Charging the iPad 2 from a power outlet in Yemen

Simple instructions showing you how to recharge your iPad 2 with a Yemeni power outlet using a 30-pin Apple connector with a Type G USB adapter, recharging the iPad 2 using a Type A USB plug and how to power the iPad 2 using a 3 pin Type D USB plug

Yemeni power outlet

Varying different region codes and voltages can all be confusing when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never been there before. When you are visiting Yemen this page has instructions showing you charging the iPad 2 using the types G, A or D 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If you are travelling to Yemen from a different region please check the iPad 2 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure your device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from over-heating when powering up. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 2.

Charging the iPad 2 in Yemen

Can you use the iPad 2 in Yemen?

You can use the iPad 2 in Yemen.

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad 2 in Yemen?

If travelling with more than just your iPad 2 the best travel charger for Yemen to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. Yemenis use three different standards of wall outlets (types G, A and D) and using a travel adapter like this ensures that you are covered for both types A and G.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world just by switching the included heads. If your iPad 2 can support Fast Charge (note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers along with compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. This will also allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to bring individual power adapters for your Yemeni trip. By only needing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling and on hand for recharging your iPad 2 at an airport or on the flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

If you travel regularly we suggest searching for a multipurpose travel charger of this nature online; the travel charger illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different 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 2, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel converters come 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 international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from America going to Yemen.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs and offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Yemen.
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad 2 in Yemen?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad 2 from a Yemeni power outlet

Instructions on how to recharge your iPad 2 with a Yemeni power outlet using an Apple USB 30 pin connector with a Type G power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPad 2 from a Yemeni power outlet you'll need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple usually include this USB cable with the iPad 2).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type G USB power adapter in the wall supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the 3 vertical holes containing plastic shutters in a triangular configuration.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB cable into the bottom of the USB power 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. Switch on the Yemeni power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPad 2 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging which typically takes around 1-4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad 2 from a Yemeni power outlet

Powering the iPad 2 with a Yemeni power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Using the Apple USB 30-pin connector and a 2 pin Type A power adapter to recharge your iPad 2 with a Yemeni power outlet.

  1. To power your iPad 2 using the Yemeni power outlet you will need to use a Type A USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], usually included with the device by Apple.
  2. Insert the Type A USB power adapter into the Yemeni power outlet. This unearthed plug supply (technically called the Type A power outlet [6]) is recognised by 2 thin slots next to each other for live and neutral blades. Please be aware that power cables used with type A sockets which are rated at less that 240 volts should not be used in Yemen so we suggest checking first.
  3. Plug in one end of the cord 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 can be found at the base of the iPad 2.
  4. Turn on the Yemeni power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the tablet will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging, typically taking between one-four hours to recharge.
Powering the iPad 2 with a Yemeni power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Charging the iPad 2 from a Yemeni power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Using the Apple USB 30 pin connector with a three pinned Type D power adapter to power the iPad 2 from a Yemeni power outlet.

  1. To charge the iPad 2 from a Yemeni power outlet you'll need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (usually included with the device by Apple).
  2. Begin by taking the Type D USB power adapter and plugging it in the Yemeni power outlet. This plug supply, sometimes known as a Type D power outlet [8], looks like 3 circular holes forming a triangle pattern.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the mains power 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 Yemeni power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad 2 is powering up taking roughly 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge.
Charging the iPad 2 from a Yemeni power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yemen - Yemeni Wikipedia web page
  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/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