Charging the iPad 2 in Macau

Instructions showing how to power your iPad 2 with a Macanese power outlet with the USB 30-pin Apple connector with a Type D USB adapter, how to power the iPad 2 using a three pinned Type G power plug and how to charge the iPad 2 using a two pinned Type F power charger

Macanese power outlet

Complicated combinations of frequencies and standards can all be confusing when planning to stay in another country to the first time traveller. These guidelines were specifically written to stop people having to worry if they'll be able to power their iPad 2 when they're abroad.If you are going to Macau the following instructions show how to supply power to the iPad 2 using the standard Type G, D, F or M 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets, please be aware that Type G plug outlets are normally used by a majority of Macanese. Most power sockets will change regionally therefore please read our Wiki Connections travel power connections page where you'll find a full list showing powering devices in different countries. When you are visiting Macau from another region please check that your iPad 2 can accept a 240 volt supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check that your iPad 2 is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from overloading when charging it. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 2.

Charging the iPad 2 in Macau

Can you use the iPad 2 in Macau?

Yes, you can connect the iPad 2 to a Macanese power outlet.

What is the best travel charger for the iPad 2 in Macau?

When you are travelling to more than one country then the best international travel charger for Macau to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Macanese use four different standards of plug sockets (types G, D, F and M) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type G.

Because these 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 included plugs. If your model of iPad 2 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these types of USB power chargers, and support for more power hungry devices.

Unlike other travel chargers this means you can charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack individual travel chargers. Because you are only packing a single USB travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being on hand for recharging your iPad 2 at the airport or on a plane. Due to their versatility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and phones without using up an additional wall outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of versatile power charger at your preferred electronics retailer; the multipurpose power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Macau

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 2, 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 crucial for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel converters come 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 travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting Macau.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also 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 is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Macau. [12] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for the iPad 2 in Macau?

Charging the iPad 2 from a Macanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

A guide showing you how to recharge your iPad 2 with a Macanese power outlet with the USB 30-pin Apple connector with a Type G USB adapter.

  1. To power the iPad 2 from a Macanese power outlet you will need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple typically supply this USB cable when you purchase your iPad 2).
  2. Plug the Type G USB power adapter in the power supply. This plug outlet, sometimes called the Type G power outlet [3], looks like 3 rectangular holes with shutters forming a triangle shape.
  3. Connect one end of the cord into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector is found at the bottom of the iPad 2.
  4. Turn on the Macanese 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 one-four hours to fully recharge.
Charging the iPad 2 from a Macanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPad 2 from a Macanese power outlet

Instructions showing how to power your iPad 2 with a Macanese power outlet with the USB 30-pin Apple connector with a Type D USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge the iPad 2 using the Macanese power outlet you'll need a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - the cable is normally supplied with the device.
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type D USB power adapter into the Macanese power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by three round holes in a triangle pattern.
  3. Then connect one end of the 30 pin cord into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector is found at the bottom of the iPad 2.
  4. Turn on the Macanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPad 2 will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging taking around 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPad 2 from a Macanese power outlet

Charging the iPad 2 from a Macanese power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

Instructions showing how to power your iPad 2 with a Macanese power outlet with the USB 30-pin Apple connector with a Type F USB adapter.

  1. In order to power the iPad 2 from the Macanese power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple should typically include this cable when you buy the iPad 2.
  2. Insert the Type F USB power adapter into the Macanese power outlet. This circular plug supply, also known as the Schuko outlet, can be identified by two holes 19 mm adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins, plus thin metal grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple cord into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector is found at the bottom of the iPad 2.
  4. Turn on the Macanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPad 2 will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging and takes around 1 to 4 hours to fully recharge.
Charging the iPad 2 from a Macanese power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

How to use a Type M power charger for charging your iPad 2 from a Macanese power outlet

A guide showing you how to power your iPad 2 with a Macanese power outlet with the USB 30-pin Apple connector with a Type M USB adapter.

  1. To power the iPad 2 using a Macanese power outlet you'll need to use a Type M USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (the USB cable is usually included with the iPad 2).
  2. Begin by plugging the Type M USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by the 3 large round holes in a triangle shape.
  3. Connect one end of the cord into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector is found at the bottom of the iPad 2.
  4. Turn on the Macanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPad 2 will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging and takes around 1 to 4 hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type M power charger for charging your iPad 2 from a Macanese power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Macanese 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, costs under C$15.
  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 D power outlet
  7. Type D USB power adapter - The three pinned earthed Type D USB chargers have large rounded pins placed in a triangular shape, C$10-C$15.
  8. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  9. 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, under C$15.
  10. iec.ch - Type M power outlet
  11. Type M USB power adapter - South African Type M USB chargers have three large circular pins in a triangular shape with the top earthed pin longer and larger in diameter, costing around C$20.
  12. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costs under C$15.