How to charge the iPad 2 from a power outlet in Lebanon

A guide on how to recharge the iPad 2 with a Lebanese power outlet with a USB 30 pin connector and a three pinned Type B USB charger, recharging the iPad 2 using a three pin Type G USB charger and how to charge the iPad 2 using a two pinned Type A USB plug

Lebanese power outlet

If packing for a holiday it is helpful to know if you can charge your common devices that you are bringing along with you. Without knowing which power socket is used in Lebanon you could end up either weighing your bags down with unnecessary spare adaptors or pack the wrong charger, therefore leaving you needing to purchase a suitable charger on arrival. Varying complicated voltages and standards can all be daunting when planning to travel to another country, especially if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of common standards being used throughout the world this article shows exactly what to pick up in advance to power the iPad 2 . This guide was written to prevent you having to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPad 2 abroad.If you are planning a vacation to Lebanon this page has useful instructions showing how to charge your iPad 2 by using the standard G, A, B, C or D type 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets, a majority of Lebanese typically use the Type G sockets in their power outlets. When you are visiting Lebanon from another region please make sure your iPad 2 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If the iPad 2 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check that the iPad 2 is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from overloading when charging it. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 2.

Charging the iPad 2 in Lebanon

Can the iPad 2 be used in Lebanon?

You can use the iPad 2 in Lebanon by using the correct power convertor.

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What is the best travel charger for the iPad 2 in Lebanon?

If you are travelling with more than just your iPad 2 then the best international travel charger for Lebanon to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are five standards of power outlets that Lebanese use (types G, A, B, C and D) and using a travel charger like this will ensure that you are covered for both types A, C and G.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied plugs. If your type of iPad 2 can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these types of USB power chargers, along with additional support for certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other chargers this will also allow you to power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring individual power chargers or using up additional wall outlets. Only needing a single international travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Due to their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when you return home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and smartphones without needing an additional plug socket.

For those travelling frequently we suggest buying this type of flexible travel adapter at your preferred electronics retailer; the multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Lebanon

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPad 2, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These travel converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Lebanon and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting Lebanon using 3 pin type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US 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 just 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 perfect for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Lebanon. [14]
What is the best travel charger for the iPad 2 in Lebanon?

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

Using a USB 30 pin connector and a 3 pinned Type G power charger to recharge the iPad 2 with a Lebanese power outlet.

  1. To power the iPad 2 from a Lebanese power outlet you will need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - the cable is typically included with the iPad 2 by Apple.
  2. Begin by plugging the Type G USB power adapter in the power outlet. The plug outlet (technically known as a Type G power outlet [3]) can be identified by the 3 rectangular holes forming a triangular shape.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple cord into the mains USB charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad 2.
  4. Switch on the Lebanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your iPad 2 will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up taking between one to four hours to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPad 2 from a Lebanese power outlet

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

Using the USB 30-pin Apple connector and a Type A power charger to charge the iPad 2 with a Lebanese power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPad 2 using the Lebanese power outlet you'll need to use a Type A USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (usually already included with your device by Apple).
  2. Firstly insert the Type A USB power adapter in the Lebanese power outlet. This unearthed wall outlet, technically known as a Type A power outlet [6], can be identified by two slots next to each other. Please be aware power cables used with type A plugs which are rated at 125 volts should not be used so please check first.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple 30 pin cord into the bottom of the mains USB charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector can be found at the base of the iPad 2.
  4. Switch on the Lebanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad 2 will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging and takes roughly 60 to 240 minutes to recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPad 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 2 from a Lebanese power outlet

Using a USB 30-pin Apple connector and a Type B power charger to charge the iPad 2 from a Lebanese power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your iPad 2 using a Lebanese power outlet you'll need to use a Type B USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple will usually supply the USB cable when you purchase your iPad 2.
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type B USB power adapter into the Lebanese power outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by two thin slots where the twin plug outlet blades go with a semicircle shaped hole below for the long earthed pin. Please be aware power cords used with type B plugs which are rated at 125 volts should not be used so please check first.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple 30 pin USB cord into the bottom of the mains USB charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector can be found at the base of the iPad 2.
  4. Switch on the Lebanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad 2 will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging and takes roughly 60-240 minutes to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type B power charger for charging your iPad 2 from a Lebanese power outlet

Powering the iPad 2 with a Lebanese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

A guide on how to recharge the iPad 2 with a Lebanese power outlet with a USB 30 pin cable and a two pinned Type C USB charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad 2 from the Lebanese power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (the cable is typically included with the iPad 2 by Apple).
  2. Begin by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it in the power supply. You can identify the plug outlet by two circular adjacent holes where the twin plug outlet pins go.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad 2.
  4. Turn on the Lebanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up, typically taking roughly 1-4 hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPad 2 with a Lebanese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPad 2 from a Lebanese power outlet

Using a USB 30-pin Apple connector with a Type D power charger to charge the iPad 2 from a Lebanese power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad 2 using a Lebanese power outlet you will need to use a Type D USB power adapter [13] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple typically supply this USB cable when you purchase the iPad 2.
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type D USB power adapter in the Lebanese power outlet. You can identify this power outlet by the 3 circular holes forming a triangular configuration for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the charging cord into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector is found at the base of the iPad 2.
  4. Switch on the Lebanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad 2 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging and takes roughly 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPad 2 from a Lebanese power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia page about Lebanon
  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, costing between $10 to $15.
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, priced around $5.
  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, 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, estimated price under $15.
  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, priced under $15.
  14. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costing between $15 to $20.