How to charge the iPad Air when planning a trip to Myanmar

A step-by-step guide showing how to recharge your iPad Air from a Myanmar power outlet by using the Apple Lightning connector and a double pinned Europlug Type C power charger, recharging the iPad Air using a 3 pinned Type G power plug and charging the iPad Air using a Type D power charger

Myanmar power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of frequencies and standards can often lead to confusion when planning on staying in a foreign country for the first time traveller. This guide was written to assist people wanting to power the iPad Air when they are travelling to Myanmar.The following step-by-step guide will show you how to power the iPad Air when you're visiting Myanmar using their types G, C, D or F Myanmar 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If travelling to Myanmar from a different region double check the iPad Air can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure your device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from overheating whilst powering it up. If you are planning to visit a Myanmar city such as Yangon or Mandalay please read the wikipedia.org entry about Myanmar [1] for more information prior to the location. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Air.

Charging the iPad Air in Myanmar

Can you use the iPad Air in Myanmar?

Yes, you can use the iPad Air in Myanmar.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad Air in Myanmar?

If travelling to more than one country and bringing along more than just your iPad Air the best travel power adapter for Myanmar to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are four different types of plug sockets that Myanmas use (G, C, D and F) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for both types C and G. Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by changing the included plugs. If your model of iPad Air can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these types of USB power chargers along with additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Having a 4 port adapter will also allow you to recharge multiple devices at once without needing to buy multiple travel adapters for your trip. By only bringing a single USB travel charger will also keep the overall size down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage as well as being convenient for recharging your iPad Air at the airport or on a flight. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers without needing an additional plug socket.

For those travelling frequently we suggest buying this type of flexible travel adapter at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Myanmar

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPad Air, however for those 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 crucial for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 compact power adapter 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 travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This offers almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 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 Myanmar. [12] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad Air in Myanmar?

How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPad Air from a Myanmar power outlet

Using a USB Lightning Apple connector with a Type G power charger to charge the iPad Air with a Myanmar power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your iPad Air using a Myanmar power outlet you'll need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - this cable is normally included with the iPad Air.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type G USB power adapter in the power supply. You can recognise the plug supply by three vertical slots with shutters forming a triangle configuration for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Lightning charging cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad Air.
  4. Switch on the Myanmar power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up, typically taking roughly 1-4 hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPad Air from a Myanmar power outlet

Powering the iPad Air with a Myanmar power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using a USB Lightning Apple connector and a two pinned Type C power charger to charge the iPad Air from a Myanmar power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPad Air using the Myanmar power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple typically supply this USB cable when you buy the iPad Air.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by 2 round holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Apple Lightning power cord into the mains USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad Air.
  4. Switch on the Myanmar power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up which takes between 1-4 hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPad Air with a Myanmar power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Charging the iPad Air from a Myanmar power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Using a Lightning Apple cable with a Type D power adapter to charge the iPad Air from a Myanmar power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your iPad Air using a Myanmar power outlet you'll need to use a Type D USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - this cable is normally supplied with the iPad Air.
  2. Begin by taking the Type D USB power adapter and plugging it in the power supply. This power outlet, technically known as a Type D power outlet [8], looks like three round holes in a triangle shape for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Apple Lightning power cord into the bottom of the mains USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad Air.
  4. Switch on the Myanmar 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.
Charging the iPad Air from a Myanmar power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

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

Using an Apple Lightning connector and a two pinned Schuko Type F power charger to recharge the iPad Air with a Myanmar power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad Air from a Myanmar power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (normally supplied with the iPad Air).
  2. First plug the Type F USB power adapter in the Myanmar power outlet. The round power outlet (called the Type F power outlet [10] or Schuko outlet) can be recognised by the two 4.8mm holes 19 mm next to each other, plus a pair of metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Apple Lightning charging cord into the mains USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad Air.
  4. Switch on the Myanmar power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up, typically taking roughly 1-4 hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad Air from a Myanmar power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia.org entry about Myanmar
  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, costs under C$15.
  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, priced C$20-C$25.
  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, under C$15.
  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, C$10-C$15.
  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, priced under C$15.
  12. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, under C$15.