How to charge your iPad 2 from a power outlet in Oman

A page on how to recharge the iPad 2 with an Omani power outlet with a USB 30-pin Apple connector and a 3 pinned Type G USB charger and powering the iPad 2 using a 2 pinned Type C power plug.

Omani power outlet

Various standards and plugs can often lead to confusion when planning on staying in a new country to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of common standards used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power your iPad 2 in Oman. This page has instructions showing you what you'll need to supply power to your iPad 2 when going to Oman by using the G or C type 240 volt 50Hz plug outlets, most Omanis use Type G wall outlets. When visiting Oman from another country please make sure that your iPad 2 can be used with a 240v supply. If the iPad 2 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) check that your device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from overheating when charging it. If you intend on staying in a destination like Muscat refer to the Omani entry on wikipedia.org [1] for more information prior to the location. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 2.

Charging the iPad 2 in Oman

Can the iPad 2 be used in Oman?

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

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad 2 in Oman?

When you are travelling to multiple countries the best international travel power adapter for Oman to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Omanis use two different types of plug sockets (types G and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for both types C and G. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the included heads over. If your iPad 2 is compatible with Fast Charge (note not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times with one of these types of USB travel adapters plus support for more power hungry devices like tablets. Having a 4 port adapter will allow you to recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy seperate power chargers or using up additional wall sockets. By only bringing a single travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage while travelling and suitable for charging your iPad 2 at an airport or on a plane. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of adapters can be used back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers without needing an additional plug socket.

For those travelling regularly we recommend searching for a multipurpose travel adapter of this nature at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Oman

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 2, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters 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 are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Oman 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 most popular compact power adapter for travellers originating from America visiting Oman using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • 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 originating from North America using type B plugs. This gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more generous 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Oman. [8] [AD]
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad 2 in Oman?

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

Using a USB 30 pin cable with a Type G power adapter to charge the iPad 2 with an Omani power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your iPad 2 from the Omani power outlet you'll need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (usually already supplied with your device).
  2. First you'll need to plug in the Type G USB power adapter into the Omani power outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by the 3 rectangular holes containing plastic shutters in a triangle shape for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Connect one end of the USB cord into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad 2.
  4. Turn on the Omani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad 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 G power charger for recharging your iPad 2 from an Omani power outlet

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

A page on how to recharge the iPad 2 with an Omani power outlet with a USB 30-pin Apple connector and a 2 pinned Type C USB charger.

  1. To supply power to your iPad 2 from the Omani power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple will normally include the cable with your iPad 2.
  2. First you'll need to plug in the Type C USB power adapter into the wall outlet. You can recognise the power supply by two circular adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the cable into the power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector is found at the base of the iPad 2.
  4. Switch on the Omani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your iPad 2 will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up, typically taking around one-four hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad 2 from an Omani power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Omani 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, between $10 to $15.
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, between $5 to $10.
  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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, between $15 to $20.