How to charge the iPad 2 when planning a trip to Armenia

Using a USB 30 pin connector and a 2 pinned Type C power charger to charge the iPad 2 from an Armenian power outlet and how to power the iPad 2 using a two pinned Type F USB plug.

Armenian power outlet

Varying different voltages and standards can all be confusing when planning to travel to another country especially to the first time traveller. This guide was specifically written to prevent you having to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPad 2 abroad.This page has useful instructions telling you exactly what you'll need to supply power to the iPad 2 when staying in Armenia using their standard types F or C Armenian 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. When you are visiting Armenia from another country please make sure that your iPad 2 can accept a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v ensure that the device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from overheating whilst powering it. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 2.

Charging the iPad 2 in Armenia

Can you use the iPad 2 in Armenia?

Yes, you can connect the iPad 2 to an Armenian power outlet.

What is the best travel adapter for the iPad 2 in Armenia?

If you are travelling with more than just your iPad 2 then the best travel adapter for Armenia to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Armenians use two different standards of power outlets (F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the supplied heads. If your iPad 2 can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these types of USB power chargers, along with additional support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other chargers having a 4 port adapter means you can charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate travel adapters on your Armenian trip. By only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage while travelling. Due to their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when you return home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers and using only a single wall outlet.

We recommend searching for a flexible travel adapter similar to this online. The travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

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 2, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is necessary when visiting regions with unstable power grids. These travel adapters 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 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 from North America using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Armenia. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for the iPad 2 in Armenia?

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

Using a USB 30-pin Apple connector with a Type C power adapter to charge your iPad 2 from an Armenian power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPad 2 using the Armenian power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple typically supply this USB cable when you purchase your iPad 2.
  2. Plug in the Type C USB power adapter in the power supply. This plug outlet, also called the Europlug, is identified by two round holes next to each other.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector is found at the base of the iPad 2.
  4. Turn on the Armenian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad 2 is charging, typically taking roughly 1-4 hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPad 2 with an Armenian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

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

A step by step guide showing you how to recharge your iPad 2 from an Armenian power outlet by using an Apple 30-pin cable with a two pin Type F USB charger.

  1. In order to charge your iPad 2 using an Armenian power outlet you'll need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple normally supply this cable when you buy the iPad 2.
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type F USB power adapter into the Armenian power outlet. This round plug outlet (sometimes known as the Schuko outlet) can be identified by two large round holes 19 mm apart from each other along with thin metal grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Connect one end of the cable into the USB adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad 2.
  4. Switch on the Armenian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your iPad 2 will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging and takes roughly 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPad 2 from an Armenian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Armenia 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, priced at between $10 to $15.
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, between $5 to $10.
  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, priced at under $15.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costing around $15.