How to charge the iPad from a power outlet in Indonesia

The Wiki Connections page on how to recharge the iPad with an Indonesian power outlet with a 30 pin Apple cable with a Type C power adapter, powering the iPad using a 3 pinned Type G power plug and charging the iPad using a Type F power adapter

Indonesian power outlet

If organizing a holiday it can be useful to know if you'll be able to power any electrical devices such as cell phones and laptops when you arrive. Without knowing which power socket is being used in Indonesia you are likely to bring the wrong power charger, meaning having to buy or borrow a potentially expensive power adaptor when you're there. Different standards and plugs can often cause confusion when planning on visiting a foreign country for the first time traveller. This isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what to buy in advance to power the iPad . These instructions were specifically written to prevent travellers needing to worry if they can power the iPad when they're going to Indonesia.This page contains simple instructions showing exactly what you'll need to supply power to your iPad when visiting Indonesia using their types G, C or F Indonesian 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets, you will find a majority of Indonesians will normally use Type G sockets in their plug outlets. If travelling to Indonesia from another country check your iPad can accept a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure that the iPad is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from being damaged whilst powering it. This page details the original iPad first generation, visit the Apple category page for the latest range of Apple iPads. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 5 or greater on the iPad.

Charging the iPad in Indonesia

Can you use the iPad in Indonesia?

Yes, you can use the iPad in Indonesia by using a power convertor.

What is the best travel adapter for the iPad in Indonesia?

If travelling to more than one country and bringing along more than just your iPad the best travel power adapter for Indonesia to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. There are three different standards of wall outlets that Indonesians use (types G, C and F) and using a power charger like this ensures that you are covered for both types C and G.

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by switching the plugs over. If your model of iPad supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times with one of these types of USB travel chargers plus additional compatibility with more power demanding devices. Unlike other travel adapters having a 4 port charger means you can power multiple devices at the same time without needing to bring individual power chargers for your trip to Indonesia or using up additional wall sockets. By only bringing a single travel charger will also keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their space saving versatility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers and using just a single plug socket.

For those travelling frequently we suggest buying a versatile power charger similar to this online. The power adapter illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Indonesia

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, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. 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 travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting Indonesia using type B US plug sockets.
  • 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. This gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Indonesia.
What is the best travel adapter for the iPad in Indonesia?

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

Using a USB 30 pin Apple connector with a Type G power charger to recharge the iPad with an Indonesian power outlet.

  1. To power the iPad from the Indonesian power outlet you will need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple should typically include the cable when you first purchase your iPad).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type G USB power adapter into the power outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by 3 vertical rectangular holes forming a triangular pattern.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector is found at the base of the iPad.
  4. Turn on the Indonesian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging and takes between one to four hours to recharge.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad from an Indonesian power outlet

Powering the iPad with an Indonesian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using a USB 30 pin cable with a Type C USB adapter to recharge your iPad from an Indonesian power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPad using the Indonesian power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple should usually include the USB cable when you purchase the iPad.
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter in the Indonesian power outlet. You can recognise the plug supply by two circular holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Connect one end of the power cord into the bottom of the mains USB 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 Indonesian 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 is charging, typically taking around one-four hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPad with an Indonesian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Charging the iPad from an Indonesian power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

Using a USB 30-pin cable with a Type F power adapter to charge the iPad from an Indonesian power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your iPad using an Indonesian power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], typically already supplied with the device.
  2. First plug in the Type F USB power adapter into the Indonesian power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by the two holes 19 mm next to each other, plus a pair of two grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect one end of the 30 pin cord into the USB power 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. Turn on the Indonesian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging which typically takes around 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPad from an Indonesian power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

See also

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