Charging the iPad 2 from a power outlet in Pakistan

Instructions showing how to power the iPad 2 with a Pakistani power outlet using the Apple 30-pin connector with a 3 pin Type D USB charger, charging the iPad 2 using a three pin Type G USB plug and recharging the iPad 2 using a two pinned Type C power charger

Pakistani power outlet

Complicated frequencies and standards can all be daunting when planning on staying in a foreign country, especially for the first time traveller. However this isn't as complex as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what to purchase in advance to charge the iPad 2 in Pakistan. These instructions have been written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPad 2 when you're in staying in Pakistan.This page contains a step by step guide showing exactly what you'll need to supply power to the iPad 2 in Pakistan by using their types G, C, D or M 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. Power sockets vary depending on which country you are in therefore we suggest reading the travel power supplies page for a full list of countries. When you are travelling to Pakistan from another country check the iPad 2 can accept a 240v supply. If the iPad 2 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v ensure that your device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from overheating whilst powering it. If you plan to visit a Pakistani city like Karachi read the Pakistani country entry on wikipedia [1] for further details on travelling to the location. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 2.

Charging the iPad 2 in Pakistan

Can you use the iPad 2 in Pakistan?

You can connect the iPad 2 to a Pakistani power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for the iPad 2 in Pakistan?

If you are travelling with more than just your iPad 2 and visiting multiple countries the best travel power adapter for Pakistan is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are four different types of plug sockets in Pakistan (types G, C, D and M) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for both types C and G. As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world just by switching the heads over. If your type of iPad 2 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these types of travel adapters and additional support for certain power hungry devices. This will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy seperate travel adapters. By only packing a single international travel charger will keep the overall size down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage whilst travelling. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers without needing an additional wall outlet.

We recommend searching for a multipurpose power adapter like this online; the multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Pakistan

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 2, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting regions with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Pakistan and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from North America going to Pakistan.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to 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 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Pakistan. [12] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for the iPad 2 in Pakistan?

How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPad 2 from a Pakistani power outlet

Using a 30-pin connector and a Type G USB adapter to power the iPad 2 with a Pakistani power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPad 2 from a Pakistani power outlet you will need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple should typically include this cable when you purchase your iPad 2).
  2. Begin by inserting the Type G USB power adapter into the Pakistani power outlet. You can recognise this power outlet by three holes containing shutters forming a triangle shape.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector is found at the base of the iPad 2.
  4. Turn on the Pakistani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPad 2 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad 2 is charging, typically taking roughly 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge.
How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPad 2 from a Pakistani power outlet

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad 2 from a Pakistani power outlet

Using the 30-pin Apple connector with a 2 pin Type C USB charger to recharge the iPad 2 from a Pakistani power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad 2 using the Pakistani power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple will usually include the cable when you buy the iPad 2).
  2. Firstly plug the Type C USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can recognise the wall supply by the 2 circular holes next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins sit.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector is found at the bottom of the iPad 2.
  4. Turn on the Pakistani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up which typically takes between one to four hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad 2 from a Pakistani power outlet

Powering the iPad 2 with a Pakistani power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Instructions showing how to power the iPad 2 with a Pakistani power outlet using the Apple 30-pin connector with a 3 pin Type D USB charger.

  1. To power the iPad 2 using a Pakistani power outlet you'll need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - the cable is normally already supplied with your iPad 2 by Apple.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type D USB power adapter into the Pakistani power outlet. This power outlet (called the Type D power outlet [8]) can be identified by the 3 holes forming a triangular configuration.
  3. Connect one end of the cord into the bottom of the power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector can be found at the base of the iPad 2.
  4. Turn on the Pakistani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging which takes around 60 to 240 minutes to recharge.
Powering the iPad 2 with a Pakistani power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

How to use a Type M power charger for charging your iPad 2 from a Pakistani power outlet

Instructions showing how to power the iPad 2 with a Pakistani power outlet using the Apple 30-pin connector with a Type M USB charger.

  1. In order to power the iPad 2 from the Pakistani power outlet you will need to use a Type M USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple should typically include this cable when you purchase your iPad 2).
  2. Begin by inserting the Type M USB power adapter into the Pakistani power outlet. You can recognise this power outlet by three holes forming a triangular configuration.
  3. Connect one end of the cord into the bottom of the power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector can be found at the base of the iPad 2.
  4. Switch on the Pakistani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging which should take around one-four hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type M power charger for charging your iPad 2 from a Pakistani power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Pakistani country entry on wikipedia
  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, priced at under C$15.
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, under C$15.
  6. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  7. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, estimated price C$15-C$20.
  8. iec.ch - Type D power outlet
  9. Type D USB power adapter - The three pinned earthed Type D USB chargers have large rounded pins placed in a triangular shape, around C$15.
  10. iec.ch - Type M power outlet
  11. 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 C$15-C$20.
  12. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, under C$20.