How to charge the iPad 3 when planning a trip to Bahrain

How to connect a Bahraini power outlet to the iPad 3

Bahraini power outlet

Various combinations of frequencies and region codes can often lead to confusion when planning on staying in a foreign country especially if you've never been there before. This isn't as complex as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what to pick up in advance to charge the iPad 3 . These instructions were written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPad 3 when you are going to Bahrain.When you are staying in Bahrain this page has useful instructions showing how to supply power to your iPad 3 by using the 230 volt 50Hz G Type wall outlet, with the Bahrainis using 13 amp plugs for wall outlets. When you are travelling to Bahrain from another country please double check your iPad 3 can accept a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure that the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from overloading during charging. If you intend on taking a trip to a place like Manama we also recommend reading the Bahraini Wikipedia web page [1] for more indepth information. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 3.

Charging the iPad 3 in Bahrain

Can you use the iPad 3 in Bahrain?

Yes, you can connect the iPad 3 to a Bahraini power outlet.

What is the best travel charger for the iPad 3 in Bahrain?

When you are travelling with more than your iPad 3 and visiting more than one country the best travel power adapter for Bahrain to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [6].

Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by switching the heads over. If your iPad 3 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these USB travel chargers and additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel chargers this means you can power multiple devices at the same time without needing to bring individual power chargers. Because you are only packing a single travel charger will also keep the overall size down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage as well as being suitable for recharging your iPad 3 at an airport or on a plane. Due to their versatility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

For those travelling frequently we suggest buying an adaptable power adapter of this nature at an electronics retailer, the power adapter illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

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 via USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel converters are supplied 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 best selling compact option for travellers originating from America visiting 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 the US using type B plugs. This offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a flexible 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 Bahrain.
What is the best travel charger for the iPad 3 in Bahrain?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from a Bahraini power outlet

Using a USB 30-pin Apple connector with a Type G power adapter to charge your iPad 3 from a Bahraini power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad 3 using 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], usually already included with your iPad 3 by Apple.
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type G USB power adapter into the Bahraini power outlet. The power supply, sometimes known as the Type G power outlet [3], looks like three slots containing plastic shutters in a triangle pattern.
  3. Connect one end of the cable into the mains USB adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 3. The iPad 3 dock connector can be found at the base of the iPad 3.
  4. Switch on the Bahraini power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad 3 will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging and takes roughly 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from a Bahraini power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bahrain - Bahraini Wikipedia web page
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1595/en_US/ipad_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