How to charge the iPad when planning a trip to Belarus

A step by step guide showing you how to recharge your iPad from a Belarus power outlet by using a 30 pin Apple cable with a two pin Type C USB adapter and charging the iPad using a Type F USB adapter.

Belarus power outlet

Differing combinations of standards and voltages can often cause confusion when planning on travelling to a different country, especially if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of common standards used throughout the world this article shows exactly what to pick up in advance to power the iPad in Belarus. This page was written to prevent people having to worry if they'll be able to power their iPad when they are travelling abroad.The following simple guide shows exactly how to charge your iPad when you are travelling to Belarus by using the F or C type Belarus 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. You'll find power is different depending on which country you are travelling to so we recommend reading the Europe page for a full list of countries. If you are travelling to Belarus from a different country ensure the iPad can accept a 240v supply. If your iPad originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check the iPad is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from over-heating 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 have installed Apple iOS 5 or greater on the iPad.

Charging the iPad in Belarus

Can you use the iPad in Belarus?

Yes, you can connect the iPad to a Belarus power outlet.

Belarus

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad in Belarus?

When travelling to more than one country the best international travel charger for Belarus is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two standards of power outlets in Belarus (types F and C) and using a travel charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by changing the plugs over. If your iPad is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these USB travel adapters plus additional compatibility with more power demanding devices.

Having a 4 port charger will also allow you to power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring individual power chargers. Because you are only needing to bring a single lightweight travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage as well as being convenient for recharging your iPad at the airport or on a plane. Due to their flexibility these types of power chargers can be used when you return home so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets without using up an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling frequently we suggest buying this type of flexible travel adapter at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Belarus

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Belarus 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 best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting Belarus.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and offers almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 Belarus. [8]
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad in Belarus?

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

Using a USB 30 pin connector and a 2 pinned Type C power charger to recharge the iPad with a Belarus power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge your iPad using a Belarus power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], the USB cable is usually included with your iPad by Apple.
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type C USB power adapter into the Belarus power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by two circular adjacent holes.
  3. Then connect one end of the cord into the mains USB charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector can be found at the base of the iPad.
  4. Switch on the Belarus power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging which typically takes around one-four hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad from a Belarus power outlet

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad from a Belarus power outlet

Instructions on how to charge the iPad from a Belarus power outlet using a USB 30 pin Apple connector with a Type F power adapter.

  1. To power the iPad from a Belarus power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (normally already supplied with your device).
  2. Begin by taking the Type F USB power adapter and plugging it in the Belarus power outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by two 4.8mm circular adjacent holes, plus a pair of metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector is found at the bottom of the iPad.
  4. Turn on the Belarus power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up which takes between one to four hours to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad from a Belarus power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Belarus Wikipedia web 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, estimated price under C$20.
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, priced 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 under C$20.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costs under C$20.