Charging the iPad 3 when planning a trip to Kyrgyzstan

Instructions showing you how to power the iPad 3 from a Kyrgyzstani power outlet with a 30-pin Apple cable and a 2 pin Type C power adapter and powering the iPad 3 using a Type F USB plug.

Kyrgyzstani power outlet

Complicated combinations of region codes and voltages can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country, especially if you've never been there before. When you're staying in Kyrgyzstan this page contains useful instructions showing charging the iPad 3 by using their standard F or C type Kyrgyzstani 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. If you are visiting Kyrgyzstan from another country ensure that your iPad 3 can be charged using a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure your iPad 3 is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from over-heating whilst powering it up. If you intend on travelling to a Kyrgyzstani place like Bishkek or Osh we also suggest reading the Wikipedia.org entry about Kyrgyzstan [1] for more details. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 3.

Charging the iPad 3 in Kyrgyzstan

Can you use the iPad 3 in Kyrgyzstan?

You can use the iPad 3 in Kyrgyzstan by using a power adaptor.

Kyrgyzstan

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad 3 in Kyrgyzstan?

If you are travelling with more than your iPad 3 or visiting more than one country the best international travel adapter for Kyrgyzstan is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Kyrgyz use two different types of wall outlets (types F and C) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the heads. If your iPad 3 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers, and compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

This means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power adapters for your Kyrgyzstani trip or using up additional power sockets. Because you are only needing a single USB travel charger will keep the overall size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being convenient for charging your iPad 3 at the airport or on the flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers without using up an additional plug socket.

We recommend buying a multipurpose travel charger like this online - the travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world on a daily basis.

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 visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Kyrgyzstan 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 power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Kyrgyzstan.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This gives almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Kyrgyzstan. [8]
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad 3 in Kyrgyzstan?

Powering the iPad 3 with a Kyrgyzstani power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Instructions showing you how to power the iPad 3 from a Kyrgyzstani power outlet with a 30-pin Apple cable and a 2 pin Type C power adapter.

  1. To charge the iPad 3 from a Kyrgyzstani power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (this USB cable is normally already included with the device by Apple).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the Kyrgyzstani power outlet. You can recognise this power supply by the two holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 3. The iPad 3 dock connector can be found at the base of the iPad 3.
  4. Turn on the Kyrgyzstani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is charging which typically takes roughly one to four hours to recharge.
Powering the iPad 3 with a Kyrgyzstani power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Powering the iPad 3 with a Kyrgyzstani power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Instructions showing you how to power the iPad 3 from a Kyrgyzstani power outlet with a 30-pin Apple cable and a 2 pin Type F power adapter.

  1. To charge the iPad 3 from a Kyrgyzstani power outlet you'll need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple will typically supply the cable with the iPad 3).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type F USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the two large round adjacent holes next to each other where the twin plug outlet pins slide into along with two metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 3. The iPad 3 dock connector can be found at the base of the iPad 3.
  4. Turn on the Kyrgyzstani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad 3 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging which takes between one-four hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad 3 with a Kyrgyzstani power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia.org entry 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, costs under $15 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$4-C$5).
  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 (£5-£10 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, between $15 to $20 USD (under £15 GBP / under C$5).
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costing between $15 to $20 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$20).