Charging the iPad 3 when staying in Malaysia

Using a 30 pin connector and a Type G USB adapter to power your iPad 3 with a Malaysian power outlet.

Malaysian power outlet

Various combinations of voltages and plug types can often lead to confusion when planning to stay in another country especially to the first time traveller. This guide has been specifically written to prepare people wanting to power their iPad 3 when they're staying in Malaysia.This page has instructions demonstrating exactly what you'll need to power the iPad 3 when you're travelling to Malaysia using a standard 240 volt 50Hz G Type wall outlet, with the Malaysians using 13 amp plugs for power outlets. When visiting Malaysia from another country make sure that the iPad 3 can be used with a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts make sure your iPad 3 is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from overheating during charging. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 3.

Charging the iPad 3 in Malaysia

Can the iPad 3 be used in Malaysia?

Yes, you can use the iPad 3 in Malaysia.

What is the best travel charger for the iPad 3 in Malaysia?

When you are travelling to multiple countries or bringing more than your iPad 3 the best international travel charger for Malaysia to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [6]. Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by changing the included plugs over. If your iPad 3 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these types of USB power adapters, plus compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other adapters having a 4 port charger means you can recharge more than one device at once without needing to buy multiple power chargers on your Malaysian trip or using up additional wall outlets. Because you are only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand luggage while travelling and on hand for charging your iPad 3 at the airport or on a plane. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets using only a single power outlet.

If you travel on a regular basis we suggest buying this type of versatile power charger online. The travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Malaysia

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable power grids. These power 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 travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from America visiting Malaysia using type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs. This gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Malaysia.
What is the best travel charger for the iPad 3 in Malaysia?

Powering the iPad 3 with a Malaysian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Instructions on how to power the iPad 3 with a Malaysian power outlet using the Apple 30-pin connector with a 3 pin Type G USB charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to your iPad 3 from a Malaysian power outlet you will need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], the cable is normally supplied with your device by Apple.
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type G USB power adapter and plugging it into the Malaysian power outlet. This wall outlet, sometimes called the Type G power outlet [3], can be identified by three rectangular holes 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 USB charger 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 Malaysian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the iPad 3 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad 3 is powering up which takes between one to four hours to fully recharge.
Powering the iPad 3 with a Malaysian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malaysia - Malaysian 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, 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, priced at between $5 to $10 USD (£5-£10 GBP / under C$15).
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced under $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).