Charging the iPad Air when staying in Macau

Instructions showing you how to power your iPad Air with a Macanese power outlet with a USB Lightning Apple connector with a three pin Type G power charger, how to power the iPad Air using a Type D power adapter and recharging the iPad Air using a double pinned Type F USB adapter

Macanese power outlet

Different combinations of voltages and region codes can often cause confusion when planning to travel to another country if you've never been there before. This page has been written to stop visitors having to worry if they'll be able to power their iPad Air when they are travelling to Macau.This page has simple instructions telling you what you'll need to power your iPad Air when you're in Macau using the standard G, D, F or M type Macanese 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets, please be aware Type G power outlets are typically used by most Macanese. Power sockets change from country to country therefore we suggest reading the power supplies list for a full list of countries. When you are visiting Macau from another country please check the iPad Air can be charged using a 240v supply. If your iPad Air was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that your device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from overheating whilst powering it up. If you intend on staying at a Macanese city like Macau refer to the wikipedia web page about Macau [1] for further details on visiting the location. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Air.

Charging the iPad Air in Macau

Can the iPad Air be used in Macau?

Yes, you can use the iPad Air in Macau.

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad Air in Macau?

If travelling to multiple countries then the best travel adapter for Macau to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Macanese use four different standards of wall outlets (types G, D, F and M) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type G. Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the included plugs over. If your iPad Air supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of USB power adapters, plus compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other adapters this means you can recharge more than one device at once without needing to bring multiple power adapters on your Macanese trip or using up additional wall outlets. Because you are only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage while travelling. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets using only a single power outlet.

If you travel on a regular basis we suggest searching for this type of versatile power charger online. The travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Macau

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for visitors also wanting 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 visitors of counties with unreliable power grids. These power adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, 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 America going to Macau using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs. This gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Macau. [12] [AD]
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad Air in Macau?

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

Instructions showing you how to power your iPad Air with a Macanese power outlet with a USB Lightning Apple connector with a three pin Type G power charger.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPad Air from a Macanese power outlet you will need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this USB cable is usually supplied with the device).
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type G USB power adapter into the Macanese power outlet. You can recognise this power outlet by three holes with shutters forming a triangle shape.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB cable into the bottom of the power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad Air.
  4. Turn on the Macanese 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 completely recharge.
Charging the iPad Air from a Macanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

How to use a Type D power charger for charging your iPad Air from a Macanese power outlet

Instructions showing you how to power your iPad Air with a Macanese power outlet with a USB Lightning Apple connector with a three pin Type D power charger.

  1. To charge your iPad Air using the Macanese power outlet you'll need a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple usually include the cable when you buy the iPad Air.
  2. Firstly you'll need to plug the Type D USB power adapter into the power supply. You can recognise the wall supply by the 3 round holes forming a triangle shape.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB cable into the bottom of the power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad Air.
  4. Turn on the Macanese 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 completely recharge.
How to use a Type D power charger for charging your iPad Air from a Macanese power outlet

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad Air from a Macanese power outlet

Using an Apple USB Lightning connector and a Schuko Type F USB charger to recharge the iPad Air from a Macanese power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPad Air from the Macanese power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will usually include the cable when you buy your iPad Air).
  2. Begin by plugging the Type F USB power adapter into the Macanese power outlet. You can recognise the wall supply by the two circular holes 19 mm next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins sit along with two thin grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad Air.
  4. Turn on the Macanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the iPad Air screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Air is powering up which takes between one to four hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad Air from a Macanese power outlet

Powering the iPad Air with a Macanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

Using the USB Lightning Apple connector with a 3 pin Type M USB charger to recharge the iPad Air from a Macanese power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to your iPad Air from a Macanese power outlet you will need to use a Type M USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], the USB cable is normally supplied with your device by Apple.
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type M USB power adapter and plugging it into the Macanese power outlet. This wall outlet, technically called the Type M power outlet [10], can be identified by three circular holes forming a triangle configuration.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB charging cord into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad Air.
  4. Switch on the Macanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your tablet will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging taking around one-four hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPad Air with a Macanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia web page about Macau
  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 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, under 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, around 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, estimated price under C$20.
  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, priced at C$15-C$20.
  12. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, C$15-C$20.