Charging the iPad 3 when visiting Pakistan

Simple instructions showing you how to recharge your iPad 3 with a Pakistani power outlet by using an Apple USB 30-pin connector and a three pinned Type D power charger, how to recharge the iPad 3 using a Type G power charger and charging the iPad 3 using a two pin Type C USB charger

Pakistani power outlet

Different combinations of standards and plugs can all be daunting when planning to travel to another country, especially to the first time traveller. This page was specifically written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPad 3 abroad.This page contains a step by step guide which shows what you'll need to power the iPad 3 when you're visiting Pakistan by using the Type G, C, D or M Pakistani 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If you are travelling to Pakistan from a different country ensure that the iPad 3 can be used with a 240v supply. If the iPad 3 was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure that the iPad 3 is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from overheating whilst powering it. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 3.

Charging the iPad 3 in Pakistan

Can you use the iPad 3 in Pakistan?

Yes, you can connect the iPad 3 to a Pakistani power outlet.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad 3 in Pakistan?

If travelling with more than your iPad 3 then the best international travel charger for Pakistan to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [12]. Pakistanis use four different standards of wall outlets (G, C, D and M) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for both types C and G.

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by changing the plugs over. If your iPad 3 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these types of USB travel chargers along with additional support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. This will allow you to recharge more than one device at once without needing to buy multiple travel chargers or using up additional wall outlets. Because you are only needing to bring a single lightweight travel charger will keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage. Due to their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones, tablets and e-readers without using up an additional power outlet.

For those travelling often we recommend buying this type of flexible travel adapter at an electronics retailer, the power adapter illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [12] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Pakistan

The 4 port USB travel charger [12] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPad 3, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable power supplies. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Pakistan and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from America visiting Pakistan.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a generous 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 perfect for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Pakistan.
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad 3 in Pakistan?

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

Using a USB 30-pin connector and a Type G power charger to charge the iPad 3 from a Pakistani power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your iPad 3 from a Pakistani power outlet you will need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (normally already supplied with your device by Apple).
  2. Start the process by taking the Type G USB power adapter and inserting it into the Pakistani power outlet. The power supply, sometimes known as the Type G power outlet [3], looks like 3 rectangular holes containing shutters forming a triangular configuration for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB mains 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 Pakistani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPad 3 will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging and takes roughly 60-240 minutes to completely recharge.
Powering the iPad 3 with a Pakistani power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from a Pakistani power outlet

Instructions showing how to power your iPad 3 with a Pakistani power outlet with a USB 30 pin connector and a Type C power adapter.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad 3 using a Pakistani power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple will normally supply this cable when you buy the iPad 3).
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type C USB power adapter into the Pakistani power outlet. This unearthed power outlet, sometimes called a Europlug, can be identified by 2 adjacent holes next to each other where the plug outlet pins go.
  3. Connect one end of the cable into the mains USB charger 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 Pakistani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad 3 is charging, typically taking around 1-4 hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from a Pakistani power outlet

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

Using an Apple USB 30-pin cable and a three pinned Type D power charger to recharge the iPad 3 with a Pakistani power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to your iPad 3 from the Pakistani power outlet you will need a Type D USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple normally supply this USB cable when you purchase the iPad 3.
  2. Start the process by taking the Type D USB power adapter and inserting it into the power outlet. The plug supply, sometimes known as the Type D power outlet [8], looks like three holes in a triangular pattern for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple 30 pin USB 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 is found at the base of the iPad 3.
  4. Turn on the Pakistani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up which should take between 60 to 240 minutes to recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPad 3 with a Pakistani power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

How to use a Type M power charger for charging your iPad 3 from a Pakistani power outlet

Using the Apple 30-pin cable and a three pin Type M USB charger to power the iPad 3 with a Pakistani power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the iPad 3 using the Pakistani power outlet you'll need to buy a Type M USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], typically already supplied with your device by Apple.
  2. Plug in the Type M USB power adapter in the power supply. You can identify this plug outlet by three large circular holes in a triangular pattern.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple cord into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 3. The iPad 3 dock connector is found at the base of the iPad 3.
  4. Turn on the Pakistani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up, typically taking between one to four hours to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type M power charger for charging your iPad 3 from a Pakistani power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pakistan - Pakistan 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
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music
  6. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  7. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  9. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet
  10. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeM.htm - Type M power outlet
  11. Type M USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type M mains power outlet
  12. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters