How to charge your iPad Mini from a power outlet in Uzbekistan

The Wiki Connections guide on how to power your iPad Mini from an Uzbekistani power outlet with a USB Lightning cable with a Type C power charger and charging the iPad Mini using a 3 pinned Type I USB charger.

Uzbekistani power outlet

Various voltages and sockets can all be daunting when planning to visit a different country if you've never visited before. These instructions were written to prevent you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPad Mini when you are staying abroad.When going to Uzbekistan these useful instructions show powering your iPad Mini using their Type I or C Uzbekistani 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. Most power supplies will change from country to country so please read the Wiki Connections global power connections list for a full list showing regions. If travelling to Uzbekistan from another country please make sure your iPad Mini can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check that the iPad Mini is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from over-heating whilst powering it up. If you plan on travelling to an Uzbekistani destination like Tashkent we also suggest referring to the Uzbekistani Wikipedia page [1] for more indepth details prior to the location. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini.

Charging the iPad Mini in Uzbekistan

Can you use the iPad Mini in Uzbekistan?

Yes, you can use the iPad Mini in Uzbekistan.

What is the best power charger for the iPad Mini in Uzbekistan?

If you are travelling to multiple countries the best travel charger for Uzbekistan is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Uzbekistanis use two different types of plug sockets (I and C) and using a travel charger like this will ensure 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 around the world simply by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of iPad Mini supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, and additional support for certain power demanding devices. Unlike other chargers this means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power chargers on your trip to Uzbekistan or occupying additional power outlets. Only bringing a single travel charger will keep the overall weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling. 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 on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple phones and tablets and using just a single plug socket.

We suggest buying a versatile travel adapter like this at an electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated here 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 with good reliably.

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 charge devices via USB, but for visitors 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 useful for visitors of regions with unstable power grids. These travel 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 travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from America going to Uzbekistan 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 from the US using type B plugs and gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at almost half the 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 Uzbekistan.
What is the best power charger for the iPad Mini in Uzbekistan?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad Mini from an Uzbekistani power outlet

Using the Lightning Apple connector and a two pin Type C Europlug USB adapter to charge the iPad Mini with an Uzbekistani power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad Mini using an Uzbekistani power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], this cable is typically included with your device.
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the wall outlet. The plug outlet can be identified by the two round holes next to each other where the two pins sit.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini. The iPad Mini lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad Mini.
  4. Switch on the Uzbekistani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging which typically takes roughly 60-240 minutes to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad Mini from an Uzbekistani power outlet

How to use a Type I power charger for recharging your iPad Mini from an Uzbekistani power outlet

Instructions showing how to recharge the iPad Mini with an Uzbekistani power outlet by using the Lightning Apple connector and a three pin Type I USB adapter.

  1. To power your iPad Mini from the Uzbekistani power outlet you'll need to use a Type I USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple should usually supply this cable with your iPad Mini.
  2. Begin by taking the Type I USB power adapter and plugging it into the Uzbekistani power outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by the 3 slots in an upside-down triangle configuration with a single vertical pin at the base and the top pair of slots sloping upwards for the live, neutral and earth blades.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini. The iPad Mini lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad Mini.
  4. Switch on the Uzbekistani 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 charging taking between one-four hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type I power charger for recharging your iPad Mini from an Uzbekistani power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uzbekistan - Uzbekistani 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/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