How to charge your iPad Air from a power outlet in Cambodia

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge the iPad Air from a Cambodian power outlet with a Lightning Apple connector and a 2 pinned Europlug Type C power charger, how to recharge the iPad Air using a three pinned Type G USB charger and how to recharge the iPad Air using a two pinned Type A USB charger

Cambodian power outlet

Complicated combinations of voltages and region codes can all be daunting when planning to visit a different country especially for the first time traveller. These guidelines have been written to assist visitors wanting to charge their iPad Air when they're going abroad.When staying in Cambodia this page contains instructions showing how to charge your iPad Air using the standard types G, A or C Cambodian 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. You'll discover that power sockets differ regionally so we recommend reading the list of World power supplies for a complete list of countries. If travelling to Cambodia from a different region check your iPad Air can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check that the iPad Air is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from over-heating during charging. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Air.

Charging the iPad Air in Cambodia

Can you use the iPad Air in Cambodia?

Yes, you can use the iPad Air in Cambodia by using a power convertor.

What is the best power charger for the iPad Air in Cambodia?

If you are travelling with more than just your iPad Air the best travel adapter for Cambodia to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. Cambodians use three different standards of plug sockets (G, A and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for both types A, C and G. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the plugs over. If your model of iPad Air supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these USB travel adapters, plus support for more power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a 4 port adapter means you can recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to buy seperate power chargers on your trip to Cambodia or using up additional wall sockets. By only bringing a single travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage while travelling and suitable for charging your iPad Air at an airport or on a plane. Because of their flexibility these types of adapters can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers and using just a single plug socket.

For those travelling frequently we recommend buying a versatile travel adapter like this at an electronics retailer, the multipurpose power charger illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been successfully tested for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Cambodia

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Cambodia and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Cambodia.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with one 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Cambodia.
What is the best power charger for the iPad Air in Cambodia?

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

The Wiki Connections guide showing how to power your iPad Air with a Cambodian power outlet by using the Apple Lightning cable with a Type G power adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad Air using the Cambodian power outlet you'll need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple normally include this cable with your iPad Air.
  2. First you'll need to plug in the Type G USB power adapter in the Cambodian power outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by 3 rectangular holes in a triangle pattern.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad Air.
  4. Switch on the Cambodian 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 Air is charging, typically taking around 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPad Air from a Cambodian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

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

Using a Lightning cable with a Type A power adapter to charge the iPad Air with a Cambodian power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad Air from a Cambodian power outlet you will need a Type A USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should usually include the USB cable when you purchase the iPad Air).
  2. Begin by taking the Type A USB power adapter and inserting it into the power supply. This power outlet, technically known as the Type A power outlet [6], is recognised by the two adjacent slots where the twin plug outlet pins go. Please be aware power cords used with type A plugs which are rated at only 125 volts shouldn't be used so we suggest checking prior to continuing.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Apple USB Lightning power cord into the power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad Air.
  4. Switch on the Cambodian 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 completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPad Air from a Cambodian power outlet

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

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge the iPad Air from a Cambodian power outlet with a Lightning Apple connector and a 2 pinned Europlug Type C power charger.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad Air from a Cambodian power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the cable is usually included with your device by Apple).
  2. Begin by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it into the Cambodian power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by the 2 adjacent holes where the twin plug outlet pins go.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Apple USB Lightning power cord into the power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad Air.
  4. Switch on the Cambodian 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 powering up, typically taking around one-four hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Air from a Cambodian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cambodia - Cambodia Wikipedia 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 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. 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