How to charge the iPad 2 when planning a trip to The United Arab Emirates

The WikiConnections guide showing how to power the iPad 2 with a United Arab Emirates power outlet with a USB 30 pin connector and a Type D power charger, charging the iPad 2 using a Type G USB adapter and charging the iPad 2 using a two pin Type C USB charger

United Arab Emirates power outlet

When planning a vacation to The United Arab Emirates it can be useful to know if you'll be able to power any essential devices at your destination. But, without knowing which plug socket to expect you are more likely to bring the wrong power charger, thereby leaving you having to buy a potentially overpriced charger when you're there. Differing voltages and plugs can all be daunting when planning on staying in a new country for the first time traveller. This isn't as complex as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of standards used in the world this article tells you exactly what to pick up in advance to power the iPad 2 . This page was specifically written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPad 2 abroad.When visiting The United Arab Emirates these instructions show how to power your iPad 2 using the standard G, C or D type 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets, most Emiratis will normally use Type G plug outlets. When travelling to The United Arab Emirates from another country check the iPad 2 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check that your iPad 2 is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from being damaged when powering up. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 2.

Charging the iPad 2 in The United Arab Emirates

Can the iPad 2 be used in The United Arab Emirates?

You can use the iPad 2 in The United Arab Emirates by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad 2 in The United Arab Emirates?

When travelling to more than one country and bringing along more than just your iPad 2 the best international travel charger for The United Arab Emirates is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. Emirians use three different standards of wall outlets (G, C and D) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for both types C and G. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world just by changing the included plugs. If your model of iPad 2 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these travel adapters plus additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices.

Unlike other travel chargers this means you can power more than one device at the same time without needing to buy seperate power adapters. Only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage while travelling. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of adapters can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and phones without using up an additional power outlet.

For those travelling regularly we recommend buying this type of flexible travel adapter at an electronics retailer, the power charger 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 with perfect reliably.

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 2, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unstable power grids. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from North America going to The United Arab Emirates 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 originating from North America using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to 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 ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting The United Arab Emirates.
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad 2 in The United Arab Emirates?

Powering the iPad 2 with a United Arab Emirates power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using a USB 30 pin connector and a Type G power charger to charge the iPad 2 from a United Arab Emirates power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPad 2 from the United Arab Emirates power outlet you'll need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple usually supply the USB cable when you purchase your iPad 2).
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type G USB power adapter into the United Arab Emirates power outlet. The wall supply, technically known as a Type G power outlet [3], can be identified by 3 rectangular holes containing shutters forming a triangular configuration for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector is found at the bottom of the iPad 2.
  4. Turn on the United Arab Emirates 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 60 to 240 minutes to recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPad 2 with a United Arab Emirates power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

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

Using the USB 30-pin Apple connector and a Type C power adapter to charge the iPad 2 from a United Arab Emirates power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPad 2 from the United Arab Emirates power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple usually supply the USB cable when you purchase your iPad 2).
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type C USB power adapter into the United Arab Emirates power outlet. This unearthed wall outlet, sometimes called a Type C power outlet [6], is identified by two round holes next to each other.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector is found at the bottom of the iPad 2.
  4. Turn on the United Arab Emirates 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 taking between 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPad 2 with a United Arab Emirates power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type D power charger for charging your iPad 2 from a United Arab Emirates power outlet

The WikiConnections guide showing how to power the iPad 2 with a United Arab Emirates power outlet with a USB 30 pin connector and a Type D power charger.

  1. To power the iPad 2 from a United Arab Emirates power outlet you will need to use a Type D USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple normally supply this USB cable when you buy the iPad 2.
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type D USB power adapter into the power supply. You can identify this plug outlet by three round holes forming a triangle shape.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad 2.
  4. Switch on the United Arab Emirates power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad 2 will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging and takes roughly one to four hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type D power charger for charging your iPad 2 from a United Arab Emirates power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Arab_Emirates - Wikipedia.org entry about The United Arab Emirates
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1683/en_US/ipad_ios7_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 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/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