Charging your iPad 3 from a power outlet in Yemen

A guide showing you how to recharge your iPad 3 with a Yemeni power outlet with a 30-pin Apple connector with a three pin Type A power charger, how to power the iPad 3 using a Type G power adapter and charging the iPad 3 using a three pin Type D power plug

Yemeni power outlet

Various combinations of standards and plug types can often be daunting when planning to travel to another country if you've never been there before. This guide has been written to stop people having to worry if they can charge the iPad 3 abroad.When you are staying in Yemen these instructions show charging the iPad 3 using the G, A or D type Yemeni 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. When travelling to Yemen from another region ensure the iPad 3 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v double check the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from overloading when powering up. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 3.

Charging the iPad 3 in Yemen

Can you use the iPad 3 in Yemen?

You can connect the iPad 3 to a Yemeni power outlet by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best travel charger for the iPad 3 in Yemen?

When travelling to multiple countries then the best travel adapter for Yemen is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. There are three different types of wall outlets in Yemen (G, A and D) and using a power adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for both types A and G.

Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by changing the heads over. If your type of iPad 3 supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these USB power chargers, and compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets. This will allow you to power multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack individual travel chargers on your Yemeni trip or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being suitable for recharging your iPad 3 at an airport or on the flight. Because of their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones, tablets and speakers without needing an additional plug socket.

We recommend buying this type of flexible travel charger online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Yemen

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 3, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Yemen 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 best selling compact power converter for travellers originating from North America visiting Yemen.
  • 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 the US using type B plugs. This gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 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 suitable for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Yemen.
What is the best travel charger for the iPad 3 in Yemen?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from a Yemeni power outlet

Using the USB 30-pin Apple cable with a three pinned Type G power adapter to recharge your iPad 3 with a Yemeni power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPad 3 from the Yemeni power outlet you will need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - usually included with the device.
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type G USB power adapter and inserting it in the Yemeni power outlet. The wall outlet, technically called the Type G power outlet [3], can be identified by the 3 vertical slots forming a triangle configuration.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 3. The iPad 3 dock connector is found at the bottom of the iPad 3.
  4. Switch on the Yemeni power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging which typically takes around 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from a Yemeni power outlet

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from a Yemeni power outlet

Using a USB 30 pin connector and a Type A USB charger to power the iPad 3 from a Yemeni power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad 3 from the Yemeni power outlet you will need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - usually included with the device.
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type A USB power adapter and inserting it in the Yemeni power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by the two thin adjacent slots next to each other for live and neutral blades. Please be aware that power cables with type A plugs which are rated at 125 V shouldn't be used in Yemen so please check first.
  3. Plug in one end of the charging cable into 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 Yemeni power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which 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 between one to four hours to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from a Yemeni power outlet

How to use a Type D power charger for charging your iPad 3 from a Yemeni power outlet

The WikiConnections guide on how to charge your iPad 3 from a Yemeni power outlet with a 30 pin connector and a Type D USB charger.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPad 3 from a Yemeni power outlet you'll need to use a Type D USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple will normally supply the USB cable with the iPad 3.
  2. Start by plugging the Type D USB power adapter in the Yemeni power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by the three circular holes in a triangular shape for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple cable into the bottom of the mains power 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 Yemeni power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the iPad 3 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad 3 is powering up taking between 1 to 4 hours to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type D power charger for charging your iPad 3 from a Yemeni power outlet

See also

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