Charging your iPad 4 from a power outlet in Malaysia

How to connect a Malaysian power outlet to the iPad 4

Malaysian power outlet

Varying different voltages and sockets can often be daunting when planning to visit a new country especially for the first time traveller. This page has been written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPad 4 when you're going abroad.The following step by step instructions shows how to supply power to the iPad 4 when visiting Malaysia using a standard 240 volt 50Hz G Type Malaysian plug outlet, the Malaysians will use a 13 amp plug for wall outlets. If you are travelling to Malaysia from a different region please check the iPad 4 can accept a 240v supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) check the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating during charging. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 4.

Charging the iPad 4 in Malaysia

Can the iPad 4 be used in Malaysia?

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

Malaysia

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad 4 in Malaysia?

When travelling to more than one country or bringing more than your iPad 4 then the best travel adapter for Malaysia is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world simply by changing the heads. If your type of iPad 4 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times by using one of these travel chargers, and compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers having a four port adapter will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack individual travel chargers on your Malaysian trip. By only needing a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used back at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and smartphones using only a single power outlet.

We recommend buying a versatile power charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer; the travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with perfect reliably.

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, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Malaysia using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise 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 offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at 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 perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Malaysia. [6]
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad 4 in Malaysia?

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

A page showing how to recharge the iPad 4 from a Malaysian power outlet with a USB Lightning Apple cable and a Type G USB charger.

  1. To charge your iPad 4 using the Malaysian power outlet you will need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - usually supplied with your device by Apple.
  2. Firstly plug in the Type G USB power adapter into the Malaysian power outlet. The wall outlet (known as a Type G power outlet [3]) can be recognised by 3 vertical slots containing shutters forming a triangle pattern for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the mains power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad 4.
  4. Turn on the Malaysian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging, typically taking roughly one to four hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad 4 with a Malaysian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Malaysia entry on Wikipedia.org
  2. Apple - official iPad user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply, costing 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, priced at between $15 to $20.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced at between $10 to $15.