Charging the iPad in East Timor

Simple instructions showing how to charge your iPad from an East Timor power outlet by using the USB 30-pin Apple connector with a Type F USB adapter, how to charge the iPad using a Type C power charger and how to power the iPad using a two pinned Type E power charger

East Timor power outlet

Various combinations of standards and plugs can all be confusing when planning to visit another country if you've never been there before. This page was specifically written to prevent you having to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPad when you are visiting East Timor.If you are going to East Timor these useful instructions show how to power the iPad by using the E, C, F or I type East Timor 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If travelling to East Timor from a different region make sure the iPad can be used with a 240v supply. If the iPad was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged when powering up. This page details the original iPad first generation, visit the Apple category page for the latest range of Apple iPads. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 5 or greater on the iPad.

Charging the iPad in East Timor

Can you use the iPad in East Timor?

Yes, you can connect the iPad to an East Timor power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad in East Timor?

When travelling with more than your iPad the best travel power adapter for East Timor is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. East Timorese use four different standards of power outlets (E, C, F and I) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied plugs. If your model of iPad is compatible with Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these types of power adapters, plus compatibility with more power demanding devices.

This will allow you to recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring individual power chargers on your East Timor trip or occupying additional wall sockets. By only needing a single lightweight travel charger will keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage while travelling and on hand for charging your iPad at the airport or on a flight. Because of their flexibility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets with just a single plug socket.

We recommend searching for this type of flexible power adapter online. The travel adapter illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for East Timor

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, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting East Timor.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs and gives almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • Yubi Universal Power Strip Kit - The Yobi has just 2 USB charging ports but offers a generous 6 AC outlets. This versatile power strip is compatible with both American plugs and popular plug types A, B, E, F, G and I making it perfect for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting East Timor.
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad in East Timor?

Charging the iPad from an East Timor power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Using a USB 30 pin Apple cable with a two pin Type C USB charger to recharge the iPad with an East Timor power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPad from the East Timor power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple will normally supply this USB cable when you purchase your iPad).
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter into the East Timor power outlet. This unearthed plug outlet can be recognised by two holes next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector can be found at the base of the iPad.
  4. Switch on the East Timor power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up which takes between 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
Charging the iPad from an East Timor power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Powering the iPad with an East Timor power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

Using the USB 30-pin Apple cable with a two pin Type E USB charger to power the iPad with an East Timor power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to your iPad from an East Timor power outlet you will need to use a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], the USB cable is typically included with the iPad.
  2. First plug in the Type E USB power adapter into the East Timor power outlet. You can identify this power outlet by two large circular adjacent holes next to each other where the plug outlet pins go plus one metal grounding pin protruding in the top forming a triangle shape.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad.
  4. Switch on the East Timor 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 is charging, typically taking between 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPad with an East Timor power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

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

Using a 30 pin cable and a two pinned Type F power charger to charge the iPad from an East Timor power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the iPad using the East Timor power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple should normally include this cable when you buy the iPad).
  2. Begin by plugging the Type F USB power adapter in the East Timor power outlet. The round plug outlet, also called the Schuko plug, can be identified by two round holes 19 mm adjacent to each other where the two plug outlet pins go and two thin grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector can be found at the base of the iPad.
  4. Switch on the East Timor power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up taking between one to four hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad from an East Timor power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timor-Leste - wikipedia.org entry about East Timor
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1632/en_US/ipad_ios5_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 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/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