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

A step by step guide showing how to recharge your iPad Air 2 from a Cambodian power outlet by using the Apple Lightning cable and a double pinned Type C Europlug power charger, how to charge an iPad Air 2 using a three pin Type G USB charger and how to charge an iPad Air 2 using a double pinned Type A USB plug

Cambodian power outlet

Various voltages and plugs can all be confusing when planning to visit another country especially to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of standards being used throughout the world this article shows exactly what to pick up in advance to power the iPad Air 2 . This page was specifically written to help assist travellers wanting to charge their iPad Air 2 abroad.This page contains a simple guide showing what you'll need to power the iPad Air 2 in Cambodia by using their Type G, A or C Cambodian 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If travelling to Cambodia from a different region check that the iPad Air 2 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts make sure your device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from overheating whilst powering it. These instructions assume that you've have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on an iPad Air 2.

Charging an iPad Air 2 in Cambodia

Can you use an iPad Air 2 in Cambodia?

Yes, you can use an iPad Air 2 in Cambodia.

Cambodia

What is the best power charger for an iPad Air 2 in Cambodia?

When you are travelling with more than your iPad Air 2 and visiting more than one country then the best travel charger for Cambodia to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are three different standards of power outlets that Cambodians use (types G, A and C) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for both types A, C and G.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the supplied heads. If your iPad Air 2 can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these USB travel chargers plus additional compatibility with more power demanding devices. This will allow you to recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack individual travel adapters on your Cambodian trip. Only packing a single travel charger will keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage as well as being on hand for recharging your iPad Air 2 at the airport or on a flight. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of adapters can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones, tablets and speakers without needing an additional plug socket.

For those travelling frequently we suggest buying this type of flexible travel adapter at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Cambodia

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPad Air 2, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Cambodia and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from America going to Cambodia.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs. This offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half the 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 ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Cambodia. [10]
What is the best power charger for an iPad Air 2 in Cambodia?

Powering an iPad Air 2 with a Cambodian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Instructions on how to charge an iPad Air 2 from a Cambodian power outlet with a USB Lightning cable with a Type G USB adapter.

  1. In order to power an iPad Air 2 using the Cambodian power outlet you'll need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will usually supply the USB cable when you purchase the iPad Air 2.
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type G USB power adapter in the power outlet. The plug outlet (technically known as a Type G power outlet [3]) can be identified by the 3 holes in a triangular pattern.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Turn on the Cambodian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging and takes roughly 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering an iPad Air 2 with a Cambodian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from a Cambodian power outlet

Using a USB Lightning Apple connector and a 2 pinned Type A power charger to recharge an iPad Air 2 with a Cambodian power outlet.

  1. To power the iPad Air 2 from a Cambodian power outlet you will need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple typically supply this USB cable when you buy the iPad Air 2).
  2. Insert the Type A USB power adapter in the Cambodian power outlet. This power outlet, technically called a Type A power outlet [6], can be identified by the two thin slots next to each other. Note power cables used with type A plugs which are rated at only 125 volts shouldn't be used so we suggest checking prior to proceeding.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Turn on the Cambodian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging taking around 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from a Cambodian power outlet

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

Using a USB Lightning Apple connector with a Type C power adapter to charge your iPad Air 2 from a Cambodian power outlet.

  1. To power the iPad Air 2 from a Cambodian power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (normally supplied with the iPad Air 2).
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter in the Cambodian power outlet. This power outlet can be recognised by the 2 holes adjacent to each other where the live and neutral pins sit.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Lightning charging cable into the USB power 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. Turn on the Cambodian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up, typically taking roughly 1-4 hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from a Cambodian power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia page about Cambodia
  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, costing 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, estimated price under C$15.
  6. iec.ch - Type A power outlet
  7. Type A USB power adapter - An unearthed Type A USB charger has 2 parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes near the tip of each blade, C$4-C$5.
  8. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  9. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, estimated cost 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, under C$20.