How to charge the iPad Air 2 from a power outlet in Azerbaijan

A guide on how to power your iPad Air 2 from an Azerbaijani power outlet by using the Lightning Apple connector and a two pinned Type C Europlug USB charger and charging an iPad Air 2 using a Type F power plug.

Azerbaijani power outlet

Varying different combinations of frequencies and region codes can all cause confusion when planning on travelling to a foreign country to the first time traveller. This page has been written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPad Air 2 when you're staying abroad.If you're travelling to Azerbaijan these useful instructions show powering your iPad Air 2 using the standard types F or C Azerbaijani 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If travelling to Azerbaijan from another country please check that your iPad Air 2 can be used with a 240v supply. If your iPad Air 2 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure the device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to avoid the device from being damaged during charging. These instructions assume that you've have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on an iPad Air 2.

Charging an iPad Air 2 in Azerbaijan

Can the iPad Air 2 be used in Azerbaijan?

You can connect an iPad Air 2 to an Azerbaijani power outlet.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging an iPad Air 2 in Azerbaijan?

When travelling to multiple countries or bringing along more than just your iPad Air 2 the best travel charger for Azerbaijan to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two types of plug sockets that Azeris use (types F and C) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the included plugs. If your iPad Air 2 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these types of USB travel adapters, and support for certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel adapters having a 4 port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate power chargers on your trip to Azerbaijan. Because you are only needing a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used when you return home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers without needing an additional wall outlet.

We suggest searching for a flexible power charger similar to this online, the multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Azerbaijan

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental 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 best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America going to Azerbaijan.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Azerbaijan. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging an iPad Air 2 in Azerbaijan?

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

Using a USB Lightning cable and a Europlug Type C USB adapter to charge an iPad Air 2 with an Azerbaijani power outlet.

  1. In order to power your iPad Air 2 using an Azerbaijani power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple will typically supply this cable with your iPad Air 2.
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the Azerbaijani power outlet. The plug supply, also called a Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug, can be identified by two round adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Apple USB Lightning charging cable into the bottom of the USB power charger 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 Azerbaijani 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 Air 2 is charging which takes around one to four hours to recharge.
Powering an iPad Air 2 with an Azerbaijani 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 an Azerbaijani power outlet

A guide on how to power your iPad Air 2 from an Azerbaijani power outlet by using the Lightning Apple connector and a two pinned Type F Schuko USB charger.

  1. To supply power to your iPad Air 2 from the Azerbaijani power outlet you'll need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (normally included with the iPad Air 2 by Apple).
  2. Start by inserting the Type F USB power adapter in the power supply. This round power outlet (called the Type F power outlet [6]) can be identified by two 4.8mm round adjacent holes next to each other and a pair of two thin metal grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB Apple Lightning cord 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. Switch on the Azerbaijani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging and takes between 1 - 4 hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from an Azerbaijani power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Azerbaijan 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 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, 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, priced around $15.