Charging an iPad Air 2 in Malaysia

Using a USB Lightning Apple connector with a Type G USB adapter to power an iPad Air 2 with a Malaysian power outlet.

Malaysian power outlet

Varying different combinations of region codes and sockets can often be daunting when planning on staying in a foreign country especially if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used in the world this guide tells you exactly what to buy in advance to power the iPad Air 2 in Malaysia. These guidelines have been written to help prepare travellers wanting to power their iPad Air 2 abroad.If you're staying in Malaysia these instructions show how to power your iPad Air 2 by using the 240 volt 50Hz G Type Malaysian plug outlet, the Malaysians will use 13 amp plugs for charging. When visiting Malaysia from another country check the iPad Air 2 can be charged using a 240v supply. If your iPad Air 2 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) double check the iPad Air 2 is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from overloading during charging. These instructions assume that you've have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on an iPad Air 2.

Charging an iPad Air 2 in Malaysia

Can you use an iPad Air 2 in Malaysia?

Yes, you can connect an iPad Air 2 to a Malaysian power outlet by using a power adaptor.

Malaysia

What is the best power adapter for recharging an iPad Air 2 in Malaysia?

If travelling with more than just your iPad Air 2 the best international travel charger for Malaysia is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by changing the supplied plugs. If your model of iPad Air 2 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these types of USB power chargers, and compatibility with more power demanding devices.

Unlike other travel chargers this means you can recharge more than one device at once without needing to buy multiple power chargers. By only bringing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of chargers can be used back at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers without using up an additional power outlet.

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

Alternative travel adapter for Malaysia

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial when visiting counties with unstable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Malaysia 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 compact power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Malaysia using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise 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. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Malaysia. [6]
What is the best power adapter for recharging an iPad Air 2 in Malaysia?

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

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

  1. If you want to supply power to your iPad Air 2 from the Malaysian power outlet you will need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple normally supply this USB cable when you purchase your iPad Air 2).
  2. Begin by inserting the Type G USB power adapter into the Malaysian power outlet. The wall outlet (sometimes known as a Type G power outlet [3]) looks like three holes containing shutters forming a triangle configuration.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple 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 found at the bottom of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Switch on the Malaysian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad Air 2 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Air 2 is charging, typically taking roughly one-four hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering an iPad Air 2 with a Malaysian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia page about Malaysia
  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, estimated price 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, around $15.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated price between $15 to $20.