How to charge your iPad Air 2 from a power outlet in Nepal

Instructions on how to charge an iPad Air 2 from a Nepali power outlet with a Lightning Apple connector and a 3 pinned Type M power charger, charging an iPad Air 2 using a Type C USB adapter and how to recharge an iPad Air 2 using a 3 pinned Type D power plug

Nepali power outlet

Varying complicated standards and voltages can often be daunting when planning on staying in another country to the first time traveller. This guide was specifically written to stop visitors worrying if they can charge their iPad Air 2 when they are visiting abroad.These instructions will show exactly how to charge your iPad Air 2 when you're travelling to Nepal by using the standard D, C or M type 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. When travelling to Nepal from another country please check that your iPad Air 2 can be used with a 240v supply. If the iPad Air 2 came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v check your iPad Air 2 is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from overheating whilst powering it. These instructions assume that you've have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on an iPad Air 2.

Charging an iPad Air 2 in Nepal

Can you use an iPad Air 2 in Nepal?

Yes, you can use an iPad Air 2 in Nepal by using a power convertor.

What is the best power charger for an iPad Air 2 in Nepal?

If you are travelling to more than one country and bringing along more than just your iPad Air 2 the best travel power adapter for Nepal to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. There are three different standards of power outlets that Nepalese use (types D, C and M) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by changing the included plugs. If your type of iPad Air 2 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times with one of these power adapters, along with support for certain power hungry devices like tablets.

This means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to buy seperate power chargers or using up additional wall sockets. By only bringing a single USB travel charger will also keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their flexibility these types of power chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets without using up an additional power outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of versatile travel charger at your preferred electronics retailer. The travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Nepal

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPad Air 2, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Nepal and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Nepal.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one 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 ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Nepal.
What is the best power charger for an iPad Air 2 in Nepal?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from a Nepali power outlet

Using the Apple Lightning cable with a Type C Europlug USB adapter to recharge your iPad Air 2 from a Nepali power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your iPad Air 2 from the Nepali power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - the USB cable is usually already supplied with your device.
  2. Begin by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it into the power outlet. The plug outlet can be identified by the two circular holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Switch on the Nepali power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Air 2 is charging which takes around 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from a Nepali power outlet

Charging an iPad Air 2 from a Nepali power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Using a Lightning cable with a Type D power adapter to charge an iPad Air 2 with a Nepali power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your iPad Air 2 from the Nepali power outlet you'll need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (usually already supplied with your device).
  2. Begin by taking the Type D USB power adapter and inserting it into the power supply. This power outlet, technically known as a Type D power outlet [6], looks like 3 holes in a triangular pattern.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Apple USB Lightning power cord into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Switch on the Nepali power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad Air 2 will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up which should take between 1-4 hours to fully recharge.
Charging an iPad Air 2 from a Nepali power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

How to use a Type M power charger for charging your iPad Air 2 from a Nepali power outlet

Instructions on how to charge an iPad Air 2 from a Nepali power outlet with a Lightning Apple connector and a 3 pinned Type M power charger.

  1. In order to charge the iPad Air 2 using a Nepali power outlet you will need to buy a Type M USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple should typically include the USB cable when you first purchase your iPad Air 2.
  2. First you'll need to plug in the Type M USB power adapter in the Nepali power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by three large round holes forming a triangle configuration for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Switch on the Nepali power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Air 2 is charging which takes around 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type M power charger for charging your iPad Air 2 from a Nepali power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nepal - Nepali entry on wikipedia.org
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1595/en_US/ipad_user_guide.pdf - Official iPad user guide
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  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
  6. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  7. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeM.htm - Type M power outlet
  9. Type M USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type M mains power outlet
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters