Charging the iPad Air from a power outlet in Armenia

Instructions showing how to power your iPad Air with an Armenian power outlet using the Apple USB Lightning cable and a Type C Europlug power charger and how to charge the iPad Air using a Type F Schuko power charger.

Armenian power outlet

Various voltages and standards can often be daunting when planning to travel to a new country if you've never visited before. These instructions have been written to help assist visitors wanting to power their iPad Air when they are visiting Armenia.When you're staying in Armenia these instructions show powering the iPad Air using the Type F or C Armenian 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. If you are visiting Armenia from another country please check the iPad Air can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts double check your iPad Air is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged when charging it. If you intend on staying at a city like Yerevan or Gyumri we suggest reading the Armenia country wikipedia page [1] for further information. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Air.

Charging the iPad Air in Armenia

Can the iPad Air be used in Armenia?

Yes, you can connect the iPad Air to an Armenian power outlet by using a power adaptor.

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

If you are travelling to more than one country or bringing more than your iPad Air then the best international travel adapter for Armenia to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different standards of plug sockets in Armenia (F and C) and using a travel adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the heads. If your type of iPad Air is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these types of USB power adapters plus additional support for certain power hungry devices. Unlike other travel chargers having a 4 port adapter means you can recharge multiple devices at once without needing to bring individual power adapters or using up additional power sockets. By only packing a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand baggage while travelling as well as being convenient for recharging your iPad Air at an airport or on your flight. Because of their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers without using up an additional plug socket.

If you travel to Armenia we suggest buying a versatile power charger of this nature online; the multipurpose power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Armenia

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 visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 compact power adapter for travellers originating from North America going to Armenia.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This gives practically the same set of features as 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Armenia. [8] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad Air in Armenia?

Powering the iPad Air with an Armenian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using a USB Lightning connector with a two pin Europlug Type C power adapter to power your iPad Air with an Armenian power outlet.

  1. To power the iPad Air using an Armenian power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - typically already included with the iPad Air.
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it in the Armenian power outlet. You can recognise this power outlet by two holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Apple power cable into the bottom of the mains power 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 Armenian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up and takes roughly one-four hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPad Air with an Armenian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad Air from an Armenian power outlet

Using a USB Lightning connector with a two pin Schuko Type F power adapter to recharge your iPad Air with an Armenian power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad Air from the Armenian power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple typically supply the USB cable when you buy the iPad Air).
  2. Plug the Type F USB power adapter into the power supply. The sunken round plug outlet can be recognised by the two circular adjacent holes for live and neutral along with a pair of thin metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Apple power cable into the bottom of the mains power 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 Armenian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the iPad Air screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up and takes roughly 1 to 4 hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad Air from an Armenian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Armenia country 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$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, priced at 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, 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 price under C$20.