Charging your iPad Air 2 from a power outlet in Scotland

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

Scottish power outlet

Varying different voltages and sockets can often lead to confusion when planning to visit another country if you've never been there before. These instructions have been written to help assist visitors wanting to power their iPad Air 2 when they are visiting Scotland.When you are visiting Scotland the following useful instructions show how to power your iPad Air 2 by using their 230 volt 50Hz Type G plug outlet, with the Scottish using BS 1363 13 amp plugs for charging. If visiting Scotland from a different country please make sure that your iPad Air 2 can be charged using a 240v supply. If your iPad Air 2 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v ensure your iPad Air 2 is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from being damaged whilst powering it up. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on an iPad Air 2.

Charging an iPad Air 2 in Scotland

Can the iPad Air 2 be used in Scotland?

Yes, you can connect an iPad Air 2 to a Scottish power outlet by using a power adaptor.

What is the best travel charger for an iPad Air 2 in Scotland?

When travelling with more than your iPad Air 2 or visiting more than one country the best travel charger for Scotland is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can 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 certain 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 trip. By only needing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their versatility these types of power adapters can be used back at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers without using up an additional plug socket.

If you travel to Scotland we suggest buying a versatile power adapter of this nature online; the power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Scotland

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 Air 2, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Scotland 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 most popular compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Scotland using type B American plug sockets.
  • 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 from North America using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to 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 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Scotland. [6] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for an iPad Air 2 in Scotland?

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

A page showing how to recharge an iPad Air 2 from a Scottish power outlet by using the USB Lightning Apple connector with a three pin Type G power charger.

  1. In order to power an iPad Air 2 from a Scottish power outlet you will need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple usually supply the cable when you buy your iPad Air 2).
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type G USB power adapter and plugging it in the Scottish power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by three holes with shutters in a triangular shape.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB 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 bottom of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Switch on the Scottish power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging, typically taking roughly one to four hours to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from a Scottish power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Scotland country wikipedia page
  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, 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, priced at between $15 to $20.
  6. 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.