Charging the iPad 4 from a power outlet in Kyrgyzstan

Instructions showing how to recharge your iPad 4 with a Kyrgyzstani power outlet using the USB Lightning Apple connector with a Europlug Type C USB charger and recharging the iPad 4 using a 2 pin Schuko Type F power adapter.

Kyrgyzstani power outlet

Varying different region codes and voltages can all be confusing when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never been there before. These instructions have been specifically written to assist people wanting to power their iPad 4 abroad.If you're planning a holiday to Kyrgyzstan these instructions show how to supply power to the iPad 4 by using their standard Type F or C 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When travelling to Kyrgyzstan from a different country please check that your iPad 4 can be charged using a 240v supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) double check the device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from being damaged whilst powering it up. If you're planning to visit a destination such as Bishkek we also suggest reading the wikipedia entry about Kyrgyzstan [1] for more indepth information. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 4.

Charging the iPad 4 in Kyrgyzstan

Can you use the iPad 4 in Kyrgyzstan?

You can use the iPad 4 in Kyrgyzstan.

Kyrgyzstan

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad 4 in Kyrgyzstan?

When travelling to more than one country then the best travel charger for Kyrgyzstan is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different standards of plug sockets that Kyrgyzstanis use (F and C) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these chargers come with interchangeable plugs 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 4 can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these types of travel chargers, and compatibility with certain power hungry devices. This will also allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to bring individual power adapters for your Kyrgyzstani trip. Only needing a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage and on hand for recharging your iPad 4 at the airport or on your flight. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used when you return home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers using just a single power outlet.

We recommend buying this type of versatile power adapter at your preferred 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.

Alternative travel adapter for Kyrgyzstan

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from America going to Kyrgyzstan.
  • 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 originating 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 generous 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Kyrgyzstan. [8]
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad 4 in Kyrgyzstan?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from a Kyrgyzstani power outlet

Instructions showing how to recharge your iPad 4 with a Kyrgyzstani power outlet using the USB Lightning Apple connector with a Europlug Type C USB charger.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPad 4 from a Kyrgyzstani power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (usually supplied with your device by Apple).
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter into the Kyrgyzstani power outlet. This unearthed plug supply, sometimes called a Europlug, can be recognised by two holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple Lightning cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad 4.
  4. Switch on the Kyrgyzstani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad 4 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up and takes around 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from a Kyrgyzstani power outlet

Powering the iPad 4 with a Kyrgyzstani power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Instructions showing how to charge your iPad 4 with a Kyrgyzstani power outlet with the Apple USB Lightning connector with a Type F USB charger.

  1. To charge the iPad 4 from the Kyrgyzstani power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], typically already included with the device by Apple.
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type F USB power adapter into the wall supply. The sunken round plug supply can be recognised by two 4.8mm round holes 19 mm adjacent to each other for live and neutral and a pair of two metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Apple Lightning cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad 4.
  4. Switch on the Kyrgyzstani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad 4 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad 4 is powering up and takes roughly 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge.
Powering the iPad 4 with a Kyrgyzstani power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia entry about Kyrgyzstan
  2. Apple - official iPad user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet, between $10 to $15.
  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, between $15 to $20.
  6. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  7. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet, under $20.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costing between $10 to $15.