Charging the iPad 4 when planning a trip to Nepal

A page showing how to charge your iPad 4 with a Nepali power outlet using a Lightning connector with a Type C Europlug power adapter, recharging the iPad 4 using a 3 pin Type D power charger and recharging the iPad 4 using a 3 pin Type M power charger

Nepali power outlet

Differing combinations of frequencies and standards can all be daunting when planning to stay in a foreign country especially if you've never been there before. These instructions have been specifically written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPad 4 when you're travelling abroad.When you're staying in Nepal these useful instructions show powering the iPad 4 by using their standard Type D, C or M Nepali 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. When visiting Nepal from a different region please check that the iPad 4 can accept a 240 volt supply. If your iPad 4 was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) check that the device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from overloading whilst powering it. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 4.

Charging the iPad 4 in Nepal

Can you use the iPad 4 in Nepal?

You can use the iPad 4 in Nepal by using a power adaptor.

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What is the best power adapter for the iPad 4 in Nepal?

When travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your iPad 4 then the best travel charger for Nepal to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Nepalese use three different types of power outlets (types D, C and M) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the heads. If your iPad 4 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers, plus additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers this will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers. By only bringing a single international travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling as well as being suitable for charging your iPad 4 at the airport or on your flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers without using up an additional plug socket.

We recommend buying an adaptable travel charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Nepal

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 4, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Nepal.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This gives almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with 1 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 more flexible 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 Nepal. [10]
What is the best power adapter for the iPad 4 in Nepal?

Powering the iPad 4 with a Nepali power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a 2 pin Type C USB charger to charge your iPad 4 with a Nepali power outlet.

  1. To charge the iPad 4 from a Nepali power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - this USB cable is normally already included with the device by Apple.
  2. Start by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the two holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad 4.
  4. Switch on the Nepali power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the tablet will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad 4 is powering up and takes around 1-4 hours to recharge.
Powering the iPad 4 with a Nepali power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type D power charger for charging your iPad 4 from a Nepali power outlet

Using a Lightning connector with a Type D USB charger to recharge your iPad 4 with a Nepali power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your iPad 4 using the Nepali power outlet you will need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will typically supply the cable with the iPad 4).
  2. Plug the Type D USB power adapter into the Nepali power outlet. You can recognise this power supply by the three circular holes forming a triangle shape.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Apple Lightning power cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad 4.
  4. Turn on the Nepali power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is charging which should take roughly one-four hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type D power charger for charging your iPad 4 from a Nepali power outlet

Charging the iPad 4 from a Nepali power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

Using a Lightning connector with a Type M USB charger to recharge your iPad 4 with a Nepali power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your iPad 4 from a Nepali power outlet you'll need to buy a Type M USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - this USB cable is typically already included with the device by Apple.
  2. Start by taking the Type M USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. The power outlet (sometimes called the Type M power outlet [8]) can be recognised by 3 large circular holes forming a triangle shape.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Apple Lightning power cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad 4.
  4. Turn on the Nepali power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is charging which should take roughly one-four hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPad 4 from a Nepali power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia entry about Nepal
  2. Apple - official iPad user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, under C$20.
  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 under 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, costs under C$20.
  8. iec.ch - Type M power outlet
  9. Type M USB power adapter - South African Type M USB chargers have three large circular pins in a triangular shape with the top earthed pin longer and larger in diameter, under C$20.
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costing under C$20.