Charging an iPad Air 2 in Indonesia

The WikiConnections guide showing how to recharge an iPad Air 2 with an Indonesian power outlet with a Lightning connector and a Type G power adapter, how to charge an iPad Air 2 using a two pinned Type C power adapter and recharging an iPad Air 2 using a double pinned Schuko Type F power charger

Indonesian power outlet

Differing combinations of frequencies and standards can all be confusing when planning to stay in another country to the first time traveller. This page has been specifically written to prevent people needing to worry if they can charge their iPad Air 2 when they're abroad.If you are going to Indonesia the following instructions show how to charge the iPad Air 2 using the standard Type G, C or F 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets, please be aware that Type G plug outlets are normally used by a majority of Indonesians. Most power sockets will change regionally therefore please read our WikiConnections travel power supplies page where you'll find a full list showing powering devices in different regions and countries. When you are visiting Indonesia from another country please double check your iPad Air 2 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts double check your iPad Air 2 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. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on an iPad Air 2.

Charging an iPad Air 2 in Indonesia

Can you use an iPad Air 2 in Indonesia?

Yes, you can connect an iPad Air 2 to an Indonesian power outlet.

What is the best travel charger for an iPad Air 2 in Indonesia?

When you are travelling to more than one country then the best international travel charger for Indonesia to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. Indonesians use three different standards of plug sockets (types G, C and F) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for both types C and G.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the included plugs. If your model of iPad Air 2 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these types of USB power chargers, and support for more power hungry devices. Unlike other travel adapters this means you can charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack individual travel adapters for your trip or using up additional wall outlets. Because you are only packing a single USB travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being on hand for recharging your iPad Air 2 at the airport or on a plane. Due to their versatility 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 tablets and phones without using up an additional wall outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of versatile power charger at your preferred electronics retailer; the multipurpose power charger illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Indonesia

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 Air 2, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. 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 Indonesia.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • Yubi Universal Power Strip Kit - The Yobi only has 2 USB charging ports but offers 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Indonesia.
What is the best travel charger for an iPad Air 2 in Indonesia?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from an Indonesian power outlet

Instructions on how to power your iPad Air 2 with an Indonesian power outlet with a USB Lightning cable and a three pinned Type G power charger.

  1. In order to charge an iPad Air 2 using the Indonesian power outlet you'll need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - the cable is normally supplied with the device.
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type G USB power adapter into the Indonesian power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by three vertical slots in a triangular pattern for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Switch on the Indonesian 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 to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from an Indonesian power outlet

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from an Indonesian power outlet

Using a USB Lightning Apple connector with a Type C Europlug USB charger to recharge an iPad Air 2 with an Indonesian power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge your iPad Air 2 using the Indonesian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - the cable is typically supplied with the device.
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter into the Indonesian power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by the 2 circular holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB charging cable into the mains USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Turn on the Indonesian 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 powering up and takes between 60-240 minutes to fully recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from an Indonesian power outlet

Powering an iPad Air 2 with an Indonesian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Using a USB Lightning Apple connector with a Schuko Type F USB charger to power an iPad Air 2 with an Indonesian power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the iPad Air 2 from an Indonesian power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple normally supply this USB cable when you purchase your iPad Air 2).
  2. Plug the Type F USB power adapter in the power supply. You can recognise this power outlet by the two 4.8mm circular holes 19 mm next to each other and two thin grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB Lightning cord into the USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Switch on the Indonesian 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 should take between 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering an iPad Air 2 with an Indonesian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indonesia - wikipedia.org entry about Indonesia
  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/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  7. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C 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