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

Instructions on how to charge an iPad Air 2 with a Syrian power outlet with a Lightning Apple connector and a 2 pinned Type E power charger, charging an iPad Air 2 using a Europlug Type C USB adapter and how to recharge an iPad Air 2 using a 3 pinned Type L USB plug

Syrian power outlet

Different combinations of standards and sockets can all be confusing when planning to travel to another country, especially if you've never visited before. This isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of sockets used in the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power the iPad Air 2 in Syria. This guide has been specifically written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPad Air 2 when you're in Syria.When you're travelling to Syria these useful instructions show powering your iPad Air 2 by using the standard Type E, C or L 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. If travelling to Syria from another country please double check your iPad Air 2 can accept a 240 volt supply. If the iPad Air 2 was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your iPad Air 2 is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from over-heating during charging. These instructions assume that you've downloaded Apple iOS 7 or greater on an iPad Air 2.

Charging an iPad Air 2 in Syria

Can the iPad Air 2 be used in Syria?

You can use an iPad Air 2 in Syria.

What is the best power adapter for recharging an iPad Air 2 in Syria?

When you are travelling to multiple countries then the best international travel charger for Syria is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. There are three different types of plug sockets that Syrians use (E, C and L) and using a travel charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by switching the plugs. If your model of iPad Air 2 supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these USB travel adapters plus support for more power hungry devices like tablets. Having a 4 port charger will also allow you to recharge multiple devices at once without needing to pack individual travel adapters or occupying additional power outlets. Because you are 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 travel adapters can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers and using just a single plug socket.

For those travelling frequently we recommend buying a versatile travel adapter similar to this online, the power charger illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Syria

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] 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 three power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of 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 which cover both Syria and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power adapter for travellers originating from America visiting Syria using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also 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 gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half the 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 Syria.
What is the best power adapter for recharging an iPad Air 2 in Syria?

Charging an iPad Air 2 from a Syrian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Learn how to power your iPad Air 2 from a Syrian power outlet by using the Apple Lightning cable with a Europlug Type C USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge your iPad Air 2 using a Syrian power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will normally include this cable with your iPad Air 2).
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter in the Syrian power outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by 2 round adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Connect one end of the USB Apple Lightning power cord into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Turn on the Syrian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging and takes roughly 60 to 240 minutes to recharge to full capacity.
Charging an iPad Air 2 from a Syrian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Powering an iPad Air 2 with a Syrian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

Instructions on how to charge an iPad Air 2 with a Syrian power outlet with a Lightning Apple connector and a 2 pinned Type E power charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to an iPad Air 2 using the Syrian power outlet you'll need to use a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (typically already supplied with the device).
  2. Start by taking the Type E USB power adapter and inserting it into the power supply. You can recognise the plug supply by two 4.8mm circular holes 19mm adjacent to each other where the two pins sit plus a metal earth pin protruding from the top in a triangle configuration.
  3. Connect one end of the USB Apple Lightning power cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Turn on the Syrian 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 and takes roughly 60 to 240 minutes to recharge to full capacity.
Powering an iPad Air 2 with a Syrian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

Powering an iPad Air 2 with a Syrian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type L USB adapter

Using the Lightning Apple cable with a Type L power charger to charge an iPad Air 2 with a Syrian power outlet.

  1. In order to power your iPad Air 2 using a Syrian power outlet you'll need to use a Type L USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (normally supplied with the iPad Air 2).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type L USB power adapter into the Syrian power outlet. You can identify the flattened hexagon shaped power supply by three large round holes in a line for live, neutral and ground. Note that there are two different variations of Type L wall supply rated at 10 and 16 amps. A 10 amp version has 4mm thick pins spaced 5.5mm apart whilst the 16 amp version has slightly larger 5mm pins that are spaced 8mm apart.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Switch on the Syrian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Air 2 is charging, typically taking around 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering an iPad Air 2 with a Syrian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type L USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syria - Syria 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/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  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/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  7. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeL.htm - Type L power outlet
  9. Type L USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type L mains power outlet
  10. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters