How to charge your iPad from a power outlet in Cambodia

The Wiki Connections page on how to power your iPad with a Cambodian power outlet by using the 30 pin Apple cable with a 3 pinned Type A power charger, charging the iPad using a 3 pinned Type G power plug and recharging the iPad using a 2 pinned Type C USB charger

Cambodian power outlet

Various voltages and standards can often be confusing when planning to travel to a different country, especially for the first time traveller. These instructions have been written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPad when you are staying abroad.If you're visiting Cambodia this page contains useful instructions showing you how to supply power to your iPad using their Type G, A or C Cambodian 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When you are visiting Cambodia from a different region please ensure the iPad can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) double check the iPad is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to avoid the device from overheating when charging it. This page details the original iPad first generation, visit the Apple category page for the latest range of Apple iPads. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 5 or greater on the iPad.

Charging the iPad in Cambodia

Can you use the iPad in Cambodia?

Yes, you can use the iPad in Cambodia by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best travel charger for the iPad in Cambodia?

If travelling to multiple countries the best international travel power adapter for Cambodia to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. There are three types of wall outlets in Cambodia (types G, A and C) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for both types A, C and G. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the supplied plugs. If your iPad is compatible with Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times with one of these travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices. Having a 4 port charger means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel chargers or occupying additional power outlets. By only bringing a single travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage as well as being convenient for recharging your iPad at the airport or on the plane. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple phones and tablets with only a single plug socket.

For those travelling frequently we recommend searching for this type of flexible power charger online. The power charger illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Cambodia

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPad, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel converters are supplied 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 portable option for travellers originating from North America going to Cambodia.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Cambodia.
What is the best travel charger for the iPad in Cambodia?

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

Using the 30 pin Apple cable with a 3 pinned Type G power charger to power your iPad from a Cambodian power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your iPad from the Cambodian power outlet you'll need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (normally included with the iPad by Apple).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type G USB power adapter in the Cambodian power outlet. The plug supply, sometimes called a Type G power outlet [3], can be recognised by the three vertical rectangular holes in a triangle shape for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the 30 pin cord into 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 Cambodian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up which typically takes between one-four hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad from a Cambodian power outlet

Powering the iPad with a Cambodian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

The Wiki Connections page on how to power your iPad with a Cambodian power outlet by using the 30 pin Apple cable with a 3 pinned Type A power charger.

  1. If you want to power the iPad using a Cambodian power outlet you will need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple typically supply this cable with your iPad.
  2. Firstly insert the Type A USB power adapter into the wall outlet. You can recognise the power supply by 2 slots adjacent to each other. Note power cables with type A outlets which are rated at less that 240 V should not be used so we suggest checking prior to proceeding.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector is found at the base of the iPad.
  4. Turn on the Cambodian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging which typically takes roughly one to four hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPad with a Cambodian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Charging the iPad from a Cambodian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Using a 30 pin Apple connector and a 2 pinned Type C USB adapter to recharge your iPad from a Cambodian power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the iPad from a Cambodian power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - typically already supplied with the iPad by Apple.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter into the power supply. You can recognise the plug outlet by 2 holes next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into 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. Turn on the Cambodian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up, typically taking roughly 60-240 minutes to recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPad from a Cambodian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

See also

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