How to charge the iPad Air 2 from a power outlet in Yemen

The Wiki Connections page on how to power your iPad Air 2 with a Yemeni power outlet by using the Lightning Apple connector and a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter, how to recharge an iPad Air 2 using a three pinned Type G USB adapter and charging an iPad Air 2 using a 3 pinned Type D power plug

Yemeni power outlet

Complicated combinations of standards and plugs can often be daunting when planning on travelling to another country, especially if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power your iPad Air 2 in Yemen. When staying in Yemen the following instructions show charging your iPad Air 2 by using the standard types G, A or D Yemeni 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If travelling to Yemen from another country please ensure the iPad Air 2 can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure the iPad Air 2 is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overheating whilst powering it up. If you are planning on travelling to a city such as Sana'a we also recommend referring to the Yemeni Wikipedia page [1] for more indepth details prior to travelling to the area. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on an iPad Air 2.

Charging an iPad Air 2 in Yemen

Can the iPad Air 2 be used in Yemen?

You can connect an iPad Air 2 to a Yemeni power outlet.

What is the best power charger for an iPad Air 2 in Yemen?

If you are travelling with more than just your iPad Air 2 or visiting multiple countries then the best international travel power adapter for Yemen to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. Yemenis use three different standards of wall outlets (G, A and D) and using a travel charger like this will ensure that you are covered for both types A and G.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by switching the plugs. If your iPad Air 2 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these types of USB travel adapters, and support for certain power demanding devices.

Having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to buy individual power chargers for your trip. Because you are only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage. Due to their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones with only a single wall outlet.

If you travel frequently we suggest buying this type of flexible power charger at your preferred electronics retailer. The power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Yemen

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPad Air 2, however for visitors also wanting 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 when visiting counties with unreliable power grids. These travel adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Yemen and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 going to Yemen.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs and gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 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 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 wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Yemen.
What is the best power charger for an iPad Air 2 in Yemen?

Powering an iPad Air 2 with a Yemeni power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using a Lightning Apple connector and a three pin Type G USB adapter to charge an iPad Air 2 from a Yemeni power outlet.

  1. In order to power your iPad Air 2 using a Yemeni power outlet you will need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple normally include this cable when you first purchase your iPad Air 2.
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type G USB power adapter into the wall outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by the 3 slots with plastic shutters forming a triangular shape.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple USB Lightning charging cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Switch on the Yemeni power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Air 2 is recharging taking roughly 1 to 4 hours to completely recharge.
Powering an iPad Air 2 with a Yemeni power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from a Yemeni power outlet

The Wiki Connections page on how to power your iPad Air 2 with a Yemeni power outlet by using the Lightning Apple connector and a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad Air 2 from the Yemeni power outlet you'll need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (typically already supplied with the iPad Air 2 by Apple).
  2. Start by inserting the Type A USB power adapter in the Yemeni power outlet. This unearthed wall supply, sometimes called the Type A power outlet [6], can be identified by two adjacent slots next to each other. Note that power cords used with type A plugs which are rated at only 125 volts shouldn't be used in Yemen so we recommend checking first.
  3. Then connect one end of the cord into the power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Turn on the Yemeni power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad Air 2 will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up, typically taking roughly 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from a Yemeni power outlet

Charging an iPad Air 2 from a Yemeni power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Using the Lightning Apple cable with a 3 pinned Type D power charger to power your iPad Air 2 from a Yemeni power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the iPad Air 2 from a Yemeni power outlet you will need a Type D USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - typically already supplied with the iPad Air 2 by Apple.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type D USB power adapter into the power supply. This wall supply (technically known as the Type D power outlet [8]) looks like three circular holes in a triangle configuration for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Turn on the Yemeni power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad Air 2 will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up, typically taking around 60-240 minutes to recharge to full capacity.
Charging an iPad Air 2 from a Yemeni power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yemen - Yemeni Wikipedia 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 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
  6. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeA.htm - Type A power outlet
  7. Type A USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type A 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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters