Charging the iPad 4 when staying in Oman

Instructions on how to charge your iPad 4 from an Omani power outlet by using a USB Lightning connector and a Type G USB adapter and recharging the iPad 4 using a double pinned Type C USB adapter.

Omani power outlet

If you are packing for a vacation to Oman it can often be useful to know if you'll be able to charge your common electronics when you get there. By not knowing which power socket is used in Oman you may end up either bringing too many adaptors or pack the wrong adaptor, leaving you having to buy or borrow a potentially overpriced charger on arrival that might be incompatible. Differing standards and plugs can all be confusing when planning on visiting a new country especially if you've never visited before. This page has been written to stop visitors having to worry if they'll be able to power their iPad 4 when they're staying in Oman.When you're planning a vacation to Oman these useful instructions show how to power your iPad 4 by using the Type G or C Omani 240 volt 50Hz power outlets, please be aware that Type G power outlets will be typically used by most Omanis. If visiting Oman from a different country please ensure that your iPad 4 can accept a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts check the iPad 4 is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from over-heating whilst powering it. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 4.

Charging the iPad 4 in Oman

Can the iPad 4 be used in Oman?

Yes, you can use the iPad 4 in Oman.

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What is the best travel adapter for the iPad 4 in Oman?

If you are travelling with more than just your iPad 4 and visiting multiple countries then the best travel power adapter for Oman is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Omanis use two different standards of plug sockets (types G and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for both types C and G. Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by changing the supplied plugs. If your iPad 4 is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these USB travel chargers, along with support for more power hungry devices.

This will also allow you to power multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy seperate travel adapters. Only packing a single international travel charger will help keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage while travelling. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets using just a single wall outlet.

If you travel to Oman we recommend buying this type of versatile travel charger at your preferred electronics retailer - the power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Oman

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPad 4, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting regions with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 best selling portable option for travellers originating from America going to Oman using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs. This gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Oman. [8]
What is the best travel adapter for the iPad 4 in Oman?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from an Omani power outlet

Instructions on how to charge your iPad 4 from an Omani power outlet by using a USB Lightning connector and a Type G USB adapter.

  1. In order to power the iPad 4 from the Omani power outlet you will need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - typically already included with your iPad 4 by Apple.
  2. Start the process by taking the Type G USB power adapter and inserting it in the Omani power outlet. You can recognise this power outlet by three vertical holes containing shutters forming a triangle configuration.
  3. Connect one end of the Lightning power cord into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad 4.
  4. Switch on the Omani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad 4 is powering up which should take between one to four hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from an Omani power outlet

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad 4 from an Omani power outlet

Using a Lightning connector with a Type C Europlug USB charger to recharge the iPad 4 from an Omani power outlet.

  1. To charge the iPad 4 using an Omani power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the cable is normally already supplied with your device by Apple).
  2. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter into the power outlet. This ungrounded wall outlet is recognised by 2 round adjacent holes next to each other where the pins go.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB charging cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad 4.
  4. Switch on the Omani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up and takes between 1 to 4 hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad 4 from an Omani power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Omani country entry on wikipedia
  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, costing 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, priced at between $15 to $20.
  6. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  7. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet, under $15.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, between $10 to $15.