Charging the iPad 2 when staying in Bahrain

Learn how to charge your iPad 2 from a Bahraini power outlet by using the USB 30-pin Apple cable with a three pin Type G USB charger.

Bahraini power outlet

Varying complicated standards and voltages can often be daunting when planning to travel to another country if you've never been there before. This page was written to prevent you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPad 2 abroad.When you are going to travel to Bahrain these useful instructions show how to power your iPad 2 by using a 230 volt 50Hz Type G Bahraini power outlet, the Bahrainis will use a 13 amp plug for power outlets. If you are visiting Bahrain from a different country please make sure that your iPad 2 can accept a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v check the iPad 2 is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from being damaged whilst powering it. If you intend to visit a place like Manama or Riffa read the Bahraini country entry on wikipedia [1] for further details on travelling to the location. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 2.

Charging the iPad 2 in Bahrain

Can you use the iPad 2 in Bahrain?

You can connect the iPad 2 to a Bahraini power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

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

When travelling to multiple countries or bringing more than just your iPad 2 the best international travel charger for Bahrain to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [6].

Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by switching the included heads. If your type of iPad 2 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these types of power adapters plus additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other adapters this means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to pack multiple travel chargers or occupying additional power sockets. By only needing a single lightweight travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Due to their space saving flexibility 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 plug socket.

If you travel to Bahrain we recommend buying an adaptable travel adapter similar to this online; the multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Bahrain

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Bahrain 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 power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Bahrain.
  • 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 gives almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • Yubi Universal Power Strip Kit - The Yobi has just 2 USB charging ports but offers 6 AC outlets. This versatile power strip is compatible with both American plugs and popular plug types A, B, E, F, G and I making it ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Bahrain.
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad 2 in Bahrain?

Powering the iPad 2 with a Bahraini power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

The WikiConnections guide on how to charge the iPad 2 from a Bahraini power outlet using the 30-pin Apple connector with a 3 pin Type G USB charger.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPad 2 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] - typically already included with your iPad 2 by Apple.
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type G USB power adapter and plugging it into the power outlet. The power supply (sometimes known as a Type G power outlet [3]) looks like 3 vertical rectangular slots containing plastic shutters in a triangular pattern for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB 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. Turn on the Bahraini power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPad 2 will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging which takes around one-four hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPad 2 with a Bahraini power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bahrain - Bahraini country entry on wikipedia
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1683/en_US/ipad_ios7_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