How to charge the iPad from a power outlet in Malaysia

Using an Apple USB 30-pin cable with a Type G USB adapter to charge your iPad from a Malaysian power outlet.

Malaysian power outlet

Various voltages and region codes can all be daunting when planning to travel to another country, especially if you've never visited before. This guide was written to prepare people wanting to power the iPad when travelling abroad.If you're going to Malaysia this page has instructions showing how to charge your iPad using the standard 240 volt 50Hz Type G power outlet, the Malaysians will use a 13 amp plug for charging. You'll discover that most power supplies will change depending on which area you're taking a trip to so we recommend reading our WikiConnections world power connections guide where you'll find a full list showing charging devices in different destinations. When you are visiting Malaysia from a different country please ensure that the iPad can accept a 240v supply. If your iPad originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) double check your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional 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 have installed Apple iOS 5 or greater on the iPad.

Charging the iPad in Malaysia

Can you use the iPad in Malaysia?

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

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad in Malaysia?

When you are travelling with more than your iPad and visiting more than one country then the best international travel charger for Malaysia is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. As these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by changing the included plugs. If your model of iPad supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times with one of these types of USB travel chargers and additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices.

This means you can charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate power adapters or using up additional power outlets. Because you are only needing a single international travel charger will help keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage while travelling and suitable for charging your iPad at an airport or on a plane. Due to their flexibility these types of power chargers can be used back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers and using just a single plug socket.

For those travelling frequently we suggest buying this type of flexible travel adapter online. The travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Malaysia

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These travel converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Malaysia 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 most popular portable power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Malaysia using type B 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 from America using type B plugs. This offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with just one 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 perfect for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Malaysia. [6] [AD]
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad in Malaysia?

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

Instructions showing how to power your iPad from a Malaysian power outlet by using a USB 30 pin Apple connector with a Type G power charger.

  1. In order to power the iPad using a Malaysian 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 usually supply the USB cable when you purchase the iPad).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type G USB power adapter into the wall outlet. The plug outlet (technically known as the Type G power outlet [3]) can be identified by three vertical slots with plastic shutters in a triangle configuration for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the mains power charger 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 Malaysian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up which should take between 1-4 hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPad with a Malaysian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia entry about Malaysia
  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, C$10-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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, C$10-C$15.