Charging your iPad 4 from a power outlet in The United Arab Emirates

Simple instructions showing you how to recharge your iPad 4 with a United Arab Emirates power outlet using the Apple USB Lightning connector with a 2 pin Europlug Type C power adapter, charging the iPad 4 using a three pinned Type G power adapter and powering the iPad 4 using a Type D power adapter

United Arab Emirates power outlet

Varying complicated frequencies and standards can often be daunting when planning to stay in a new country, especially for the first time traveller. These instructions have been specifically written to prevent you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPad 4 when staying in The United Arab Emirates.This page is a step by step guide demonstrating exactly what you'll need to charge the iPad 4 when you're visiting The United Arab Emirates using the Type G, C or D United Arab Emirates 220 volt 50Hz power outlets, you'll find a majority of Emirians will typically use Type G plugs in their plug outlets. You'll find power supplies will vary depending on which area you are travelling to so please read the Asia and power supplies page for a complete list of regions and countries. If you are visiting The United Arab Emirates from another country make sure that the iPad 4 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure that the device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from over-heating whilst powering it. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 4.

Charging the iPad 4 in The United Arab Emirates

Can the iPad 4 be used in The United Arab Emirates?

Yes, you can connect the iPad 4 to a United Arab Emirates power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for the iPad 4 in The United Arab Emirates?

If you are travelling with more than your iPad 4 then the best travel charger for The United Arab Emirates is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. Emirians use three different standards of wall outlets (types G, C and D) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for both types C and G.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the supplied plugs. If your iPad 4 can support Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these USB power adapters, plus additional support for certain power hungry devices.

Unlike other travel chargers having a 4 port charger will allow you to power multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple travel chargers on your United Arab Emirates trip. By only needing to bring a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers with just a single wall outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of flexible travel adapter online. The multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

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 4, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting The United Arab Emirates using type B plug sockets.
  • 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 from the US using type B plugs and offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more flexible 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 majority of travellers from around the world visiting The United Arab Emirates.
What is the best power adapter for the iPad 4 in The United Arab Emirates?

Powering the iPad 4 with a United Arab Emirates power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using the USB Lightning Apple cable with a Type G power adapter to power the iPad 4 with a United Arab Emirates power outlet.

  1. To power the iPad 4 using the United Arab Emirates power outlet you'll need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple should typically include this USB cable with the iPad 4.
  2. Start by plugging the Type G USB power adapter into the United Arab Emirates power outlet. This power outlet, sometimes known as a Type G power outlet [3], can be recognised by 3 vertical slots with plastic shutters in a triangle pattern for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad 4.
  4. Turn on the United Arab Emirates power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging and takes around 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge.
Powering the iPad 4 with a United Arab Emirates power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Powering the iPad 4 with a United Arab Emirates power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using a Lightning Apple cable and a Type C Europlug power adapter to charge your iPad 4 with a United Arab Emirates power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad 4 using the United Arab Emirates power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple should typically include this USB cable with the iPad 4.
  2. Start by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the United Arab Emirates power outlet. You can identify the plug supply by the 2 circular holes next to each other where the twin pins go.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad 4.
  4. Switch on the United Arab Emirates power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPad 4 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up and takes roughly one-four hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPad 4 with a United Arab Emirates power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Powering the iPad 4 with a United Arab Emirates power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

The WikiConnections guide showing how to charge your iPad 4 from a United Arab Emirates power outlet with a Lightning Apple cable and a Type D USB charger.

  1. To power the iPad 4 using the United Arab Emirates power outlet you will need a Type D USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this USB cable is typically supplied with your device by Apple).
  2. Start by inserting the Type D USB power adapter into the United Arab Emirates power outlet. You can identify the plug supply by the 3 round holes in a triangular shape.
  3. Connect one end of the USB Lightning cable into the mains power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad 4.
  4. Turn on the United Arab Emirates power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging which should take roughly one to four hours to fully recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad 4 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 - 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 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