How to charge the iPad Air in Bahrain

Using a USB Lightning Apple connector with a Type G USB adapter to power your iPad Air with a Bahraini power outlet.

Bahraini power outlet

Complicated standards and voltages can often be daunting when planning to travel to another country to the first time traveller. This page was written to prepare people wanting to power the iPad Air abroad.This step by step guide will show how to charge your iPad Air in Bahrain by using their 230 volt 50Hz Type G Bahraini power outlet, the Bahrainis will use a 13 amp plug for power outlets. You'll discover that power sockets will vary depending on which country you are visiting therefore we suggest reading the travel power supplies page for a full list of countries. If you are visiting Bahrain from a different region please make sure that your iPad Air can accept a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts double check your iPad Air is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating whilst powering it. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Air.

Charging the iPad Air in Bahrain

Can the iPad Air be used in Bahrain?

Yes, you can use the iPad Air in Bahrain.

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad Air in Bahrain?

When travelling with more than your iPad Air the best travel power adapter for Bahrain is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [6]. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the supplied plugs. If your model of iPad Air is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times by using one of these types of power adapters, plus compatibility with more power demanding devices.

This will allow you to charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring individual power adapters on your Bahraini trip or occupying additional wall sockets. Only needing to bring a single travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being on hand for recharging your iPad Air at the airport or on a plane. Due to their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones, tablets and speakers and using only a single power outlet.

If you travel often we suggest buying an adaptable travel adapter similar to this online; the multipurpose power charger illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries on a daily basis.

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 using USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting regions with unstable power supplies. These power 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 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 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.
  • Yubi Universal Power Strip Kit - The Yobi only has 2 USB charging ports but offers a flexible 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 travel charger for recharging the iPad Air in Bahrain?

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

The Wiki Connections guide on how to charge the iPad Air from a Bahraini power outlet using a Lightning Apple cable with a three pin Type G USB charger.

  1. To power the iPad Air using a Bahraini power outlet you'll need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the USB cable is typically included with the device).
  2. Start by taking the Type G USB power adapter and inserting it in the Bahraini power outlet. The wall supply (sometimes known as the Type G power outlet [3]) looks like three holes containing shutters forming a triangle configuration.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad Air.
  4. Switch on the Bahraini power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which 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 which typically takes between 60-240 minutes to fully recharge.
Charging the iPad Air from a Bahraini power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bahrain - Bahrain page on Wikipedia.org
  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 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
  6. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters