Charging the iPad Air 2 from a power outlet in Israel

Simple instructions showing you how to recharge your iPad Air 2 with an Israeli power outlet using the USB Lightning Apple cable with a Type C Europlug power charger, how to power an iPad Air 2 using a Type H USB plug and how to power an iPad Air 2 using a Type M USB plug

Israeli power outlet

Varying different region codes and voltages can all be confusing when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never been there before. These instructions have been specifically written to assist people wanting to power their iPad Air 2 abroad.If you're planning a holiday to Israel these instructions show how to supply power to the iPad Air 2 by using their standard Type M, C or H 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets, Type M plug outlets will be used by a majority of Israelis. If you are visiting Israel from another country check that the iPad Air 2 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that your iPad Air 2 is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overloading when powering up. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on an iPad Air 2.

Charging an iPad Air 2 in Israel

Can you use an iPad Air 2 in Israel?

You can use an iPad Air 2 in Israel.

What is the best power adapter for an iPad Air 2 in Israel?

When travelling to more than one country or bringing along more than your iPad Air 2 then the best travel adapter for Israel is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. There are three standards of plug sockets in Israel (M, C and H) and using a power adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your iPad Air 2 can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of travel chargers, and compatibility with certain power hungry devices. This will also allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to buy individual power adapters. Only needing a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers using just a single power outlet.

We recommend buying a versatile power adapter like this at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Israel

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 compact option for travellers originating from America going to Israel.
  • 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 and offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a flexible 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Israel.
What is the best power adapter for an iPad Air 2 in Israel?

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

Simple instructions showing you how to recharge your iPad Air 2 with an Israeli power outlet using the USB Lightning Apple cable with a Type C Europlug power charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad Air 2 using the Israeli power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will typically include this USB cable with the iPad Air 2).
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it in the Israeli power outlet. The power supply is recognised by 2 circular holes next to each other.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple power cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter 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 Israeli 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.
Charging an iPad Air 2 from an Israeli power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Charging an iPad Air 2 from an Israeli power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type H USB adapter

Using the Apple USB Lightning connector with a 3 pin Type H power adapter to recharge your iPad Air 2 with an Israeli power outlet.

  1. To charge an iPad Air 2 from an Israeli power outlet you will need to use a Type H USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - usually supplied with the device by Apple.
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type H USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can identify the wall outlet by three slots pointing inward forming a triangular configuration for live, neutral and earth. You'll find that more recently made type H plug supplies also have round holes in the middle of each slot to allow for the round pinned Type C plugs, these are used in over 130 other countries.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the mains power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Turn on the Israeli 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 Air 2 is powering up taking roughly 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
Charging an iPad Air 2 from an Israeli power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type H USB adapter

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

Using the Apple USB Lightning connector with a three pinned Type M power adapter to power an iPad Air 2 with an Israeli power outlet.

  1. To charge an iPad Air 2 from the Israeli power outlet you will need to use a Type M USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], typically already included with the device by Apple.
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type M USB power adapter into the wall supply. The power supply (sometimes called the Type M power outlet [8]) looks like 3 large holes forming a triangular configuration for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Apple Lightning cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Switch on the Israeli power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad Air 2 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Air 2 is powering up and takes roughly 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge.
Powering an iPad Air 2 with an Israeli power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Israel - wikipedia entry about Israel
  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/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  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/typeH.htm - Type H power outlet
  7. Type H USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type H mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeM.htm - Type M power outlet
  9. Type M USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type M 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