Charging the iPad 4 from a power outlet in Lebanon

A guide showing how to charge your iPad 4 from a Lebanese power outlet with the USB Lightning Apple cable with a three pinned Type G power adapter, recharging the iPad 4 using a Type A power adapter and recharging the iPad 4 using a Type B power adapter

Lebanese power outlet

Varying different voltages and plugs can all lead to confusion when planning to stay in another country if you've never been there before. This page has been specifically written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPad 4 when you're in staying in Lebanon.When you're staying in Lebanon these instructions show powering the iPad 4 using the Type G, A, B, C or D Lebanese 220 volt 50Hz power outlets, you'll discover a majority of Lebanese will use the Type G sockets in their wall outlets. When travelling to Lebanon from a different country ensure that your iPad 4 can accept a 240 volt supply. If your iPad 4 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure the device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating during charging. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 4.

Charging the iPad 4 in Lebanon

Can the iPad 4 be used in Lebanon?

Yes, you can connect the iPad 4 to a Lebanese power outlet by using a power adaptor.

Lebanon

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad 4 in Lebanon?

If travelling with more than just your iPad 4 and visiting multiple countries the best international travel charger for Lebanon to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are five standards of plug sockets in Lebanon (types G, A, B, C and D) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for both types A, C and G.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by changing the heads. If your type of iPad 4 supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these types of USB power adapters, plus additional support for certain power hungry devices. Unlike other travel chargers having a 4 port adapter means you can recharge multiple devices at once without needing to bring individual power adapters or occupying additional power sockets. Only packing a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being convenient for recharging your iPad 4 at an airport or on the flight. Due to their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers with just a single wall outlet.

If you travel regularly we suggest searching for a flexible power adapter like this at your preferred electronics retailer - the power adapter illustrated 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 who only have USB devices such as the iPad 4, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering 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 most popular compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Lebanon using type B 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 from North America using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Lebanon. [14]
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad 4 in Lebanon?

Powering the iPad 4 with a Lebanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using a USB Lightning Apple cable and a Type G power adapter to power your iPad 4 with a Lebanese power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad 4 using a Lebanese power outlet you'll need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - typically already included with the iPad 4.
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type G USB power adapter and inserting it in the Lebanese power outlet. This power outlet (known as a Type G power outlet [3]) looks like three rectangular holes containing plastic shutters in a triangular shape.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad 4.
  4. Switch on the Lebanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging, typically taking roughly one to four hours to fully recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad 4 with a Lebanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Powering the iPad 4 with a Lebanese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Instructions on how to recharge your iPad 4 with a Lebanese power outlet with a Lightning Apple cable and a Type A USB adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad 4 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] - typically already included with the iPad 4.
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type A USB power adapter and inserting it in the Lebanese power outlet. The power supply, technically known as a Type A power outlet [6], can be identified by the 2 thin slots adjacent to each other where the live and neutral blades go. Please be aware that power cords with type A plugs which are rated at only 125 V shouldn't be used in The Lebanon so please check first.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB Apple charging cord into the bottom of the power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad 4.
  4. Turn on the Lebanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging taking around 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
Powering the iPad 4 with a Lebanese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Charging the iPad 4 from a Lebanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Instructions on how to recharge your iPad 4 with a Lebanese power outlet with a Lightning Apple cable and a Type B USB adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPad 4 from a Lebanese power outlet you'll need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], normally already included with your iPad 4.
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type B USB power adapter and inserting it in the Lebanese power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by two slots next to each other with a hole below for the earthed pin. Please be aware that power cords with type B plugs which are rated at only 125 V shouldn't be used in The Lebanon so please check first.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB Apple charging cord into the bottom of the power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad 4.
  4. Turn on the Lebanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging taking around 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
Charging the iPad 4 from a Lebanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Powering the iPad 4 with a Lebanese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

A step by step guide showing how to power your iPad 4 with a Lebanese power outlet using the Apple USB Lightning cable and a Type C Europlug power charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad 4 using a Lebanese power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - typically already included with the iPad 4.
  2. Start the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it in the Lebanese power outlet. The power supply (called the Type C power outlet [10] or Europlug) is identified by the two holes adjacent to each other where the two plug outlet pins sit.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple Lightning power cord into the bottom of the USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad 4.
  4. Turn on the Lebanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging which typically takes around 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge.
Powering the iPad 4 with a Lebanese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Powering the iPad 4 with a Lebanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

A guide showing how to charge your iPad 4 from a Lebanese power outlet with the USB Lightning Apple cable with a three pinned Type D power adapter.

  1. To power the iPad 4 using the Lebanese power outlet you'll need a Type D USB power adapter [13] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - usually included with the device.
  2. Start by plugging the Type D USB power adapter in the wall supply. This plug supply, sometimes known as a Type D power outlet [12], can be recognised by 3 circular holes forming a triangle shape for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Apple cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad 4.
  4. Turn on the Lebanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the iPad 4 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up and takes roughly 1 to 4 hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPad 4 with a Lebanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia entry 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, priced at under $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 price between $15 to $20.
  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 around $10.
  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, 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 at between $10 to $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, estimated price 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, costs between $15 to $20.