Charging an iPad Air 2 when staying in The United Arab Emirates

Simple instructions showing how to recharge your iPad Air 2 with a United Arab Emirates power outlet with a USB Lightning connector and a Type C USB adapter, charging an iPad Air 2 using a Type G USB charger and charging an iPad Air 2 using a three pin Type D USB plug

United Arab Emirates power outlet

Different combinations of voltages and plug types can all be daunting when planning on staying in a foreign country especially if you've never visited before. When you're planning a vacation to The United Arab Emirates the following useful instructions show how to supply power to the iPad Air 2 using the standard G, C or D type 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets, Type G wall outlets will be used by a majority of Emiratis. You will discover that power sockets will vary depending on which area you are visiting therefore we suggest reading the World power supplies page for a full list of countries. If you are visiting The United Arab Emirates from a different region please check that your iPad Air 2 can accept a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts check your iPad Air 2 is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating whilst powering it. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on an iPad Air 2.

Charging an iPad Air 2 in The United Arab Emirates

Can you use an iPad Air 2 in The United Arab Emirates?

Yes, you can connect an iPad Air 2 to a United Arab Emirates power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best travel charger for an iPad Air 2 in The United Arab Emirates?

When you are travelling with more than your iPad Air 2 and visiting multiple countries then the best travel adapter for The United Arab Emirates to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. Emiratis use three different standards of plug sockets (types G, C and D) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for both types C and G. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the heads over. If your iPad Air 2 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these USB travel chargers along with support for more power hungry devices. Unlike other travel adapters this means you can recharge more than one device at once without needing to pack multiple travel chargers. By only packing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage and convenient for charging your iPad Air 2 at an airport or on the flight. Because of their flexibility these types of power 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 with just a single plug socket.

We recommend searching for a flexible power adapter of this nature online. The travel adapter illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for The United Arab Emirates

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPad Air 2, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both The United Arab Emirates 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 power adapter for travellers originating from America going to The United Arab Emirates using type B 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 originating from the US using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting The United Arab Emirates.
What is the best travel charger for an iPad Air 2 in The United Arab Emirates?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from a United Arab Emirates power outlet

Learn how to charge an iPad Air 2 from a United Arab Emirates power outlet by using a Lightning Apple cable with a three pin Type G USB charger.

  1. To charge the iPad Air 2 using a United Arab Emirates power outlet you'll need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should typically include the cable when you buy the iPad Air 2).
  2. Start by plugging the Type G USB power adapter in the United Arab Emirates power outlet. The wall supply (sometimes known as a Type G power outlet [3]) looks like 3 rectangular holes with shutters forming a triangle shape.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Switch on the United Arab Emirates power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up and takes between one to four hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from a United Arab Emirates power outlet

Powering an iPad Air 2 with a United Arab Emirates power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using the USB Lightning Apple connector with a Type C Europlug USB charger to recharge an iPad Air 2 with a United Arab Emirates power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad Air 2 from a United Arab Emirates power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple should typically include this cable when you buy the iPad Air 2.
  2. Start the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it in the power outlet. You can recognise this power outlet by two circular adjacent holes next to each other where the plug outlet pins go.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB adapter 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. Turn on the United Arab Emirates 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 one-four hours to fully recharge.
Powering an iPad Air 2 with a United Arab Emirates power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Powering an iPad Air 2 with a United Arab Emirates power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Using a USB Lightning Apple connector with a Type D USB charger to power an iPad Air 2 with a United Arab Emirates power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to your iPad Air 2 from a United Arab Emirates power outlet you will need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple should usually include the cable when you buy the iPad Air 2.
  2. First insert the Type D USB power adapter in the power supply. You can recognise this power outlet by three round holes in a triangle pattern.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB Lightning cord into the mains USB 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 United Arab Emirates power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging and takes around 1 to 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Powering an iPad Air 2 with a United Arab Emirates power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Arab_Emirates - United Arab Emirates page on Wikipedia.org
  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/typeG.htm - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply
  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/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  7. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  9. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D 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