Charging an iPad Air 2 when staying in Lebanon

A guide showing how to recharge an iPad Air 2 from a Lebanese power outlet using a Lightning Apple cable and a three pinned Type G power charger, charging an iPad Air 2 using a double pin Type A power plug and charging an iPad Air 2 using a three pin Type B USB plug

Lebanese power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of voltages and region codes can often cause confusion when planning to travel to another country especially to the first time traveller. This page is a step by step guide telling you how to charge your iPad Air 2 in Lebanon using the standard G, A, B, C or D type 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets, please note Type G wall outlets are normally used by a majority of Lebanese. When visiting Lebanon from another country check that the iPad Air 2 can accept a 240v supply. If the iPad Air 2 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure that your device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from overheating whilst powering it up. These instructions assume that you've have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on an iPad Air 2.

Charging an iPad Air 2 in Lebanon

Can you use an iPad Air 2 in Lebanon?

You can connect an iPad Air 2 to a Lebanese power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best power charger for recharging an iPad Air 2 in Lebanon?

When travelling to multiple countries and bringing more than just your iPad Air 2 then the best international travel charger for Lebanon to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are five types of power outlets that Lebanese use (G, A, B, C and D) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for both types A, C and G.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the included heads. If your type of iPad Air 2 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these types of travel adapters plus additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other adapters this means you can recharge multiple devices at once without needing to bring multiple power chargers on your Lebanese trip or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only packing a single USB travel charger will keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage and suitable for charging your iPad Air 2 at an airport or on the flight. Because of their versatility these types of power adapters can be used when you return home so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers without using up an additional wall outlet.

We recommend searching for a multipurpose power adapter of this nature online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Lebanon

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 option for travellers originating from North America visiting Lebanon.
  • 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 the US using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Lebanon. [14]
What is the best power charger for recharging an iPad Air 2 in Lebanon?

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

Using the USB Lightning Apple connector with a 3 pin Type G USB charger to power an iPad Air 2 from a Lebanese power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the iPad Air 2 from a Lebanese power outlet you'll need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should normally include this USB cable when you purchase your iPad Air 2).
  2. Firstly plug the Type G USB power adapter in the power supply. The plug supply (known as the Type G power outlet [3]) looks like 3 rectangular slots with shutters in a triangle pattern for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Apple USB power cable into the bottom of the power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Switch on the Lebanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging taking around 1 - 4 hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering an iPad Air 2 with a Lebanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Charging an iPad Air 2 from a Lebanese power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

Using a USB Lightning connector and a Type A USB adapter to power your iPad Air 2 with a Lebanese power outlet.

  1. To power the iPad Air 2 using a Lebanese power outlet you'll need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the cable is normally already supplied with your device by Apple).
  2. Firstly plug in the Type A USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by the two thin adjacent slots where the live and neutral blades go. Please note that power cables with type A plugs which are rated at 125 V should not be used in The Lebanon so we suggest checking prior to proceeding.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB charging cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Switch on the Lebanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up and takes roughly 1 to 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Charging an iPad Air 2 from a Lebanese power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

How to use a Type B power charger for charging your iPad Air 2 from a Lebanese power outlet

Instructions showing how to charge your iPad Air 2 with a Lebanese power outlet with a USB Lightning connector and a Type B USB adapter.

  1. To charge your iPad Air 2 using the Lebanese power outlet you'll need a Type B USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (normally already supplied with your iPad Air 2 by Apple).
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type B USB power adapter into the power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by the 2 thin slots next to each other where the twin plug outlet blades sit with a single semicircular hole below for the long earth pin. Be aware that power cables with type B plugs which are rated at only 125 V should not be used in The Lebanon so we recommend checking prior to continuing.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB Apple charging cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Switch on the Lebanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up taking between one to four hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type B power charger for charging your iPad Air 2 from a Lebanese power outlet

Charging an iPad Air 2 from a Lebanese power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Using a USB Lightning connector and a Type C Europlug USB charger to recharge an iPad Air 2 from a Lebanese power outlet.

  1. To power the iPad Air 2 using a Lebanese power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the cable is normally supplied with your device by Apple).
  2. Firstly plug the Type C USB power adapter in the power outlet. The wall outlet can be recognised by 2 round adjacent holes next to each other where the pins go.
  3. Connect one end of the USB Apple power cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Switch on the Lebanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up which typically takes between one to four hours to fully recharge.
Charging an iPad Air 2 from a Lebanese power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

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

Instructions on how to charge your iPad Air 2 from a Lebanese power outlet by using a USB Lightning connector and a Type D power adapter.

  1. To supply power to the iPad Air 2 from a Lebanese power outlet you'll need to use a Type D USB power adapter [13] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should normally include this cable when you purchase your iPad Air 2).
  2. Firstly plug the Type D USB power adapter in the power supply. This plug supply (known as the Type D power outlet [12]) looks like 3 holes forming a triangular configuration.
  3. Connect one end of the Lightning power cord into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Turn on the Lebanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Air 2 is powering up which takes between one to four hours to fully recharge.
Powering an iPad Air 2 with a Lebanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Lebanese Wikipedia web page
  2. Apple - official iPad user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - A Type G USB charger has three thick rectangular blades in a triangular shape with the longer top blade acting as the earthing pin, 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, estimated cost around $15.
  6. iec.ch - Type A power outlet
  7. Type A USB power adapter - An unearthed Type A USB charger has 2 parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes near the tip of each blade, costs between $10 to $15.
  8. iec.ch - Type B power outlet
  9. Type B USB power adapter - 3 pinned Type B USB chargers have a single unearthed round pin along with 2 shorter parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes in the end of each blade, priced at between $5 to $10.
  10. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  11. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, priced under $15.
  12. iec.ch - Type D power outlet
  13. Type D USB power adapter - The three pinned earthed Type D USB chargers have large rounded pins placed in a triangular shape, between $10 to $15.
  14. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced at between $15 to $20.