How to charge the iPad Air from a power outlet in Syria

The Wiki Connections guide on how to recharge the iPad Air with a Syrian power outlet with a USB Lightning cable with a double pin Type C Europlug USB charger, how to recharge the iPad Air using a 2 pinned Type E power plug and charging the iPad Air using a Type L USB adapter

Syrian power outlet

Various standards and plugs can often be confusing when planning on visiting a new country to the first time traveller. These instructions were specifically written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPad Air when you're in going to Syria.This page contains a simple guide showing what you'll need to power the iPad Air when you are visiting Syria using their standard types E, C or L Syrian 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. When travelling to Syria from another country check your iPad Air can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts ensure that your 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 that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Air.

Charging the iPad Air in Syria

Can the iPad Air be used in Syria?

You can use the iPad Air in Syria by using the correct power convertor.

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

When travelling to more than one country and bringing along more than just your iPad Air the best international travel power adapter for Syria is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. Syrians use three different standards of wall outlets (E, C and L) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the included heads over. If your iPad Air supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these USB travel chargers and additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices.

Having a 4 port adapter will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to buy multiple travel chargers for your trip to Syria or using up additional wall outlets. By only packing a single international USB travel charger will keep the size 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 back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling frequently we suggest buying this type of flexible travel adapter at your preferred electronics retailer; the multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world 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 who only have USB devices such as the iPad Air, but for visitors 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 is necessary when visiting regions with unstable power grids. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Syria.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and offers almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with just one 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 Air in Syria?

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

Using the Apple Lightning cable and a double pinned Europlug Type C power charger to recharge the iPad Air with a Syrian power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your iPad Air from the Syrian power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - the cable is typically included with the iPad Air by Apple.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter in the wall outlet. The power supply (called the Europlug) can be identified by the two holes next to each other.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Lightning charging cable into the mains USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad Air.
  4. Switch on the Syrian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your iPad Air will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up taking between one to four hours to recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPad Air 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 Air from a Syrian power outlet

The Wiki Connections guide showing how to power the iPad Air with a Syrian power outlet with a Lightning Apple connector with a Type E power adapter.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad Air using a Syrian power outlet you will need to use a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple will usually supply the USB cable when you purchase your iPad Air.
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type E USB power adapter into the Syrian power outlet. You can identify this power outlet by the two round adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral with a single long metal earth pin protruding the top forming a triangle shape.
  3. Then connect one end of the charging cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad Air.
  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, typically taking roughly 1-4 hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPad Air from a Syrian power outlet

How to use a Type L power charger for charging your iPad Air from a Syrian power outlet

Using a Lightning Apple connector with a Type L power adapter to charge the iPad Air from a Syrian power outlet.

  1. To power the iPad Air from a Syrian power outlet you will need to buy a Type L USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple typically supply this USB cable when you buy the iPad Air.
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type L USB power adapter in the Syrian power outlet. You can recognise the squashed hexagon shaped power outlet by the 3 round adjecent holes in a line for live, neutral and ground. Note that there are two different variations of Type L wall outlet, one rated at 10 amps and one at 16 amps. The 10 amp power supply has 4mm thick round pins spaced 5.5mm apart and the 16 amp version has slightly larger 5mm pins that are spaced 8mm apart.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Apple Lightning power cord into the bottom of the mains USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad Air.
  4. Switch on the Syrian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad Air screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging and takes roughly 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type L power charger for charging your iPad Air from a Syrian power outlet

See also

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