How to charge your iPad from a power outlet in Bangladesh

Simple instructions showing how to recharge your iPad from a Bangladeshi power outlet with the 30 pin Apple cable with a Type C power charger, powering the iPad using a 3 pinned Type G power plug and how to recharge the iPad using a 3 pinned Type D USB charger

Bangladeshi power outlet

Different combinations of frequencies and region codes can all be daunting when planning to visit a different country especially for the first time traveller. This guide was specifically written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPad abroad.When you're travelling to Bangladesh this page contains instructions showing how to charge your iPad using their standard types G, C, D or K Bangladeshi 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. When you are visiting Bangladesh from a different region please ensure that the iPad can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts ensure that the iPad is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to prevent the device from being damaged whilst powering it. 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 have installed Apple iOS 5 or greater on the iPad.

Charging the iPad in Bangladesh

Can you use the iPad in Bangladesh?

Yes, you can use the iPad in Bangladesh by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad in Bangladesh?

If travelling with more than your iPad or visiting multiple countries then the best international travel charger for Bangladesh is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [11]. There are four different standards of plug sockets that Bangladeshis use (types G, C, D and K) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for both types C and G. As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the included heads over. If your model of iPad is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these USB travel adapters, and support for certain power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel chargers having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel chargers for your Bangladeshi trip. Because you are only needing to bring a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage. Due to their flexibility these types of power chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and smartphones and using only a single plug socket.

For those travelling frequently we recommend buying a versatile travel adapter like this at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [11] which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Bangladesh

The 4 port USB travel charger [11] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPad, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to regions with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting Bangladesh using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly 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 is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • Yubi Universal Power Strip Kit - The Yobi only has 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Bangladesh.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad in Bangladesh?

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

Using an Apple 30 pin connector and a three pin Type G USB adapter to recharge your iPad from a Bangladeshi power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad using the Bangladeshi power outlet you'll need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - this cable is typically included with your device by Apple.
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type G USB power adapter in the Bangladeshi power outlet. You can recognise the plug supply by 3 vertical rectangular holes in a triangle shape for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB cord into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad.
  4. Turn on the Bangladeshi power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging which typically takes between 1-4 hours to fully recharge.
Charging the iPad from a Bangladeshi power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Powering the iPad with a Bangladeshi power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Simple instructions showing how to recharge your iPad from a Bangladeshi power outlet using a USB 30 pin cable with a Type C power charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad using the Bangladeshi power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple will normally include the cable when you first purchase your iPad).
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter in the Bangladeshi power outlet. This ungrounded wall supply (sometimes called a Type C power outlet [6] or Europlug) is recognised by the two circular holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Then connect one end of the cable into 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. Switch on the Bangladeshi power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is charging, typically taking around 60-240 minutes to recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPad with a Bangladeshi power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type D power charger for charging your iPad from a Bangladeshi power outlet

Using the Apple 30 pin cable and a Type D USB adapter to charge the iPad from a Bangladeshi power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the iPad from a Bangladeshi power outlet you will need a Type D USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (the cable is usually included with your device by Apple).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type D USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This plug outlet, technically called a Type D power outlet [8], looks like three circular holes in a triangle shape for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Connect one end of the power cord into the USB mains charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector is found at the bottom of the iPad.
  4. Turn on the Bangladeshi power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up which takes roughly one-four hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type D power charger for charging your iPad from a Bangladeshi power outlet

How to use a Type K power charger for charging your iPad from a Bangladeshi power outlet

A step-by-step guide showing how to charge the iPad from a Bangladeshi power outlet with a 30 pin Apple connector with a 2 pinned Type K power charger.

  1. To supply power to the iPad from the Bangladeshi power outlet you'll need to use a Type K USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - this cable is typically included with your iPad by Apple.
  2. Begin by taking the Type K USB power adapter and inserting it into the Bangladeshi power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by 3 large holes forming a triangular configuration with the bottom hole appearing semicircular in shape.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad.
  4. Switch on the Bangladeshi power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging and takes roughly one to four hours to recharge.
How to use a Type K power charger for charging your iPad from a Bangladeshi power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bangladesh - wikipedia entry about Bangladesh
  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. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  7. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  9. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet
  10. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeK.htm - Type K power outlet
  11. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters