Charging the iPad Air in Belarus

A guide showing how to recharge the iPad Air from a Belarus power outlet using a USB Lightning Apple connector with a Europlug Type C USB charger and powering the iPad Air using a double pinned Schuko Type F power charger.

Belarus power outlet

Varying different combinations of region codes and sockets can often be daunting when planning on staying in a foreign country especially if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of sockets being used in the world this guide tells you exactly what to purchase in advance to charge the iPad Air . These simple instructions tells you exactly what you'll need to supply power to the iPad Air when staying in Belarus by using their types F or C Belarus 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. When visiting Belarus from another country check the iPad Air can be charged using a 240v supply. If your iPad Air originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v check the iPad Air is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from overheating whilst powering it. If you plan on visiting a Belarus destination such as Minsk or Homel please read the wikipedia page about Belarus [1] for more indepth details. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Air.

Charging the iPad Air in Belarus

Can you use the iPad Air in Belarus?

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

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

If travelling with more than just your iPad Air the best travel power adapter for Belarus is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two standards of wall outlets that Belarusians use (F and C) and using a travel adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by switching the included heads. If your type of iPad Air can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these USB travel chargers along with additional support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. Having a 4 port adapter will also allow you to power multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy seperate power adapters on your Belarus trip or occupying additional wall sockets. Only needing to bring a single lightweight travel charger will keep the overall size down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage while travelling and convenient for charging your iPad Air at the airport or on the flight. Because of their flexibility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers without using up an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling frequently we suggest buying a multipurpose travel adapter similar to this online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Belarus

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPad Air, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting Belarus.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half 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] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad Air in Belarus?

Charging the iPad Air from a Belarus power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Using a USB Lightning Apple connector with a Europlug Type C USB charger to power the iPad Air with a Belarus power outlet.

  1. To power the iPad Air from a Belarus power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (usually already included with your iPad Air).
  2. Begin by plugging the Type C USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by the 2 round holes adjacent to each other where the two plug outlet pins go.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB charging cable into the mains USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad Air.
  4. Turn on the Belarus power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging and takes roughly one to four hours to fully recharge.
Charging the iPad Air from a Belarus power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Charging the iPad Air from a Belarus power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

Instructions on how to charge your iPad Air from a Belarus power outlet by using a Lightning Apple cable with a double pin Type F Schuko power charger.

  1. In order to power the iPad Air from the Belarus power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple should normally include this cable when you buy the iPad Air.
  2. First plug in the Type F USB power adapter in the power supply. You can recognise this wall outlet by the two circular holes 19 mm adjacent to each other and two thin grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB Lightning cord into the USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad Air.
  4. Turn on the Belarus power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up taking between 60-240 minutes to completely recharge.
Charging the iPad Air from a Belarus power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia page about Belarus
  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, costing C$15-C$20.
  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, costing C$10-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, C$15-C$20.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, under C$20.