Charging the iPad 3 when staying in Indonesia

The WikiConnections guide on how to charge your iPad 3 from an Indonesian power outlet by using a USB 30 pin cable and a Type G power adapter, charging the iPad 3 using a 2 pin Type C USB plug and recharging the iPad 3 using a two pinned Type F power adapter

Indonesian power outlet

Different combinations of voltages and region codes can often be daunting when planning to travel to another country if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used in the world this article shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your iPad 3 . These guidelines have been specifically written to help assist visitors wanting to charge the iPad 3 abroad.If you're visiting Indonesia the following useful instructions show how to supply power to the iPad 3 using the G, C or F type Indonesian 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets, a majority of Indonesians will typically use Type G power outlets. You will discover power will differ regionally therefore please read the power supplies and Asia page for a full list of regions and countries. If you are visiting Indonesia from another region please check the iPad 3 can be charged using a 240v supply. If your iPad 3 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that your device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from overheating whilst powering it. If you plan to stay somewhere like Jakarta please refer to the Indonesian entry on wikipedia [1] for more details. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 3.

Charging the iPad 3 in Indonesia

Can the iPad 3 be used in Indonesia?

Yes, you can connect the iPad 3 to an Indonesian power outlet.

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad 3 in Indonesia?

If travelling with more than just your iPad 3 and visiting more than one country then the best travel power adapter for Indonesia is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. There are three different types of plug sockets in Indonesia (types G, C and F) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for both types C and G.

As these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the supplied heads. If your model of iPad 3 is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these USB power chargers, and compatibility with more power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other chargers having a 4 port charger means you can recharge more than one device at once without needing to bring individual power adapters on your trip. Only bringing a single international travel charger will help keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage whilst travelling. Because of their flexibility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers without using up an additional plug socket.

If you travel to Indonesia we recommend buying this type of versatile travel charger at an electronics retailer. The travel adapter illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Indonesia

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 wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of counties with unstable power supplies. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Indonesia and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from North America going to Indonesia.
  • 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 the US using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • Yubi Universal Power Strip Kit - The Yobi only has 2 USB charging ports but offers a flexible 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 Indonesia.
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad 3 in Indonesia?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from an Indonesian power outlet

Using a 30 pin connector and a Type G USB adapter to power the iPad 3 with an Indonesian power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPad 3 from the Indonesian power outlet you will need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], the cable is normally already supplied with your device by Apple.
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type G USB power adapter in the power supply. You can recognise this wall outlet by the three vertical holes containing shutters forming a triangle shape.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 3. The iPad 3 dock connector is found at the bottom of the iPad 3.
  4. Turn on the Indonesian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad 3 is powering up which typically takes between 1 to 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from an Indonesian power outlet

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from an Indonesian power outlet

Using the Apple 30-pin connector with a 2 pin Type C USB charger to recharge the iPad 3 from an Indonesian power outlet.

  1. To charge your iPad 3 using the Indonesian power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple will usually include the cable when you buy your iPad 3).
  2. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter into the Indonesian power outlet. The plug supply (sometimes called a Europlug) can be recognised by 2 round holes adjacent to each other where the twin plug outlet pins sit.
  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 3. The iPad 3 dock connector is found at the bottom of the iPad 3.
  4. Switch on the Indonesian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging and takes around 1 - 4 hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from an Indonesian power outlet

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from an Indonesian power outlet

Learn how to charge your iPad 3 from an Indonesian power outlet with a USB 30 pin cable and a Type F power adapter.

  1. In order to power the iPad 3 from the Indonesian power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], the cable is normally supplied with your device by Apple.
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type F USB power adapter into the power supply. You can identify the wall supply by the two circular holes 19 mm next to each other for live and neutral and two grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in one end of the cable into the bottom of the mains power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 3. The iPad 3 dock connector can be found at the base of the iPad 3.
  4. Switch on the Indonesian 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 is recharging, typically taking roughly 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from an Indonesian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indonesia - Indonesian entry on wikipedia
  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 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