How to charge the iPad 4 when planning a trip to Syria

Simple instructions showing you how to charge your iPad 4 from a Syrian power outlet by using the Apple Lightning connector and a two pinned Type E power charger, how to charge the iPad 4 using a two pinned Europlug Type C power charger and powering the iPad 4 using a three pin Type L USB charger

Syrian power outlet

Different combinations of standards and voltages can often cause confusion when planning on visiting a different 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 4 . When visiting Syria the following instructions show how to charge the iPad 4 using their standard types E, C or L 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. Most power sockets are different depending on which area you visiting therefore we recommend reading our WikiConnections travel power sockets list for a complete list of countries. If you are visiting Syria from a different country please ensure that the iPad 4 can be used with a 240v supply. If the iPad 4 came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) double check the iPad 4 is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from overloading when charging it. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 4.

Charging the iPad 4 in Syria

Can you use the iPad 4 in Syria?

Yes, you can connect the iPad 4 to a Syrian power outlet.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad 4 in Syria?

If travelling to more than one country then the best international travel charger for Syria is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. There are three standards of power outlets in Syria (types E, C and L) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by changing the included plugs. If your model of iPad 4 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these power adapters, plus support for more power hungry devices. This will allow you to recharge more than one device at once without needing to pack individual travel adapters for your trip or occupying additional wall sockets. By only bringing a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage while travelling. Due to their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when you return home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers and using just a single plug socket.

We suggest searching for an adaptable travel adapter like this online, the power adapter illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

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 wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices. 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 international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting Syria using 3 pin type B US 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 the US using type B plugs and offers almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half 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 wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Syria.
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad 4 in Syria?

Powering the iPad 4 with a Syrian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

The Wiki Connections guide on how to recharge the iPad 4 with a Syrian power outlet with a USB Lightning cable with a double pin Type C Europlug USB charger.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPad 4 from the Syrian power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple normally supply this USB cable when you buy the iPad 4.
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type C USB power adapter into the Syrian power outlet. You can identify this power outlet by the 2 round adjacent holes next to each other where the plug outlet pins go.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad 4.
  4. Turn on the Syrian 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 is powering up which takes between 1-4 hours to recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad 4 with a Syrian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type E power charger for charging your iPad 4 from a Syrian power outlet

Using the Apple Lightning connector and a two pinned Type E power charger to recharge the iPad 4 with a Syrian power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your iPad 4 using a Syrian power outlet you'll need to use a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (usually already included with your device by Apple).
  2. Begin by taking the Type E USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall outlet. You can identify this power outlet by the two round adjacent holes next to each other where the plug outlet pins go with a single long metal earth pin protruding from the top in a triangle shape.
  3. Then connect one end of the Lightning charging cord into the mains USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad 4.
  4. Switch on the Syrian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad 4 will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging and takes roughly 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type E power charger for charging your iPad 4 from a Syrian power outlet

Charging the iPad 4 from a Syrian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type L USB adapter

A guide showing you how to recharge your iPad 4 from a Syrian power outlet by using a USB Lightning Apple connector and a Type L power charger.

  1. In order to power the iPad 4 using the Syrian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type L USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - the USB cable is usually included with your iPad 4 by Apple.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type L USB power adapter in the Syrian power outlet. You can recognise this hexagon shaped plug outlet by 3 large round holes in a line for live, neutral and ground pins. You'll find there are two variations of Type L plug outlet, one rated for 10 amps and one for 16 amps. A 10 amp version has 4mm thick pins which are spaced 5.5mm apart, whilst a 16 amp version has larger 5mm thick round pins spaced 8mm apart.
  3. Connect one end of the Apple power cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad 4.
  4. Turn on the Syrian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up which typically takes between one to four hours to recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPad 4 from a Syrian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type L USB adapter

See also

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