Charging the iPad Mini 4 when planning a trip to Kyrgyzstan

A guide showing you how to power the iPad Mini 4 from a Kyrgyzstani power outlet with a Lightning connector with a Europlug Type C power charger and how to power the iPad Mini 4 using a 2 pin Schuko Type F power adapter.

Kyrgyzstani power outlet

Different standards and plug types can often be daunting when planning to stay in a foreign country, especially if you've never been there before. When you're visiting Kyrgyzstan these instructions show how to supply power to the iPad Mini 4 by using their standard F or C type Kyrgyzstani 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. You'll discover that power supplies change depending on which region you are in therefore we suggest reading the Asia page for a complete list of regions and countries. When visiting Kyrgyzstan from a different region make sure your iPad Mini 4 can be charged using a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure your iPad Mini 4 is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overheating during charging. If you're planning to visit a destination such as Bishkek we recommend referring to the Wikipedia entry about Kyrgyzstan [1] for further details. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 9 or greater on the iPad Mini 4.

Charging the iPad Mini 4 in Kyrgyzstan

Can you use the iPad Mini 4 in Kyrgyzstan?

You can use the iPad Mini 4 in Kyrgyzstan by using a power adaptor.

Kyrgyzstan

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad Mini 4 in Kyrgyzstan?

If you are travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your iPad Mini 4 then the best travel power 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 power outlets (types F and C) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by changing the included heads. If your iPad Mini 4 can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB power adapters and support for more power demanding devices like tablets. This means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power adapters. 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 baggage and convenient for charging your iPad Mini 4 at the airport or on your flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when you return home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers without using up an additional plug socket.

If you travel often we suggest searching for this type of flexible travel charger at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different 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 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 crucial when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. 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 - 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 offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with only 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 Mini 4 in Kyrgyzstan?

Powering the iPad Mini 4 with a Kyrgyzstani power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

A guide showing you how to power the iPad Mini 4 from a Kyrgyzstani power outlet with a Lightning connector with a Europlug Type C power charger.

  1. To charge the iPad Mini 4 from a Kyrgyzstani power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - usually supplied with your iPad Mini 4.
  2. Start by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it into the wall supply. You can identify this power supply by the two adjacent holes for live and neutral pins.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 4. The iPad Mini 4 lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Turn on the Kyrgyzstani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 4 is powering up and takes around one to five and a half hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad Mini 4 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 4 from a Kyrgyzstani power outlet

Using a Lightning connector with a Schuko Type F USB charger to charge your iPad Mini 4 with a Kyrgyzstani power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPad Mini 4 using the Kyrgyzstani power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will typically supply the cable with the iPad Mini 4).
  2. Insert the Type F USB power adapter in the Kyrgyzstani power outlet. This recessed round plug supply (sometimes called the Type F power outlet [6]) can be identified by the two round adjacent holes next to each other where the live and neutral pins go along with two metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the mains power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 4. The iPad Mini 4 lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Switch on the Kyrgyzstani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging, typically taking between one-five and a half hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 4 from a Kyrgyzstani power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia entry about Kyrgyzstan
  2. Apple - iPad Mini 4 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 between $10 to $15 USD (under £10 GBP / under C$5).
  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, priced between $15 to $20 USD (around £15 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, estimated cost 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, estimated price between $15 to $20 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).