Charging your iPad Air 2 from a power outlet in Oman

A guide on how to charge your iPad Air 2 from an Omani power outlet with a USB Lightning Apple cable with a Type G power adapter and recharging an iPad Air 2 using a Europlug Type C USB plug.

Omani power outlet

Complicated combinations of standards and voltages can all be confusing when planning on staying in a foreign country, especially to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of sockets being used in the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need to purchase in advance to charge the iPad Air 2 . This page has step by step instructions showing what you'll need to power your iPad Air 2 when you're in Oman using their standard G or C type 240 volt 50Hz wall outlets, Type G wall outlets are used by a majority of Omanis. Most power changes depending on which area you are in so please read the power supplies and Asia page for a full list of regions and countries. If you are visiting Oman from another country double check the iPad Air 2 can be used with a 240v supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check the iPad Air 2 is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overloading when charging it. If you intend on staying somewhere such as Muscat or Salalah we suggest reading the Omani country page on Wikipedia.org [1] for further information. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on an iPad Air 2.

Charging an iPad Air 2 in Oman

Can you use an iPad Air 2 in Oman?

You can connect an iPad Air 2 to an Omani power outlet.

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What is the best travel adapter for an iPad Air 2 in Oman?

When travelling with more than your iPad Air 2 then the best travel power adapter for Oman is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Omanis use two different types of power outlets (types G and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for both types C and G. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the supplied plugs over. If your iPad Air 2 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these USB travel chargers, and compatibility with more power demanding devices like tablets. This will also allow you to power more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack multiple power chargers on your Omani trip. Only needing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets and phones without needing an additional wall outlet.

We recommend buying this type of versatile travel charger online. The multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Oman

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using 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 from voltage spikes. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover 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 power adapter for travellers originating from North America going to Oman.
  • 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 originating from the US using type B plugs. This gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Oman. [8]
What is the best travel adapter for an iPad Air 2 in Oman?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from an Omani power outlet

A guide on how to charge your iPad Air 2 from an Omani power outlet with a USB Lightning Apple cable with a Type G power adapter.

  1. If you want to charge an iPad Air 2 from the Omani power outlet you will need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple typically supply the cable when you buy the iPad Air 2).
  2. First insert the Type G USB power adapter into the power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the 3 vertical slots containing shutters forming a triangle shape for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Apple power cable into the bottom of the mains power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Turn on the Omani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up and takes roughly one-four hours to recharge.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from an Omani power outlet

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from an Omani power outlet

Using the USB Lightning Apple connector with a double pinned Type C USB adapter to power an iPad Air 2 with an Omani power outlet.

  1. In order to power an iPad Air 2 from the Omani power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple typically supply the cable when you buy your iPad Air 2).
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type C USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can identify the wall outlet by the two round adjacent holes.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Apple USB charging cable into the mains power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Turn on the Omani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPad Air 2 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Air 2 is powering up taking roughly 1 to 4 hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from an Omani power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Omani country page on Wikipedia.org
  2. Apple - official iPad user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply, 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, around $15.
  6. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  7. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet, priced at between $10 to $15.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costs between $10 to $15.