How to charge your iPad 3 from a power outlet in Armenia

Using the Apple 30 pin cable and a Type C USB adapter to charge the iPad 3 from an Armenian power outlet and powering the iPad 3 using a Type F power adapter.

Armenian power outlet

Various region codes and plugs can often cause confusion when planning on staying in a new country to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of common standards used in the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power the iPad 3 in Armenia. These instructions were specifically written to help prepare people wanting to charge the iPad 3 abroad.The following useful guide shows how to power the iPad 3 in Armenia using their F or C type Armenian 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. Most power supplies will vary regionally so we recommend reading our Wiki Connections travel power connections page for a complete list of powering devices in different countries. If visiting Armenia from a different country double check your iPad 3 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) double check the iPad 3 is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overloading whilst powering it. If you are planning on visiting an Armenian destination like Yerevan refer to the Armenia Wikipedia web page [1] for more details prior to the location. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 3.

Charging the iPad 3 in Armenia

Can you use the iPad 3 in Armenia?

Yes, you can use the iPad 3 in Armenia by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad 3 in Armenia?

If travelling to multiple countries then the best international travel charger for Armenia is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different standards of wall outlets that Armenians use (types F and C) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the heads over. If your model of iPad 3 supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these travel adapters, and support for certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel chargers having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring multiple travel chargers for your Armenian trip. Because you are only needing a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage. Due to their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and smartphones and using only a single plug socket.

For those travelling frequently we recommend buying a flexible travel adapter like this at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Armenia

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPad 3, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting Armenia 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 Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at 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 perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Armenia. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad 3 in Armenia?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from an Armenian power outlet

Using the Apple 30 pin cable and a Type C USB adapter to charge the iPad 3 from an Armenian power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad 3 from an Armenian power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple normally include this cable with your iPad 3.
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by the 2 adjacent holes where the twin plug outlet pins go.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 3. The iPad 3 dock connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad 3.
  4. Turn on the Armenian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging and takes between 1-4 hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from an Armenian power outlet

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from an Armenian power outlet

A step-by-step guide showing how to charge the iPad 3 from an Armenian power outlet with a 30 pin Apple connector with a 2 pinned Type F power charger.

  1. To power your iPad 3 from the Armenian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple will typically include the USB cable when you first purchase the iPad 3.
  2. Begin by taking the Type F USB power adapter and plugging it into the power supply. This round power outlet, sometimes known as a Schuko outlet, can be recognised by the two large round holes 19 mm next to each other for live and neutral, plus a pair of two grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect one end of the cable into the power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 3. The iPad 3 dock connector is found at the base of the iPad 3.
  4. Switch on the Armenian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad 3 is charging which takes around 60-240 minutes to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from an Armenian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Armenia 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, 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, priced at 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, between $10 to $15.
  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.