How to charge your iPad 4 from a power outlet in Macau

Using the Lightning Apple connector and a two pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter to recharge your iPad 4 from a Macanese power outlet, how to recharge the iPad 4 using a Type G USB adapter and how to recharge the iPad 4 using a three pin Type D USB adapter

Macanese power outlet

Different combinations of region codes and plugs can often be daunting when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never visited before. This isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used throughout the world this article shows exactly what you'll need in advance to power your iPad 4 in Macau. If you're travelling to Macau these useful instructions show powering your iPad 4 using their standard types G, D, F or M Macanese 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets, please note that Type G plug outlets are used by most Macanese. Most power sources will change regionally so we suggest that you read our Wiki Connections travel power sockets guide where you'll find a full list showing countries. If visiting Macau from a different region check your iPad 4 can be used with a 240v supply. If the iPad 4 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts make sure your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to avoid the device from being damaged during charging. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 4.

Charging the iPad 4 in Macau

Can you use the iPad 4 in Macau?

Yes, you can use the iPad 4 in Macau.

Macau

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad 4 in Macau?

If travelling to multiple countries or bringing along more than just your iPad 4 the best travel charger for Macau to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are four different types of plug sockets that Macanese use (types G, D, F and M) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type G. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world simply by switching the included heads over. If your model of iPad 4 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of power chargers plus compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other chargers having a four port charger will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power adapters on your trip to Macau. Because you are only needing to bring a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest buying this type of flexible power adapter at an electronics retailer. The travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Macau

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPad 4, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable power grids. These travel adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Macau and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from North America going to Macau.
  • 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 North America using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 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 Macau. [12]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad 4 in Macau?

Charging the iPad 4 from a Macanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using a USB Lightning Apple connector and a Type G USB adapter to charge the iPad 4 with a Macanese power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the iPad 4 from the Macanese power outlet you will need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (typically already supplied with the iPad 4 by Apple).
  2. Start by inserting the Type G USB power adapter in the Macanese power outlet. The power supply, sometimes called a Type G power outlet [3], looks like three vertical rectangular holes in a triangle shape for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the cord into the power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad 4.
  4. Turn on the Macanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad 4 will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up, typically taking around 60-240 minutes to recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPad 4 from a Macanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

How to use a Type D power charger for charging your iPad 4 from a Macanese power outlet

Using a USB Lightning Apple connector and a three pin Type D USB adapter to charge the iPad 4 with a Macanese power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the iPad 4 using a Macanese power outlet you'll need to use a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple typically supply this cable with your iPad 4.
  2. Firstly insert the Type D USB power adapter into the wall outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by the 3 holes in a triangle shape for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the cord into the power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad 4.
  4. Turn on the Macanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad 4 will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up, typically taking around 60-240 minutes to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type D power charger for charging your iPad 4 from a Macanese power outlet

Powering the iPad 4 with a Macanese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Using the Lightning Apple connector and a two pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter to recharge your iPad 4 from a Macanese power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your iPad 4 using a Macanese power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - typically already supplied with the iPad 4.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type F USB power adapter into the power supply. This round wall outlet, sometimes known as the Type F power outlet [8] or Schuko outlet, can be recognised by two large circular holes 19 mm adjacent to each other along with grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect one 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 the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad 4.
  4. Turn on the Macanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPad 4 will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is charging, typically taking around 60-240 minutes to recharge.
Powering the iPad 4 with a Macanese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

How to use a Type M power charger for charging your iPad 4 from a Macanese power outlet

Instructions showing how to recharge the iPad 4 with a Macanese power outlet by using the Lightning Apple cable with a 3 pinned Type M USB charger.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad 4 from the Macanese power outlet you will need a Type M USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (typically already supplied with the iPad 4 by Apple).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type M USB power adapter in the Macanese power outlet. The power supply, sometimes called a Type M power outlet [10], can be recognised by the three large round holes forming a triangular configuration.
  3. Connect one end of the Apple USB Lightning charging cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad 4.
  4. Switch on the Macanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad 4 is recharging and takes roughly 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type M power charger for charging your iPad 4 from a Macanese power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Macanese entry on Wikipedia
  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, costs 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, costing between $15 to $20.
  6. iec.ch - Type D power outlet
  7. Type D USB power adapter - The three pinned earthed Type D USB chargers have large rounded pins placed in a triangular shape, priced at between $10 to $15.
  8. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  9. Type F USB power adapter - Type F USB chargers are earthed using two clips at the top and bottom with two rounded 4.8mm pins set 19mm apart, between $10 to $15.
  10. iec.ch - Type M power outlet
  11. Type M USB power adapter - South African Type M USB chargers have three large circular pins in a triangular shape with the top earthed pin longer and larger in diameter, under $15.
  12. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, between $15 to $20.