet

Various combinations of standards and plug types can all lead to confusion when planning on visiting a different country, especially to the first time traveller. This isn't as complex as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards being used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what to purchase in advance to charge the iPad Air in Uzbekistan. When you're planning a trip to Uzbekistan these useful instructions show how to power your iPad Air by using their types I or C Uzbekistani 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. If you are visiting Uzbekistan from a different country please make sure that your iPad Air can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If your iPad Air originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check that the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged when charging it. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Air.

Charging the iPad Air in Uzbekistan

Can you use the iPad Air in Uzbekistan?

You can connect the iPad Air to an Uzbekistani power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

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

If you are travelling with more than your iPad Air and visiting multiple countries the best travel power adapter for Uzbekistan is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two different types of plug sockets in Uzbekistan (types I and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by changing the heads over. If your iPad Air can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times by using one of these types of power adapters plus additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other adapters this will allow you to recharge multiple devices at once without needing to bring individual power adapters on your trip. Because you are only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand baggage while travelling. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets using only a single power outlet.

If you travel regularly we suggest buying this type of versatile power charger at an electronics retailer. The travel charger illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Uzbekistan

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting Uzbekistan.
  • 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 the US using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a generous 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Uzbekistan.
What is the best power adapter for the iPad Air in Uzbekistan?

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

Using an Apple USB Lightning cable and a Europlug Type C USB charger to power the iPad Air from an Uzbekistani power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPad Air from the Uzbekistani 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 the cable when you buy the iPad Air).
  2. Firstly plug the Type C USB power adapter in the power supply. The wall supply is recognised by 2 round holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB cable into the bottom of the power 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. Switch on the Uzbekistani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging which should take around one-four hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Air from an Uzbekistani power outlet

Powering the iPad Air with an Uzbekistani power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter

Using a USB Lightning connector and a Type I USB adapter to power the iPad Air with an Uzbekistani power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to your iPad Air from an Uzbekistani power outlet you will need to use a Type I USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the USB cable is typically supplied with the device).
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type I USB power adapter into the Uzbekistani power outlet. You can recognise this power outlet by three thin slots in a triangular configuration with a single vertical pin at the base and the top two slots sloping upward for the live, neutral and ground blades.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB charger 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 Uzbekistani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the iPad Air screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Air is powering up which takes between one to four hours to fully recharge.
Powering the iPad Air with an Uzbekistani power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uzbekistan - Wikipedia.org entry about Uzbekistan
  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/typeI.htm - Type I power outlet
  7. Type I USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type I 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