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

The Wiki Connections guide showing how to power your iPad Air with a Hong Kong power outlet by using an Apple Lightning connector and a three pin Type G USB adapter.

Hong Kong power outlet

Varying different combinations of voltages and plug types can often be confusing when planning on travelling to another country especially if you've never visited before. When staying in Hong Kong this page contains instructions showing how to supply power to your iPad Air by using the standard 220 volt 50Hz Type G power outlet, with the Hongkongese using a 13 amp plug for power outlets. If travelling to Hong Kong from another 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) make sure the iPad Air is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to prevent the device from being damaged whilst powering it up. If you plan on taking a trip to a city like Kowloon please refer to the Hong Kong entry on wikipedia.org [1] for more information prior to the location. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Air.

Charging the iPad Air in Hong Kong

Can the iPad Air be used in Hong Kong?

You can use the iPad Air in Hong Kong by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad Air in Hong Kong?

When you are travelling with more than your iPad Air and visiting more than one country then the best international 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 come with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the supplied heads over. If your iPad Air supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these power chargers, along with additional support for certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Having a 4 port adapter means you can recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate power adapters or using up additional power outlets. Only packing a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage. Because of their space saving versatility these types of adapters can be used when you return home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones, tablets and speakers and using only a single wall outlet.

We suggest buying this type of versatile travel adapter online. The travel adapter illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Hong Kong

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPad Air, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power adapters 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 travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Hong Kong using type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs. This gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers 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 perfect for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Hong Kong.
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad Air in Hong Kong?

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

The Wiki Connections guide showing how to power your iPad Air with a Hong Kong power outlet by using an Apple Lightning connector and a three pin Type G USB adapter.

  1. To power the iPad Air 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 will normally include the cable with your iPad Air).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type G USB power adapter into the power supply. You can identify this plug outlet by the 3 rectangular holes in a triangular pattern.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Apple Lightning charging cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad Air.
  4. Turn on the Hong Kong power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging taking roughly 60-240 minutes to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad Air from a Hong Kong power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hong_Kong - Hong Kong entry on wikipedia.org
  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