How to charge your iPad from a power outlet in The Maldives

Instructions on how to recharge your iPad from a Maldivian power outlet with a USB 30 pin Apple connector and a three pinned Type J USB adapter, how to recharge the iPad using a Type G USB adapter and how to recharge the iPad using a three pin Type D USB adapter

Maldivian power outlet

If organizing a vacation to Maldives it's helpful to know if you can charge any electronics when you're there. By not knowing which power supply is used in Maldives you are likely to bring the wrong power charger, leaving you needing to borrow a suitable charger when you arrive. Varying different combinations of frequencies and region codes can all cause confusion when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never visited before. This isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what to pick up in advance to charge your iPad in Maldives. When planning a vacation to Maldives the following instructions show charging your iPad by using the standard types G, D, J, K or L Maldivian 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets, a majority of Maldivians normally use the Type G wall outlets. Power sources change from region to region therefore we suggest that you read the WikiConnections travel power sockets list for a full list showing destinations. When you are visiting Maldives from a different country double check your iPad can accept a 240 volt supply. If the iPad originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v double check your device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from being damaged 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 have installed Apple iOS 5 or greater on the iPad.

Charging the iPad in The Maldives

Can you use the iPad in The Maldives?

Yes, you can use the iPad in The Maldives.

The Maldives

What is the best travel charger for the iPad in Maldives?

If travelling to multiple countries the best travel power adapter for Maldives to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are five types of plug sockets that Maldivians use (types G, D, J, K and L) and using a power charger like this ensures that you are covered for type G. Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world just by changing the supplied heads over. If your iPad is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times with one of these power chargers and additional compatibility with more power hungry devices. Unlike other chargers this means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to buy multiple travel adapters or using up additional wall sockets. By only needing to pack a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling and convenient for charging your iPad at an airport or on a plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest buying a versatile travel charger similar to this at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for The Maldives

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both The Maldives 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 compact option for travellers originating from America visiting The Maldives.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at almost half 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting The Maldives. [14]
What is the best travel charger for the iPad in Maldives?

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

Using a USB 30-pin Apple connector and a Type G USB adapter to charge the iPad with a Maldivian power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the iPad from a Maldivian 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 usually already supplied with the iPad).
  2. Begin by inserting the Type G USB power adapter in the Maldivian power outlet. This wall supply, sometimes called a Type G power outlet [3], looks like three vertical rectangular slots in a triangle shape for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Connect one end of the Apple 30 pin USB cord into 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. Switch on the Maldivian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging which typically takes between one-four hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPad with a Maldivian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

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

Using a USB 30-pin Apple connector and a Type D USB adapter to charge the iPad with a Maldivian power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the iPad using the Maldivian power outlet you'll need to use a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple will typically supply this cable with your iPad.
  2. Insert the Type D USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by 3 holes in a triangular pattern for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Connect one end of the charging cord 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 Maldivian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging taking between one-four hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPad from a Maldivian power outlet

How to use a Type J power charger for charging your iPad from a Maldivian power outlet

Instructions on how to recharge your iPad from a Maldivian power outlet with a USB 30 pin Apple connector and a three pinned Type J USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to the iPad using a Maldivian power outlet you'll need to use a Type J USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple will typically supply this cable with your iPad.
  2. Firstly insert the Type J USB power adapter into the wall outlet. You can recognise the squashed hexagon shaped wall supply by three large round holes forming a flattened triangle configuration.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB power charger 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 Maldivian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is charging which takes around one to four hours to recharge.
How to use a Type J power charger for charging your iPad from a Maldivian power outlet

Powering the iPad with a Maldivian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type K USB adapter

Using a 30 pin Apple connector and a two pinned Type K USB adapter to recharge your iPad from a Maldivian power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the iPad from a Maldivian power outlet you will need a Type K USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple normally include the cable when you first purchase the iPad).
  2. Begin by inserting the Type K USB power adapter in the Maldivian power outlet. This wall supply, sometimes called a Type K power outlet [10], looks like three large holes forming an upside-down triangle configuration for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 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 base of the iPad.
  4. Switch on the Maldivian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging and takes between 1 - 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPad with a Maldivian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type K USB adapter

How to use a Type L power charger for recharging your iPad from a Maldivian power outlet

Using a USB 30-pin Apple connector and a Type L USB adapter to charge the iPad with a Maldivian power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your iPad from the Maldivian power outlet you'll need to use a Type L USB power adapter [13] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (normally included with your iPad by Apple).
  2. Plug in the Type L USB power adapter in the Maldivian power outlet. The flattened hexagon shaped plug outlet, sometimes called a Type L power outlet [12], can be recognised by the three large round holes in a line. Please note there are two different types of Type L plug outlet rated for 10 amps and 16 amps. A 10 amp version has 4mm thick round pins spaced 5.5mm apart and a 16 amp version has larger 5mm thick round pins that are spaced 8mm apart.
  3. Connect one end of the Apple 30 pin USB cord into 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. Switch on the Maldivian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging which typically takes between one-four hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type L power charger for recharging your iPad from a Maldivian power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia.org entry about Maldives
  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, estimated cost 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 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, around C$15.
  8. iec.ch - Type J power outlet
  9. 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.
  10. iec.ch - Type K power outlet
  11. Type K USB power adapter - There are three pins on a Type K USB charger comprising of two large rounded pins and a bottom semi-circular grounding pin, under C$20.
  12. iec.ch - Type L power outlet
  13. Type L USB power adapter - Earthed Type L USB chargers comprise of three 4mm pins placed in parallel 5.5mm apart, around C$15.
  14. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, under C$20.