Charging the iPad 3 when staying in The United Arab Emirates

The WikiConnections guide showing how to recharge the iPad 3 from a United Arab Emirates power outlet using the USB 30-pin Apple connector with a three pin Type D USB charger, charging the iPad 3 using a three pinned Type G power plug and recharging the iPad 3 using a two pinned Type C power charger

United Arab Emirates power outlet

Differing combinations of voltages and plug types can often lead to confusion when planning to stay in another country especially to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of common standards being used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what to purchase in advance to power the iPad 3 in The United Arab Emirates. If travelling to The United Arab Emirates the following useful instructions show how to supply power to the iPad 3 using the G, C or D type United Arab Emirates 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets, a majority of Emirians will normally use Type G power outlets. You will find power supplies vary depending on which country you visiting so please read our Wiki Connections global power supplies guide for a complete list of destinations. When visiting The United Arab Emirates from another country double check the iPad 3 can accept a 240v supply. If the iPad 3 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v ensure that your device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from overheating whilst powering it up. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 3.

Charging the iPad 3 in The United Arab Emirates

Can the iPad 3 be used in The United Arab Emirates?

Yes, you can use the iPad 3 in The United Arab Emirates.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad 3 in The United Arab Emirates?

If travelling to 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]. There are three standards of wall outlets in The United Arab Emirates (G, C and D) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for both types C and G.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world just by switching the heads over. If your type of iPad 3 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times by using one of these types of power adapters plus additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other adapters this means you can recharge more than one device at once without needing to bring multiple power chargers on your United Arab Emirates trip or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only packing a single USB travel charger will keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage and convenient for charging your iPad 3 at the airport or on a flight. Due to their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers without using up an additional plug socket.

We recommend searching for an adaptable power adapter similar to this online; the multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous 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 around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPad 3, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial when visiting counties with unstable power supplies. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from America going to The United Arab Emirates using type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise 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. This gives the same set of features as the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half the 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 perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting The United Arab Emirates.
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad 3 in The United Arab Emirates?

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

Using the 30-pin Apple connector with a 3 pin Type G USB charger to recharge the iPad 3 from a United Arab Emirates power outlet.

  1. To power the iPad 3 using a United Arab Emirates power outlet you'll need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (the cable is normally supplied with your device by Apple).
  2. Begin by inserting the Type G USB power adapter into the power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by the 3 vertical slots forming a triangular configuration.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 3. The iPad 3 dock connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad 3.
  4. Switch on the United Arab Emirates power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up and takes roughly 1 to 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad 3 with a United Arab Emirates power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Charging the iPad 3 from a United Arab Emirates power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Using the USB 30-pin Apple connector with a two pin Type C USB charger to charge the iPad 3 from a United Arab Emirates power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPad 3 from a United Arab Emirates power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple should usually include the cable when you buy the iPad 3).
  2. Firstly you'll need to plug the Type C USB power adapter into the power supply. The power supply (sometimes called a Europlug) can be recognised by the two adjacent holes for live and neutral pins.
  3. Connect one end of the cord into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 3. The iPad 3 dock connector can be found at the base of the iPad 3.
  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 charging and takes around 1 - 4 hours to recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPad 3 from a United Arab Emirates power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Charging the iPad 3 from a United Arab Emirates power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

The WikiConnections guide showing how to recharge the iPad 3 from a United Arab Emirates power outlet using the USB 30-pin Apple connector with a three pin Type D USB charger.

  1. To power the iPad 3 using a United Arab Emirates power outlet you'll need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (the cable is normally already supplied with your device by Apple).
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type D USB power adapter into the United Arab Emirates power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by the three round holes in a triangle pattern for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 3. The iPad 3 dock connector is found at the base of the iPad 3.
  4. Turn on the United Arab Emirates power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPad 3 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad 3 is charging, typically taking roughly 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
Charging the iPad 3 from 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 - Wikipedia.org entry about The United Arab Emirates
  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 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