Charging the iPad 2 from a power outlet in The United Kingdom

How to connect a UK power outlet to the iPad 2

UK power outlet

Complicated combinations of region codes and plugs can often be daunting when planning to visit a new country, especially to the first time traveller. These instructions have been written to help assist people wanting to power the iPad 2 when they are abroad.If you're planning a holiday to The United Kingdom the following useful instructions show how to charge your iPad 2 by using their standard 230 volt 50Hz G Type UK plug outlet, the British will use a BS 1363 13 amp plug for wall outlets. You'll discover power sockets vary depending on which area you are travelling to so please read the list of World power supplies for a complete list of regions and countries. When visiting The United Kingdom from another region ensure that your iPad 2 can be charged using a 240v supply. If your iPad 2 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts double check the iPad 2 is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from overloading whilst powering it. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 2.

Charging the iPad 2 in The United Kingdom

Can you use the iPad 2 in The United Kingdom?

You can use the iPad 2 in The United Kingdom.

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad 2 in The United Kingdom?

If travelling with more than just your iPad 2 the best travel charger for The United Kingdom to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [6].

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the included heads. If your iPad 2 supports Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel adapters along with compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers having a 4 port adapter will allow you to power more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy multiple power adapters. Only needing a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage and on hand for recharging your iPad 2 at the airport or on your flight. Due to their versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and phones without using up an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling to The United Kingdom we suggest buying this type of versatile power adapter online. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for The United Kingdom

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPad 2, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power converter for travellers originating from North America visiting The United Kingdom 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 originating from the US using type B plugs. This is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just 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 more 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting The United Kingdom.
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad 2 in The United Kingdom?

Charging the iPad 2 from a UK power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Learn how to charge your iPad 2 with a UK power outlet with the Apple USB 30 pin connector with a three pin Type G power adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad 2 using the UK power outlet you will need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], typically already included with the device by Apple.
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type G USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can identify this plug supply by the three vertical holes containing plastic shutters in a triangular configuration for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Connect one end of the USB cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad 2.
  4. Switch on the UK power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging which should take roughly one to four hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPad 2 from a UK power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Kingdom - UK country Wiki page
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1683/en_US/ipad_ios7_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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters