How to charge your iPad Air 2 from a power outlet in Iraq

Simple instructions showing how to recharge your iPad Air 2 from an Iraqi power outlet with a Lightning Apple connector and a three pinned Type D USB adapter, powering an iPad Air 2 using a Type G power charger and charging an iPad Air 2 using a 2 pinned Europlug Type C power plug

Iraqi power outlet

Varying different combinations of voltages and plug types can all be daunting when planning to travel to a different country especially for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of common standards used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power your iPad Air 2 in Iraq. This guide has been specifically written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPad Air 2 abroad.This page contains a step by step guide showing you exactly how to power the iPad Air 2 when you are visiting Iraq by using the G, C or D type 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. Most power sources change depending on which area you travelling to therefore please read the WikiConnections world power supplies page where you'll find a complete list of regions and countries. If visiting Iraq from a different region check your iPad Air 2 can accept a 240 volt supply. If the iPad Air 2 came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v check your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overloading when charging it. If you plan to stay at a city such as Baghdad or Basra we also recommend reading the Iraq country Wikipedia page [1] for more indepth details prior to travelling to the area. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on an iPad Air 2.

Charging an iPad Air 2 in Iraq

Can the iPad Air 2 be used in Iraq?

You can connect an iPad Air 2 to an Iraqi power outlet.

What is the best power charger for an iPad Air 2 in Iraq?

When you are travelling with more than just your iPad Air 2 then the best travel charger for Iraq is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. There are three different types of plug sockets that Iraqis use (types G, C and D) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for both types C and G. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by switching the plugs. If your type of iPad Air 2 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these types of USB power chargers plus compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets. This means you can power more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel chargers for your Iraqi trip or occupying additional power outlets. Because you are only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage whilst travelling and suitable for charging your iPad Air 2 at an airport or on a flight. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets with only a single plug socket.

For those travelling frequently we recommend buying this type of flexible power charger at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel 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 on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Iraq

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Iraq and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 Iraq.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • Yubi Universal Power Strip Kit - The Yobi only has 2 USB charging ports but offers a more 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Iraq.
What is the best power charger for an iPad Air 2 in Iraq?

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

Simple instructions showing how to charge an iPad Air 2 from an Iraqi power outlet with a USB Lightning Apple connector and a three pin Type G USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to an iPad Air 2 using the Iraqi power outlet you'll need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple normally include this cable when you first purchase your iPad Air 2.
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type G USB power adapter in the Iraqi power outlet. The power supply, sometimes called a Type G power outlet [3], looks like 3 slots with shutters forming a triangular shape.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Turn on the Iraqi power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging taking between 1-4 hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPad Air 2 from an Iraqi power outlet

Charging an iPad Air 2 from an Iraqi power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Using a USB Lightning Apple connector and a double pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter to recharge your iPad Air 2 from an Iraqi power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the iPad Air 2 using an Iraqi power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the cable is usually already included with your device).
  2. Firstly you'll need to plug in the Type C USB power adapter into the wall outlet. The plug outlet, sometimes called a Type C power outlet [6] or Europlug, is identified by two round holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple USB cord into the power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Switch on the Iraqi 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 and takes between 1 - 4 hours to fully recharge.
Charging an iPad Air 2 from an Iraqi power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Powering an iPad Air 2 with an Iraqi power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Simple instructions showing how to recharge your iPad Air 2 from an Iraqi power outlet with a Lightning Apple connector and a three pinned Type D USB adapter.

  1. In order to power your iPad Air 2 using an Iraqi power outlet you will need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], normally included with the iPad Air 2 by Apple.
  2. Insert the Type D USB power adapter in the wall outlet. The plug outlet, technically called a Type D power outlet [8], can be recognised by the three round holes forming a triangle configuration for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple USB cord into the power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Switch on the Iraqi 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 and takes between 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge.
Powering an iPad Air 2 with an Iraqi power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iraq - Iraq country Wikipedia 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/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  9. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D 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