How to charge the iPad when staying in Kyrgyzstan

A page on how to power your iPad from a Kyrgyzstani power outlet with an Apple 30-pin cable with a 2 pinned Type C USB adapter and how to recharge the iPad using a Type F power plug.

Kyrgyzstani power outlet

Various frequencies and region codes can often be daunting when planning on visiting another country, especially for the first time traveller. This guide was specifically written to help prepare people wanting to charge their iPad when they're visiting Kyrgyzstan.This page contains a step by step guide demonstrating what you'll need to supply power to your iPad when you're travelling to Kyrgyzstan by using the standard types F or C Kyrgyzstani 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When visiting Kyrgyzstan from another region please ensure the iPad can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the iPad originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure the iPad is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from overheating when charging it. This page details the original iPad first generation, visit the Apple category page for the latest range of Apple iPads. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 5 or greater on the iPad.

Charging the iPad in Kyrgyzstan

Can the iPad be used in Kyrgyzstan?

You can connect the iPad to a Kyrgyzstani power outlet by using a power convertor.

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

If travelling with more than your iPad and visiting more than one country then the best international travel power adapter for Kyrgyzstan to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Kirghiz use two different types of plug sockets (F and C) and using a travel charger like this ensures 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 switching the included plugs. If your iPad is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these types of USB travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to pack individual power chargers on your trip to Kyrgyzstan or occupying additional power outlets. By only needing to pack a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage as well as being on hand for charging your iPad at an airport or on the flight. 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 tablets, phones and speakers with only a single plug socket.

We recommend searching for this type of versatile travel adapter online, the multipurpose power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Kyrgyzstan

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPad, 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. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Kyrgyzstan and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America going to Kyrgyzstan using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs. This 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Kyrgyzstan. [8] [AD]
What is the best power charger for the iPad in Kyrgyzstan?

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

Using a USB 30-pin cable with a Type C power charger to power your iPad from a Kyrgyzstani power outlet.

  1. To power your iPad from the Kyrgyzstani power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple will typically include the USB cable with your iPad).
  2. Start by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the Kyrgyzstani power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 2 round holes next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Connect one end of the 30 pin cable into the USB power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector is found at the base of the iPad.
  4. Switch on the Kyrgyzstani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad 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 from a Kyrgyzstani power outlet

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

Instructions showing you how to charge the iPad with a Kyrgyzstani power outlet by using a 30 pin Apple connector and a Type F power charger.

  1. In order to charge the iPad from the Kyrgyzstani power outlet you'll need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple should usually supply this cable with your iPad.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type F USB power adapter in the Kyrgyzstani power outlet. The sunken circular power supply (called a Type F power outlet [6]) can be recognised by the two large circular adjacent holes and grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad.
  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 recharging and takes between one-four hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPad with a Kyrgyzstani power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Kyrgyzstani Wikipedia page
  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, under C$15.
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, estimated cost 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, costs under C$15.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, C$10-C$15.