Charging your iPad Mini from a power outlet in Azerbaijan

Instructions showing how to recharge your iPad Mini with an Azerbaijani power outlet with the Apple USB Lightning connector with a 2 pin Europlug Type C power adapter and charging the iPad Mini using a Schuko Type F USB plug.

Azerbaijani power outlet

Differing combinations of voltages and region codes can all lead to confusion when planning to visit another country if you've never been there before. However this isn't as complex as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards being used in the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need to buy in advance to charge the iPad Mini . These instructions have been specifically written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPad Mini when you're travelling abroad.If planning a holiday to Azerbaijan these instructions show charging the iPad Mini using the types F or C Azerbaijani 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. If you are visiting Azerbaijan from another region please check the iPad Mini can accept a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) double check the device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overloading during charging. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini.

Charging the iPad Mini in Azerbaijan

Can the iPad Mini be used in Azerbaijan?

Yes, you can connect the iPad Mini to an Azerbaijani power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

Azerbaijan

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad Mini in Azerbaijan?

If travelling to more than one country or bringing more than just your iPad Mini then the best travel adapter for Azerbaijan is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Azeris use two different types of power outlets (types F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs. If your iPad Mini supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these USB power adapters, plus additional support for certain power hungry devices.

This will allow you to power more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack multiple power chargers or using up additional power sockets. Only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage. Because of their versatility these types of power adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets without needing an additional wall outlet.

We recommend buying a versatile power adapter like this at your preferred electronics retailer - the travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Azerbaijan

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Azerbaijan using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs and offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Azerbaijan. [8]
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad Mini in Azerbaijan?

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

Using a Lightning Apple cable and a Type C Europlug power charger to charge your iPad Mini with an Azerbaijani power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the iPad Mini from an Azerbaijani power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], this USB cable is typically supplied with your iPad Mini by Apple.
  2. Firstly insert the Type C USB power adapter in the Azerbaijani power outlet. You can identify the plug supply by the 2 circular holes next to each other.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini. The iPad Mini lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad Mini.
  4. Turn on the Azerbaijani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging taking around 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Mini from an Azerbaijani power outlet

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

Using the Apple USB Lightning connector with a two pin Type F USB adapter to power the iPad Mini from an Azerbaijani power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad Mini using the Azerbaijani power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (usually supplied with the device by Apple).
  2. Start by taking the Type F USB power adapter and plugging it into the wall supply. This recessed round power outlet, also known as a Schuko outlet, can be identified by two round holes 19 mm adjacent to each other for live and neutral, plus two grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Connect one end of the Apple cable into the bottom of the mains power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini. The iPad Mini lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad Mini.
  4. Turn on the Azerbaijani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your tablet will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is charging, typically taking between 1 to 4 hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPad Mini with an Azerbaijani power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia 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, priced at under $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, costs between $15 to $20.