Charging an iPad Air 2 when staying in Armenia

Using a USB Lightning connector and a Europlug Type C USB charger to recharge an iPad Air 2 from an Armenian power outlet and how to charge an iPad Air 2 using a Schuko Type F USB plug.

Armenian power outlet

Complicated combinations of voltages and plug types can often lead to confusion when planning to stay in another country especially to the first time traveller. These instructions have been specifically written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPad Air 2 when you are travelling to Armenia.This page contains a step-by-step guide showing exactly what you'll need to supply power to the iPad Air 2 when you are in Armenia by using their types F or C 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. Power supplies will vary regionally therefore we suggest reading the list of World power supplies for a full list of countries. If you are visiting Armenia from another region please check your iPad Air 2 can be charged using a 240v supply. If your iPad Air 2 came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure the device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from overloading when charging it. If you intend on visiting an Armenian place such as Yerevan we also recommend referring to the Armenian Wikipedia page [1] for more details. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on an iPad Air 2.

Charging an iPad Air 2 in Armenia

Can the iPad Air 2 be used in Armenia?

Yes, you can use an iPad Air 2 in Armenia.

Armenia

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

If travelling to multiple countries then the best travel adapter for Armenia is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Armenians use two different standards of wall outlets (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 over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the included plugs over. If your iPad Air 2 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these types of USB power chargers, plus compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other adapters having a 4 port charger means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to buy multiple power chargers on your Armenian trip or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only packing a single USB travel charger will keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage and convenient for charging your iPad Air 2 at the airport or on a flight. Due to their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets and phones with just a single plug socket.

If you travel to Armenia we recommend buying this type of flexible travel charger at your preferred electronics retailer - the power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Armenia

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPad Air 2, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Armenia and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power converter for travellers originating from North America visiting Armenia.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Armenia. [8]
What is the best power adapter for recharging an iPad Air 2 in Armenia?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad Air 2 from an Armenian power outlet

Using a USB Lightning connector and a Europlug Type C USB charger to recharge an iPad Air 2 from an Armenian power outlet.

  1. To charge your iPad Air 2 using the 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 your iPad Air 2 by Apple.
  2. Plug in the Type C USB power adapter into the Armenian power outlet. The plug supply, also known as a Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug, can be recognised by the two adjacent holes for live and neutral pins.
  3. Connect one end of the USB Apple power cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Switch on the Armenian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up and takes roughly 1 to 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad Air 2 from an Armenian power outlet

How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPad Air 2 from an Armenian power outlet

Instructions on how to charge your iPad Air 2 from an Armenian power outlet with a USB Lightning connector and a Type F Schuko USB charger.

  1. In order to power an iPad Air 2 from the Armenian power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should usually include this cable when you buy your iPad Air 2).
  2. Firstly plug the Type F USB power adapter in the power outlet. The sunken round plug outlet (known as the Type F power outlet [6] or Schuko plug) can be recognised by two round adjacent holes next to each other, plus thin metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB cable into the bottom of the power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Turn on the Armenian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging which takes around 60 to 240 minutes to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPad Air 2 from an Armenian power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Armenian 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, 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, estimated cost 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, estimated cost between $15 to $20.