How to charge the iPad from a power outlet in Azerbaijan

A guide showing you how to charge the iPad from an Azerbaijani power outlet using the USB 30-pin Apple connector and a Type C power charger and recharging the iPad using a two pin Type F USB charger.

Azerbaijani power outlet

Varying different combinations of standards and plugs can often cause confusion when planning to visit a different country, especially if you've never visited before. These guidelines were specifically written to stop visitors worrying if they can charge their iPad abroad.The following step by step guide will show what you'll need to power the iPad when you are visiting Azerbaijan using their types F or C Azerbaijani 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. Power sources will vary regionally therefore please read the Wikiconnections global power supplies page where you'll find a complete list showing charging devices in different destinations. When you are visiting Azerbaijan from a different region please ensure your iPad can be used with a 240v supply. If the iPad came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) double check the iPad is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to prevent the device from being damaged when powering up. If you intend on visiting an Azerbaijani destination like Baku or Ganja we also recommend referring to the Azerbaijani Wikipedia page [1] for further information. This page details the original iPad first generation, visit the Apple category page for the latest range of Apple iPads. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 5 or greater on the iPad.

Charging the iPad in Azerbaijan

Can the iPad be used in Azerbaijan?

You can use the iPad in Azerbaijan by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best travel adapter for the iPad in Azerbaijan?

If you are travelling to more than one country then the best international travel charger for Azerbaijan is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two types of power outlets that Azerbaijanis use (F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by changing the included plugs. If your model of iPad supports Fast Charge (note not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker charging times by using one of these types of power chargers, along with additional support for certain power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other chargers this will also allow you to power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring individual power chargers or using up additional wall outlets. Only needing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage while travelling. Due to their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets without using up an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling regularly we recommend buying this type of flexible power adapter online. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Azerbaijan

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, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Azerbaijan and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Azerbaijan using type B plug sockets.
  • 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 one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Azerbaijan. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for the iPad in Azerbaijan?

Charging the iPad from an Azerbaijani power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Using a USB 30-pin Apple connector with a Type C power charger to charge the iPad from an Azerbaijani power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your iPad from the Azerbaijani power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (the cable is typically included with the iPad by Apple).
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter in the power supply. You can identify this plug outlet by the 2 round adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Plug in 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. The iPad dock connector is found at the base of the iPad.
  4. Turn on the Azerbaijani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging which takes around one-four hours to fully recharge.
Charging the iPad from an Azerbaijani power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

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

Instructions on how to charge the iPad from an Azerbaijani power outlet with a 30 pin connector and a 2 pinned Type F power charger.

  1. To power the iPad from an Azerbaijani power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - the cable is typically included with the iPad by Apple.
  2. Begin by plugging the Type F USB power adapter in the power outlet. This recessed circular power supply (sometimes known as a Schuko outlet) can be identified by two large round adjacent holes along with a pair of two grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect one end of the power cord into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector can be found at the base of the iPad.
  4. Switch on the Azerbaijani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging and takes roughly 60-240 minutes to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad from an Azerbaijani power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Azerbaijani 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 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, estimated cost under $15.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated price between $15 to $20.