How to charge the iPad 4 in Armenia

Instructions on how to recharge your iPad 4 from an Armenian power outlet with an Apple Lightning cable with a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter and how to recharge the iPad 4 using a Type F power charger.

Armenian power outlet

Varying different combinations of voltages and standards can often be confusing when planning to travel to a different country to the first time traveller. This page has instructions which shows exactly how to charge your iPad 4 when you're visiting Armenia by using the Type F or C 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. If visiting Armenia from another country please ensure that the iPad 4 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the iPad 4 was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v double check your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from over-heating whilst powering it. If you are planning to stay at an Armenian place such as Yerevan or Gyumri we suggest referring to the Armenia country entry on wikipedia.org [1] for further details on visiting the area. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 4.

Charging the iPad 4 in Armenia

Can the iPad 4 be used in Armenia?

Yes, you can use the iPad 4 in Armenia.

Armenia

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad 4 in Armenia?

When you are travelling to more than one country the best travel adapter for Armenia to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Armenians use two different standards of wall outlets (F and C) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the plugs. If your iPad 4 supports Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB power chargers plus support for certain power demanding devices. Unlike other travel adapters this means you can charge multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power chargers for your Armenian trip or occupying additional power outlets. By only packing a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage and convenient for recharging your iPad 4 at the airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets and using only a single plug socket.

We suggest buying this type of flexible travel adapter online - the power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different 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 4, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Armenia 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 portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Armenia using 3 pinned type B US 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 originating from North America using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 suitable for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Armenia. [8]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad 4 in Armenia?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from an Armenian power outlet

Using a USB Lightning cable with a Type C power charger to power your iPad 4 from an Armenian power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your iPad 4 from the Armenian power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this cable is typically already included with your device).
  2. Start the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it into the Armenian power outlet. The power outlet (called a Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug) can be recognised by the two round holes next to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB cord into the power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad 4.
  4. Turn on the Armenian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad 4 is recharging and takes between one-four hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from an Armenian power outlet

Charging the iPad 4 from an Armenian power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge the iPad 4 with an Armenian power outlet with the Lightning Apple connector and a two pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter.

  1. If you want to power the iPad 4 using an Armenian power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple should usually supply this cable with your iPad 4.
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type F USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This sunken circular power outlet can be identified by two large circular adjacent holes where the pins sit along with a pair of two thin metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple cord into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad 4.
  4. Turn on the Armenian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad 4 will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad 4 is recharging which typically takes roughly 1 - 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPad 4 from an Armenian power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Armenia country entry on wikipedia.org
  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, 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.