Charging the iPad when staying in Kuwait

Using a 30 pin connector and a Type G USB adapter to power the iPad with a Kuwaiti power outlet and charging the iPad using a two pin Type C power plug.

Kuwaiti power outlet

Various combinations of standards and plug types can often lead to confusion when planning to stay in another country especially to the first time traveller. This page contains a step by step guide showing exactly what you'll need to charge the iPad when you are travelling to Kuwait using their standard G or C type 240 volt 50Hz wall outlets. You will discover power will differ regionally therefore please read the power supplies and Asia page for a full list of regions and countries. If you are visiting Kuwait from another region please check the iPad can be charged using a 240v supply. If your iPad was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v ensure that your device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating whilst powering it. 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 Kuwait

Can the iPad be used in Kuwait?

Yes, you can connect the iPad to a Kuwaiti power outlet.

Kuwait

What is the best power adapter for the iPad in Kuwait?

If you are travelling with more than just your iPad and visiting multiple countries the best travel charger for Kuwait is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different types of power outlets in Kuwait (G and C) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for both types 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 changing the supplied plugs. If your iPad supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these types of USB power adapters, plus additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other adapters this will allow you to recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring seperate power adapters. By only needing a single international travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage as well as being suitable for charging your iPad at an airport or on the flight. Because of their versatility these types of power adapters can be used back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets using just a single wall outlet.

If you travel often we suggest buying this type of versatile power charger online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Kuwait

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, however 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 unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Kuwait 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 most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from North America visiting Kuwait.
  • 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. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half the 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 Kuwait. [8]
What is the best power adapter for the iPad in Kuwait?

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

Using a 30-pin connector and a Type G USB charger to power the iPad with a Kuwaiti power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad using the Kuwaiti power outlet you will need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], the USB cable is typically supplied with the device by Apple.
  2. Plug in the Type G USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can identify the wall supply by the 3 vertical rectangular slots 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. The iPad dock connector can be found at the base of the iPad.
  4. Turn on the Kuwaiti power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is charging, typically taking roughly 60-240 minutes to fully recharge.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad from a Kuwaiti power outlet

Charging the iPad from a Kuwaiti power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Using a 30-pin connector and a Type C USB charger to power the iPad with a Kuwaiti power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPad from a Kuwaiti power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple typically supply the cable with the iPad.
  2. Firstly you'll need to plug the Type C USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can recognise this power outlet by two round adjacent holes for live and neutral pins.
  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. The iPad dock connector can be found at the base of the iPad.
  4. Turn on the Kuwaiti power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is charging, typically taking roughly 60-240 minutes to fully recharge.
Charging the iPad from a Kuwaiti power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Kuwaiti 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, costs 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, costing 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, under C$20.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, under C$20.