How to charge the iPad 3 in Lebanon

The WikiConnections guide showing how to recharge the iPad 3 from a Lebanese power outlet using the Apple 30-pin connector and a Type A power adapter, charging the iPad 3 using a three pin Type G USB plug and charging the iPad 3 using a three pin Type B USB plug

Lebanese power outlet

Complicated combinations of frequencies and standards can all be confusing when planning on staying in a foreign country especially if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used in the world this guide tells you exactly what to buy in advance to power the iPad 3 in Lebanon. When you are planning a vacation to Lebanon the following instructions show how to power the iPad 3 using the G, A, B, C or D type Lebanese 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets, most Lebanese normally use the Type G sockets in their plug outlets. If you are travelling to Lebanon from a different country please ensure your iPad 3 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check that your iPad 3 is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating whilst powering it up. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 3.

Charging the iPad 3 in Lebanon

Can the iPad 3 be used in Lebanon?

Yes, you can use the iPad 3 in Lebanon.

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

When travelling with more than your iPad 3 the best travel power adapter for Lebanon is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [14]. Lebanese use five different standards of power outlets (G, A, B, C and D) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for both types A, C and G.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by changing the plugs over. If your iPad 3 supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these travel adapters and additional support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other adapters this means you can charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack individual travel chargers. Only bringing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Because of their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets with just a single plug socket.

We recommend searching for a flexible power adapter of this nature online. The travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [14] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Lebanon

The 4 port USB travel charger [14] 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 the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Lebanon and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Lebanon using type B American 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 is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Lebanon.
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad 3 in Lebanon?

How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPad 3 from a Lebanese power outlet

Using the USB 30-pin Apple cable with a three pin Type G USB charger to power the iPad 3 with a Lebanese power outlet.

  1. To charge the iPad 3 using a Lebanese power outlet you'll need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple should typically include this cable when you buy the iPad 3).
  2. Insert the Type G USB power adapter into the Lebanese power outlet. This wall outlet, technically called a Type G power outlet [3], looks like 3 vertical rectangular slots with shutters in a triangle pattern for live, neutral and earth.
  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 Lebanese 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 is powering up which typically takes between 60-240 minutes to fully recharge.
How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPad 3 from a Lebanese power outlet

How to use a Type A power charger for charging your iPad 3 from a Lebanese power outlet

The WikiConnections guide showing how to recharge the iPad 3 with a Lebanese power outlet using the Apple 30-pin cable and a Type A power adapter.

  1. In order to power the iPad 3 from the Lebanese power outlet you will need a Type A USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], the USB cable is usually included with the iPad 3.
  2. First plug in the Type A USB power adapter in the power supply. The power supply (known as the Type A power outlet [6]) can be recognised by two adjacent slots where the twin blades go. Note that power cables with type A plugs which are rated at only 125 volts should not be used so we recommend checking prior to turning the power on.
  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. Turn on the Lebanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPad 3 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging which takes around one-four hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type A power charger for charging your iPad 3 from a Lebanese power outlet

How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from a Lebanese power outlet

Using the USB 30 pin Apple cable with a three pin Type B USB charger to recharge the iPad 3 from a Lebanese power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the iPad 3 using the Lebanese power outlet you'll need a Type B USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], this USB cable is usually included with the iPad 3.
  2. First plug in the Type B USB power adapter in the power supply. You can recognise this power outlet by the two thin slots parallel to each other where the plug outlet blades go with a single hole below for the earthed pin. Be aware power cords used with type B outlets which are rated at less that 240 V shouldn't be used so please check first.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB 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 Lebanese 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 between one to four hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from a Lebanese power outlet

Powering the iPad 3 with a Lebanese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using the USB 30 pin Apple cable with a two pin Type C USB charger to recharge the iPad 3 with a Lebanese power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to your iPad 3 from a Lebanese power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (usually included with the iPad 3).
  2. Start by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it in the Lebanese power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by two round holes next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  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 Lebanese 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 taking between one to four hours to fully recharge.
Powering the iPad 3 with a Lebanese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from a Lebanese power outlet

The Wiki Connections guide on how to charge the iPad 3 from a Lebanese power outlet using the Apple USB 30-pin connector and a Type D USB adapter.

  1. If you want to charge your iPad 3 using the Lebanese power outlet you'll need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [13] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple should typically include this cable when you buy the iPad 3).
  2. Insert the Type D USB power adapter into the Lebanese power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by the 3 round holes forming a triangle shape.
  3. Connect one end of the cord into the bottom of the USB mains 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 Lebanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad 3 is charging, typically taking roughly 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from a Lebanese power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lebanon - wikipedia page about Lebanon
  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, priced between $10 to $15 USD (£15-£20 GBP / under 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, costs between $5 to $10 USD (around £5 GBP / under 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, costs between $10 to $15 USD (under £15 GBP / under C$20).
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeB.htm - Type B power outlet
  9. Type B USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type B mains power outlet, between $20 to $25 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).
  10. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  11. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet, estimated price between $10 to $15 USD (£15-£20 GBP / under C$20).
  12. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  13. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet, costs between $15 to $20 USD (around £20 GBP / under C$20).
  14. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, between $10 to $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).