How to charge your iPad Air from a power outlet in The Maldives

Using the Apple Lightning cable with a Type J power adapter to charge the iPad Air from a Maldivian power outlet, recharging the iPad Air using a 3 pinned Type G power plug and how to recharge the iPad Air using a three pinned Type D USB charger

Maldivian power outlet

Varying different combinations of voltages and plug types can all be confusing when planning to travel to another country, especially if you've never visited before. These guidelines were written to prepare people wanting to charge their iPad Air abroad.When you're staying in Maldives this page contains instructions showing how to charge your iPad Air using their standard types G, D, J, K or L Maldivian 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets, please note that Type G plug outlets are used by most Maldivians. Power supplies will vary from region to region so we recommend reading our Wiki Connections global power connections page for a complete list of regions and countries. When you are visiting Maldives from a different country make sure the iPad Air can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure that the iPad Air is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to prevent the device from being damaged whilst powering it. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Air.

Charging the iPad Air in The Maldives

Can you use the iPad Air in The Maldives?

Yes, you can use the iPad Air in The Maldives by using the correct power convertor.

The Maldives

What is the best power charger for the iPad Air in Maldives?

If you are travelling with more than just your iPad Air the best travel charger for Maldives to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Maldivians use five different standards of wall outlets (G, D, J, K and L) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type G.

Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by switching the plugs. If your model of iPad Air can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times with one of these power adapters, along with support for certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel adapters having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices at the same time without needing to bring multiple power chargers for your trip. Because you are only needing to pack a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and phones without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of versatile travel charger online. The travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different 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 who only have USB devices such as the iPad Air, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting The Maldives using type B American plug sockets.
  • 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 from the US using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting The Maldives. [14]
What is the best power charger for the iPad Air in Maldives?

How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPad Air from a Maldivian power outlet

Using an Apple Lightning cable with a Type G USB adapter to charge the iPad Air from a Maldivian power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your iPad Air from the Maldivian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (usually already supplied with the device).
  2. First you'll need to plug in the Type G USB power adapter into the Maldivian power outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by the 3 rectangular holes containing plastic shutters in a triangle shape for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad Air.
  4. Switch on the Maldivian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Air is recharging taking roughly one to four hours to recharge.
How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPad Air from a Maldivian power outlet

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

Using the Apple Lightning cable with a Type D power adapter to charge the iPad Air with a Maldivian power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your iPad Air using a Maldivian power outlet you will need to use a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - the cable is usually included with your device by Apple.
  2. Begin by taking the Type D USB power adapter and inserting it into the power supply. This wall supply (sometimes called a Type D power outlet [6]) can be recognised by the three circular holes in a triangle configuration for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the power cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad Air.
  4. Turn on the Maldivian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging and takes between one to four hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPad Air with a Maldivian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Charging the iPad Air from a Maldivian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type J USB adapter

Using the Apple Lightning cable with a Type J power adapter to charge the iPad Air from a Maldivian power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad Air using the Maldivian power outlet you'll need to use a Type J USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will normally include the cable when you first purchase your iPad Air.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type J USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can recognise the flattened hexagon shaped wall supply by three large round holes in a triangle shape for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad Air.
  4. Switch on the Maldivian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Air is recharging and takes roughly one to four hours to recharge.
Charging the iPad Air from a Maldivian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type J USB adapter

Powering the iPad Air with a Maldivian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type K USB adapter

Using the Apple Lightning cable with a Type K power adapter to charge the iPad Air from a Maldivian power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the iPad Air using a Maldivian power outlet you'll need to use a Type K USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple should typically include the USB cable when you first purchase the iPad Air.
  2. Begin by taking the Type K USB power adapter and plugging it in the power outlet. This power outlet, technically known as a Type K power outlet [10], can be recognised by the three holes in an inverted triangle pattern for the live, neutral and earth.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad Air.
  4. Switch on the Maldivian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Air is recharging and takes roughly one to four hours to recharge.
Powering the iPad Air with a Maldivian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type K USB adapter

Powering the iPad Air with a Maldivian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type L USB adapter

Using an Apple Lightning cable and a Type L USB adapter to charge your iPad Air from a Maldivian power outlet.

  1. In order to power your iPad Air using a Maldivian power outlet you will need to use a Type L USB power adapter [13] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - the cable is usually included with your device by Apple.
  2. Begin by taking the Type L USB power adapter and inserting it into the power supply. You can identify this squashed hexagon shaped plug outlet by 3 round adjecent holes forming a line. You'll find there are two different types of Type L plug outlet, one rated for 10 amps and one for 16 amps. The 10 amp power supply has 4mm pins that are spaced 5.5mm apart, and a 16 amp version has larger 5mm thick round pins that are spaced 8mm apart.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad Air.
  4. Switch on the Maldivian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Air is recharging which should take around 60-240 minutes to recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad Air with a Maldivian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type L USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Maldives Wikipedia web 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, between $10 to $15 USD (around £15 GBP / under C$5).
  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, 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, estimated cost between $10 to $15 USD (under £25 GBP / under C$5).
  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, costing between $10 to $15 USD (£20-£25 GBP / under C$5).
  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, estimated cost between $10 to $15 USD (£5-£10 GBP / under C$5).
  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, estimated cost under $15 USD (£25-£30 GBP / C$4-C$5).
  14. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costs around $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).