Charging the iPad 2 from a power outlet in Iraq

The WikiConnections guide showing how to charge your iPad 2 with an Iraqi power outlet with the Apple USB 30-pin cable and a 3 pin Type D USB charger, how to charge the iPad 2 using a 3 pin Type G USB plug and how to power the iPad 2 using a Type C USB plug

Iraqi power outlet

Complicated combinations of region codes and plugs can often lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country especially for the first time traveller. These guidelines were specifically written to prepare visitors wanting to power their iPad 2 abroad.This page contains useful instructions telling you how to charge your iPad 2 when staying in Iraq using the standard G, C or D type Iraqi 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. When travelling to Iraq from a different country please make sure your iPad 2 can be charged using a 240v supply. If the iPad 2 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts double check the iPad 2 is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to prevent the device from overheating during charging. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 2.

Charging the iPad 2 in Iraq

Can you use the iPad 2 in Iraq?

You can use the iPad 2 in Iraq.

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad 2 in Iraq?

When travelling to more than one country or bringing more than just your iPad 2 then the best travel power adapter for Iraq is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. There are three standards of plug sockets in Iraq (G, C and D) and using a power adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for both types C and G. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the included heads. If your iPad 2 supports Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of USB power adapters and additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets.

Having a four port adapter means you can recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring seperate travel chargers for your Iraqi trip. By only needing a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage. Because of their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers with just a single wall outlet.

We suggest searching for a multipurpose travel charger of this nature online; the power adapter illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Iraq

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 visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These travel adapters come 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 international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from America going to Iraq.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • Yubi Universal Power Strip Kit - The Yobi has just 2 USB charging ports but offers a more 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Iraq.
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad 2 in Iraq?

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

Using a 30-pin Apple connector with a Type G power adapter to power the iPad 2 from an Iraqi power outlet.

  1. In order to power your iPad 2 from an Iraqi power outlet you'll need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - usually included with the device by Apple.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type G USB power adapter in the Iraqi power outlet. You can identify the wall outlet by the three rectangular holes forming a triangular configuration for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Connect one end of the power cable into the bottom of the mains power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector is found at the bottom of the iPad 2.
  4. Switch on the Iraqi power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad 2 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad 2 is powering up and takes roughly 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad 2 from an Iraqi power outlet

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

Using an Apple USB 30 pin connector with a two pin Type C power adapter to recharge your iPad 2 with an Iraqi power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad 2 from an Iraqi power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple should normally supply the USB cable when you buy your iPad 2).
  2. Firstly you'll need to plug the Type C USB power adapter into the Iraqi power outlet. You can identify the wall outlet by the two adjacent holes next to each other where the live and neutral pins slide into.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector is found at the bottom of the iPad 2.
  4. Turn on the Iraqi power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad 2 is charging which takes between one-four hours to recharge.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad 2 from an Iraqi power outlet

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

The WikiConnections page showing how to charge your iPad 2 from an Iraqi power outlet with the USB 30 pin Apple cable and a Type D USB charger.

  1. If you want to power the iPad 2 using the Iraqi power outlet you will need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - this USB cable is typically supplied with your iPad 2 by Apple.
  2. Start by plugging the Type D USB power adapter into the wall supply. The power supply (sometimes called the Type D power outlet [8]) looks like 3 circular holes forming a triangle pattern for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector can be found at the base of the iPad 2.
  4. Turn on the Iraqi power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging which should take roughly one to four hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad 2 with an Iraqi power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iraq - Wikipedia page about Iraq
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1683/en_US/ipad_ios7_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/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