Charging the iPad 2 when staying in Cambodia

Instructions showing you how to recharge your iPad 2 with a Cambodian power outlet with a 30-pin connector and a Type A USB adapter, how to charge the iPad 2 using a Type G power adapter and how to charge the iPad 2 using a Type C power adapter

Cambodian power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of voltages and region codes can often be daunting when planning to travel to another country if you've never been there before. This page has been written to stop visitors worrying if they'll be able to power their iPad 2 when they are staying in Cambodia.This page has instructions telling you what you'll need to power the iPad 2 when you're travelling to Cambodia using their standard Type G, A or C 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. Power sockets will change depending on which region you in therefore we recommend that you read the Wikiconnections travel power supplies list for a full list of destinations. When you are travelling to Cambodia from another country double check the iPad 2 can accept a 240v supply. If the iPad 2 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) 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 up. If you plan to visit a Cambodian city like Phnom Penh refer to the Cambodian Wikipedia web page [1] for further details on visiting the location. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 2.

Charging the iPad 2 in Cambodia

Can the iPad 2 be used in Cambodia?

Yes, you can use the iPad 2 in Cambodia.

Cambodia

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad 2 in Cambodia?

When travelling to multiple countries or bringing more than just your iPad 2 the best international travel charger for Cambodia to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Cambodians use three different types of power outlets (G, A and C) and using a power adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for both types A, C and G.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by switching the supplied heads. If your model of iPad 2 is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these USB travel chargers along with support for more power hungry devices.

Having a four port adapter will also allow you to power more than one device at the same time without needing to pack individual travel chargers. By only needing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage. Because of their flexibility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers without using up 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 Cambodia

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, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial when visiting counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 portable power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Cambodia using type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs and gives almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Cambodia. [10]
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad 2 in Cambodia?

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

Instructions showing you how to power your iPad 2 with a Cambodian power outlet with a 30-pin connector and a Type G USB adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPad 2 from a Cambodian 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 Cambodian power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by three vertical holes containing shutters forming a triangle configuration.
  3. Connect one end of the Apple 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 Cambodian 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 should take around one-four hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPad 2 with a Cambodian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Powering the iPad 2 with a Cambodian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Instructions showing you how to recharge your iPad 2 with a Cambodian power outlet with a 30-pin connector and a Type A USB adapter.

  1. To power the iPad 2 using a Cambodian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - the cable is normally already supplied with your device by Apple.
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type A USB power adapter and plugging it into the Cambodian power outlet. This unearthed plug outlet (called the Type A power outlet [6]) can be recognised by 2 slots adjacent to each other where the two plug outlet pins sit. Please be aware that power cords with type A sockets which are rated at only 125 volts should not be used in Cambodia so we recommend checking prior to continuing.
  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 Cambodian 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 should take around one-four hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPad 2 with a Cambodian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

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

Instructions showing you how to power your iPad 2 with a Cambodian power outlet with a 30-pin connector and a Type C USB adapter.

  1. To charge your iPad 2 using the Cambodian power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple usually supply the cable with the iPad 2.
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter into the wall supply. The power supply (sometimes called a Europlug) can be recognised by the 2 adjacent holes where the twin pins go.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple 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 Cambodian 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 to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad 2 from a Cambodian power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Cambodian Wikipedia web page
  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 C$15-C$20.
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, costing 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$15-C$20.
  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, under C$20.
  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.