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

The Wiki Connections guide on how to power your iPad Air from a Nepali power outlet by using the Lightning Apple connector and a 3 pinned Type D USB charger, how to recharge the iPad Air using a double pinned Type C Europlug USB charger and powering the iPad Air using a 3 pinned Type M USB charger

Nepali power outlet

Various voltages and standards can often be confusing when planning to visit another country, especially if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of sockets being used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power your iPad Air in Nepal. These instructions were written to stop travellers worrying if they can power their iPad Air when they are travelling to Nepal.These instructions shows what you'll need to supply power to your iPad Air when you are visiting Nepal using their D, C or M type Nepali 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If travelling to Nepal from another country please make sure your iPad Air can be used with a 240v supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts ensure that the iPad Air is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from over-heating during charging. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Air.

Charging the iPad Air in Nepal

Can you use the iPad Air in Nepal?

Yes, you can use the iPad Air in Nepal by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best travel charger for the iPad Air in Nepal?

If travelling to multiple countries then the best international travel power adapter for Nepal to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. Nepalese use three different types of plug sockets (D, C and M) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the included heads over. If your model of iPad Air supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these power chargers and additional compatibility with more power hungry devices. This means you can power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring multiple travel adapters or using up additional power outlets. By only bringing a single travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage. Due to their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest buying a versatile travel adapter like this at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different 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 any country wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 portable power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Nepal.
  • 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 North America using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 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 perfect for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Nepal.
What is the best travel charger for the iPad Air in Nepal?

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

Simple instructions showing how to recharge your iPad Air from a Nepali power outlet with a USB Lightning connector and a Europlug Type C USB adapter.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad Air from the Nepali power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple normally include the cable when you first purchase the iPad Air.
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter in the wall outlet. The plug outlet, sometimes called a Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug, is recognised by two circular adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Apple USB Lightning charging cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad Air.
  4. Turn on the Nepali power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your iPad Air will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Air is charging which takes around 60-240 minutes to recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Air from a Nepali power outlet

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

The WikiConnections page on how to recharge the iPad Air with a Nepali power outlet by using the Apple Lightning cable with a Type D power charger.

  1. To power your iPad Air 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] - typically already supplied with the iPad Air by Apple.
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type D USB power adapter into the wall outlet. You can recognise the power supply by 3 circular holes forming a triangular pattern.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB Apple cord into the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad Air.
  4. Switch on the Nepali power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Air is recharging taking roughly one to four hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPad Air from a Nepali power outlet

Powering the iPad Air with a Nepali power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

Instructions on how to recharge your iPad Air from a Nepali power outlet with a USB Lightning Apple connector and a three pin Type M USB adapter.

  1. In order to power your iPad Air 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 will typically supply this cable with your iPad Air).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type M USB power adapter in the Nepali power outlet. The power supply, sometimes called a Type M power outlet [8], looks like three large circular holes in a triangle configuration for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple cord into the power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad Air.
  4. Turn on the Nepali power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up which typically takes between one-four hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPad Air with a Nepali power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nepal - wikipedia.org entry 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, estimated price 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, estimated price between $5 to $10.
  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, costs between $15 to $20.
  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, costs between $10 to $15.
  10. 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.