How to charge the iPad 3 when planning a trip to Kuwait

Using a USB 30 pin connector and a three pinned Type G power charger to recharge the iPad 3 with a Kuwaiti power outlet and how to charge the iPad 3 using a two pinned Type C power plug.

Kuwaiti power outlet

Complicated combinations of frequencies and region codes can often lead to confusion when planning on staying in a foreign country especially if you've never been there before. This isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what to pick up in advance to charge the iPad 3 . When you're visiting Kuwait these instructions show how to power the iPad 3 using the standard Type G or C 240 volt 50Hz plug outlets. When visiting Kuwait from another country please double check your iPad 3 can accept a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure that the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from overheating whilst powering it. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 3.

Charging the iPad 3 in Kuwait

Can you use the iPad 3 in Kuwait?

Yes, you can connect the iPad 3 to a Kuwaiti power outlet.

What is the best travel adapter for the iPad 3 in Kuwait?

If travelling with more than just your iPad 3 then the best international travel charger for Kuwait to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two different standards of wall outlets that Kuwaitis use (G and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for both types C and G. Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by switching the heads over. If your iPad 3 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these USB travel chargers and additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices.

Unlike other travel chargers this will also allow you to power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring individual power chargers. Because you are only needing to bring a single lightweight travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage as well as being convenient for recharging your iPad 3 at the airport or on a plane. Because of their flexibility these types of power chargers can be used when you return home so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple phones and tablets without using up an additional power outlet.

For those travelling regularly we recommend buying this type of flexible travel adapter at your preferred electronics retailer; the multipurpose power charger illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Kuwait

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to regions with unreliable power supplies. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Kuwait 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 portable power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Kuwait using type B American 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 originating from North America using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 Kuwait.
What is the best travel adapter for the iPad 3 in Kuwait?

Powering the iPad 3 with a Kuwaiti power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using a USB 30-pin Apple connector with a Type G power adapter to charge your iPad 3 from a Kuwaiti power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your iPad 3 from the Kuwaiti power outlet you will need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple usually supply the USB cable when you purchase your iPad 3).
  2. Insert the Type G USB power adapter in the power supply. You can recognise this wall outlet by the 3 rectangular holes containing shutters forming a triangular shape for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 3. The iPad 3 dock connector is found at the base of the iPad 3.
  4. Turn on the Kuwaiti power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad 3 is recharging which takes around 1 - 4 hours to fully recharge.
Powering the iPad 3 with a Kuwaiti power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Charging the iPad 3 from a Kuwaiti power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Using a USB 30 pin connector and a two pinned Type C power charger to recharge the iPad 3 with a Kuwaiti power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPad 3 using the Kuwaiti power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple normally supply this cable when you buy the iPad 3.
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type C USB power adapter into the Kuwaiti power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by 2 circular adjacent holes.
  3. Connect one end of the cable into the mains USB adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 3. The iPad 3 dock connector can be found at the base of the iPad 3.
  4. Switch on the Kuwaiti power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad 3 will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging and takes roughly 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPad 3 from a Kuwaiti power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kuwait - Kuwait 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 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music
  6. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  7. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  8. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters