How to charge your iPad from a power outlet in Myanmar

A page on how to recharge the iPad with a Myanmar power outlet with a USB 30-pin Apple connector and a 2 pinned Type C USB charger, how to charge the iPad using a three pin Type G USB adapter and how to charge the iPad using a three pin Type D USB adapter

Myanmar power outlet

Various voltages and region codes can all cause confusion when planning on travelling to a different country for the first time traveller. The following step by step guide will show what you'll need to charge the iPad when staying in Myanmar by using their G, C, D or F type Myanmar 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When you are visiting Myanmar from a different region please ensure that the iPad can accept a 240v supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure that the device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from over-heating when powering up. 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 are running Apple iOS 5 or greater on the iPad.

Charging the iPad in Myanmar

Can you use the iPad in Myanmar?

Yes, you can use the iPad in Myanmar by using the correct power convertor.

Myanmar

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad in Myanmar?

When travelling to multiple countries then the best international travel power adapter for Myanmar is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are four different standards of wall outlets that Myanmas use (types G, C, D and F) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for both types C and G. As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the supplied heads over. If your iPad is compatible with Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker charging times by using one of these types of USB travel chargers plus compatibility with more power hungry devices. Having a 4 port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate power adapters or using up additional wall outlets. By only bringing a single USB travel charger will also keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage whilst travelling and convenient for charging your iPad at an airport or on a plane. Because of their flexibility these types of chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones, tablets and speakers and using just a single plug socket.

For those travelling frequently we recommend buying a versatile travel adapter like this at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Myanmar

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Myanmar 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 compact power converter for travellers originating from America going to Myanmar.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs and gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Myanmar. [12]
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad in Myanmar?

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

Instructions showing how to charge the iPad with a Myanmar power outlet with a 30 pin Apple connector with a 3 pinned Type G power charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad using the Myanmar power outlet you'll need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple should typically include the USB cable when you first purchase your iPad.
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type G USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall outlet. This power outlet, technically known as a Type G power outlet [3], looks like 3 slots with plastic shutters forming a triangle configuration for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the 30 pin cord into the USB mains charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector is found at the base of the iPad.
  4. Turn on the Myanmar power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up which takes roughly 1-4 hours to fully recharge.
Powering the iPad with a Myanmar power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad from a Myanmar power outlet

A page on how to recharge the iPad with a Myanmar power outlet with a USB 30-pin Apple connector and a 2 pinned Type C USB charger.

  1. To supply power to your iPad from the Myanmar power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple will normally include the cable with your iPad.
  2. First you'll need to plug in the Type C USB power adapter into the wall outlet. You can recognise the power supply by two circular holes adjacent to each other where the two pins sit.
  3. Then connect one end of the cable into 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 Myanmar power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up, typically taking roughly one-four hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad from a Myanmar power outlet

Powering the iPad with a Myanmar power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Instructions showing how to charge the iPad with a Myanmar power outlet with a 30 pin Apple connector with a Type D power charger.

  1. In order to charge your iPad using a Myanmar power outlet you will need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - the cable is usually already included with your device by Apple.
  2. Begin by taking the Type D USB power adapter and inserting it into the power supply. This wall supply (sometimes called a Type D power outlet [8]) can be recognised by the three round holes in a triangle configuration for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple 30 pin USB cord into the USB mains 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 Myanmar power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up which typically takes between 1-4 hours to fully recharge.
Powering the iPad with a Myanmar power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Powering the iPad with a Myanmar power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Using a 30 pin cable with a Type F USB adapter to charge the iPad from a Myanmar power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the iPad using a Myanmar power outlet you'll need to use a Type F USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple should typically include the USB cable when you first purchase the iPad.
  2. Begin by taking the Type F USB power adapter and plugging it in the power outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by the two adjacent holes where the twin plug outlet pins go and two thin metal grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in 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 bottom of the iPad.
  4. Turn on the Myanmar 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 iPad is recharging and takes roughly one to four hours to recharge.
Powering the iPad with a Myanmar power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Myanmar 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, costing around 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, under C$15.
  6. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  7. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, estimated cost C$15-C$20.
  8. iec.ch - Type D power outlet
  9. Type D USB power adapter - The three pinned earthed Type D USB chargers have large rounded pins placed in a triangular shape, estimated cost C$15-C$20.
  10. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  11. 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, costs under C$20.
  12. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced under C$20.