Charging your iPad Air 2 from a power outlet in East Timor

A guide showing how to power an iPad Air 2 with an East Timor power outlet using the Apple USB Lightning connector and a 2 pin Type C Europlug power adapter, recharging an iPad Air 2 using a Type E power adapter and charging an iPad Air 2 using a double pinned Type F USB charger

East Timor power outlet

Various combinations of region codes and voltages can often be confusing when planning on travelling to a new country especially for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of common standards being used in the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need to buy in advance to charge your iPad Air 2 . This page has step by step instructions showing what you'll need to power your iPad Air 2 when you are in East Timor using the standard E, C, F or I type East Timor 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If you are visiting East Timor from another country please double check the iPad Air 2 can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check the iPad Air 2 is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overloading when powering up. If you intend to visit a place like Dili or Dare we recommend referring to the East Timor country wikipedia page [1] for more details prior to visiting the location. These instructions assume that you've have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on an iPad Air 2.

Charging an iPad Air 2 in East Timor

Can you use an iPad Air 2 in East Timor?

You can use an iPad Air 2 in East Timor.

What is the best power adapter for recharging an iPad Air 2 in East Timor?

If you are travelling to more than one country or bringing more than your iPad Air 2 then the best international travel adapter for East Timor to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. There are four different types of wall outlets in East Timor (E, C, F and I) and using a power adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the supplied plugs. If your iPad Air 2 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times by using one of these types of travel chargers along with support for more 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 East Timor trip. Only packing a single international travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets and phones without needing an additional wall outlet.

We recommend buying a versatile travel charger of this nature online. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for East Timor

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These travel adapters are supplied 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 best selling compact power converter for travellers originating from North America visiting East Timor using 3 pinned type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting East Timor.
What is the best power adapter for recharging an iPad Air 2 in East Timor?

Powering an iPad Air 2 with an East Timor power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using an Apple USB Lightning connector with a two pin Europlug Type C power adapter to recharge your iPad Air 2 with an East Timor power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad Air 2 using an East Timor power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - usually already included with the device.
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter in the wall supply. The wall supply, sometimes called the Europlug, can be identified by the 2 round adjacent holes for live and neutral.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Switch on the East Timor power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Air 2 is charging, typically taking between 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Powering an iPad Air 2 with an East Timor power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from an East Timor power outlet

Using the Apple Lightning cable and a Type E USB charger to power an iPad Air 2 from an East Timor power outlet.

  1. In order to power an iPad Air 2 from an East Timor power outlet you will need to use a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the cable is normally already supplied with your iPad Air 2 by Apple).
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type E USB power adapter and inserting it in the East Timor power outlet. This sunken circular wall outlet, sometimes called the CEE 7/7 outlet or Type E power outlet [6], can be identified by the two 4.8mm adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral plus a metal earth pin protruding the top forming a triangular configuration.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Switch on the East Timor power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPad Air 2 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Air 2 is powering up which takes between 1 to 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from an East Timor power outlet

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from an East Timor power outlet

Using the USB Lightning Apple connector with a double pin Type F USB adapter to power an iPad Air 2 with an East Timor power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge an iPad Air 2 from the East Timor power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple typically supply the cable when you buy your iPad Air 2).
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type F USB power adapter and plugging it into the East Timor power outlet. The circular power supply, sometimes called a Schuko plug, can be identified by two large holes 19 mm adjacent to each other and a pair of two metal grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB power cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Switch on the East Timor power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPad Air 2 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Air 2 is powering up which typically takes between 1 to 4 hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from an East Timor power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timor-Leste - East Timor country 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/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  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/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  7. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  9. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F 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