How to charge the iPad 2 when visiting Myanmar

Instructions showing you how to charge your iPad 2 from a Myanmar power outlet by using the 30-pin Apple connector with a Type C USB adapter, charging the iPad 2 using a Type G USB adapter and how to power the iPad 2 using a three pinned Type D power charger

Myanmar power outlet

Complicated combinations of frequencies and standards can all be confusing when planning on visiting a new country if you've never been there before. This page was specifically written to prevent you having to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPad 2 when you are visiting Myanmar.When you are going to travel to Myanmar the following instructions show how to charge the iPad 2 using the standard G, C, D or F type 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When visiting Myanmar from another country check the iPad 2 can be charged using a 240v supply. If your iPad 2 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) double check the iPad 2 is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from overloading during charging. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 2.

Charging the iPad 2 in Myanmar

Can the iPad 2 be used in Myanmar?

Yes, you can use the iPad 2 in Myanmar.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad 2 in Myanmar?

If travelling to multiple countries and bringing more than just your iPad 2 the best international travel charger for Myanmar is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Myanmas use four different standards of wall outlets (types G, C, D and F) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for both types 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 simply by changing the included plugs over. If your iPad 2 is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these types of power adapters, plus compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets.

This will allow you to charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring individual power chargers on your Myanmar trip or occupying additional wall sockets. By only needing a single international travel charger will help keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage and convenient for charging your iPad 2 at the airport or on the flight. Because of their flexibility these types of power 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 tablets and phones without using up an additional plug socket.

We suggest searching for this type of versatile power charger at an electronics retailer - the power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Myanmar

The 4 port USB travel charger 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 these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is necessary when visiting regions with unstable power supplies. These power adapters come 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 adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Myanmar using type B US 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 America 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 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 Myanmar. [12] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad 2 in Myanmar?

How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPad 2 from a Myanmar power outlet

Using a USB 30 pin Apple cable with a three pin Type G USB charger to power the iPad 2 with a Myanmar power outlet.

  1. To power the iPad 2 using a Myanmar power outlet you'll need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple should typically include the cable when you buy the iPad 2.
  2. First plug in the Type G USB power adapter in the power supply. You can recognise the wall outlet by the 3 vertical rectangular slots with shutters in a triangle pattern.
  3. Then connect one end of the 30 pin cord into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad 2.
  4. Switch on the Myanmar power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad 2 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad 2 is charging, typically taking roughly one-four hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPad 2 from a Myanmar power outlet

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad 2 from a Myanmar power outlet

Instructions showing you how to recharge your iPad 2 with a Myanmar power outlet with the USB 30-pin Apple connector with a Type C USB adapter.

  1. In order to power the iPad 2 from the Myanmar power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple should normally include this cable when you buy the iPad 2).
  2. Begin by plugging the Type C USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can recognise this power outlet by the two circular adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Connect one end of the cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector is found at the bottom of the iPad 2.
  4. Turn on the Myanmar power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPad 2 will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging taking around 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad 2 from a Myanmar power outlet

Powering the iPad 2 with a Myanmar power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Instructions on how to charge your iPad 2 from a Myanmar power outlet by using an Apple USB 30-pin connector and a Type D power adapter.

  1. To supply power to the iPad 2 from a Myanmar power outlet you will need to use a Type D USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], the USB cable is typically included with the device.
  2. Firstly plug in the Type D USB power adapter into the Myanmar power outlet. This power outlet, technically called a Type D power outlet [8], looks like 3 holes forming a triangular configuration for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple 30 pin USB cable into the mains USB charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector is found at the base of the iPad 2.
  4. Turn on the Myanmar power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging and takes roughly one-four hours to fully recharge.
Powering the iPad 2 with a Myanmar power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

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

A guide on how to charge the iPad 2 from a Myanmar power outlet using the Apple 30-pin connector and a Type F power adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to your iPad 2 from a Myanmar power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple normally supply this USB cable when you purchase your iPad 2).
  2. Begin by inserting the Type F USB power adapter into the Myanmar power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by the two round holes 19 mm adjacent to each other and two grounding clips above and below.
  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 2. The iPad 2 dock connector can be found at the base of the iPad 2.
  4. Switch on the Myanmar 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 60-240 minutes to fully recharge.
Powering the iPad 2 with a Myanmar power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Myanmar 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, costs 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, estimated cost between $5 to $10 USD (£5-£10 GBP / under C$15).
  6. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  7. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, estimated price between $10 to $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).
  8. iec.ch - Type D power outlet
  9. 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 (under £25 GBP / under C$20).
  10. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  11. Type F USB power adapter - Type F USB chargers are earthed using two clips at the top and bottom with two rounded 4.8mm pins set 19mm apart, between $10 to $15 USD (around £15 GBP / under C$20).
  12. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced at between $15 to $20 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).