Charging the iPad Mini 4 when staying in Azerbaijan

Instructions showing how to recharge your iPad Mini 4 with an Azerbaijani power outlet with a Lightning connector with a Type C Europlug power charger and charging the iPad Mini 4 using a double pin Schuko Type F power adapter.

Azerbaijani power outlet

Complicated combinations of voltages and plug types can often lead to confusion when planning to stay in another country, especially to the first time traveller. When staying in Azerbaijan the following instructions show how to power the iPad Mini 4 by using the Type F or C Azerbaijani 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If travelling to Azerbaijan from a different country ensure that your iPad Mini 4 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts double check your iPad Mini 4 is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from over-heating during charging. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 9 or greater on the iPad Mini 4.

Charging the iPad Mini 4 in Azerbaijan

Can you use the iPad Mini 4 in Azerbaijan?

You can connect the iPad Mini 4 to an Azerbaijani power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

Azerbaijan

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad Mini 4 in Azerbaijan?

If travelling to multiple countries then the best travel adapter for Azerbaijan to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two standards of wall outlets in Azerbaijan (F and C) and using a travel adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the included heads. If your type of iPad Mini 4 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these types of travel adapters and additional support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other travel adapters this will allow you to recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring seperate power adapters on your trip. Because you are only bringing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand baggage while travelling. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets using just a single wall outlet.

If you travel to different continents we suggest buying this type of versatile travel charger at an electronics retailer, the travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Azerbaijan

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Azerbaijan and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Azerbaijan.
  • 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 North America using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Azerbaijan. [8]
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad Mini 4 in Azerbaijan?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad Mini 4 from an Azerbaijani power outlet

Instructions on how to charge your iPad Mini 4 from an Azerbaijani power outlet with a USB Lightning connector and a Type C Europlug USB charger.

  1. To charge your iPad Mini 4 using the Azerbaijani power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - normally already supplied with your iPad Mini 4 by Apple.
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it into the Azerbaijani power outlet. You can recognise this power outlet by two round holes next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB 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. Turn on the Azerbaijani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the iPad Mini 4 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 4 is charging, typically taking between 60-300 minutes to fully recharge.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad Mini 4 from an Azerbaijani power outlet

Powering the iPad Mini 4 with an Azerbaijani power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Using an Apple USB Lightning cable and a Type F USB adapter to power the iPad Mini 4 with an Azerbaijani power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPad Mini 4 from an Azerbaijani power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should typically include this cable when you purchase your iPad Mini 4).
  2. Firstly plug the Type F USB power adapter in the power outlet. The sunken round power outlet can be recognised by the two 4.8mm adjacent holes where the twin pins go, plus a pair of metal grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB charging cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger 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. Switch on the Azerbaijani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging and takes around 1 to 4.5 hours to recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad Mini 4 with an Azerbaijani power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Azerbaijani Wikipedia page
  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, between $10 to $15 USD (£5-£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, estimated price between $15 to $20 USD (£15-£20 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, priced at under $20 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$4-C$5).
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, between $15 to $20 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$20).