How to charge your iPad 4 from a power outlet in Pakistan

Instructions showing how to charge the iPad 4 with a Pakistani power outlet with a USB Lightning Apple connector and a two pinned Europlug Type C power charger, how to charge the iPad 4 using a three pin Type G USB charger and how to recharge the iPad 4 using a three pinned Type D USB charger

Pakistani 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 4 when they are visiting abroad.These instructions will show exactly how to charge your iPad 4 when you're travelling to Pakistan by using the standard G, C, D or M type 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. When travelling to Pakistan from another country please check that your iPad 4 can be used with a 240v supply. If the iPad 4 came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v check your iPad 4 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 have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 4.

Charging the iPad 4 in Pakistan

Can you use the iPad 4 in Pakistan?

Yes, you can use the iPad 4 in Pakistan by using a power convertor.

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad 4 in Pakistan?

When you are travelling to multiple countries the best international travel power adapter for Pakistan is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are four different standards of plug sockets that Pakistanis use (types G, C, D and M) and using a power charger like this ensures that you are covered for both types C and G.

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world just by changing the included plugs. If your type of iPad 4 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these power adapters, along with support for certain power demanding devices like tablets.

This means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to buy seperate power chargers on your trip to Pakistan or using up additional wall sockets. By only bringing a single travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage whilst travelling and convenient for charging your iPad 4 at an airport or on the plane. Due to their flexibility these types of travel 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 with only a single power outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of versatile travel adapter online. The travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Pakistan

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPad 4, 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 can be crucial for travellers to regions with unreliable power supplies. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Pakistan and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 Pakistan.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also 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 Pakistan. [12] [AD]
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad 4 in Pakistan?

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

Using the Apple Lightning cable with a Type G USB adapter to charge the iPad 4 from a Pakistani power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPad 4 using a Pakistani power outlet you'll need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple normally include this cable with your iPad 4).
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type G USB power adapter in the Pakistani power outlet. The wall supply (technically called a Type G power outlet [3]) can be identified by the three vertical slots with shutters forming a triangular configuration for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple power cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad 4.
  4. Turn on the Pakistani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad 4 is recharging taking roughly 60 to 240 minutes to recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad 4 with a Pakistani power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Powering the iPad 4 with a Pakistani power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

A page on how to recharge the iPad 4 with a Pakistani power outlet with an Apple Lightning connector and a double pinned Type C Europlug USB charger.

  1. In order to power the iPad 4 using a Pakistani power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (normally supplied with the iPad 4).
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter in the Pakistani power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by the 2 adjacent holes.
  3. Connect one end of the Apple Lightning charging cord into the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad 4.
  4. Turn on the Pakistani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPad 4 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging and takes between 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPad 4 with a Pakistani power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Charging the iPad 4 from a Pakistani power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Using an Apple Lightning cable and a three pin Type D USB adapter to recharge your iPad 4 from a Pakistani power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your iPad 4 using a Pakistani power outlet you will need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will normally include the cable with your iPad 4.
  2. Insert the Type D USB power adapter in the Pakistani power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by three round holes forming a triangle configuration for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Then connect one 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 the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad 4.
  4. Switch on the Pakistani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad 4 is recharging which should take around 60-240 minutes to recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPad 4 from a Pakistani power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

How to use a Type M power charger for charging your iPad 4 from a Pakistani power outlet

Using the Lightning Apple cable with a Type M power charger to recharge the iPad 4 with a Pakistani power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your iPad 4 from the Pakistani power outlet you'll need to buy a Type M USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (usually already supplied with your device).
  2. Begin by taking the Type M USB power adapter and inserting it into the power outlet. This power outlet, technically known as a Type M power outlet [10], looks like 3 holes forming a triangular pattern.
  3. Connect one end of the Apple Lightning charging cord into the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad 4.
  4. Turn on the Pakistani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPad 4 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging and takes between 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type M power charger for charging your iPad 4 from a Pakistani power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Pakistani entry on wikipedia.org
  2. Apple - official iPad user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - A Type G USB charger has three thick rectangular blades in a triangular shape with the longer top blade acting as the earthing pin, estimated price under $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 around $15.
  6. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  7. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, between $10 to $15.
  8. iec.ch - Type D power outlet
  9. Type D USB power adapter - The three pinned earthed Type D USB chargers have large rounded pins placed in a triangular shape, costs under $15.
  10. iec.ch - Type M power outlet
  11. Type M USB power adapter - South African Type M USB chargers have three large circular pins in a triangular shape with the top earthed pin longer and larger in diameter, under $15.
  12. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, around $15.