How to charge the iPad Mini when planning a trip to Kyrgyzstan

Using a Lightning Apple cable with a two pin Type C Europlug USB charger to power the iPad Mini with a Kyrgyzstani power outlet and powering the iPad Mini using a double pin Type F Schuko power plug.

Kyrgyzstani power outlet

Varying different region codes and sockets can all be confusing when planning on visiting a new country to the first time traveller. This isn't as complex as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of standards used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what to pick up in advance to power the iPad Mini in Kyrgyzstan. The following step-by-step guide will show you exactly how to charge your iPad Mini when you are in Kyrgyzstan using their standard types F or C 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. When travelling you'll find power sockets will change regionally so please read our Wikiconnections world power connections guide for a full list of regions and countries. When you are visiting Kyrgyzstan from another country please check that your iPad Mini can accept a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged whilst powering it. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini.

Charging the iPad Mini in Kyrgyzstan

Can the iPad Mini be used in Kyrgyzstan?

Yes, you can use the iPad Mini in Kyrgyzstan by using the correct power convertor.

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What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad Mini in Kyrgyzstan?

If travelling with more than just your iPad Mini then the best travel adapter for Kyrgyzstan to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different types of plug sockets in Kyrgyzstan (types F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the supplied heads. If your type of iPad Mini can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these travel adapters, plus compatibility with more power demanding devices.

Unlike other travel chargers this means you can power more than one device at the same time without needing to buy seperate power adapters on your Kyrgyzstani trip. By only bringing a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being on hand for recharging your iPad Mini at the airport or on a flight. Because of their flexibility these types of power chargers can be used when you return home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple phones, tablets and speakers using just a single plug socket.

We suggest searching for this type of versatile power charger online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Kyrgyzstan

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 converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable 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 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Kyrgyzstan using type B American plug sockets.
  • 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 and offers almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with just 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 Kyrgyzstan. [8]
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad Mini in Kyrgyzstan?

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

Using a Lightning Apple cable with a two pin Type C Europlug USB charger to power the iPad Mini with a Kyrgyzstani power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPad Mini using the Kyrgyzstani power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], typically already included with your device by Apple.
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter into the power supply. You can identify this power outlet by the 2 circular holes adjacent to each other where the two plug outlet pins go.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Lightning power cord into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini. The iPad Mini lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad Mini.
  4. Turn on the Kyrgyzstani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up taking between 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPad Mini from a Kyrgyzstani power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

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

Using a Lightning cable and a two pinned Type F power adapter to charge your iPad Mini from a Kyrgyzstani power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the iPad Mini from a Kyrgyzstani power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (typically already supplied with your device by Apple).
  2. Start by taking the Type F USB power adapter and inserting it into the Kyrgyzstani power outlet. The sunken round power outlet can be identified by the two adjacent holes next to each other, plus a pair of grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini. The iPad Mini lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad Mini.
  4. Switch on the Kyrgyzstani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad Mini screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging taking around one-four hours to fully recharge.
Charging the iPad Mini from a Kyrgyzstani power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Kyrgyzstan country Wiki 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, 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 - 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 between $15 to $20.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced at around $15.