How to charge your iPad 4 from a power outlet in Qatar

Instructions showing how to recharge your iPad 4 from a Qatari power outlet by using the Apple Lightning cable and a three pin Type G USB adapter and charging the iPad 4 using a Type D power adapter.

Qatari power outlet

If you are packing for a vacation to Qatar it's helpful to know in advance if you can charge your common devices when you get to your hotel. By not knowing which wall socket is used you may bring the wrong power adaptor, leaving you needing to buy a suitable adaptor on arrival. Varying complicated standards and plugs can often cause confusion when planning on travelling to a different country especially for the first time traveller. This isn't as complex as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets used in the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power your iPad 4 in Qatar. If you are staying in Qatar these instructions show how to power the iPad 4 using their standard types G or D Qatari 240 volt 50Hz plug outlets, Type G plug outlets will be typically used by a majority of Qataris. When visiting Qatar from another country please check that your iPad 4 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If the iPad 4 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check that the iPad 4 is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from being damaged whilst powering it up. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 4.

Charging the iPad 4 in Qatar

Can the iPad 4 be used in Qatar?

You can use the iPad 4 in Qatar by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best power charger for the iPad 4 in Qatar?

When you are travelling with more than just your iPad 4 and visiting more than one country then the best international travel charger for Qatar is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Qataris use two different standards of plug sockets (G and D) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type G. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by changing the included plugs. If your model of iPad 4 can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times with one of these types of USB travel chargers and additional compatibility with more power demanding devices. This means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to buy seperate power adapters or using up additional power outlets. Because you are only needing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage while travelling and suitable for charging your iPad 4 at an airport or on a plane. Due to their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers without needing an additional plug socket.

For those travelling frequently we suggest buying this type of flexible travel adapter online. The travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Qatar

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 wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These travel converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover 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 portable power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Qatar.
  • 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 from the US using type B plugs. This offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with just one 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 Qatar. [8] [AD]
What is the best power charger for the iPad 4 in Qatar?

Powering the iPad 4 with a Qatari power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Instructions showing how to recharge your iPad 4 from a Qatari power outlet by using the Apple Lightning cable and a three pin Type G USB adapter.

  1. In order to power the iPad 4 using a Qatari power outlet you'll need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will usually supply the USB cable when you purchase the iPad 4).
  2. Start by taking the Type G USB power adapter and inserting it into the wall outlet. The plug outlet (technically known as the Type G power outlet [3]) can be identified by the three slots with plastic shutters in a triangle configuration for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Lightning charging cable into the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad 4.
  4. Turn on the Qatari power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad 4 is recharging which takes around one-four hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity. [AD]
Powering the iPad 4 with a Qatari power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from a Qatari power outlet

Using a Lightning cable with a Type D USB adapter to recharge your iPad 4 from a Qatari power outlet.

  1. To power the iPad 4 from the Qatari power outlet you will need a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], normally already supplied with the device.
  2. Insert the Type D USB power adapter in the Qatari power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by the 3 circular holes forming a triangular shape for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad 4.
  4. Switch on the Qatari power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad 4 will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging and takes between one to four hours to recharge to full capacity. [AD]
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from a Qatari power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Qatar 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.
  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.
  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.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters.