Charging the iPad when staying in Bahrain

How to connect a Bahraini power outlet to the iPad

Bahraini power outlet

Various combinations of voltages and plug types can often lead to confusion when planning to visit another country especially to the first time traveller. This step by step guide shows you exactly how to supply power to the iPad when visiting Bahrain by using their standard 230 volt 50Hz Type G plug outlet, with the Bahrainis using 13 amp plugs for power outlets. If travelling to Bahrain from a different country ensure that your iPad can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) check the iPad is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged when powering up. If you're planning on travelling to a Bahraini place such as Manama we also recommend referring to the Wikipedia.org entry about Bahrain [1] for more details. This page details the original iPad first generation, visit the Apple category page for the latest range of Apple iPads. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 5 or greater on the iPad.

Charging the iPad in Bahrain

Can the iPad be used in Bahrain?

Yes, you can use the iPad in Bahrain.

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad in Bahrain?

When travelling to multiple countries then the best travel adapter for Bahrain is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [6].

As these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the supplied heads. If your model of iPad 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 compatibility with more power demanding devices.

Unlike other chargers having a 4 port charger means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to buy multiple power chargers on your Bahraini trip or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand baggage while travelling. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when you return home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers without needing an additional wall outlet.

We recommend searching for an adaptable power adapter similar to this at your preferred electronics retailer; the multipurpose power adapter illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Bahrain

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, but for those 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 regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from America visiting Bahrain using type B 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 only one less AC outlet at 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Bahrain.
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad in Bahrain?

Charging the iPad from a Bahraini power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Learn how to charge your iPad from a Bahraini power outlet with a USB 30 pin cable and a Type G power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPad from a Bahraini power outlet you will need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple typically supply the USB cable with the iPad.
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type G USB power adapter into the power supply. You can recognise the wall outlet by the three vertical slots forming a triangle configuration.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector is found at the base of the iPad.
  4. Turn on the Bahraini power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is charging, typically taking between 60-240 minutes to fully recharge.
Charging the iPad from a Bahraini power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bahrain - Wikipedia.org entry about Bahrain
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1632/en_US/ipad_ios5_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 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music
  6. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters