Charging your iPad Air from a power outlet in Israel

A step by step guide showing how to power the iPad Air with an Israeli power outlet using the Apple USB Lightning connector with a 3 pin Type H USB charger, how to charge the iPad Air using a Type C Europlug power charger and charging the iPad Air using a three pinned Type M power adapter

Israeli power outlet

Complicated combinations of standards and voltages can all be daunting when planning on staying in another country, especially to the first time traveller. These instructions have been written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPad Air abroad.If planning a vacation to Israel these instructions show powering the iPad Air using the Type M, C or H Israeli 220 volt 50Hz power outlets, you'll find a majority of Israelis normally use the Type H plug outlets. When travelling to Israel from a different country ensure that your iPad Air can accept a 220 volt supply. If your iPad Air was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that your device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from being damaged whilst powering it up. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Air.

Charging the iPad Air in Israel

Can you use the iPad Air in Israel?

You can use the iPad Air in Israel.

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What is the best power adapter for the iPad Air in Israel?

If you are travelling with more than your iPad Air then the best travel power adapter for Israel is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Israelis use three different standards of wall outlets (types M, C and H) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the heads. If your type of iPad Air is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of travel adapters along with support for more power demanding devices.

This will also allow you to power more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack multiple power chargers on your trip. By only needing a single USB travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage while travelling as well as being convenient for recharging your iPad Air at an airport or on the flight. Due to their versatility these types of chargers can be used back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple phones and tablets using only a single power outlet.

We recommend buying this type of flexible travel charger online. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign 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 who only have USB devices such as the iPad Air, 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 necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids. These power converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Israel 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 portable option for travellers originating from America going to Israel.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This gives the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a flexible 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 wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Israel. [10]
What is the best power adapter for the iPad Air in Israel?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad Air from an Israeli power outlet

Instructions on how to recharge the iPad Air from an Israeli power outlet by using the USB Lightning Apple connector with a double pinned Type C USB adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPad Air from an Israeli power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (typically already included with the iPad Air).
  2. Start by inserting the Type C USB power adapter into the Israeli power outlet. This unearthed plug supply is identified by 2 adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral. Type C power sockets in Israel might not be as commonplace, however the ungrounded Type C plug will also fit into Type H power outlets which are more popular in Israel.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad Air.
  4. Switch on the Israeli power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Air is charging which takes between 1 to 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad Air from an Israeli power outlet

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

A step by step guide showing how to power the iPad Air with an Israeli power outlet using the Apple USB Lightning connector with a 3 pin Type H USB charger.

  1. To charge your iPad Air using the Israeli power outlet you will need to buy a Type H USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], the USB cable is normally already supplied with your iPad Air.
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type H USB power adapter and inserting it in the wall supply. You can recognise the wall outlet by the three slots pointing to the middle in a triangular pattern for live, neutral and ground pins. The more modern type H plug supplies also have round holes in the middle of each slot to allow for the round pinned Type C plugs, these can be found in 139 other countries. Type H plug outlets are the most common sockets found in Israel.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB Apple charging cord into the bottom of the USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad Air.
  4. Switch on the Israeli 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 recharging, typically taking roughly one to four hours to fully recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad Air with an Israeli power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type H USB adapter

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

Using the USB Lightning Apple connector with a three pin Type M power adapter to recharge your iPad Air with an Israeli power outlet.

  1. To power the iPad Air using the Israeli power outlet you'll need a Type M USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will normally supply the USB cable when you buy the iPad Air).
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type M USB power adapter and inserting it in the Israeli power outlet. This plug supply, sometimes known as a Type M power outlet [8], can be recognised by 3 large circular holes in a triangular shape. Type M power sockets in Israel are less commonplace. 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. Connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad Air.
  4. Turn on the Israeli power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the iPad Air screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up and takes roughly one-four hours to recharge.
Powering the iPad Air with 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, under $15 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$4-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, costing around $15 USD (£15-£20 GBP / C$10-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, under $15 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$4-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, estimated price between $10 to $15 USD (around £5 GBP / under C$5).
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, between $15 to $20 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$20).