Charging the iPad 4 when planning a trip to The Maldives

Instructions showing how to recharge your iPad 4 with a Maldivian power outlet using a Lightning connector with a three pinned Type J power adapter, recharging the iPad 4 using a 3 pin Type G power adapter and how to power the iPad 4 using a 3 pin Type D power adapter

Maldivian power outlet

When packing for a trip to Maldives it can be helpful to know in advance if you can power your important electronics when you arrive. By not knowing which power socket to expect you are likely to bring the wrong adaptor, therefore needing to buy or borrow a suitable power adaptor when you're there that might be incompatible and cause damage to your iPad 4. Various combinations of frequencies and standards can often be confusing when planning on staying in another country for the first time traveller. The following guide tells you exactly what you'll need to power your iPad 4 when visiting Maldives using the standard Type G, D, J, K or L Maldivian 230 volt 50Hz power outlets, a majority of Maldivians will use the Type G plug outlets. You will find power is different regionally therefore we suggest reading the Asia page for a complete list of regions and countries. When visiting Maldives from a different region make sure your iPad 4 can be charged using a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that your iPad 4 is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to avoid the device from overheating whilst powering it. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 4.

Charging the iPad 4 in The Maldives

Can you use the iPad 4 in The Maldives?

Yes, you can connect the iPad 4 to a Maldivian power outlet.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad 4 in Maldives?

If you are travelling with more than your iPad 4 or visiting more than one country the best international travel charger for Maldives to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Maldivians use five different types of wall outlets (G, D, J, K and L) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type G.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the heads. If your iPad 4 can support Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB power adapters and compatibility with more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers this means you can charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power adapters for your Maldivian trip. Only bringing a single international travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage. Because of their versatility these types of travel chargers can be used back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers with just a single power outlet.

For those travelling to Maldives we suggest searching for a multipurpose travel charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for The Maldives

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both The Maldives 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 best selling compact option for travellers originating from America visiting The Maldives.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting The Maldives. [14] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad 4 in Maldives?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from a Maldivian power outlet

Instructions showing how to recharge your iPad 4 with a Maldivian power outlet using a Lightning connector with a three pin Type G power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPad 4 using the Maldivian power outlet you will need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], usually supplied with your iPad 4.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type G USB power adapter into the Maldivian power outlet. You can identify this power supply by the three rectangular slots with plastic shutters in a triangular shape.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB charger 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. Switch on the Maldivian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging, typically taking between 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from a Maldivian power outlet

Charging the iPad 4 from a Maldivian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

A page showing how to charge your iPad 4 with a Maldivian power outlet using a USB Lightning Apple cable and a 3 pin Type D power adapter.

  1. If you want to power your iPad 4 using the Maldivian power outlet you will need to use a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - this USB cable is typically supplied with your iPad 4.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type D USB power adapter into the Maldivian power outlet. This plug supply (sometimes called the Type D power outlet [6]) can be recognised by three circular holes forming a triangle pattern.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB charger 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. Turn on the Maldivian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad 4 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging which takes roughly one to four hours to recharge.
Charging the iPad 4 from a Maldivian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

How to use a Type J power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from a Maldivian power outlet

Using the Apple USB Lightning connector with a Type J USB charger to charge your iPad 4 with a Maldivian power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPad 4 using the Maldivian power outlet you will need to buy a Type J USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], usually supplied with your iPad 4.
  2. Start by plugging the Type J USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can recognise this flattened hexagon shaped plug supply by the three circular holes forming a triangular configuration for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad 4.
  4. Switch on the Maldivian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the tablet will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad 4 is powering up taking roughly one-four hours to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type J power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from a Maldivian power outlet

How to use a Type K power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from a Maldivian power outlet

Instructions showing how to charge your iPad 4 with a Maldivian power outlet using a Lightning connector and a two pin Type K power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPad 4 using the Maldivian power outlet you will need to use a Type K USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], usually supplied with your iPad 4.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type K USB power adapter into the Maldivian power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the three holes forming an inverted triangular configuration for the live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Apple power cable into the bottom of the USB charger 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. Switch on the Maldivian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad 4 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging, typically taking between one-four hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type K power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from a Maldivian power outlet

Charging the iPad 4 from a Maldivian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type L USB adapter

Using the Apple USB Lightning connector with a Type L USB charger to charge your iPad 4 with a Maldivian power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your iPad 4 using the Maldivian power outlet you will need to use a Type L USB power adapter [13] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - this USB cable is typically supplied with your iPad 4.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type L USB power adapter into the Maldivian power outlet. You can identify the squashed hexagon shaped power supply by the three round holes forming a line. Note there are two variations of Type L power supply, one rated at 10 amps and one for 16 amps. A 10 amp version has 4mm round pins spaced 5.5mm apart, and the 16 amp version has larger 5mm round pins which are spaced 8mm apart.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad 4.
  4. Switch on the Maldivian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the tablet will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad 4 is charging which typically takes roughly 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPad 4 from a Maldivian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type L USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Maldives Wikipedia page
  2. Apple - official iPad user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - A Type G USB charger has three thick rectangular blades in a triangular shape with the longer top blade acting as the earthing pin, estimated cost under $15 USD (£15-£20 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  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, costing between $15 to $20 USD (£15-£20 GBP / under C$15).
  6. iec.ch - Type D power outlet
  7. Type D USB power adapter - The three pinned earthed Type D USB chargers have large rounded pins placed in a triangular shape, between $10 to $15 USD (£20-£25 GBP / around C$15).
  8. iec.ch - Type J power outlet
  9. Type J USB power adapter - Type J USB chargers have three rounded pins placed in a flattened triangular pattern with the top pin acting as an earth, priced at between $10 to $15 USD (around £20 GBP / under C$20).
  10. iec.ch - Type K power outlet
  11. Type K USB power adapter - There are three pins on a Type K USB charger comprising of two large rounded pins and a bottom semi-circular grounding pin, priced under $15 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  12. iec.ch - Type L power outlet
  13. Type L USB power adapter - Earthed Type L USB chargers comprise of three 4mm pins placed in parallel 5.5mm apart, costs between $10 to $15 USD (under £30 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 $15 to $20 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$20).