How to charge the iPad 4 when visiting Israel

The WikiConnections guide showing how to power the iPad 4 with an Israeli power outlet with a Lightning cable and a two pinned Type C power adapter, how to power the iPad 4 using a three pinned Type H power plug and charging the iPad 4 using a Type M USB adapter

Israeli power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of voltages and standards can all be confusing when planning to visit another country to the first time traveller. This isn't as complex as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of standards used throughout the world this article shows exactly what to pick up in advance to power the iPad 4 in Israel. These instructions were specifically written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPad 4 abroad.This page contains a useful guide which shows what you'll need to power the iPad 4 when you're travelling to Israel by using their types M, C or H Israeli 230 volt 50Hz power outlets, Type M plug outlets will be normally used by most Israelis. Most power sockets will change depending on which area you are travelling to therefore we recommend reading the Asia page for a full list of countries. If you are travelling to Israel from a different country please ensure that your iPad 4 can be used with a 240v supply. If the iPad 4 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v ensure that the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from being damaged during charging. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 4.

Charging the iPad 4 in Israel

Can the iPad 4 be used in Israel?

Yes, you can use the iPad 4 in Israel by using a power convertor.

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

If you are travelling to multiple countries and bringing more than just your iPad 4 the best travel power adapter for Israel 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 Israelis use (M, C and H) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. 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 included plugs over. If your model of 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 certain power hungry devices like tablets. Having a 4 port adapter will also allow you to charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring individual power chargers. By only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being on hand for recharging your iPad 4 at the airport or on a plane. Due to their versatility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers without using up an additional power outlet.

For those travelling often we recommend buying an adaptable power adapter of this nature online. The travel adapter illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

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 recharge devices using USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Israel using type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with 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 generous 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 Israel.
What is the best travel adapter for the iPad 4 in Israel?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from an Israeli power outlet

The WikiConnections guide showing how to power the iPad 4 with an Israeli power outlet with a Lightning cable and a two pinned Type C power adapter.

  1. If you want to charge your iPad 4 using an Israeli power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will normally supply this cable when you buy the iPad 4.
  2. Start the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it into the Israeli power outlet. This ungrounded wall outlet, sometimes called a Type C power outlet [3], is identified by 2 adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the Lightning charging cord 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 Israeli 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.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from an Israeli power outlet

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

The Wiki Connections guide on how to recharge the iPad 4 from an Israeli power outlet using a Lightning connector and a Type H power adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to your iPad 4 from an Israeli power outlet you will need to buy a Type H USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (typically already supplied with your device by Apple).
  2. Plug in the Type H USB power adapter in the power supply. This earthed plug supply, sometimes known as the Type H power outlet [6], can be identified by 3 slots facing the direction of the middle in a triangle pattern. You'll notice more modern type H wall supplies also have rounded holes in the middle of each slot to accommodate the round pinned Type C plugs which are used in 139 other countries.
  3. Then connect one end of the Lightning charging cord 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 Israeli power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging and takes roughly 60-240 minutes to fully recharge.
Powering the iPad 4 with an Israeli power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type H USB adapter

Charging the iPad 4 from an Israeli power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

Using a USB Lightning cable and a three pinned Type M power charger to recharge the iPad 4 with an Israeli power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the iPad 4 from an Israeli power outlet you will need to use a Type M USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - normally already supplied with your device.
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type M USB power adapter into the power outlet. The plug supply, sometimes known as the Type M power outlet [8], looks like 3 circular holes forming a triangle configuration for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Apple USB cable into the mains USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad 4.
  4. Switch on the Israeli power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad 4 is charging, typically taking roughly one to four hours to recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPad 4 from an Israeli power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Israel - Israel country Wiki page
  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