Charging the iPad 2 from a power outlet in Nepal

The WikiConnections guide on how to charge your iPad 2 from a Nepali power outlet with a 30 pin connector with a 2 pin Type C USB charger, how to charge the iPad 2 using a Type D USB charger and recharging the iPad 2 using a Type M power adapter

Nepali power outlet

Varying different voltages and plugs can all lead to confusion when planning on travelling to another country especially if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used in the world this article shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge the iPad 2 . This guide was specifically written to stop visitors having to worry if they'll be able to charge their iPad 2 abroad.This simple guide tells you exactly how to supply power to the iPad 2 when visiting Nepal using the D, C or M type Nepali 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. When travelling to Nepal from a different country ensure that your iPad 2 can accept a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure that the device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to prevent the device from overheating whilst powering it. If you plan to visit a destination like Kathmandu or Pokhara we recommend referring to the wikipedia.org web page about Nepal [1] for more details. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 2.

Charging the iPad 2 in Nepal

Can the iPad 2 be used in Nepal?

Yes, you can connect the iPad 2 to a Nepali power outlet by using a power adaptor.

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad 2 in Nepal?

When travelling with more than just your iPad 2 and visiting more than one country the best travel charger for Nepal is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. There are three types of power outlets in Nepal (D, C and M) and using a power adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the heads. If your type of iPad 2 supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these USB power adapters, plus additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. This will also allow you to power more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack multiple power chargers on your Nepali trip. Only packing a single international travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage and suitable for charging your iPad 2 at the airport or on the plane. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers with just a single wall outlet.

If you travel often we suggest searching for a versatile power adapter of this nature online; the multipurpose power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Nepal

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from America going to Nepal using type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective 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 Nepal.
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad 2 in Nepal?

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

Using a USB 30 pin connector and a Type C USB charger to power the iPad 2 from a Nepali power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPad 2 from the Nepali power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - this USB cable is usually supplied with the device by Apple.
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter in the Nepali power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by the two round adjacent holes where the twin pins go.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad 2.
  4. Switch on the Nepali power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your tablet will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging which takes roughly 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad 2 from a Nepali power outlet

Powering the iPad 2 with a Nepali power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Using a USB 30 pin connector and a Type D USB charger to power the iPad 2 from a Nepali power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad 2 using a Nepali power outlet you'll need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (typically already included with your iPad 2).
  2. Plug the Type D USB power adapter into the power supply. The plug supply, technically known as a Type D power outlet [6], can be recognised by 3 holes forming a triangle configuration.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad 2.
  4. Switch on the Nepali power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your tablet will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging which takes roughly 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge.
Powering the iPad 2 with 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 2 from a Nepali power outlet

Using the USB 30 pin Apple cable and a Type M power adapter to power your iPad 2 with a Nepali power outlet.

  1. To charge your iPad 2 using the Nepali power outlet you will need to buy a Type M USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - usually already included with the iPad 2.
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type M USB power adapter and inserting it in the Nepali power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the 3 large circular holes in a triangular shape.
  3. Connect one end of the cord into the bottom of the power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector is found at the bottom of the iPad 2.
  4. Turn on the Nepali power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging and takes around one-four hours to recharge.
How to use a Type M power charger for charging your iPad 2 from a Nepali power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nepal - wikipedia.org web page about Nepal
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1683/en_US/ipad_ios7_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 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music
  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