Charging the iPad Air when visiting The United Arab Emirates

Simple instructions showing you how to charge your iPad Air from a United Arab Emirates power outlet by using a USB Lightning Apple connector with a Europlug Type C USB adapter, how to recharge the iPad Air using a Type G power charger and powering the iPad Air using a Type D power adapter

United Arab Emirates power outlet

If planning a trip to The United Arab Emirates it is useful to know in advance if you'll be able to use your gadgets that you'll be bringing along with you. However, by not knowing which power socket is used you are more likely to bring the wrong power charger, meaning having to buy or borrow a potentially overpriced adaptor when you're there. Differing voltages and plugs can often be daunting when planning on staying in a foreign country if you've never been there before. This isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards used throughout the world this article shows exactly what to pick up in advance to power the iPad Air in The United Arab Emirates. The following step by step guide will show you exactly how to charge your iPad Air when you are travelling to The United Arab Emirates using their types G, C or D United Arab Emirates 220 volt 50Hz power outlets, most Emirians typically use the Type G sockets in their wall outlets. When visiting The United Arab Emirates from another country check your iPad Air can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check that your device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from being damaged when powering up. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Air.

Charging the iPad Air in The United Arab Emirates

Can you use the iPad Air in The United Arab Emirates?

Yes, you can connect the iPad Air to a United Arab Emirates power outlet.

What is the best travel charger for the iPad Air in The United Arab Emirates?

If you are travelling with more than just your iPad Air and visiting more than one country the best travel power adapter for The United Arab Emirates is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. There are three types of power outlets that Emiratis use (G, C and D) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for both types C and G. As these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied plugs. If your model of iPad Air supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these travel adapters plus additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices.

Unlike other travel chargers this means you can power more than one device at the same time without needing to buy seperate travel adapters on your United Arab Emirates trip or occupying additional wall sockets. By only packing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being on hand for recharging your iPad Air at the airport or on a flight. Because of their flexibility these types of power chargers can be used when you return home so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones using just a single plug socket.

We suggest searching for a flexible travel adapter similar to this online. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for The United Arab Emirates

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both The United Arab Emirates 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 compact power adapter for travellers originating from America going to The United Arab Emirates.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly 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 much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half 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 perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting The United Arab Emirates.
What is the best travel charger for the iPad Air in The United Arab Emirates?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad Air from a United Arab Emirates power outlet

Using a Lightning connector and a Type G power charger to charge the iPad Air from a United Arab Emirates power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge your iPad Air using a United Arab Emirates power outlet you'll need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will normally supply this cable when you buy the iPad Air).
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type G USB power adapter into the United Arab Emirates power outlet. The wall supply, technically known as a Type G power outlet [3], can be identified by 3 rectangular holes containing shutters forming a triangular configuration for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB mains 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. Switch on the United Arab Emirates power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPad Air will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging and takes roughly 60-240 minutes to fully recharge.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad Air from a United Arab Emirates power outlet

Powering the iPad Air with a United Arab Emirates power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using a Lightning Apple cable with a Type C Europlug USB charger to power the iPad Air with a United Arab Emirates power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPad Air from the United Arab Emirates power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], usually already included with your iPad Air by Apple.
  2. Plug in the Type C USB power adapter in the power supply. You can recognise this wall outlet by the 2 round adjacent holes.
  3. Then connect one end of the Lightning charging cord into the bottom of the mains 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 United Arab Emirates power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Air is powering up, typically taking roughly one-four hours to recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad Air with a United Arab Emirates power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Charging the iPad Air from a United Arab Emirates power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Simple instructions showing you how to charge your iPad Air from a United Arab Emirates power outlet by using a USB Lightning Apple connector with a Type D power adapter.

  1. In order to power the iPad Air using the United Arab Emirates power outlet you'll need a Type D USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], typically already supplied with your device by Apple.
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type D USB power adapter in the United Arab Emirates power outlet. You can identify this power outlet by 3 round holes forming a triangle configuration.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Apple USB cable into the USB adapter 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. Switch on the United Arab Emirates power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad Air screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging taking around one-four hours to fully recharge.
Charging the iPad Air from a United Arab Emirates power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Arab_Emirates - United Arab Emirates Wikipedia web page
  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/typeG.htm - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply
  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/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  7. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  9. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D 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