Charging the iPad 4 in Azerbaijan

Instructions on how to charge the iPad 4 from an Azerbaijani power outlet using a USB Lightning Apple connector with a Type C Europlug USB charger and how to charge the iPad 4 using a two pinned Type F power adapter.

Azerbaijani power outlet

Various standards and plugs can all be daunting when planning to travel to another country especially to the first time traveller. These guidelines were specifically written to stop people having to worry if they'll be able to power their iPad 4 when they're abroad.If you are going to Azerbaijan the following instructions show how to charge the iPad 4 using the standard F or C type 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If you are travelling to Azerbaijan from a different country please ensure that your iPad 4 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts ensure your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from being damaged when powering up. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 4.

Charging the iPad 4 in Azerbaijan

Can you use the iPad 4 in Azerbaijan?

Yes, you can connect the iPad 4 to an Azerbaijani power outlet.

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad 4 in Azerbaijan?

When travelling with more than your iPad 4 then the best travel adapter for Azerbaijan to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Azerbaijanis use two different standards of wall outlets (types F and C) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied plugs. If your model of iPad 4 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these types of USB power chargers, and support for more power hungry devices. Unlike other travel adapters this means you can charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack individual travel chargers. Because you are only packing a single USB travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being on hand for recharging your iPad 4 at the airport or on a plane. Due to their versatility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets without using up an additional plug socket.

We suggest searching for this type of versatile power adapter at an electronics retailer - the power adapter illustrated below 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 around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial when visiting counties with unstable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Azerbaijan and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from America visiting Azerbaijan.
  • 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 and offers almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half the 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Azerbaijan. [8]
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad 4 in Azerbaijan?

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

Using a USB Lightning Apple connector with a Type C Europlug USB charger to recharge the iPad 4 with an Azerbaijani power outlet.

  1. To charge the iPad 4 using an Azerbaijani power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], the USB cable is typically included with the iPad 4.
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter into the Azerbaijani power outlet. You can recognise this power outlet by the 2 circular holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Plug in one end of the Lightning charging cord into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad 4.
  4. Turn on the Azerbaijani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPad 4 will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging and takes around 1 to 4 hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from an Azerbaijani power outlet

Powering the iPad 4 with an Azerbaijani power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Using a USB Lightning Apple connector with a Type F Schuko USB charger to power the iPad 4 with an Azerbaijani power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to your iPad 4 from the Azerbaijani power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will normally supply this USB cable when you purchase your iPad 4).
  2. Plug the Type F USB power adapter in the power supply. You can identify this power outlet by two 4.8mm circular adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral pins and a pair of two grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB charging cable into the mains USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad 4.
  4. Turn on the Azerbaijani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging and takes roughly one to four hours to fully recharge.
Powering the iPad 4 with an Azerbaijani power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia.org entry about Azerbaijan
  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, estimated price 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, estimated price 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, estimated cost around $15.