Charging your iPad Air 2 from a power outlet in Sri Lanka

Instructions on how to power an iPad Air 2 from a Sri Lankan power outlet by using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a Type G USB adapter, charging an iPad Air 2 using a Type D power adapter and charging an iPad Air 2 using a three pinned Type M power adapter

Sri Lankan power outlet

Varying different voltages and plugs can often be daunting when planning to travel to a new country especially for the first time traveller. This page has been written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPad Air 2 abroad.The following guide tells you how to supply power to the iPad Air 2 when you are visiting Sri Lanka using the G, D or M type Sri Lankan 230 volt 50Hz power outlets, Type G wall outlets are used by a majority of Sri Lankans. If you are visiting Sri Lanka from another country double check the iPad Air 2 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure that the device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from being damaged whilst powering it up. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on an iPad Air 2.

Charging an iPad Air 2 in Sri Lanka

Can the iPad Air 2 be used in Sri Lanka?

Yes, you can connect an iPad Air 2 to a Sri Lankan power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best travel charger for recharging an iPad Air 2 in Sri Lanka?

When travelling to more than one country or bringing more than your iPad Air 2 then the best travel adapter for Sri Lanka is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Sri Lankans use three different standards of plug sockets (types G, D and M) and using a travel adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type G.

Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your type of iPad Air 2 supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of travel chargers along with compatibility with more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel adapters having a four port adapter means you can recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy seperate travel chargers on your Sri Lankan trip. By only needing a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used back at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and smartphones without using up an additional power outlet.

We recommend buying a versatile power adapter like this at your preferred electronics retailer - the travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Sri Lanka

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPad Air 2, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel 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 international 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 Sri Lanka using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also 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 offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Sri Lanka. [10] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for recharging an iPad Air 2 in Sri Lanka?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from a Sri Lankan power outlet

Instructions on how to power an iPad Air 2 from a Sri Lankan power outlet by using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a Type G USB adapter.

  1. In order to power an iPad Air 2 from a Sri Lankan power outlet you'll need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple should typically include this USB cable with the iPad Air 2.
  2. Start by inserting the Type G USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can identify the wall outlet by three rectangular holes forming a triangular configuration.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Apple charging cord into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Switch on the Sri Lankan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPad Air 2 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up and takes around 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from a Sri Lankan power outlet

Powering an iPad Air 2 with a Sri Lankan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Using the Apple USB Lightning connector with a three pin Type D power adapter to recharge your iPad Air 2 with a Sri Lankan power outlet.

  1. To power the iPad Air 2 using the Sri Lankan power outlet you will need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this USB cable is typically supplied with your iPad Air 2 by Apple).
  2. Firstly plug the Type D USB power adapter into the Sri Lankan power outlet. The wall outlet (known as a Type D power outlet [6]) can be recognised by 3 round holes in a triangle pattern.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB Lightning cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Turn on the Sri Lankan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your tablet will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is charging, typically taking between 1 to 4 hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering an iPad Air 2 with a Sri Lankan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

How to use a Type M power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from a Sri Lankan power outlet

Using the Apple USB Lightning connector with a 3 pin Type M power charger to charge your iPad Air 2 with a Sri Lankan power outlet.

  1. In order to power an iPad Air 2 from a Sri Lankan power outlet you'll need to buy a Type M USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should normally supply the USB cable when you buy the iPad Air 2).
  2. Start by inserting the Type M USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can recognise the wall outlet by three round holes in a triangle pattern for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB Lightning cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Turn on the Sri Lankan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the tablet will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging, typically taking between 1 - 4 hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type M power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from a Sri Lankan power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia.org entry about Sri Lanka
  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, 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, priced at between $15 to $20 USD (around £15 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 (under £25 GBP / under C$20).
  8. iec.ch - Type M power outlet
  9. Type M USB power adapter - South African Type M USB chargers have three large circular pins in a triangular shape with the top earthed pin longer and larger in diameter, between $10 to $15 USD (around £5 GBP / under C$20).
  10. 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).