How to charge the iPad Air when staying in Cyprus

How to connect a Cypriot power outlet to the iPad Air

Cypriot power outlet

If packing for a vacation it can be useful to know in advance if you can power your indispensable gadgets that you'll be bringing with you. By not knowing which power supply is being used you may bring the wrong charger, leaving you needing to purchase a potentially overpriced adaptor when you're there. Varying different combinations of standards and plugs can all be daunting when planning to stay in a foreign country if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of common standards used in the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your iPad Air in Cyprus. These instructions were written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPad Air when you're going abroad.When you're visiting Cyprus the following instructions show charging your iPad Air using a 240 volt 50Hz G Type Cypriot plug outlet, with the Cypriots using a 13 amp plug for charging. When travelling anywhere you'll find that most power sockets will vary from region to region therefore we suggest that you read our Wikiconnections travel power sockets guide where you'll find a complete list showing regions and countries. If travelling to Cyprus from another country please make sure the iPad Air can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) double check your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overheating when powering up. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Air.

Charging the iPad Air in Cyprus

Can the iPad Air be used in Cyprus?

You can use the iPad Air in Cyprus.

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

When you are travelling to multiple countries the best travel charger for Cyprus is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [6]. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of iPad Air can support Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times with one of these power chargers plus support for certain power demanding devices. Unlike other chargers this will also allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel adapters on your trip to Cyprus. Only bringing a single travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage as well as being convenient for charging your iPad Air at the airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers with only a single plug socket.

We suggest buying this type of flexible power charger online, the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Cyprus

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These power adapters come supplied 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 most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America going to Cyprus.
  • 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 from the US using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more generous 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 suitable for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Cyprus.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad Air in Cyprus?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad Air from a Cypriot power outlet

Using a USB Lightning Apple connector and a Type G power charger to power your iPad Air from a Cypriot power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the iPad Air using a Cypriot power outlet you will need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple normally include the USB cable with your iPad Air.
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type G USB power adapter and plugging it into the power outlet. This power supply (called a Type G power outlet [3]) looks like three vertical rectangular holes with plastic shutters forming a triangular pattern for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the cord into the USB power charger 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 Cypriot power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up, typically taking around 1 to 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad Air from a Cypriot power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyprus - Cypriot Wikipedia page
  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