Charging the iPad 4 in Yemen

Simple instructions showing how to recharge your iPad 4 with a Yemeni power outlet with a USB Lightning cable and a double pinned Type A power charger, powering the iPad 4 using a three pin Type G USB plug and powering the iPad 4 using a three pin Type D USB plug

Yemeni power outlet

Varying different combinations of region codes and plug types can all be daunting when planning on staying in a foreign country especially if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of sockets being used in the world this guide tells you exactly what to purchase in advance to charge the iPad 4 . This page was specifically written to prevent you having to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPad 4 when you are visiting Yemen.When you are planning a vacation to Yemen the following useful instructions show how to supply power to the iPad 4 using the standard Type G, A or D 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. Most power sockets are different depending on which area you are travelling to therefore we recommend reading the Asia page for a full list of countries. If you are visiting Yemen from a different region please make sure that your iPad 4 can accept a 240 volt supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check that your iPad 4 is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from overheating when powering up. If you are planning on travelling to a destination like Sana'a or Aden read the Yemen Wikipedia web page [1] for further details. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 4.

Charging the iPad 4 in Yemen

Can you use the iPad 4 in Yemen?

Yes, you can connect the iPad 4 to a Yemeni power outlet.

What is the best travel adapter for the iPad 4 in Yemen?

If you are travelling to multiple countries then the best international travel charger for Yemen to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. Yemenis use three different standards of plug sockets (types G, A and D) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for both types A and G.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world just by changing the plugs over. If your iPad 4 is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these types of power adapters plus additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets.

This will allow you to recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring individual power chargers or occupying additional wall sockets. By only packing a single international travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when you return home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers without using up an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling frequently we suggest buying this type of versatile power charger at your preferred electronics retailer; the multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

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 4, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable power grids. These travel adapters come 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 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 Yemen using type B 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 originating from the US using type B plugs and offers almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at 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 majority of travellers from around the world visiting Yemen.
What is the best travel adapter for the iPad 4 in Yemen?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from a Yemeni power outlet

Using a USB Lightning cable and a three pinned Type G power charger to charge the iPad 4 from a Yemeni power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge your iPad 4 using a Yemeni power outlet you'll need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple should typically include this cable when you buy the iPad 4.
  2. First plug in the Type G USB power adapter into the Yemeni power outlet. This power outlet, sometimes called the Type G power outlet [3], looks like 3 rectangular holes with shutters forming a triangle shape.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of 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 bottom of the iPad 4.
  4. Switch on the Yemeni power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad 4 is charging, typically taking roughly 60 to 240 minutes to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from a Yemeni power outlet

Powering the iPad 4 with a Yemeni power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Simple instructions showing how to recharge your iPad 4 with a Yemeni power outlet with a USB Lightning cable and a double pinned Type A power charger.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPad 4 from the Yemeni power outlet you will need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will normally supply this USB cable when you purchase your iPad 4).
  2. Begin by plugging the Type A USB power adapter in the power outlet. The wall outlet (sometimes known as a Type A power outlet [6]) is recognised by two adjacent slots for live and neutral blades. Please be aware that power cords with type A outlets which are rated at less that 240 volts shouldn't be used so please check first.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB Lightning cord into the mains USB 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 Yemeni power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging and takes roughly one to four hours to fully recharge.
Powering the iPad 4 with a Yemeni power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

How to use a Type D power charger for charging your iPad 4 from a Yemeni power outlet

Using a USB Lightning cable and a three pinned Type D power charger to charge the iPad 4 from a Yemeni power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPad 4 from the Yemeni power outlet you will need a Type D USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should normally include this cable when you buy the iPad 4).
  2. Start by taking the Type D USB power adapter and inserting it in the power outlet. You can recognise this power outlet by the 3 round holes forming a triangle shape.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of 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 bottom of the iPad 4.
  4. Switch on the Yemeni power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad 4 is charging, typically taking roughly 60 to 240 minutes to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type D power charger for charging your iPad 4 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/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/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