How to charge your iPad Air from a power outlet in Azerbaijan

Using an Apple Lightning cable and a Type C Europlug USB adapter to recharge your iPad Air from an Azerbaijani power outlet and recharging the iPad Air using a double pin Type F Schuko USB charger.

Azerbaijani power outlet

Different combinations of standards and sockets can all be confusing when planning to travel to another country, especially if you've never been there before. These instructions were specifically written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPad Air when visiting abroad.The following step by step instructions will show what you'll need to supply power to the iPad Air when travelling to Azerbaijan by using their F or C type Azerbaijani 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If travelling to Azerbaijan from another region check your iPad Air can accept a 240 volt supply. If the iPad Air was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) double check the iPad Air is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from over-heating during charging. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Air.

Charging the iPad Air in Azerbaijan

Can the iPad Air be used in Azerbaijan?

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

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

If travelling with more than your iPad Air or visiting multiple countries then the best travel charger for Azerbaijan is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Azerbaijanis use two different types of plug sockets (F and C) and bringing this ensures 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 over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the included heads over. If your iPad Air is compatible with Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker charging times by using one of these types of USB travel chargers plus additional compatibility with more power hungry devices. Unlike other adapters this will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to buy individual travel adapters. 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 space saving versatility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones, tablets and e-readers without needing an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling to Azerbaijan we recommend searching for this type of versatile power charger 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 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 visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Azerbaijan and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Azerbaijan.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with 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 ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Azerbaijan. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for the iPad Air in Azerbaijan?

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

Using the Lightning Apple cable with a Type C power adapter to charge the iPad Air with an Azerbaijani power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the iPad Air 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] (normally already supplied with the iPad Air).
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter in the Azerbaijani power outlet. This ungrounded wall supply, also known as the Europlug, is recognised by 2 adjacent holes where the twin plug outlet pins go.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Apple USB Lightning power cord into the power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad Air.
  4. Switch on the Azerbaijani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your iPad Air will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up, typically taking roughly one-four hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPad Air 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 from an Azerbaijani power outlet

Using the Apple Lightning cable with a Schuko Type F USB adapter to recharge your iPad Air from an Azerbaijani power outlet.

  1. To power the iPad Air from the Azerbaijani power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the USB cable is usually already included with your device by Apple).
  2. Begin by taking the Type F USB power adapter and inserting it into the power outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by two round adjacent holes along with a pair of two thin grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Connect one end of the USB Apple Lightning power cord into the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad Air.
  4. Turn on the Azerbaijani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find 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 F power charger for recharging your iPad Air from an Azerbaijani power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Azerbaijan 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, costs around $10.
  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, around $15.
  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, costing 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, costing around $15.