Charging the iPad 4 in Iraq

The WikiConnections guide showing how to power the iPad 4 with an Iraqi power outlet with a Lightning cable and a three pinned Type G power charger, charging the iPad 4 using a Type C Europlug USB plug and charging the iPad 4 using a three pin Type D USB plug

Iraqi power outlet

Various standards and voltages can often cause confusion when planning to travel to another country, especially to the first time traveller. However this isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets used in the world this guide tells you exactly what to buy in advance to charge the iPad 4 . This page was written to prevent travellers worrying if they can charge their iPad 4 when they are travelling to Iraq.This page has instructions showing you what you'll need to power the iPad 4 when you're in Iraq by using their types G, C or D Iraqi 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. If travelling to Iraq from a different country ensure the iPad 4 can be used with a 240v supply. If the iPad 4 was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure the device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from overloading during charging. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 4.

Charging the iPad 4 in Iraq

Can you use the iPad 4 in Iraq?

Yes, you can connect the iPad 4 to an Iraqi power outlet.

What is the best travel adapter for the iPad 4 in Iraq?

If you are travelling with more than just your iPad 4 and visiting more than one country the best travel power adapter for Iraq is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. There are three standards of power outlets that Iraqis use (G, C and D) 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 - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world just by changing the plugs over. If your iPad 4 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these types of USB power chargers, along with support for more power hungry devices. Having a 4 port charger will also allow you to power multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy seperate power adapters on your Iraqi trip or occupying additional wall sockets. By only packing a single international travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Due to their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets without using up an additional plug socket.

We suggest searching for a multipurpose travel adapter similar to this online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated 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.

Alternative travel adapter for Iraq

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPad 4, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is necessary when visiting regions with unstable power supplies. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Iraq and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 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 from North America using type B plugs and gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • Yubi Universal Power Strip Kit - The Yobi only has 2 USB charging ports but offers 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Iraq.
What is the best travel adapter for the iPad 4 in Iraq?

Powering the iPad 4 with an Iraqi power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

The WikiConnections guide showing how to power the iPad 4 with an Iraqi power outlet with a Lightning cable and a three pinned Type G power charger.

  1. In order to power the iPad 4 from the Iraqi power outlet you will need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this cable is normally supplied with the device).
  2. Plug in the Type G USB power adapter in the power supply. This plug outlet, sometimes called the Type G power outlet [3], looks like three holes forming a triangular configuration for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Apple USB cable into the USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad 4.
  4. Switch on the Iraqi power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad 4 is charging, typically taking roughly one-four hours to recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad 4 with an Iraqi power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Powering the iPad 4 with an Iraqi power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using a Lightning Apple cable with a Type C Europlug USB charger to recharge the iPad 4 with an Iraqi power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the iPad 4 from an Iraqi power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - normally already supplied with your device by Apple.
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter into the power outlet. The wall supply (sometimes known as a Type C power outlet [6] or Europlug) is identified by two adjacent holes next to each other where the plug outlet pins go.
  3. Connect one end of the Lightning charging cable into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad 4.
  4. Turn on the Iraqi power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging and takes roughly one to four hours to fully recharge.
Powering the iPad 4 with an Iraqi power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Powering the iPad 4 with an Iraqi power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Using a Lightning connector and a 3 pinned Type D power charger to charge the iPad 4 from an Iraqi power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to your iPad 4 from the Iraqi power outlet you will need a Type D USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - the cable is normally supplied with the device.
  2. Begin by plugging the Type D USB power adapter in the power outlet. The plug supply, sometimes called the Type D power outlet [8], looks like 3 holes forming a triangular shape for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad 4.
  4. Switch on the Iraqi power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad 4 is charging, typically taking roughly 1-4 hours to recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad 4 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 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