Charging your iPad 3 from a power outlet in Cambodia

Simple instructions showing you how to power the iPad 3 with a Cambodian power outlet using an Apple USB 30 pin connector and a 3 pin Type A power charger, how to power the iPad 3 using a Type G USB charger and how to charge the iPad 3 using a 2 pin Type C USB plug

Cambodian power outlet

Various combinations of region codes and voltages can all be confusing when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never been there before. This isn't as complicated as it appears, with only a handful of different types of standards used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need to pick up in advance to power your iPad 3 . The following useful guide tells you exactly how to supply power to the iPad 3 when you are travelling to Cambodia using the standard G, A or C type Cambodian 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. When travelling to Cambodia from a different country please make sure that your iPad 3 can be charged using a 240v supply. If the iPad 3 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts double check your iPad 3 is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from overheating whilst powering it up. If you plan on taking a trip to a Cambodian place such as Phnom Penh we also suggest reading the Cambodia entry on wikipedia [1] for further information. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 3.

Charging the iPad 3 in Cambodia

Can the iPad 3 be used in Cambodia?

Yes, you can connect the iPad 3 to a Cambodian power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad 3 in Cambodia?

If you are travelling to more than one country or bringing more than just your iPad 3 then the best travel adapter for Cambodia is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. Cambodians use three different standards of plug sockets (types G, A and C) and using a travel adapter like this ensures that you are covered for both types A, C and G.

Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the supplied plugs over. If your iPad 3 can support Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these types of power adapters and additional support for more power demanding devices.

This means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to bring individual power adapters or occupying additional wall sockets. Because you are only bringing a single international travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage while travelling and on hand for recharging your iPad 3 at an airport or on your flight. Due to their versatility these types of chargers can be used back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

If you travel to Cambodia we suggest searching for this type of versatile power adapter at your preferred electronics retailer. The travel charger illustrated below is the 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 Cambodia

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPad 3, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 compact power converter for travellers originating from North America visiting Cambodia using type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Cambodia.
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad 3 in Cambodia?

Charging the iPad 3 from a Cambodian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using a 30-pin Apple cable with a Type G power adapter to power the iPad 3 with a Cambodian power outlet.

  1. To charge your iPad 3 using the Cambodian power outlet you will need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (this USB cable is normally already supplied with your iPad 3).
  2. Plug the Type G USB power adapter into the power supply. The wall outlet (sometimes called the Type G power outlet [3]) looks like 3 rectangular slots forming a triangle shape for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Connect one end of the power cable into the bottom of the mains power 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. Turn on the Cambodian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your tablet will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is charging, typically taking between 1 - 4 hours to recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPad 3 from a Cambodian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Charging the iPad 3 from a Cambodian power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

Simple instructions showing you how to power the iPad 3 with a Cambodian power outlet using an Apple USB 30 pin connector and a 3 pin Type A power charger.

  1. To charge the iPad 3 from the Cambodian power outlet you will need to use a Type A USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - usually supplied with your device by Apple.
  2. Plug the Type A USB power adapter into the power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the 2 thin slots next to each other where the twin pins sit. Note power cords with type A sockets which are rated at only 125 V shouldn't be used in Cambodia so please check first.
  3. Plug in one end of the cord into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 3. The iPad 3 dock connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad 3.
  4. Switch on the Cambodian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPad 3 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad 3 is powering up and takes roughly one-four hours to completely recharge.
Charging the iPad 3 from a Cambodian power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from a Cambodian power outlet

Simple instructions showing you how to recharge your iPad 3 with a Cambodian power outlet using the Apple USB 30 pin connector and a 2 pin Type C USB charger.

  1. In order to power your iPad 3 from a Cambodian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], the USB cable is normally already supplied with your iPad 3.
  2. Start by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the Cambodian power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the two circular holes next to each other.
  3. Plug in one end of the cord into the bottom of the USB power 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 Cambodian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPad 3 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad 3 is powering up taking roughly one-four hours to recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from a Cambodian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cambodia - Cambodia entry on wikipedia
  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, under $15 USD (£15-£20 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, under $10 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$10-C$15).
  6. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeA.htm - Type A power outlet
  7. Type A USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type A mains power outlet, estimated cost between $10 to $15 USD (under £15 GBP / under C$20).
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  9. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet, estimated cost between $10 to $15 USD (£15-£20 GBP / under C$20).
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, under $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).