How to charge the iPad 3 from a power outlet in Qatar

A guide on how to power your iPad 3 from a Qatari power outlet by using the 30 pin Apple connector with a 3 pinned Type G USB charger and charging the iPad 3 using a Type D power plug.

Qatari power outlet

Differing combinations of region codes and plugs can often be daunting when planning on visiting another country, especially if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of sockets being used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power the iPad 3 in Qatar. If you're visiting Qatar this page contains useful instructions showing you how to supply power to your iPad 3 using their Type G or D Qatari 240 volt 50Hz wall outlets, please note that Type G plug outlets are used by most Qataris. Most power supplies will change regionally so we recommend that you read our Wikiconnections global power sockets guide where you'll find a complete list showing regions and countries. If travelling to Qatar from another region double check your iPad 3 can be used with a 240v supply. If your iPad 3 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure the device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from being damaged during charging. If you are planning on taking a trip to places such as Doha or Al Khor please read the Qatari Wiki page [1] for further details prior to the location. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 3.

Charging the iPad 3 in Qatar

Can the iPad 3 be used in Qatar?

You can connect the iPad 3 to a Qatari power outlet.

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What is the best power charger for the iPad 3 in Qatar?

If travelling to multiple countries the best international travel power adapter for Qatar to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two types of wall outlets in Qatar (types G and D) and using a power charger like this ensures that you are covered for type G. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the supplied heads. If your iPad 3 is compatible with Fast Charge (note not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these power chargers, along with additional compatibility with more power demanding devices. This means you can power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy multiple travel adapters or using up additional wall sockets. By only packing a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling as well as being on hand for charging your iPad 3 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 travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones, tablets and speakers without using up an additional wall outlet.

We suggest searching for 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 different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Qatar

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 the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Qatar 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 adapter for travellers originating from America visiting Qatar using type B American plug sockets.
  • 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 for 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 Qatar. [8]
What is the best power charger for the iPad 3 in Qatar?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from a Qatari power outlet

A guide on how to power your iPad 3 from a Qatari power outlet by using the 30 pin Apple connector with a 3 pinned Type G USB charger.

  1. If you want to power the iPad 3 from the Qatari power outlet you'll need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (normally supplied with the iPad 3 by Apple).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type G USB power adapter in the Qatari power outlet. You can recognise this wall supply by 3 vertical rectangular holes containing plastic shutters in a triangle configuration for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 3. The iPad 3 dock connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad 3.
  4. Turn on the Qatari power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad 3 will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up, typically taking around 60-240 minutes to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from a Qatari power outlet

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

A guide on how to power your iPad 3 from a Qatari power outlet by using the 30 pin Apple connector with a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter.

  1. In order to power your iPad 3 using a Qatari power outlet you will need a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - the USB cable is usually already supplied with the iPad 3.
  2. Begin by taking the Type D USB power adapter and inserting it into the power supply. This wall supply, sometimes known as the Type D power outlet [6], looks like three circular holes in a triangle configuration for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 3. The iPad 3 dock connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad 3.
  4. Turn on the Qatari power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad 3 will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up, typically taking around 60-240 minutes to recharge.
Powering the iPad 3 with a Qatari power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Qatari Wiki 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, 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 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, priced at C$15-C$20.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, under C$20.