Charging your iPad Mini 2 from a power outlet in Kyrgyzstan

Simple instructions showing you how to recharge your iPad Mini 2 with a Kyrgyzstani power outlet with the Apple USB Lightning connector with a 2 pin Europlug Type C power adapter and charging the iPad Mini 2 using a double pin Type F USB charger.

Kyrgyzstani power outlet

Various combinations of standards and voltages can all be daunting when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never been there before. These guidelines were specifically written to prepare people wanting to charge the iPad Mini 2 when staying in Kyrgyzstan.If planning a trip to Kyrgyzstan these instructions show powering the iPad Mini 2 by using the types F or C 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. When travelling to Kyrgyzstan from a different country please make sure 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 (for example 110 volts) make sure your iPad Mini 2 is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from over-heating when charging it. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini 2.

Charging the iPad Mini 2 in Kyrgyzstan

Can you use the iPad Mini 2 in Kyrgyzstan?

You can use the iPad Mini 2 in Kyrgyzstan.

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

When travelling with more than just your iPad Mini 2 or visiting more than one country the best international travel charger for Kyrgyzstan to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two different types of wall outlets that Kyrgyzstanis use (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 pins and can handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your iPad Mini 2 can support Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these types of USB power adapters and additional support for more power hungry devices.

This will allow you to power more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack multiple power chargers on your trip. By only packing a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers with just a single wall outlet.

If you travel on a regular basis we suggest searching for this type of flexible power adapter at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Kyrgyzstan

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPad Mini 2, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America going to 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 originating from America using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for 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 Kyrgyzstan.
What is the best travel charger for the iPad Mini 2 in Kyrgyzstan?

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

Simple instructions showing you how to recharge your iPad Mini 2 with a Kyrgyzstani power outlet with the Apple USB Lightning connector with a 2 pin Europlug Type C power adapter.

  1. To power your iPad Mini 2 using the Kyrgyzstani power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple should typically include this USB cable with the iPad Mini 2.
  2. Start by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the Kyrgyzstani power outlet. This unearthed plug supply (called the Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug) is identified by the 2 circular holes next to each other where the live and neutral pins slide into.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Apple charging cord into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Switch on the Kyrgyzstani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad Mini 2 will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 2 is powering up which should take between 1 to 4 hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPad Mini 2 with a Kyrgyzstani power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

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

Learn how to recharge the iPad Mini 2 from a Kyrgyzstani power outlet by using the USB Lightning Apple cable with a Schuko Type F USB charger.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPad Mini 2 from a Kyrgyzstani power outlet you'll need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], this USB cable is typically supplied with your iPad Mini 2 by Apple.
  2. Start by inserting the Type F USB power adapter into the power supply. The sunken round plug supply, sometimes known as a Schuko plug, can be identified by the two round adjacent holes where the live and neutral pins go, plus two thin grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Connect one end of the USB Lightning cable into the mains power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Turn on the Kyrgyzstani 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 tablet is charging taking around 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 2 from a Kyrgyzstani power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kyrgyzstan - Wikipedia page about Kyrgyzstan
  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/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  7. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F 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