Charging the iPad 3 when staying in Syria

Simple instructions showing how to recharge your iPad 3 with a Syrian power outlet with a USB 30 pin Apple cable with a two pinned Type E power charger, recharging the iPad 3 using a two pinned Type C power charger and charging the iPad 3 using a 3 pin Type L USB plug

Syrian power outlet

Complicated standards and plugs can all be confusing when planning to stay in a new country if you've never been there before. These guidelines were specifically written to prevent people needing to worry if they can charge the iPad 3 when travelling abroad.When travelling to Syria the following useful instructions show how to supply power to the iPad 3 using the standard E, C or L type 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When visiting Syria from another country double check the iPad 3 can accept a 240v supply. If the iPad 3 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that the device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from over-heating when charging it. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 3.

Charging the iPad 3 in Syria

Can you use the iPad 3 in Syria?

You can connect the iPad 3 to a Syrian power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

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

If you are travelling with more than just your iPad 3 and visiting multiple countries then the best travel adapter for Syria to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. Syrians use three different types of power outlets (E, C and L) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world just by changing the heads over. If your iPad 3 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these USB power chargers, along with support for more power demanding devices.

This will allow you to charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring seperate power adapters on your trip or using up additional wall outlets. Because you are only packing a single USB travel charger will also keep the size down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets using just a single wall outlet.

If you travel to Syria we recommend buying an adaptable travel adapter similar to this at your preferred electronics retailer; the multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Syria

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Syria and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Syria using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a flexible 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 majority of travellers from around the world visiting Syria.
What is the best travel adapter for the iPad 3 in Syria?

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

Instructions on how to power the iPad 3 with a Syrian power outlet with a 30-pin cable and a Type C power adapter.

  1. To power the iPad 3 using a Syrian power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], usually already included with the iPad 3.
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it into the power outlet. The wall outlet can be recognised by the two holes next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the charging cable into the mains USB charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 3. The iPad 3 dock connector is found at the bottom of the iPad 3.
  4. Turn on the Syrian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPad 3 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad 3 is recharging, typically taking roughly one-four hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPad 3 from a Syrian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from a Syrian power outlet

Using the USB 30-pin Apple connector with a 2 pin Type E USB charger to power the iPad 3 with a Syrian power outlet.

  1. To charge your iPad 3 using the Syrian power outlet you'll need a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple will usually include the cable when you buy the iPad 3.
  2. Start the process by taking the Type E USB power adapter and inserting it in the Syrian power outlet. The round plug supply can be recognised by the two large round holes 19mm apart from each other for live and neutral pins and a single long metal earth pin protruding in the top forming a triangular configuration.
  3. Connect one end of the cable into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 3. The iPad 3 dock connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad 3.
  4. Switch on the Syrian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad 3 is powering up which takes between 60-240 minutes to fully recharge.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from a Syrian power outlet

Powering the iPad 3 with a Syrian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type L USB adapter

A step by step guide showing how to charge your iPad 3 from a Syrian power outlet with the USB 30 pin Apple cable with a three pin Type L USB charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to your iPad 3 from a Syrian power outlet you will need to use a Type L USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple will usually include the cable with the iPad 3).
  2. Firstly plug the Type L USB power adapter in the power supply. This flattened hexagon shaped wall outlet, technically called a Type L power outlet [8], looks like three circular adjecent holes in a line for live, neutral and ground pins. There are two types of Type L power supply, one rated at 10 amps and one at 16 amps. A 10 amp version has 4mm pins that are spaced 5.5mm apart whilst the 16 amp version has larger 5mm thick round pins which are spaced 8mm apart.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the 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 Syrian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging and takes roughly 1 to 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad 3 with a Syrian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type L USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syria - Syria page on wikipedia
  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 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/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