How to charge your iPad from a power outlet in Yemen

Instructions on how to charge the iPad from a Yemeni power outlet with a USB 30 pin connector and a three pinned Type G power charger, charging the iPad using a Type A power adapter and powering the iPad using a three pin Type D USB charger

Yemeni power outlet

Complicated combinations of standards and sockets can often be daunting when planning on staying in a new country to the first time traveller. 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 your iPad in Yemen. This guide was specifically written to assist visitors wanting to power the iPad when they are travelling to Yemen.The following step-by-step guide will show you how to power your iPad when you're travelling to Yemen using their standard types G, A or D Yemeni 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. Power sources will vary regionally therefore please read the Wikiconnections global power supplies page where you'll find a complete list showing destinations. If you are visiting Yemen from a different country ensure that the iPad can accept a 240v supply. If your iPad originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) check your iPad is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged during charging. This page details the original iPad first generation, visit the Apple category page for the latest range of Apple iPads. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 5 or greater on the iPad.

Charging the iPad in Yemen

Can the iPad be used in Yemen?

You can use the iPad in Yemen by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad in Yemen?

When travelling with more than your iPad and visiting multiple countries the best travel adapter for Yemen to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. There are three different standards of plug sockets that Yemenis use (G, A and D) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for both types A and G.

Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world just by changing the supplied plugs. If your type of iPad can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times with one of these types of USB power chargers and additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices.

Having a 4 port adapter will also allow you to recharge multiple devices at once without needing to buy multiple travel chargers for your trip. By only bringing a single USB travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage as well as being suitable for recharging your iPad at the airport or on a plane. Because of their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers and using just a single plug socket.

We suggest buying this type of versatile travel adapter at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose power charger illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Yemen

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, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Yemen 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 most popular portable option for travellers originating from North America going to Yemen 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 North America using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at almost half the 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Yemen.
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad in Yemen?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad from a Yemeni power outlet

Instructions on how to charge the iPad from a Yemeni power outlet with a USB 30 pin connector and a three pinned Type G power charger.

  1. To power the iPad from a Yemeni power outlet you will need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (this cable is normally supplied with the iPad).
  2. Insert the Type G USB power adapter in the Yemeni power outlet. You can identify the plug supply by three vertical rectangular slots with shutters forming a triangle configuration for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector is found at the base of the iPad.
  4. Switch on the Yemeni power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging and takes between 60 to 240 minutes to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad from a Yemeni power outlet

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPad from a Yemeni power outlet

Using a USB 30 pin Apple cable with a Type A power adapter to charge the iPad from a Yemeni power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad using a Yemeni power outlet you will need to use a Type A USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple will usually supply this USB cable when you purchase the iPad).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type A USB power adapter in the power supply. This plug outlet (sometimes known as the Type A power outlet [6]) can be identified by the two slots next to each other. Be aware power cables used with type A plugs which are rated at only 125 volts should not be used so please check prior to proceeding.
  3. Then connect one end of the cable into the USB power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad.
  4. Switch on the Yemeni 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 iPad is powering up, typically taking roughly 1-4 hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPad from a Yemeni power outlet

How to use a Type D power charger for charging your iPad from a Yemeni power outlet

Learn how to charge the iPad with a Yemeni power outlet with a USB 30 pin connector and a three pinned Type D USB charger.

  1. To supply power to your iPad from the Yemeni power outlet you will need a Type D USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (the cable is typically included with the iPad by Apple).
  2. Firstly plug the Type D USB power adapter into the Yemeni power outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by 3 round holes forming a triangular configuration for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the power cord into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector can be found at the base of the iPad.
  4. Switch on the Yemeni power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging and takes between one to four hours to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type D power charger for charging your iPad from a Yemeni power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yemen - Yemen Wikipedia web page
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1632/en_US/ipad_ios5_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/typeA.htm - Type A power outlet
  7. Type A USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type A 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