Charging your iPad 3 from a power outlet in Nepal

The WikiConnections guide showing how to charge your iPad 3 with a Nepali power outlet with the Apple USB 30 pin connector with a two pinned Type C power adapter, charging the iPad 3 using a Type D power adapter and powering the iPad 3 using a three pin Type M power adapter

Nepali power outlet

Differing combinations of region codes and plugs can often be confusing when planning on travelling to a foreign country, especially if you've never been there before. When you're visiting Nepal this page has instructions showing you charging the iPad 3 using the types D, C or M 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If you are visiting Nepal from another region please double check the iPad 3 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If your iPad 3 came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that your iPad 3 is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overheating whilst powering it. If you plan on travelling to a Nepali city like Kathmandu or Pokhara please refer to the Wikipedia web page about Nepal [1] for more indepth information. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 3.

Charging the iPad 3 in Nepal

Can the iPad 3 be used in Nepal?

Yes, you can connect the iPad 3 to a Nepali power outlet.

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad 3 in Nepal?

If you are travelling with more than your iPad 3 the best international travel adapter for Nepal is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. Nepali use three different standards of wall outlets (types D, C and M) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your iPad 3 can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these travel chargers, plus additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

Having a four port adapter means you can recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy seperate travel chargers on your trip or using up additional power sockets. Only bringing a single international travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage while travelling. Because of their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers using just a single power outlet.

We recommend buying this type of versatile power adapter online. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Nepal

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPad 3, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies. These power converters are supplied 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 option for travellers originating from North America visiting Nepal.
  • 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 America using type B plugs and gives almost the same functionality 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 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Nepal.
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad 3 in Nepal?

Charging the iPad 3 from a Nepali power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Learn how to charge your iPad 3 with a Nepali power outlet using an Apple USB 30 pin connector with a Type C power adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad 3 using the Nepali power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], usually included with the device by Apple.
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter into the Nepali power outlet. This unearthed plug supply (known as a Europlug) can be recognised by 2 circular adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the mains power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 3. The iPad 3 dock connector is found at the bottom of the iPad 3.
  4. Switch on the Nepali power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad 3 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad 3 is powering up and takes around 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPad 3 from a Nepali power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Charging the iPad 3 from a Nepali power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Using the USB 30 pin Apple cable and a 3 pin Type D USB charger to charge your iPad 3 with a Nepali power outlet.

  1. To charge the iPad 3 from 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] (usually included with the device by Apple).
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type D USB power adapter and plugging it in the Nepali power outlet. This plug supply (sometimes called the Type D power outlet [6]) looks like 3 round holes in a triangular shape.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 3. The iPad 3 dock connector is found at the bottom of the iPad 3.
  4. Switch on the Nepali power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPad 3 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging taking around one to four hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPad 3 from a Nepali power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

How to use a Type M power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from a Nepali power outlet

Learn how to charge your iPad 3 with a Nepali power outlet using the Apple USB 30 pin connector with a Type M power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPad 3 using a Nepali power outlet you'll need a Type M USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], the cable is normally already included with the device.
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type M USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can identify the power supply by the three round holes in a triangle pattern.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the mains power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 3. The iPad 3 dock connector is found at the bottom of the iPad 3.
  4. Turn on the Nepali power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad 3 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad 3 is powering up and takes around 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type M power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from a Nepali power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nepal - Wikipedia web page about Nepal
  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 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