How to charge the iPad Air when planning a trip to Indonesia

A guide showing you how to power your iPad Air with an Indonesian power outlet by using a USB Lightning Apple connector with a Type F USB adapter, recharging the iPad Air using a Type G power charger and charging the iPad Air using a Europlug Type C USB adapter

Indonesian power outlet

If you are packing for a vacation to Indonesia it's useful to know in advance if you'll be able to use all your electronics such as cell phones and laptop computers when you get there. By not knowing which wall socket is being used you are likely to bring the wrong charger, therefore having to purchase a suitable charger on arrival. Different region codes and plugs can all be confusing when planning to stay in another country especially to the first time traveller. This guide was specifically written to prevent you having to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPad Air abroad.This page has useful instructions demonstrating exactly what you'll need to supply power to your iPad Air when staying in Indonesia by using their types G, C or F Indonesian 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets, you will find most Indonesians use Type G plug outlets. If travelling to Indonesia from a different region double check the iPad Air can be charged using a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check that your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged whilst powering it. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Air.

Charging the iPad Air in Indonesia

Can you use the iPad Air in Indonesia?

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

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

If you are travelling with more than just your iPad Air and visiting more than one country then the best travel adapter 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 power outlets (G, C and F) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for both types C and G. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the included heads over. If your iPad Air can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times with one of these types of USB power chargers along with additional support for certain power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other chargers this means you can power more than one device at the same time without needing to buy seperate power adapters. Only bringing a single travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage and suitable for recharging your iPad Air at an airport or on a plane. Due to their versatility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

For those travelling frequently we suggest buying an adaptable power adapter of this nature at an electronics retailer, the power charger illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Indonesia

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover 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 portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting Indonesia using 3 pin type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and offers almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half 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 ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Indonesia.
What is the best travel charger for the iPad Air in Indonesia?

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

Using the Apple Lightning connector and a three pinned Type G power charger to recharge the iPad Air with an Indonesian power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge your iPad Air using an Indonesian power outlet you'll need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], the USB cable is usually already included with your iPad Air by Apple.
  2. Begin by plugging the Type G USB power adapter in the Indonesian power outlet. You can identify the plug supply by three vertical slots with shutters in a triangle shape.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad Air.
  4. Turn on the Indonesian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up which takes between one to four hours to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad Air from an Indonesian power outlet

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

Using a Lightning connector and a double pinned Europlug Type C power charger to charge the iPad Air from an Indonesian power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the iPad Air using the Indonesian power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - the USB cable is usually included with your iPad Air by Apple.
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type C USB power adapter into the Indonesian power outlet. You can identify this power outlet by the 2 circular adjacent holes where the twin plug outlet pins go.
  3. Connect one end of the Apple power cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad Air.
  4. Turn on the Indonesian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up taking between 60 to 240 minutes to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad Air from an Indonesian power outlet

How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPad Air from an Indonesian power outlet

A guide showing you how to power your iPad Air with an Indonesian power outlet by using a USB Lightning Apple connector with a Type F USB adapter.

  1. To power the iPad Air from an Indonesian power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will usually supply the USB cable when you first purchase your iPad Air).
  2. Start by taking the Type F USB power adapter and inserting it into the power outlet. This recessed circular power supply can be recognised by the two adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral and two thin grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect one end of the Lightning charging cable into the mains USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad Air.
  4. Switch on the Indonesian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad Air will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging and takes roughly 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPad Air from an Indonesian power outlet

See also

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