How to charge the iPad Air when staying in Kyrgyzstan

Using a USB Lightning cable with a two pinned Europlug Type C USB charger to recharge your iPad Air from a Kyrgyzstani power outlet and charging the iPad Air using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter.

Kyrgyzstani power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of standards and plugs can all cause confusion when planning on staying in another country, especially for the first time traveller. These instructions were written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPad Air when going abroad.This page has simple instructions showing you exactly how to power the iPad Air when travelling to Kyrgyzstan by using the standard types F or C Kyrgyzstani 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When visiting Kyrgyzstan from another region please make sure the iPad Air can accept a 240 volt supply. If the iPad Air originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts ensure the iPad Air 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 being damaged during charging. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Air.

Charging the iPad Air in Kyrgyzstan

Can the iPad Air be used in Kyrgyzstan?

You can connect the iPad Air to a Kyrgyzstani power outlet.

Kyrgyzstan

What is the best power charger for the iPad Air in Kyrgyzstan?

If travelling to more than one country the best travel power adapter for Kyrgyzstan to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different standards of power outlets in Kyrgyzstan (types F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the included heads over. If your model of iPad Air supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these power chargers plus support for certain power demanding devices. Having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy individual power chargers for your trip or occupying additional power outlets. Only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling and suitable for recharging your iPad Air at the airport or on the plane. 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 travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones, tablets and speakers with only a single plug socket.

We suggest buying an adaptable power charger similar to this at an electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Kyrgyzstan

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPad Air, however for those 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 necessary when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power 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 international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America going to 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 from the US using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Kyrgyzstan. [8]
What is the best power charger for the iPad Air in Kyrgyzstan?

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

Using a USB Lightning cable with a two pinned Europlug Type C USB charger to recharge your iPad Air from a Kyrgyzstani power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the iPad Air using a Kyrgyzstani power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple normally include the USB cable with your iPad Air).
  2. Start the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it into the Kyrgyzstani power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 2 adjacent holes.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the power cord into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad Air.
  4. Turn on the Kyrgyzstani 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 tablet is powering up, typically taking around 1 to 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Air from a Kyrgyzstani power outlet

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

A page on how to power your iPad Air from a Kyrgyzstani power outlet with the Lightning Apple connector with a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge the iPad Air from the Kyrgyzstani power outlet you'll need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple normally include the USB cable with your iPad Air.
  2. Insert the Type F USB power adapter in the Kyrgyzstani power outlet. The sunken circular power outlet, sometimes known as the Schuko plug, can be recognised by the two large circular adjacent holes next to each other where the twin pins slide into along with grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad Air.
  4. Switch on the Kyrgyzstani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is charging which should take roughly one to four hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPad Air 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, priced under $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  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, around $15 USD (£15-£20 GBP / C$10-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, under $15 USD (£15-£20 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  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 (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).