Charging the iPad 2 from a power outlet in Bhutan

Instructions on how to recharge your iPad 2 with a Bhutanese power outlet using the Apple USB 30 pin connector with a two pinned Type C power adapter, charging the iPad 2 using a three pinned Type G power adapter and charging the iPad 2 using a Type D USB charger

Bhutanese power outlet

Various combinations of voltages and region codes can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used throughout the world this article shows exactly what you'll need to pick up in advance to power your iPad 2 . This page contains instructions demonstrating how to charge your iPad 2 when staying in Bhutan using the types G, C, D, F or M 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. You will discover that power supplies will vary depending on which country you are travelling to so please read the power supplies and Asia page for a full list of countries. When travelling to Bhutan from a different region ensure your iPad 2 can be charged using a 240v supply. If the iPad 2 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from over-heating whilst powering it. If you're planning on staying at a destination such as Thimphu or Phuntsholing please refer to the Bhutanese country page on Wikipedia [1] for more indepth information. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 2.

Charging the iPad 2 in Bhutan

Can you use the iPad 2 in Bhutan?

You can use the iPad 2 in Bhutan.

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad 2 in Bhutan?

When travelling with more than just your iPad 2 then the best travel charger for Bhutan to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [14]. Bhutanese use five different types of power outlets (types G, C, D, F and M) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for both types C and G.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the heads. If your type of iPad 2 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times by using one of these USB power adapters and additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other adapters having a four port adapter means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack individual travel chargers or using up additional power sockets. Only bringing a single international travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage while travelling. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers with just a single wall outlet.

We recommend searching for a versatile power charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer - the travel charger illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [14] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Bhutan

The 4 port USB travel charger [14] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPad 2, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 going to Bhutan.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs and gives almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Bhutan.
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad 2 in Bhutan?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad 2 from a Bhutanese power outlet

Instructions on how to recharge your iPad 2 with a Bhutanese power outlet using an Apple USB 30 pin connector with a three pinned Type G power adapter.

  1. In order to power your iPad 2 from a Bhutanese power outlet you'll need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (usually supplied with your device by Apple).
  2. Firstly you'll need to plug the Type G USB power adapter in the Bhutanese power outlet. This power outlet, sometimes known as a Type G power outlet [3], looks like three rectangular slots containing shutters forming a triangle pattern for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector can be found at the base of the iPad 2.
  4. Turn on the Bhutanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the tablet will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging, typically taking between 1 to 4 hours to recharge.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad 2 from a Bhutanese power outlet

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

Using the Apple USB 30 pin connector with a 2 pin Type C power adapter to recharge your iPad 2 with a Bhutanese power outlet.

  1. To charge your iPad 2 using the Bhutanese power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], usually included with the device by Apple.
  2. Start by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can identify the wall outlet by the two holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Connect one end of the power cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad 2.
  4. Switch on the Bhutanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging which typically takes around one to four hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad 2 with a Bhutanese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type D power charger for charging your iPad 2 from a Bhutanese power outlet

Simple instructions showing you how to recharge your iPad 2 with a Bhutanese power outlet using a 30-pin Apple connector with a Type D USB adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPad 2 using a Bhutanese power outlet you'll need a Type D USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple will usually include this USB cable with the iPad 2).
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type D USB power adapter and inserting it in the Bhutanese power outlet. This plug supply (technically called the Type D power outlet [8]) looks like 3 circular holes forming a triangle pattern.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the mains USB charger 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 Bhutanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the tablet will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad 2 is charging which should take between one-four hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type D power charger for charging your iPad 2 from a Bhutanese power outlet

Powering the iPad 2 with a Bhutanese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Using an Apple USB 30 pin connector with a two pinned Type F power adapter to power the iPad 2 from a Bhutanese power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the iPad 2 using the Bhutanese power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], the cable is normally already included with the device.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type F USB power adapter in the wall supply. The recessed round plug supply can be recognised by two 4.8mm round holes 19 mm adjacent to each other where the live and neutral pins slide into and a pair of metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in one end of the 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector can be found at the base of the iPad 2.
  4. Turn on the Bhutanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging, typically taking roughly 1 - 4 hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPad 2 with a Bhutanese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

How to use a Type M power charger for recharging your iPad 2 from a Bhutanese power outlet

Simple instructions showing you how to power the iPad 2 with a Bhutanese power outlet using a 30-pin Apple cable with a Type M USB adapter.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad 2 from a Bhutanese power outlet you'll need to buy a Type M USB power adapter [13] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple usually include this USB cable with the iPad 2.
  2. Insert the Type M USB power adapter into the Bhutanese power outlet. You can identify the wall outlet by the three round holes in a triangle pattern.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the mains power charger 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 Bhutanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad 2 is powering up which typically takes roughly 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
How to use a Type M power charger for recharging your iPad 2 from a Bhutanese power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bhutan - Bhutanese country page 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. 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/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  11. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet
  12. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeM.htm - Type M power outlet
  13. Type M USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type M mains power outlet
  14. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters