How to charge the iPad 4 when visiting Israel

A guide on how to charge the iPad 4 from an Israeli power outlet using a USB Lightning Apple connector and a Type H power adapter, powering the iPad 4 using a double pin Europlug Type C power plug and charging the iPad 4 using a three pin Type M USB charger

Israeli power outlet

When planning to travel it can be helpful to know if you'll be able to charge your common gadgets like mobiles and tablets when you're there. By not knowing which power supply is being used in Israel you could end up either weighing yourself down with unnecessary spare adaptors or bring the wrong power adaptor, leaving you having to buy or borrow a potentially expensive adaptor when you're there. Complicated frequencies and region codes can often lead to confusion when planning on visiting a different country, especially if you've never visited before. If visiting Israel these instructions show how to power your iPad 4 using the standard M, C or H type 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets, you'll find a majority of Israelis will use Type H plug outlets. When visiting Israel from another country check the iPad 4 can be charged using a 220 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) check your iPad 4 is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from overloading when charging it. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 4.

Charging the iPad 4 in Israel

Can the iPad 4 be used in Israel?

Yes, you can use the iPad 4 in Israel by using a power convertor.

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What is the best travel adapter for the iPad 4 in Israel?

If you are travelling to multiple countries and bringing more than just your iPad 4 the best travel power adapter for Israel is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are three standards of power outlets that Israelis use (M, C and H) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world just by changing the included plugs over. If your model of iPad 4 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these types of USB power chargers, along with support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. Having a 4 port adapter will also allow you to charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring individual power chargers. By only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being on hand for recharging your iPad 4 at the airport or on a plane. Due to their versatility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers without using up an additional power outlet.

For those travelling often we recommend buying an adaptable power adapter of this nature online. The travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Israel

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Israel 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 the US using type B plugs. This offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with one 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 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Israel. [10]
What is the best travel adapter for the iPad 4 in Israel?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from an Israeli power outlet

Using a USB Lightning cable and a double pinned Europlug Type C power adapter to charge your iPad 4 from an Israeli power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge your iPad 4 using an Israeli power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will normally supply this cable when you buy the iPad 4.
  2. Start the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it into the Israeli power outlet. This ungrounded wall outlet, sometimes called a Type C power outlet [3], is identified by 2 adjacent holes next to each other. Type C plug sockets in Israel are less commonplace, however the ungrounded Type C plug will also fit into Type H power outlets which are more popular in Israel.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad 4.
  4. Turn on the Israeli power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPad 4 will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging and takes roughly one-four hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from an Israeli power outlet

Powering the iPad 4 with an Israeli power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type H USB adapter

A guide on how to charge the iPad 4 from an Israeli power outlet using a USB Lightning Apple connector and a Type H power adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to your iPad 4 from an Israeli power outlet you will need to buy a Type H USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (typically already supplied with your device by Apple).
  2. Plug in the Type H USB power adapter in the power supply. This earthed plug supply, sometimes known as the Type H power outlet [6], can be identified by 3 slots facing the direction of the middle in a triangle pattern. You'll notice more modern type H wall supplies also have rounded holes in the middle of each slot to accommodate the round pinned Type C plugs which are used in 139 other countries. These are the most commonly used outlets in Israel.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Apple USB cable into the USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad 4.
  4. Switch on the Israeli power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad 4 is charging, typically taking roughly one-four hours to recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad 4 with an Israeli power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type H USB adapter

Charging the iPad 4 from an Israeli power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

Using a Lightning cable and a three pinned Type M power charger to charge the iPad 4 from an Israeli power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the iPad 4 from an Israeli power outlet you will need to use a Type M USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - normally already supplied with your device.
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type M USB power adapter into the power outlet. The plug supply, sometimes known as the Type M power outlet [8], looks like 3 circular holes forming a triangle configuration for live, neutral and ground pins. Note that Type M plug outlets might not be as common in Israel. These outlets are being phased out in Israel in favour of Type H power outlets and are only typically used with high wattage equipment.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad 4.
  4. Switch on the Israeli power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your iPad 4 will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging taking around 1 to 4 hours to fully recharge.
Charging the iPad 4 from an Israeli power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

See also

  1. Israel - Go Israel
  2. Apple - official iPad user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, between $10 to $15 USD (under £10 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, priced at between $15 to $20 USD (around £15 GBP / under C$15).
  6. iec.ch - Type H power outlet
  7. Type H USB power adapter - There are three flat blades in an inverted V format on an earthed Type H USB charger, between $10 to $15 USD (£5-£10 GBP / under C$5).
  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, under $15 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$4-C$5).
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced around $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).