Charging your iPad 2 from a power outlet in Kyrgyzstan

Instructions on how to power the iPad 2 from a Kyrgyzstani power outlet with a 30-pin cable and a 2 pin Type C power adapter and recharging the iPad 2 using a 2 pin Type F power adapter.

Kyrgyzstani power outlet

Differing combinations of region codes and plugs can often be confusing when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never been there before. These instructions have been specifically written to prevent you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPad 2 when you are abroad.When you're visiting Kyrgyzstan this page has instructions showing you charging the iPad 2 by using their types F or C 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When travelling to Kyrgyzstan from a different country please double check the iPad 2 can accept a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure your device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overloading whilst powering it up. If you plan on travelling to a Kyrgyzstani city like Bishkek or Osh please refer to the wikipedia.org web page about Kyrgyzstan [1] for more indepth information. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 2.

Charging the iPad 2 in Kyrgyzstan

Can the iPad 2 be used in Kyrgyzstan?

Yes, you can connect the iPad 2 to a Kyrgyzstani power outlet.

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad 2 in Kyrgyzstan?

When travelling with more than just your iPad 2 the best international travel charger for Kyrgyzstan to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Kirghiz use two different standards of wall outlets (types F and C) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by switching the included plugs over. If your type of iPad 2 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times by using one of these USB power adapters and additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. This will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to bring individual power adapters for your Kyrgyzstani trip. By only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones, tablets and speakers without using up an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling to Kyrgyzstan we suggest searching for an adaptable travel charger of this nature online; the travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Kyrgyzstan

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Kyrgyzstan and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power converter for travellers originating from North America visiting Kyrgyzstan.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise 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 and gives practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Kyrgyzstan. [8]
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad 2 in Kyrgyzstan?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad 2 from a Kyrgyzstani power outlet

Using a 30-pin Apple cable and a Type C USB charger to charge your iPad 2 with a Kyrgyzstani power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad 2 from a Kyrgyzstani power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], the cable is normally already included with the device by Apple.
  2. First you'll need to plug the Type C USB power adapter in the Kyrgyzstani power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the two holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector can be found at the base of the iPad 2.
  4. Turn on the Kyrgyzstani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the tablet will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad 2 is powering up which typically takes roughly 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad 2 from a Kyrgyzstani power outlet

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad 2 from a Kyrgyzstani power outlet

Instructions on how to recharge the iPad 2 from a Kyrgyzstani power outlet with the Apple 30-pin connector with a 2 pin Type F power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPad 2 from a Kyrgyzstani power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple usually include the cable with the iPad 2.
  2. Start by taking the Type F USB power adapter and plugging it in the Kyrgyzstani power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the two 4.8mm circular holes 19 mm apart from each other where the two plug outlet pins slide into along with two metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect one end of the power cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector can be found at the base of the iPad 2.
  4. Turn on the Kyrgyzstani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the tablet will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is charging, typically taking between one-four hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad 2 from a Kyrgyzstani power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia.org web page about Kyrgyzstan
  2. Apple - official iPad user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, costing under $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, between $5 to $10 USD (around £5 GBP / under C$15).
  6. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  7. Type F USB power adapter - Type F USB chargers are earthed using two clips at the top and bottom with two rounded 4.8mm pins set 19mm apart, costs between $10 to $15 USD (£15-£20 GBP / under C$20).
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated cost around $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).