How to charge your iPad Air 2 from a power outlet in Cyprus

The WikiConnections page on how to recharge an iPad Air 2 with a Cypriot power outlet by using the Lightning Apple connector and a three pin Type G USB adapter.

Cypriot power outlet

Various region codes and plug types can all be daunting when planning to stay in a different country if you've never visited before. However this isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need in advance to power your iPad Air 2 in Cyprus. This useful guide shows what you'll need to charge the iPad Air 2 when visiting Cyprus by using the standard 240 volt 50Hz Type G power outlet, the Cypriots will use 13 amp plugs for wall outlets. You will find that most power sockets vary depending on which region you're taking a trip to therefore please read the WikiConnections travel power sockets list for a full list showing countries. If travelling to Cyprus from another country please make sure your iPad Air 2 can be used with a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v make sure that the iPad Air 2 is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from overheating when charging it. If you plan on staying in a Cypriot destination like Nicosia we suggest referring to the Cyprus country entry on wikipedia.org [1] for further details on visiting the area. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on an iPad Air 2.

Charging an iPad Air 2 in Cyprus

Can you use an iPad Air 2 in Cyprus?

Yes, you can use an iPad Air 2 in Cyprus.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging an iPad Air 2 in Cyprus?

When travelling with more than your iPad Air 2 then the best international travel charger for Cyprus is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [6]. As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by switching the included heads over. If your model of iPad Air 2 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, and support for certain power demanding devices. This means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to buy individual travel adapters on your trip to Cyprus. Because you are only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage as well as being convenient for charging your iPad Air 2 at the airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend buying this type of flexible power charger online, the multipurpose power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Cyprus

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 America visiting Cyprus using 3 pin type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly 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 gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Cyprus.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging an iPad Air 2 in Cyprus?

Powering an iPad Air 2 with a Cypriot power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using an Apple Lightning cable with a Type G power charger to power your iPad Air 2 from a Cypriot power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your iPad Air 2 using a Cypriot power outlet you will need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], this cable is typically included with your device.
  2. Start by inserting the Type G USB power adapter in the Cypriot power outlet. The plug outlet (called a Type G power outlet [3]) can be identified by 3 slots containing shutters forming a triangular pattern for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Switch on the Cypriot power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging and takes between one-four hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering an iPad Air 2 with a Cypriot power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyprus - Cyprus country entry on wikipedia.org
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1595/en_US/ipad_user_guide.pdf - Official iPad user guide
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeG.htm - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply
  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
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters