Charging the iPad Air 2 from a power outlet in The Philippines

The WikiConnections page showing how to charge your iPad Air 2 with a Filipino power outlet with the Apple USB Lightning connector with a three pinned Type B power adapter, how to power an iPad Air 2 using a Type A USB plug and how to charge an iPad Air 2 using a 2 pin Europlug Type C power adapter

Filipino power outlet

Differing combinations of region codes and plugs can often be daunting when planning to stay in a new country, especially to the first time traveller. These instructions have been specifically written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPad Air 2 when you are abroad.This step-by-step guide shows you exactly what you'll need to power your iPad Air 2 when you are visiting The Philippines using the standard C, A or B type Filipino 220 volt 60Hz power outlets, most Filipinas will use the Type C sockets in their wall outlets. If you are travelling to The Philippines from a different region please check the iPad Air 2 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that your device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from over-heating when powering up. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on an iPad Air 2.

Charging an iPad Air 2 in The Philippines

Can you use an iPad Air 2 in The Philippines?

You can use an iPad Air 2 in The Philippines.

What is the best power adapter for an iPad Air 2 in The Philippines?

When travelling to more than one country or bringing more than your iPad Air 2 then the best travel power adapter for The Philippines is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. There are three standards of plug sockets that Filipinos use (C, A and B) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for both types A and C. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your type of iPad Air 2 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these USB power adapters, plus additional support for more power demanding devices.

Unlike other adapters this means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack individual travel chargers or using up additional power sockets. Because you are only bringing a single international travel charger will also keep the size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage. Because of their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers using just a single power outlet.

We recommend buying this type of versatile power adapter at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for The Philippines

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

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting The Philippines using type B American plug sockets.
  • 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 the US using type B plugs. This is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more flexible 5 USB charging ports. This versatile power strip is compatible with both American plugs and popular plug types A, D,E/F, G, H, I, L and N making it ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting The Philippines.
What is the best power adapter for an iPad Air 2 in The Philippines?

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from a Filipino power outlet

Using the Apple Lightning connector with a two pin Type A power adapter to recharge your iPad Air 2 with a Filipino power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPad Air 2 using a Filipino power outlet you'll need a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], the cable is normally already included with the device.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type A USB power adapter into the wall supply. This ungrounded power outlet, sometimes known as a Type A power outlet [3], can be recognised by two slots adjacent to each other. Be aware that power cords with type A plugs which are rated at less that 240 volts shouldn't be used so we recommend checking first.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Apple Lightning power cord into the mains power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Switch on the Filipino power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad Air 2 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up and takes around 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from a Filipino power outlet

Charging an iPad Air 2 from a Filipino power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

The WikiConnections page showing how to charge your iPad Air 2 with a Filipino power outlet with the Apple USB Lightning connector with a three pinned Type B power adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad Air 2 using the Filipino power outlet you will need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], typically already included with the device by Apple.
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type B USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can identify the power supply by the two slots next to each other for live and neutral blades with a single hole below for the earth pin. Please note power cords used with type B outlets which are rated at only 125 V shouldn't be used in The Philippines so please check prior to turning the power on.
  3. Connect one end of the USB charging cord into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Turn on the Filipino 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 charging which takes between one-four hours to recharge.
Charging an iPad Air 2 from a Filipino power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from a Filipino power outlet

Learn how to recharge an iPad Air 2 from a Filipino power outlet with a Lightning connector and a 2 pin Type C USB charger.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPad Air 2 using a Filipino power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will usually include this USB cable with the iPad Air 2).
  2. Begin the process 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 the USB end of the Apple Lightning cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Switch on the Filipino power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPad Air 2 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is charging taking around one to four hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from a Filipino power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philippines - Filipino Wiki 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/typeA.htm - Type A power outlet
  4. Type A USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type A mains power outlet
  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/typeB.htm - Type B power outlet
  7. Type B USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type B 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