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

The Wiki Connections page on how to recharge an iPad Air 2 with a Thai power outlet with a USB Lightning Apple connector and a 3 pinned Type B USB charger, how to charge an iPad Air 2 using a double pin Type A USB charger and powering an iPad Air 2 using a 2 pinned Type C power plug

Thai power outlet

Various combinations of voltages and region codes can all be daunting when planning to travel to a different country, especially if you've never been there before. This isn't as complex as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used in the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need to purchase in advance to power the iPad Air 2 . When going to Thailand this page contains instructions showing how to supply power to your iPad Air 2 using the standard types B, A or C 220 volt 50Hz power outlets, you will find most Thai will normally use Type B wall outlets. You'll discover most power sockets will change depending on which area you travelling to therefore please read our Wikiconnections travel power sockets list for a full list of powering devices in different countries. When you are visiting Thailand from a different country please ensure that the iPad Air 2 can accept a 240v supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure your device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from overloading when charging it. These instructions assume that you've have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on an iPad Air 2.

Charging an iPad Air 2 in Thailand

Can the iPad Air 2 be used in Thailand?

You can use an iPad Air 2 in Thailand.

What is the best power charger for an iPad Air 2 in Thailand?

If you are travelling to more than one country or bringing along more than just your iPad Air 2 the best travel power adapter for Thailand to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. There are three different standards of power outlets that Thai use (types B, A and C) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for both types A and C. As these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle 100 to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by changing the supplied heads. If your iPad Air 2 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these power adapters, along with additional support for certain power demanding devices like tablets.

This means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to buy seperate power chargers or using up additional wall sockets. By only bringing a single USB travel charger will also keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their versatility these types of power chargers can be used back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets without needing an additional power outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of versatile power charger at an electronics retailer; the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Thailand

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North 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 portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting Thailand using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly 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 offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a generous 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Thailand.
What is the best power charger for an iPad Air 2 in Thailand?

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from a Thai power outlet

The Wiki Connections guide on how to recharge an iPad Air 2 with a Thai power outlet with an Apple Lightning connector and a double pinned Type A USB adapter.

  1. To power the iPad Air 2 from the Thai power outlet you will need a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple should typically include the USB cable when you first purchase the iPad Air 2.
  2. First plug in the Type A USB power adapter into the Thai power outlet. The power supply (technically known as a Type A power outlet [3]) can be recognised by the two thin adjacent slots where the plug outlet pins go.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Apple USB Lightning power cord into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Turn on the Thai power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPad Air 2 will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging taking between 1-4 hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from a Thai power outlet

How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from a Thai power outlet

Using the Apple Lightning cable with a Type B USB adapter to charge your iPad Air 2 from a Thai power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your iPad Air 2 from the Thai power outlet you will need a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple should usually supply the USB cable when you purchase the iPad Air 2.
  2. First plug in the Type B USB power adapter into the wall outlet. You can recognise the plug supply by 2 thin slots adjacent to each other where the short twin blades sit with a single hole below for the long earthed pin.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the 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 base of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Switch on the Thai power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your iPad Air 2 will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up, typically taking roughly 1-4 hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from a Thai power outlet

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from a Thai power outlet

Using a Lightning cable with a Type C USB adapter to charge your iPad Air 2 from a Thai power outlet.

  1. To power the iPad Air 2 from a Thai power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple should typically include the USB cable when you first purchase your iPad Air 2.
  2. First you'll need to plug in the Type C USB power adapter in the Thai power outlet. The power supply (sometimes called a Type C power outlet [8] or Europlug) is recognised by 2 adjacent holes where the twin plug outlet pins go.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Apple Lightning charging cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Turn on the Thai power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPad Air 2 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging taking between 1-4 hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from a Thai power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thailand - wikipedia.org page about Thailand
  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/typeA.htm - Type A power outlet
  4. Type A USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type A 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/typeB.htm - Type B power outlet
  7. Type B USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type B mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  9. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C 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