Charging the iPad when planning a trip to Turkey

Instructions showing you how to power the iPad from a Turkish power outlet with a 30-pin connector with a Type C USB charger and how to power the iPad using a 2 pin Type F power charger.

Turkish power outlet

Varying different voltages and region codes can often be daunting when planning to visit a new country, especially if you've never been there before. This guide has been written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPad when you are abroad.If visiting Turkey these instructions show how to supply power to the iPad by using their standard F or C type Turkish 230 volt 50Hz power outlets, a majority of Turks will use the Type F sockets in their plug outlets. You will discover that power supplies will change from country to country therefore we suggest reading the Asia page for a complete list of regions and countries. When travelling to Turkey from a different country please check that the iPad can accept a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that your iPad is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from over-heating whilst powering it up. This page details the original iPad first generation, visit the Apple category page for the latest range of Apple iPads. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 5 or greater on the iPad.

Charging the iPad in Turkey

Can you use the iPad in Turkey?

Yes, you can connect the iPad to a Turkish power outlet.

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad in Turkey?

If you are travelling to more than one country or bringing along more than your iPad then the best travel charger for Turkey to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two standards of wall outlets that Turks use (F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the heads. If your iPad supports Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB power adapters and support for more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers this will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power adapters for your Turkish trip or using up additional power sockets. Only bringing a single international travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers without using up an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling to different places we suggest searching for this type of flexible travel charger online. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Turkey

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from America going to Turkey using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs and gives practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half the 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 Turkey. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad in Turkey?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad from a Turkish power outlet

Using a 30-pin Apple cable and a Type C USB charger to charge your iPad with a Turkish power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPad using the Turkish power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], usually supplied with your iPad.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the Turkish power outlet. The power outlet, sometimes called the Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug, can be recognised by 2 circular holes next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB power adapter 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. Turn on the Turkish power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the tablet will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up and takes around one to four hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad from a Turkish power outlet

Charging the iPad from a Turkish power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

A page showing how to charge your iPad with a Turkish power outlet using the 30-pin Apple cable and a 2 pin Type F power adapter.

  1. If you want to power your iPad using the Turkish power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (usually supplied with your iPad).
  2. Insert the Type F USB power adapter in the Turkish power outlet. This recessed round plug supply can be recognised by two 4.8mm round adjacent holes where the plug outlet pins slide into along with a pair of thin grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB cable into the bottom of the USB mains adapter 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. Turn on the Turkish power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging which should take roughly 1 - 4 hours to recharge.
Charging the iPad from a Turkish power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Turkish country 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, costing under £10.
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, £5-£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, costing £15-£20.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced at £10-£15.