How to charge your iPad Air 2 from a power outlet in Hong Kong

How to connect a Hong Kong power outlet to an iPad Air 2

Hong Kong power outlet

Various voltages and standards can often be confusing when planning to stay in another country, especially if you've never visited before. When you are travelling to Hong Kong this page contains instructions showing how to power the iPad Air 2 using their 220 volt 50Hz Type G Hong Kong wall outlet, the Hongkongese will use 13 amp plugs for wall outlets. Most power sockets vary depending on which region you are in therefore please read the power supplies and Asia page for a complete list of countries. If travelling to Hong Kong from another region check your iPad Air 2 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If the iPad Air 2 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) check that your device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from over-heating when powering up. If you plan on staying at a Hong Kong city such as Kowloon or Victoria we also recommend reading the Hong Kong Wikipedia web page [1] for more indepth details prior to travelling to the area. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on an iPad Air 2.

Charging an iPad Air 2 in Hong Kong

Can the iPad Air 2 be used in Hong Kong?

You can connect an iPad Air 2 to a Hong Kong power outlet.

What is the best power charger for recharging an iPad Air 2 in Hong Kong?

When you are travelling with more than just your iPad Air 2 then the best travel charger for Hong Kong is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [6]. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world just by changing the supplied heads. If your iPad Air 2 is compatible with Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these USB travel adapters, and support for certain power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel adapters having a four port charger will also allow you to power multiple devices at once without needing to buy individual travel adapters or using up additional wall outlets. By only bringing a single travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage. Due to their versatility these types of power chargers can be used back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers without using up an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling to different continents we recommend searching for this type of versatile travel charger online. The power charger illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Hong Kong

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 portable option for travellers originating from North America going to Hong Kong.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs. This gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 suitable for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Hong Kong.
What is the best power charger for recharging an iPad Air 2 in Hong Kong?

How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPad Air 2 from a Hong Kong power outlet

Using a USB Lightning connector and a three pin Type G USB adapter to charge an iPad Air 2 from a Hong Kong power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the iPad Air 2 from a Hong Kong power outlet you will need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple typically supply this cable with your iPad Air 2).
  2. Start by inserting the Type G USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can recognise the power supply by three vertical rectangular holes in a triangle shape for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB Apple Lightning cord into the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Switch on the Hong Kong 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 Air 2 is charging which takes around 60-240 minutes to recharge.
How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPad Air 2 from a Hong Kong power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hong_Kong - Hong Kong Wikipedia web 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. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters