Charging an iPad Air 2 when staying in Belarus

Instructions showing you how to power an iPad Air 2 with a Belarus power outlet with a USB Lightning Apple connector with a double pin Europlug Type C power adapter and recharging an iPad Air 2 using a double pinned Type F USB adapter.

Belarus power outlet

Differing combinations of voltages and plug types can often lead to confusion when planning to stay in another country especially to the first time traveller. If travelling to Belarus the following useful instructions show how to supply power to the iPad Air 2 using the F or C type Belarus 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When visiting Belarus from another country check that the iPad Air 2 can accept a 240v supply. If the iPad Air 2 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure that your device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from overheating whilst powering it up. If you plan to visit a Belarus city such as Minsk refer to the Belarus Wikipedia web page [1] for more details. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on an iPad Air 2.

Charging an iPad Air 2 in Belarus

Can you use an iPad Air 2 in Belarus?

You can connect an iPad Air 2 to a Belarus power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

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What is the best power adapter for an iPad Air 2 in Belarus?

If you are travelling with more than just your iPad Air 2 and visiting multiple countries then the best travel power adapter for Belarus is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Belarusians use two different standards of plug sockets (types F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by changing the included plugs over. If your iPad Air 2 supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these USB power chargers, and compatibility with more power demanding devices.

Having a 4 port adapter means you can power more than one device at the same time without needing to pack individual travel chargers. By only needing a single lightweight travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones, tablets and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of versatile power adapter online. The travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Belarus

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Belarus 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 option for travellers originating from North America visiting Belarus.
  • 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 is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Belarus. [8]
What is the best power adapter for an iPad Air 2 in Belarus?

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

Instructions showing you how to power an iPad Air 2 with a Belarus power outlet with a USB Lightning Apple connector with a double pin Europlug Type C power adapter.

  1. To supply power to the iPad Air 2 from a Belarus power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the USB cable is normally supplied with the device by Apple).
  2. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter into the power outlet. The wall outlet is recognised by 2 round adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB charging cord into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Switch on the Belarus power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging and takes around 1 to 4 hours to recharge to full capacity.
Powering an iPad Air 2 with a Belarus 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 2 from a Belarus power outlet

Using a USB Lightning connector and a Type F Schuko USB charger to recharge an iPad Air 2 from a Belarus power outlet.

  1. In order to power an iPad Air 2 from the Belarus power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple will usually include the cable when you buy the iPad Air 2.
  2. Plug in the Type F USB power adapter into the Belarus power outlet. You can recognise this power outlet by two large round holes 19 mm apart from each other for live and neutral pins and two grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Turn on the Belarus power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPad Air 2 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Air 2 is charging, typically taking roughly 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from a Belarus power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Belarus Wikipedia web 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, costs under $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, under $20.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, between $15 to $20.