Charging your iPad from a power outlet in Armenia

A guide showing how to charge your iPad from an Armenian power outlet with the USB 30 pin Apple cable and a Type C USB charger and charging the iPad using a two pinned Type F power adapter.

Armenian power outlet

Complicated combinations of voltages and region codes can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to another country if you've never visited before. If you're planning a holiday to Armenia these instructions show charging the iPad by using the types F or C 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. When travelling to Armenia from a different country please make sure your iPad can be charged using a 240v supply. If the iPad was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts double check the iPad is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to prevent the device from overheating during charging. 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 Armenia

Can the iPad be used in Armenia?

Yes, you can connect the iPad to an Armenian power outlet by using the correct power convertor.

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What is the best power adapter for the iPad in Armenia?

When you are travelling with more than your iPad the best international travel charger for Armenia to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Armenians use two different types of power outlets (types F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by switching the supplied plugs over. If your iPad can support Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these types of power adapters along with support for more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other adapters having a four port adapter means you can recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy seperate travel chargers on your Armenian trip. By only needing a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage. Because of their versatility these types of power adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple phones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

If you travel to Armenia we suggest searching for this type of versatile power adapter at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Armenia

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, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Armenia and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 power adapter for travellers originating from North America going to Armenia using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs and offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one 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 perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Armenia. [8]
What is the best power adapter for the iPad in Armenia?

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

A guide showing how to charge your iPad from an Armenian power outlet with the USB 30 pin Apple cable and a Type C USB charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad using the Armenian power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - usually supplied with the device by Apple.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter in the Armenian power outlet. You can identify the wall outlet by two adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the mains 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. Turn on the Armenian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the tablet will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging, typically taking between 1 - 4 hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPad from an Armenian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

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

Using the Apple USB 30 pin connector and a 2 pin Type F power charger to charge your iPad with an Armenian power outlet.

  1. To charge your iPad using the Armenian power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - this USB cable is typically supplied with your iPad by Apple.
  2. Start by plugging the Type F USB power adapter into the Armenian power outlet. This recessed round power outlet, also known as a Schuko plug, can be identified by the two circular holes 19 mm apart from each other and a pair of metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect one end of the charging cable into the bottom of the power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector is found at the bottom of the iPad.
  4. Switch on the Armenian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up taking roughly one-four hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPad with an Armenian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia page about Armenia
  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, costs C$15-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, 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 price 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, estimated cost under C$20.