How to charge your iPad 4 from a power outlet in Kuwait

The Wiki Connections page on how to power the iPad 4 with a Kuwaiti power outlet by using an Apple Lightning cable with a Type G power adapter and recharging the iPad 4 using a 2 pinned Europlug Type C power plug.

Kuwaiti power outlet

Varying different combinations of voltages and plug types can all be confusing when planning to travel to another country, especially if you've never been there before. This guide was specifically written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPad 4 abroad.When you're travelling to Kuwait this page contains instructions showing how to charge your iPad 4 using their standard types G or C Kuwaiti 240 volt 50Hz plug outlets. You'll discover most power sockets change regionally so we suggest that you read the WikiConnections world power supplies page where you'll find a complete list of regions and countries. If you are visiting Kuwait from a different country make sure that the iPad 4 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 that the iPad 4 is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from over-heating whilst powering it. If you are planning to visit a Kuwaiti destination like Kuwait City or Al Jahra refer to the Kuwaiti country Wikipedia page [1] for more details prior to the location. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 4.

Charging the iPad 4 in Kuwait

Can you use the iPad 4 in Kuwait?

Yes, you can use the iPad 4 in Kuwait by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad 4 in Kuwait?

When travelling to multiple countries the best international travel power adapter for Kuwait to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Kuwaitis use two different types of plug sockets (G and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for both types C and G. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by switching the plugs. If your model of iPad 4 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these power chargers, along with additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices. Unlike other travel adapters having a 4 port adapter will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to pack 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 while travelling and suitable for recharging your iPad 4 at an airport or on a flight. Because of their space saving versatility these types of adapters can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and phones without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest buying a flexible power charger similar to this online. The power charger illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Kuwait

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, but for visitors also wishing 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 travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover 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 compact power adapter for travellers originating from America visiting Kuwait using 3 pin 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 America using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half the 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 ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Kuwait.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad 4 in Kuwait?

Powering the iPad 4 with a Kuwaiti power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

The Wiki Connections page on how to power the iPad 4 with a Kuwaiti power outlet by using an Apple Lightning cable with a Type G power adapter.

  1. If you want to power the iPad 4 using a Kuwaiti power outlet you'll need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will normally include the USB cable when you first purchase the iPad 4).
  2. Firstly you'll need to plug in the Type G USB power adapter in the Kuwaiti power outlet. The plug outlet, sometimes called a Type G power outlet [3], looks like 3 slots with plastic shutters forming a triangle configuration for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB Apple Lightning power cord into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad 4.
  4. Switch on the Kuwaiti 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 is charging, typically taking around 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPad 4 with a Kuwaiti power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from a Kuwaiti power outlet

Using an Apple Lightning cable with a Europlug Type C USB adapter to charge the iPad 4 from a Kuwaiti power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your iPad 4 from the Kuwaiti power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], this cable is typically included with your iPad 4 by Apple.
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the Kuwaiti power outlet. This unearthed wall supply (sometimes called a Type C power outlet [6] or Europlug) is recognised by the two circular adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple Lightning charging cable into the power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad 4.
  4. Switch on the Kuwaiti power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad 4 is charging, typically taking around 60-240 minutes to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from a Kuwaiti power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kuwait - Kuwaiti country Wikipedia 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. 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