How to charge the iPad 2 from a power outlet in Israel

Instructions showing how to charge the iPad 2 with an Israeli power outlet by using an Apple 30 pin cable with a 3 pinned Type M power charger, charging the iPad 2 using a 2 pinned Type C power plug and how to charge the iPad 2 using a Type H power charger

Israeli power outlet

If you are packing for a vacation it can often be helpful to know if you'll be able to use all your essential electrical devices like mobiles or laptop computers that you are bringing along. However without knowing which power socket is used in Israel you could end up either bringing too many spare adaptors or bring the wrong charger, meaning having to buy or borrow a suitable charger when you're there. Varying different combinations of region codes and plugs can often be daunting when planning on staying in another country, especially if you've never visited before. This page contains a step-by-step guide which shows exactly how to power the iPad 2 when staying in Israel using their M, C or H type 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets, you'll discover most Israelis will normally use Type M sockets in their power outlets. If travelling to Israel from another country please make sure your iPad 2 can be used with a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v make sure the iPad 2 is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from overheating when charging it. If you plan on staying somewhere like Jerusalem we also suggest referring to the Israeli country entry on Wikipedia.org [1] for more indepth details prior to travelling to the area. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 2.

Charging the iPad 2 in Israel

Can the iPad 2 be used in Israel?

You can connect the iPad 2 to an Israeli power outlet.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad 2 in Israel?

When you are travelling with more than just your iPad 2 then the best international travel power adapter for Israel is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. There are three types of wall outlets in Israel (types M, C and H) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of iPad 2 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel chargers plus support for certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Having a four port charger means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel chargers or using up additional power outlets. By only packing a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones with only a single wall outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend searching for this type of versatile power charger online, the multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Israel

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 visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of regions with unstable power grids. These travel adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Israel 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 portable option for travellers originating from North America going to Israel.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more generous 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 suitable for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Israel.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad 2 in Israel?

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

Simple instructions showing how to charge the iPad 2 from an Israeli power outlet with an Apple 30-pin cable with a Type C power charger.

  1. To supply power to the iPad 2 using an Israeli power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple typically include this cable when you first purchase the iPad 2).
  2. Plug in the Type C USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by 2 adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector is found at the base of the iPad 2.
  4. Switch on the Israeli power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging and takes between one-four hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad 2 from an Israeli power outlet

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

Using the 30 pin Apple connector with a 3 pinned Type H USB adapter to recharge your iPad 2 from an Israeli power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the iPad 2 from an Israeli power outlet you will need a Type H USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple will usually supply this cable with your iPad 2.
  2. Begin by taking the Type H USB power adapter and plugging it into the power supply. This wall supply, sometimes known as the Type H power outlet [6], can be recognised by three thin slots facing the direction of the middle in a triangle configuration. More modern type H power supplies have round holes in the middle of each slot to accommodate the round pinned Type C plugs that can be found in almost 140 other countries.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple cable into the power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad 2.
  4. Turn on the Israeli power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPad 2 will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is charging which takes around one to four hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPad 2 with an Israeli power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter

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

Simple instructions showing how to recharge your iPad 2 from an Israeli power outlet with an Apple 30-pin cable and a Type M power charger.

  1. In order to power your iPad 2 using an Israeli power outlet you will need a Type M USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple should usually supply this cable with your iPad 2.
  2. Start the process by taking the Type M USB power adapter and plugging it into the wall outlet. This wall supply, sometimes known as the Type M power outlet [8], looks like three large round holes forming a triangle configuration.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector is found at the base of the iPad 2.
  4. Switch on the Israeli power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right 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 to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPad 2 with an Israeli power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Israel - Israeli country entry on Wikipedia.org
  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/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 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/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