Charging the iPad 2 when staying in The Maldives

Instructions showing how to power the iPad 2 with a Maldivian power outlet with the Apple 30-pin connector with a Type G USB charger, how to charge the iPad 2 using a Type D USB adapter and how to power the iPad 2 using a Type J power adapter

Maldivian power outlet

Various combinations of voltages and plug types can often lead to confusion when planning to stay in another country especially to the first time traveller. This guide has been specifically written to prepare people wanting to power their iPad 2 when they're staying in Maldives.This page has instructions demonstrating exactly what you'll need to power the iPad 2 when you're travelling to Maldives using their standard Type G, D, J, K or L 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets, please be aware Type G plug outlets are normally used by a majority of Maldivians. If you are visiting Maldives from a different region please double check your iPad 2 can be charged using a 240v supply. If your iPad 2 came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from over-heating when charging it. If you intend on visiting a Maldivian place such as Mal' please refer to the Maldivian Wikipedia web page [1] for more details. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 2.

Charging the iPad 2 in The Maldives

Can the iPad 2 be used in The Maldives?

Yes, you can use the iPad 2 in The Maldives.

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad 2 in Maldives?

When travelling to multiple countries or bringing more than just your iPad 2 then the best international travel charger for Maldives to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Maldivians use five different types of power outlets (G, D, J, K and L) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type G.

Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by changing the supplied plugs. If your iPad 2 is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these USB power chargers, and compatibility with more power demanding devices.

Unlike other chargers having a 4 port charger means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to pack multiple power chargers on your Maldivian trip or occupying additional wall sockets. Only packing a single USB travel charger will also keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage and convenient for charging your iPad 2 at the airport or on the plane. Due to their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets using just a single wall outlet.

If you travel to different countries we suggest buying this type of versatile travel charger at an electronics retailer, the travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign 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 using USB, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting The Maldives using 3 pinned 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 originating from the US using type B plugs. This offers the same set of features as 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 a generous 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 The Maldives. [14] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad 2 in Maldives?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad 2 from a Maldivian power outlet

Instructions showing how to power the iPad 2 with a Maldivian power outlet with the Apple 30-pin connector with a Type G USB charger.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad 2 using the Maldivian power outlet you will need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple usually include the cable when you buy the iPad 2).
  2. Firstly plug the Type G USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by the 3 vertical slots forming a triangular configuration.
  3. Connect one end of the cord into the bottom of the mains power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector can be found at the base of the iPad 2.
  4. Switch on the Maldivian 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 tablet is recharging which typically takes around one-four hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad 2 from a Maldivian power outlet

Charging the iPad 2 from a Maldivian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Instructions showing how to recharge your iPad 2 with a Maldivian power outlet with a 30 pin connector and a Type D USB adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPad 2 from a Maldivian power outlet you will need to use a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple should typically include this cable when you purchase your iPad 2).
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type D USB power adapter into the Maldivian power outlet. You can recognise this power outlet by three holes in a triangular shape for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple 30 pin cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad 2.
  4. Switch on the Maldivian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging and takes roughly 1 to 4 hours to recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPad 2 from a Maldivian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Charging the iPad 2 from a Maldivian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type J USB adapter

Instructions showing how to charge your iPad 2 with a Maldivian power outlet with a 30 pin cable and a Type J power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPad 2 from a Maldivian power outlet you will need to use a Type J USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (the USB cable is typically supplied with the device).
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type J USB power adapter into the Maldivian power outlet. This hexagon shaped power supply (sometimes known as a Type J power outlet [8]) looks like 3 round holes forming a triangular pattern for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the charging cable into 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. Switch on the Maldivian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up and takes roughly 1 to 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPad 2 from a Maldivian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type J USB adapter

Charging the iPad 2 from a Maldivian power outlet by using a two pinned Type K USB adapter

Using the Apple 30-pin connector with a Type K USB charger to power the iPad 2 with a Maldivian power outlet.

  1. To charge the iPad 2 using the Maldivian power outlet you'll need a Type K USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple usually supply the cable with the iPad 2.
  2. Insert the Type K USB power adapter into the wall supply. This plug supply (known as the Type K power outlet [10]) looks like 3 large holes forming an inverted triangle pattern with the bottom hole being in a semicircular shape.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB 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 Maldivian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the iPad 2 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad 2 is charging, typically taking between 60-240 minutes to fully recharge.
Charging the iPad 2 from a Maldivian power outlet by using a two pinned Type K USB adapter

How to use a Type L power charger for recharging your iPad 2 from a Maldivian power outlet

Using a 30 pin cable and a Type L power adapter to power your iPad 2 with a Maldivian power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPad 2 from the Maldivian power outlet you will need to buy a Type L USB power adapter [13] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple should usually include this cable when you buy your iPad 2).
  2. Begin by inserting the Type L USB power adapter into the Maldivian power outlet. The hexagon shaped plug supply (known as the Type L power outlet [12]) looks like three circular adjecent holes in a line. There are two different types of Type L wall outlet rated for 10 and 16 amps. A 10 amp plug outlet has 4mm thick round pins which are spaced 5.5mm apart, and a 16 amp version has slightly larger 5mm round pins spaced 8mm apart.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector can be found at the base of the iPad 2.
  4. Turn on the Maldivian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPad 2 will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging, typically taking roughly 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
How to use a Type L power charger for recharging your iPad 2 from a Maldivian power outlet

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  1. Wikipedia - Maldivian Wikipedia web 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, 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. 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, under 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, costing C$15-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$10.
  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, costing under C$20.
  14. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, under C$15.