How to charge the iPad when visiting Jordan

A guide showing you how to recharge your iPad from a Jordanian power outlet by using an Apple USB 30-pin connector and a three pinned Type G power charger, recharging the iPad using a three pinned Type B USB plug and charging the iPad using a Type C USB adapter

Jordanian power outlet

Complicated combinations of standards and plugs can all be daunting when planning to travel to another country especially to the first time traveller. However this isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets used in the world this article tells you exactly what to buy in advance to power the iPad in Jordan. This page was written to prepare people wanting to charge the iPad when they are travelling to Jordan.This page contains instructions showing you what you'll need to charge the iPad when you are visiting Jordan by using their Type G, B, C, D, F or J Jordanian 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets, Type G power outlets will be typically used by most Jordanians. If travelling to Jordan from a different country ensure the iPad can be used with a 240v supply. If the iPad was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure that the device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from overloading during charging. This page details the original iPad first generation, visit the Apple category page for the latest range of Apple iPads. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 5 or greater on the iPad.

Charging the iPad in Jordan

Can the iPad be used in Jordan?

Yes, you can use the iPad in Jordan by using a power convertor.

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What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad in Jordan?

If travelling with more than just your iPad the best travel power adapter for Jordan is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are six types of power outlets in Jordan (types G, B, C, D, F and J) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for both types C and G. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied plugs. If your model of iPad supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these USB travel chargers and additional support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. This will allow you to recharge multiple devices at once without needing to buy multiple power chargers. Because you are only bringing a single USB travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage while travelling and on hand for charging your iPad at the airport or on a flight. Because of their flexibility these types of power chargers can be used when you return home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers and using only a single wall outlet.

If you travel to Jordan we recommend searching for this type of flexible power adapter at an electronics retailer, the power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Jordan

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, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. 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 travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Jordan using type B American plug sockets.
  • 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 originating from the US using type B plugs and offers almost 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 a 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Jordan. [16]
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad in Jordan?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad from a Jordanian power outlet

Instructions on how to charge the iPad from a Jordanian power outlet using the Apple 30-pin cable and a three pinned Type G power charger.

  1. If you want to charge your iPad using a Jordanian power outlet you'll need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple will normally include this cable when you buy the iPad.
  2. Start the process by taking the Type G USB power adapter and inserting it into the Jordanian power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by the 3 vertical rectangular slots with shutters in a triangle shape.
  3. Connect one end of the cable into the mains USB charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector is found at the base of the iPad.
  4. Turn on the Jordanian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up which takes between one to four hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad from a Jordanian power outlet

Charging the iPad from a Jordanian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Using an Apple USB 30-pin connector and a three pinned Type B power charger to charge the iPad from a Jordanian power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the iPad from a Jordanian power outlet you will need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - normally already supplied with the device.
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type B USB power adapter in the power outlet. The plug supply, sometimes called the Type B power outlet [6], is identified by 2 slots with a single hole below for the ground pin. Please note that power cables with type B plugs which are rated at only 125 volts should not be used so please check first.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad.
  4. Switch on the Jordanian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging which should take around 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge.
Charging the iPad from a Jordanian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

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

Using a USB 30 pin Apple cable with a two pin Type C USB charger to power the iPad with a Jordanian power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge your iPad using the Jordanian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple normally supply this USB cable when you purchase your iPad.
  2. Start the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it into the Jordanian power outlet. This unearthed wall outlet, sometimes called a Europlug, can be identified by the 2 adjacent holes.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple 30 pin cord into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector is found at the bottom of the iPad.
  4. Turn on the Jordanian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging and takes roughly 60-240 minutes to fully recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad from a Jordanian power outlet

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

Using a 30 pin Apple cable with a three pin Type D USB charger to power the iPad with a Jordanian power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to your iPad from the Jordanian power outlet you will need a Type D USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (normally already supplied with your device by Apple).
  2. Plug in the Type D USB power adapter in the power supply. This plug outlet (technically called a Type D power outlet [10]) looks like three holes in a triangular pattern for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple 30 pin cord into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector is found at the bottom of the iPad.
  4. Turn on the Jordanian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging and takes roughly 60-240 minutes to fully recharge.
Powering the iPad with a Jordanian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Charging the iPad from a Jordanian power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

Using an Apple USB 30-pin cable and a two pinned Type F power charger to charge the iPad from a Jordanian power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPad from the Jordanian power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [13] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (the cable is normally supplied with the device).
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type F USB power adapter into the Jordanian power outlet. This circular plug supply, also known as the Schuko outlet, can be recognised by two large round adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral pins and a pair of two grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad.
  4. Switch on the Jordanian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging which typically takes around 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge.
Charging the iPad from a Jordanian power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

Powering the iPad with a Jordanian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type J USB adapter

A guide on how to recharge the iPad from a Jordanian power outlet with a USB 30 pin Apple cable with a three pin Type J USB charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to your iPad from the Jordanian power outlet you will need to buy a Type J USB power adapter [15] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (normally already supplied with your device by Apple).
  2. Plug in the Type J USB power adapter in the power supply. This flattened hexagon shaped wall supply (known as the Type J power outlet [14]) can be identified by three holes forming a flattened triangle configuration for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector can be found at the base of the iPad.
  4. Switch on the Jordanian 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 charging, typically taking roughly 1-4 hours to recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad with a Jordanian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type J USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Jordanian country Wiki 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, under 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, C$10-C$15.
  6. iec.ch - Type B power outlet
  7. Type B USB power adapter - 3 pinned Type B USB chargers have a single unearthed round pin along with 2 shorter parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes in the end of each blade, priced at 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. iec.ch - Type D power outlet
  11. Type D USB power adapter - The three pinned earthed Type D USB chargers have large rounded pins placed in a triangular shape, costing C$15-C$20.
  12. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  13. Type F USB power adapter - Type F USB chargers are earthed using two clips at the top and bottom with two rounded 4.8mm pins set 19mm apart, costing under C$20.
  14. iec.ch - Type J power outlet
  15. Type J USB power adapter - Type J USB chargers have three rounded pins placed in a flattened triangular pattern with the top pin acting as an earth, under C$20.
  16. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated price under C$20.