Charging the iPad 3 when staying in Jordan

A step by step guide showing how to recharge your iPad 3 with a Jordanian power outlet with a USB 30 pin Apple cable with a two pinned Type C power charger, how to power the iPad 3 using a three pinned Type G power charger and recharging the iPad 3 using a Type B USB charger

Jordanian power outlet

When packing for a trip it's helpful to know in advance if you'll be able to use any devices such as mobiles and tablets when you arrive. However, by not knowing which power supply to expect you may end up either having to bring unnecessary spare adaptors or bring the wrong power adaptor, thereby leaving you having to borrow a suitable adaptor when you're there. Complicated standards and plugs can all be confusing when planning to stay in a new country if you've never been there before. These guidelines were specifically written to assist people wanting to charge the iPad 3 abroad.When you are planning a vacation to Jordan these useful instructions show how to power your iPad 3 by using the Type G, B, C, D, F or J Jordanian 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets, please be aware Type G plug outlets are normally used by a majority of Jordanians. If you are visiting Jordan from a different country please make sure that your iPad 3 can accept a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) check the iPad 3 is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from over-heating during charging. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 3.

Charging the iPad 3 in Jordan

Can you use the iPad 3 in Jordan?

You can connect the iPad 3 to a Jordanian power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best travel adapter for the iPad 3 in Jordan?

If you are travelling with more than just your iPad 3 and visiting multiple countries then the best travel adapter for Jordan to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [16]. Jordanians use six different standards of power outlets (G, B, C, D, F and J) and using a power adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for both types C and G.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the heads over. If your iPad 3 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of USB power chargers, and compatibility with more power demanding devices.

Having a four port adapter will also allow you to power multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy seperate travel adapters. Only bringing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage and convenient for charging your iPad 3 at the airport or on a flight. Due to their versatility these types of power adapters can be used when you return home so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of versatile power charger at an electronics retailer. The travel adapter illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [16] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Jordan

The 4 port USB travel charger [16] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPad 3, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unstable power supplies. These power adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting Jordan.
  • 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 the US using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to 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 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Jordan.
What is the best travel adapter for the iPad 3 in Jordan?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from a Jordanian power outlet

Learn how to charge your iPad 3 from a Jordanian power outlet by using the USB 30-pin Apple connector with a three pin Type G USB charger.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad 3 using the Jordanian power outlet you'll need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (normally already supplied with your iPad 3 by Apple).
  2. Insert the Type G USB power adapter into the Jordanian power outlet. You can recognise this power outlet by three vertical holes forming a triangular configuration.
  3. Plug in one end of the cable into the USB mains 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 Jordanian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad 3 is powering up which takes between 60-240 minutes to fully recharge.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from a Jordanian power outlet

How to use a Type B power charger for charging your iPad 3 from a Jordanian power outlet

Simple instructions showing how to power your iPad 3 with a Jordanian power outlet with a 30 pin cable and a three pinned Type B power adapter.

  1. In order to power the iPad 3 from the Jordanian power outlet you will need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (usually already included with your iPad 3).
  2. Firstly plug the Type B USB power adapter in the power supply. This plug supply (called the Type B power outlet [6]) can be recognised by the two slots next to each other for live and neutral blades with a hole below for the longer ground pin. Please note that power cables used with type B plugs which are rated at 125 V should not be used in Jordan so we suggest checking prior to proceeding.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 3. The iPad 3 dock connector can be found at the base of the iPad 3.
  4. Switch on the Jordanian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging and takes roughly 1 to 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type B power charger for charging your iPad 3 from a Jordanian power outlet

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad 3 from a Jordanian power outlet

A step by step guide showing how to recharge your iPad 3 with a Jordanian power outlet with a USB 30 pin Apple cable with a two pinned Type C power charger.

  1. To charge your iPad 3 using the Jordanian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple should usually include the cable when you buy the iPad 3.
  2. Start by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it in the Jordanian power outlet. You can recognise the wall supply by the 2 circular adjacent holes next to each other where the pins go.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple cord into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 3. The iPad 3 dock connector can be found at the base of the iPad 3.
  4. Switch on the Jordanian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up and takes roughly one-four hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad 3 from a Jordanian power outlet

Powering the iPad 3 with a Jordanian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Learn how to charge the iPad 3 from a Jordanian power outlet by using the USB 30-pin Apple connector with a 3 pin Type D USB charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to your iPad 3 from a Jordanian power outlet you will need to use a Type D USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - typically already included with your iPad 3 by Apple.
  2. Insert the Type D USB power adapter in the power outlet. The plug supply (known as the Type D power outlet [10]) looks like 3 holes forming a triangular configuration.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple cable into the USB mains 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 Jordanian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad 3 is powering up which takes between 60-240 minutes to fully recharge.
Powering the iPad 3 with a Jordanian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Powering the iPad 3 with a Jordanian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Using the USB 30-pin Apple connector with a two pin Type F USB charger to recharge the iPad 3 from a Jordanian power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the iPad 3 from a Jordanian power outlet you'll need to use a Type F USB power adapter [13] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], usually already included with the iPad 3.
  2. Start the process by taking the Type F USB power adapter and inserting it into the Jordanian power outlet. The round plug outlet can be recognised by the two large round holes 19 mm apart from each other for live and neutral pins along with two thin grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 3. The iPad 3 dock connector is found at the base of the iPad 3.
  4. Turn on the Jordanian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPad 3 will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging, typically taking around one-four hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPad 3 with a Jordanian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Powering the iPad 3 with a Jordanian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type J USB adapter

Using the USB 30-pin Apple connector with a Type J USB charger to power the iPad 3 with a Jordanian power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPad 3 from a Jordanian power outlet you will need to use a Type J USB power adapter [15] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - typically already included with your iPad 3 by Apple.
  2. First plug in the Type J USB power adapter in the power outlet. The flattened hexagon shaped power outlet, sometimes called the Type J power outlet [14], can be identified by 3 round holes forming a triangular pattern for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 3. The iPad 3 dock connector is found at the base of the iPad 3.
  4. Turn on the Jordanian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPad 3 will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging which should take around one-four hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPad 3 with a Jordanian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type J USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jordan - Jordan Wikipedia web 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/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 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/typeB.htm - Type B power outlet
  7. Type B USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type B mains power outlet
  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
  10. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  11. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet
  12. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  13. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet
  14. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeJ.htm - Type J power outlet
  15. Type J USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type J mains power outlet
  16. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters