Charging the iPad Mini 2 when visiting Azerbaijan

A step by step guide showing you how to power your iPad Mini 2 with an Azerbaijani power outlet by using a Lightning Apple cable with a Type C Europlug USB charger and charging the iPad Mini 2 using a Type F Schuko USB plug.

Azerbaijani power outlet

Varying different combinations of voltages and standards can all be confusing when planning to visit another country especially to the first time traveller. This page has been specifically written to help assist travellers wanting to power the iPad Mini 2 when they are staying abroad.This page contains instructions which shows exactly what you'll need to supply power to your iPad Mini 2 when staying in Azerbaijan using their standard types F or C 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. If you are travelling to Azerbaijan from a different country ensure that the iPad Mini 2 can be used with a 240v supply. If the iPad Mini 2 came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check that the iPad Mini 2 is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating when powering up. If you are planning to visit a city like Baku we recommend reading the wikipedia.org entry about Azerbaijan [1] for more indepth information. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini 2.

Charging the iPad Mini 2 in Azerbaijan

Can you use the iPad Mini 2 in Azerbaijan?

Yes, you can connect the iPad Mini 2 to an Azerbaijani power outlet.

Azerbaijan

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad Mini 2 in Azerbaijan?

When travelling to more than one country and bringing along more than just your iPad Mini 2 the best international travel charger for Azerbaijan is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Azeris use two different standards of wall outlets (F and C) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world just by changing the included plugs. If your model of iPad Mini 2 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these travel adapters plus additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices.

Unlike other travel chargers this means you can power more than one device at the same time without needing to buy seperate power adapters. Only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage while travelling. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of adapters can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and phones without using up an additional power outlet.

For those travelling regularly we recommend buying this type of flexible travel adapter at an electronics retailer, the power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with perfect reliably.

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 Mini 2, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unstable power grids. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Azerbaijan using type B American 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 originating from North America using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half 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]
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad Mini 2 in Azerbaijan?

Charging the iPad Mini 2 from an Azerbaijani power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Instructions on how to charge the iPad Mini 2 from an Azerbaijani power outlet using the Apple Lightning connector and a two pinned Type C power adapter.

  1. To supply power to the iPad Mini 2 from 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 normally include this cable when you buy the iPad Mini 2.
  2. Plug in the Type C USB power adapter in the power supply. This plug outlet, also called the Europlug, can be identified by the 2 adjacent holes next to each other where the pins go.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple power cable into the USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Switch on the Azerbaijani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad Mini 2 will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging and takes around one-four hours to fully recharge.
Charging the iPad Mini 2 from an Azerbaijani power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Charging the iPad Mini 2 from an Azerbaijani power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

Using a Lightning Apple cable with a Type F Schuko USB charger to power the iPad Mini 2 with an Azerbaijani power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPad Mini 2 using the Azerbaijani power outlet you'll need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple typically supply this USB cable when you purchase the iPad Mini 2).
  2. Begin by taking the Type F USB power adapter and inserting it in the Azerbaijani power outlet. The sunken round power outlet (known as the Schuko outlet) can be identified by two 4.8mm adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral pins and two thin grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Apple Lightning power cord into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad Mini 2.
  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 charging icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 2 is charging, typically taking roughly 1-4 hours to recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPad Mini 2 from an Azerbaijani power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F 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, 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, 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, estimated price between $15 to $20.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, around $15.