How to charge an iPad Air 2 when planning a trip to Bahrain

How to connect a Bahraini power outlet to an iPad Air 2

Bahraini power outlet

Various combinations of standards and voltages can often cause confusion when planning to stay in a different country, especially if you've never visited before. These guidelines were specifically written to help prepare travellers wanting to charge the iPad Air 2 when they are going to Bahrain.If travelling to Bahrain the following instructions show how to charge the iPad Air 2 using a standard 230 volt 50Hz Type G power outlet, with the Bahrainis using a 13 amp plug for power outlets. Most power supplies change depending on which area you are travelling to therefore please read the Asia page for a full list of countries. If you are travelling to Bahrain from a different country please ensure that the iPad Air 2 can be used with a 240v supply. If the iPad Air 2 was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure that the iPad Air 2 is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from overheating whilst powering it up. If you intend on taking a trip to a place like Manama we also recommend referring to the Bahraini Wikipedia web page [1] for further information prior to the location. These instructions assume that you've downloaded Apple iOS 7 or greater on an iPad Air 2.

Charging an iPad Air 2 in Bahrain

Can the iPad Air 2 be used in Bahrain?

Yes, you can use an iPad Air 2 in Bahrain by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best travel charger for an iPad Air 2 in Bahrain?

When you are travelling to multiple countries and bringing more than just your iPad Air 2 the best international travel power adapter for Bahrain is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [6]. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied plugs. If your model of iPad Air 2 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these travel adapters plus additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel chargers this means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to pack seperate travel adapters on your Bahraini trip or occupying additional wall sockets. By only packing a single international USB travel charger will help 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 Air 2 at the airport or on a flight. Because of their flexibility these types of power chargers can be used when you return home so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones using just a single plug socket.

We suggest searching for a flexible travel adapter similar to this online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Bahrain

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] 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 three power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Bahrain.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for almost half 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 perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Bahrain.
What is the best travel charger for an iPad Air 2 in Bahrain?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from a Bahraini power outlet

Using the Apple Lightning connector and a Type G power adapter to charge an iPad Air 2 from a Bahraini power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge your iPad Air 2 using a Bahraini power outlet you'll need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple normally supply this USB cable when you buy the iPad Air 2).
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type G USB power adapter into the Bahraini power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by the 3 rectangular holes with shutters forming a triangle configuration for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB mains 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. Switch on the Bahraini power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad Air 2 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 G power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from a Bahraini power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bahrain - Bahraini Wikipedia web 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, under C$20.
  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, under C$140.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced at under C$20.