How to charge the iPad Air from a power outlet in Jordan

A guide showing you how to recharge your iPad Air from a Jordanian power outlet by using the Apple Lightning connector and a two pinned Type C power charger, recharging the iPad Air using a three pin Type G USB charger and charging the iPad Air using a Type B power adapter

Jordanian power outlet

Complicated combinations of frequencies and region codes can often be daunting when planning on staying in a foreign country to the first time traveller. These instructions were specifically written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPad Air when you are going to Jordan.These instructions will show what you'll need to charge the iPad Air when visiting Jordan by using their Type G, B, C, D, F or J Jordanian 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets, Type G wall outlets will be normally used by most Jordanians. If travelling to Jordan from a different region double check the iPad Air can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts make sure your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from overloading during charging. If you intend to stay in a place like Amman or Shoubak we also suggest referring to the wikipedia.org entry about Jordan [1] for more information prior to the location. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Air.

Charging the iPad Air in Jordan

Can the iPad Air be used in Jordan?

You can use the iPad Air in Jordan by using the correct power convertor.

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

If travelling to more than one country and bringing along more than just your iPad Air the best international travel power adapter for Jordan is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [16]. Jordanians use six different standards of wall outlets (G, B, C, D, F and J) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for both types C and G. As these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the included heads over. If your iPad Air is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times with one of these USB travel adapters plus compatibility with more power demanding devices. This will allow you to recharge more than one device at once without needing to pack individual travel adapters for your Jordanian trip. By only bringing a single USB travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage and suitable for recharging your iPad Air at an airport or on a plane. Due to their flexibility these types of power chargers can be used when you return home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones with only a single power outlet.

We recommend searching for a versatile travel adapter similar to this online. The travel adapter illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [16] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Jordan

The 4 port USB travel charger [16] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Jordan and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Jordan using type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs. This 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 a flexible 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Jordan.
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad Air in Jordan?

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

Using a Lightning Apple cable with a Type G USB adapter to recharge your iPad Air from a Jordanian power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your iPad Air from the Jordanian power outlet you will need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the cable is typically included with the iPad Air).
  2. Begin by taking the Type G USB power adapter and plugging it in the power outlet. This power outlet (sometimes known as the Type G power outlet [3]) can be identified by the 3 holes in a triangular pattern.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad Air.
  4. Turn on the Jordanian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Air is charging, typically taking around 1 - 4 hours to fully recharge.
Charging the iPad Air from a Jordanian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Powering the iPad Air with a Jordanian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Using the Apple Lightning connector and a 3 pinned Type B power charger to recharge the iPad Air with a Jordanian power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPad Air using the Jordanian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the USB cable is usually included with your iPad Air by Apple).
  2. Insert the Type B USB power adapter in the Jordanian power outlet. This wall outlet, technically known as a Type B power outlet [6], can be identified by two thin slots next to each other with a single hole below for the longer ground pin. Be aware that power cords used with type B outlets which are rated at less that 240 V should not be used in Jordan so we recommend checking first.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB Lightning power cord into the bottom of the mains USB 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 Jordanian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad Air will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging and takes roughly 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPad Air with a Jordanian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Powering the iPad Air with a Jordanian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using a USB Lightning Apple connector and a 2 pinned Type C power adapter to charge the iPad Air from a Jordanian power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad Air from the Jordanian power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the cable is typically included with the iPad Air by Apple).
  2. Begin by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it in the power supply. You can identify the plug outlet by two circular adjacent holes where the twin plug outlet pins go.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad Air.
  4. Turn on the Jordanian 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 Air is recharging which takes around one-four hours to fully recharge.
Powering the iPad Air with a Jordanian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Charging the iPad Air from a Jordanian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

A step by step guide showing you how to recharge your iPad Air from a Jordanian power outlet by using an Apple Lightning connector and a 3 pinned Type D power charger.

  1. To supply power to your iPad Air from the Jordanian power outlet you will need a Type D USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - the cable is typically included with the iPad Air by Apple.
  2. Begin by taking the Type D USB power adapter and plugging it in the power outlet. This plug outlet (technically known as the Type D power outlet [10]) can be identified by the 3 holes in a triangular pattern.
  3. Then connect one end of the charging cable into the USB mains 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 Jordanian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Air is powering up, typically taking roughly 1-4 hours to completely recharge.
Charging the iPad Air from a Jordanian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad Air from a Jordanian power outlet

Using the Apple Lightning connector and a two pinned Type F power charger to charge the iPad Air from a Jordanian power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad Air using a Jordanian power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [13] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple typically supply this USB cable when you purchase the iPad Air.
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type F USB power adapter in the Jordanian power outlet. The recessed round wall supply can be recognised by the two holes 19 mm next to each other where the live and neutral pins sit along with thin metal grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in one 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 can be found at the base of the iPad Air.
  4. Turn on the Jordanian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Air is recharging which typically takes around one-four hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad Air from a Jordanian power outlet

Powering the iPad Air with a Jordanian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type J USB adapter

Using a Lightning Apple cable with a Type J power adapter to charge your iPad Air from a Jordanian power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPad Air using the Jordanian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type J USB power adapter [15] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the USB cable is usually already included with your iPad Air by Apple).
  2. Insert the Type J USB power adapter in the Jordanian power outlet. You can identify this hexagon shaped plug outlet by three large circular holes in a triangular pattern.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad Air.
  4. Turn on the Jordanian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Air is charging, typically taking around 1 - 4 hours to fully recharge.
Powering the iPad Air with a Jordanian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type J USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jordan - wikipedia.org entry about Jordan
  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/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. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  11. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet
  12. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  13. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet
  14. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeJ.htm - Type J power outlet
  15. Type J USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type J mains power outlet
  16. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters