Charging the iPad Mini 2 from a power outlet in Uzbekistan

Using the USB Lightning Apple connector with a double pin Type C power adapter to power your iPad Mini 2 with an Uzbekistani power outlet and charging the iPad Mini 2 using a three pin Type I power charger.

Uzbekistani power outlet

Differing combinations of region codes and voltages can often be confusing when planning to stay in a new country especially if you've never visited before. This guide has been written to stop people having to worry if they can charge the iPad Mini 2 abroad.This useful guide tells you how to supply power to your iPad Mini 2 when staying in Uzbekistan using their standard I or C type 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If you are visiting Uzbekistan from a different region please double check your iPad Mini 2 can be charged using a 240v supply. If your iPad Mini 2 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v ensure that your device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from overloading during charging. If you intend on taking a trip to a destination such as Tashkent or Namangan we recommend referring to the Uzbekistani Wikipedia page [1] for more details. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini 2.

Charging the iPad Mini 2 in Uzbekistan

Can the iPad Mini 2 be used in Uzbekistan?

Yes, you can connect the iPad Mini 2 to an Uzbekistani power outlet by using a power adaptor.

What is the best travel adapter for the iPad Mini 2 in Uzbekistan?

When you are travelling to multiple countries or bringing more than just your iPad Mini 2 then the best international travel adapter for Uzbekistan to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two different standards of plug sockets in Uzbekistan (types I and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your iPad Mini 2 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times by using one of these types of travel adapters along with additional support for more power hungry devices.

Unlike other travel chargers having a 4 port adapter means you can recharge more than one device at once without needing to bring individual power adapters on your trip. By only needing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage and convenient for charging your iPad Mini 2 at the airport or on the plane. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers without using up an additional plug socket.

If you travel to Uzbekistan we recommend buying this type of versatile travel charger online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated below 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.

Alternative travel adapter for Uzbekistan

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 Mini 2, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids. These power adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 compact power adapter for travellers originating from North America going to 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 offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with only 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 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Uzbekistan.
What is the best travel adapter for the iPad Mini 2 in Uzbekistan?

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

Using the USB Lightning Apple connector with a double pin Type C power adapter to power your iPad Mini 2 with an Uzbekistani power outlet.

  1. To power the iPad Mini 2 using an Uzbekistani power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple typically supply the USB cable with the iPad Mini 2.
  2. Start by plugging the Type C USB power adapter in the Uzbekistani power outlet. You can identify the wall supply by the 2 circular adjacent holes for live and neutral.
  3. Connect one end of the Lightning cord into the bottom of the power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Turn on the Uzbekistani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up and takes roughly 1 to 4 hours to recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad Mini 2 with an Uzbekistani power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Charging the iPad Mini 2 from an Uzbekistani power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter

Using a Lightning Apple cable and a Type I power adapter to power your iPad Mini 2 with an Uzbekistani power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPad Mini 2 from an Uzbekistani power outlet you'll need to use a Type I USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], this USB cable is usually supplied with the device by Apple.
  2. Start the process by taking the Type I USB power adapter and inserting it in the Uzbekistani power outlet. The wall outlet, technically called the Type I power outlet [6], can be identified by the 3 thin slots forming an upside-down triangular pattern with a single vertical pin at the base and the top pair of slots sloping upward for the live, neutral and ground blades.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB Apple power cable into the bottom of the mains power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Turn on the Uzbekistani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPad Mini 2 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 2 is charging, typically taking between one to four hours to fully recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPad Mini 2 from an Uzbekistani power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter

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