How to charge your iPad Air from a power outlet in Yemen

A step-by-step guide showing how to charge your iPad Air from a Yemeni power outlet with a Lightning Apple connector with a 2 pinned Type A power charger, recharging the iPad Air using a Type G USB adapter and charging the iPad Air using a Type D power plug

Yemeni power outlet

Various standards and plugs can often cause confusion when planning on staying in a foreign country to the first time traveller. The following step-by-step guide shows you what you'll need to charge the iPad Air when travelling to Yemen using their Type G, A or D Yemeni 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When travelling to Yemen from another country please make sure that your iPad Air can be used with a 240v supply. If the iPad Air originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v double check your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from overheating when powering up. If you are planning on visiting a Yemeni destination like Sana'a refer to the wikipedia.org page about Yemen [1] for more details prior to the location. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Air.

Charging the iPad Air in Yemen

Can the iPad Air be used in Yemen?

You can connect the iPad Air to a Yemeni power outlet.

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

When you are travelling to multiple countries the best travel power adapter for Yemen to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. Yemenis use three different types of plug sockets (types G, A and D) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for both types A and G. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the included heads over. If your iPad Air is compatible with Fast Charge (note not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these types of USB travel chargers plus compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets. Having a 4 port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate power adapters or using up additional wall outlets. By only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage whilst travelling and on hand for charging your iPad Air at an airport or on the plane. Due to their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets with only a single wall outlet.

If you travel frequently we suggest buying a versatile travel charger similar to this online, the power charger illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous 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 wanting to charge devices via USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 portable option for travellers originating from North America going to Yemen.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly 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 is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 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 ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Yemen.
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad Air in Yemen?

Powering the iPad Air with a Yemeni power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Simple instructions showing how to recharge your iPad Air from a Yemeni power outlet using the Lightning Apple cable with a Type G power charger.

  1. In order to power the iPad Air using a Yemeni power outlet you'll need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple should typically include the USB cable when you first purchase your iPad Air.
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type G USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by the 3 holes containing plastic shutters in a triangle configuration for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad Air.
  4. Switch on the Yemeni power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Air is recharging taking roughly 60 to 240 minutes to recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad Air with a Yemeni power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

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

A step-by-step guide showing how to charge your iPad Air from a Yemeni power outlet with a Lightning Apple connector with a 2 pinned Type A power charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad Air using the Yemeni power outlet you'll need to use a Type A USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will normally include the cable with your iPad Air.
  2. First you'll need to plug in the Type A USB power adapter into the Yemeni power outlet. You can recognise the plug supply by 2 thin slots adjacent to each other where the twin blades slide into. Please note that power cables with type A outlets which are rated at less that 240 V should not be used in Yemen so please check first.
  3. Then connect one end of the power cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad Air.
  4. Turn on the Yemeni power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging and takes between one to four hours to recharge.
Powering the iPad Air 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 Air from a Yemeni power outlet

Using an Apple Lightning connector and a three pin Type D USB adapter to recharge your iPad Air from a Yemeni power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your iPad Air from the Yemeni power outlet you'll need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (usually already supplied with your device).
  2. Insert the Type D USB power adapter in the Yemeni power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by 3 round holes forming a triangular shape.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB Apple Lightning power cord into the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad Air.
  4. Turn on the Yemeni power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPad Air screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging taking between 1-4 hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type D power charger for charging your iPad Air from a Yemeni power outlet

See also

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