Charging your iPad 3 from a power outlet in Iraq

The WikiConnections guide on how to charge your iPad 3 from an Iraqi power outlet by using a USB 30 pin cable and a Type D power adapter, charging the iPad 3 using a three pinned Type G power charger and how to power the iPad 3 using a Type C power adapter

Iraqi power outlet

Varying different standards and plugs can all be confusing when planning on staying in a foreign country, especially for the first time traveller. This step by step guide shows you exactly how to supply power to the iPad 3 when going to Iraq using their standard Type G, C or D 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. You'll discover power supplies will change regionally therefore we recommend reading the Asia and power supplies page for a full list of countries. If you are visiting Iraq from another country please check the iPad 3 can be charged using a 240v supply. If the iPad 3 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure that your device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating during charging. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 3.

Charging the iPad 3 in Iraq

Can you use the iPad 3 in Iraq?

You can connect the iPad 3 to an Iraqi power outlet by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best travel adapter for the iPad 3 in Iraq?

When you are travelling to multiple countries or bringing more than just your iPad 3 the best international travel charger for Iraq to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. Iraqis use three different standards of wall outlets (types G, C and D) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for both types C and G. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by changing the heads over. If your type of iPad 3 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these travel chargers along with support for more power hungry devices.

Having a 4 port adapter means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to pack multiple power chargers on your Iraqi trip or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand baggage while travelling. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of travel 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 Iraq 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 Iraq

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 is crucial when visiting counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These power converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering 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 best selling compact power converter 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 travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Iraq.
What is the best travel adapter for the iPad 3 in Iraq?

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

The WikiConnections guide on how to charge the iPad 3 from an Iraqi power outlet by using a USB 30 pin Apple cable and a Type G power adapter.

  1. In order to power the iPad 3 from the Iraqi power outlet you will need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple typically supply the USB cable with the iPad 3.
  2. Firstly you'll need to plug the Type G USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can recognise this power outlet by three holes with shutters in a triangle pattern for live, neutral and ground.
  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 Iraqi 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 one-four hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from an Iraqi power outlet

Charging the iPad 3 from an Iraqi power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Using a USB 30 pin cable and a Type C power adapter to power your iPad 3 with an Iraqi power outlet.

  1. To charge your iPad 3 using the Iraqi power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], this USB cable is usually supplied with the device by Apple.
  2. Plug in the Type C USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can identify the wall supply by the 2 circular holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple 30 pin cable into the USB mains charger 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 Iraqi 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 which takes around 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
Charging the iPad 3 from an Iraqi power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

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

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

  1. In order to supply power to your iPad 3 from an Iraqi power outlet you'll need to use a Type D USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (the USB cable is normally supplied with your device by Apple).
  2. Start by plugging the Type D USB power adapter into the Iraqi power outlet. The wall outlet, technically called the Type D power outlet [8], can be identified by 3 holes forming a triangle configuration.
  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 base of the iPad 3.
  4. Turn on the Iraqi power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the iPad 3 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad 3 is powering up which should take between one to four hours to fully recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad 3 with an Iraqi power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

See also

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