How to charge your iPad 2 from a power outlet in Sri Lanka

Instructions showing how to recharge your iPad 2 from a Sri Lankan power outlet with the 30 pin Apple cable with a Type D power charger, how to recharge the iPad 2 using a three pinned Type G USB charger and charging the iPad 2 using a Type M power plug

Sri Lankan power outlet

If organizing a holiday it can be useful to know in advance if you'll be able to use all your common electrical devices when you're there. Without knowing which power socket is being used in Sri Lanka you may bring the wrong adaptor, therefore having to borrow a potentially overpriced adaptor when you get there. Varying different combinations of voltages and plug types can all be confusing when planning to travel to another country, especially if you've never been there before. This guide was specifically written to prevent visitors needing to worry if they'll be able to power the iPad 2 when they're travelling abroad.This guide shows exactly how to power the iPad 2 when you are in Sri Lanka by using their G, D or M type 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets, a majority of Sri Lankans use Type G wall outlets. You will find power sockets will vary from region to region so we suggest reading the Asia and power supplies page for a complete list of countries. If travelling to Sri Lanka from another region check your iPad 2 can accept a 240 volt supply. If the iPad 2 came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from overheating when charging it. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 2.

Charging the iPad 2 in Sri Lanka

Can you use the iPad 2 in Sri Lanka?

Yes, you can use the iPad 2 in Sri Lanka by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best power charger for the iPad 2 in Sri Lanka?

When you are travelling with more than just your iPad 2 the best travel charger for Sri Lanka to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are three types of plug sockets in Sri Lanka (G, D and M) and using a travel charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type G.

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins 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 2 is compatible with Fast Charge (note not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times with one of these USB travel adapters, and support for certain power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel chargers having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring multiple travel chargers for your Sri Lankan trip. Because you are only packing a single international USB travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage whilst travelling and on hand for charging your iPad 2 at an airport or on a plane. Because of their flexibility these types of adapters can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers without needing an additional wall outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of versatile travel charger online. The power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Sri Lanka

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 wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Sri Lanka and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK 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 Sri Lanka using 3 pin type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half the 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 Sri Lanka. [10] [AD]
What is the best power charger for the iPad 2 in Sri Lanka?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad 2 from a Sri Lankan power outlet

Using a 30 pin cable with a Type G power adapter to charge the iPad 2 with a Sri Lankan power outlet.

  1. To power the iPad 2 from the Sri Lankan power outlet you'll need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], this cable is typically included with your iPad 2 by Apple.
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type G USB power adapter in the Sri Lankan power outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by the 3 holes containing plastic shutters in a triangle configuration for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the 30 pin cord into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector is found at the base of the iPad 2.
  4. Switch on the Sri Lankan 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 2 is charging, typically taking around 60-240 minutes to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad 2 from a Sri Lankan power outlet

How to use a Type D power charger for charging your iPad 2 from a Sri Lankan power outlet

Instructions showing how to recharge your iPad 2 from a Sri Lankan power outlet with the 30 pin Apple cable with a Type D power charger.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad 2 from a Sri Lankan power outlet you will need a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple will normally include the USB cable when you first purchase the iPad 2.
  2. Begin by taking the Type D USB power adapter and plugging it into the Sri Lankan power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by 3 circular holes forming a triangular pattern.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad 2.
  4. Switch on the Sri Lankan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging and takes between 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type D power charger for charging your iPad 2 from a Sri Lankan power outlet

How to use a Type M power charger for recharging your iPad 2 from a Sri Lankan power outlet

Using a USB 30-pin Apple connector and a three pinned Type M USB adapter to recharge your iPad 2 from a Sri Lankan power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your iPad 2 from the Sri Lankan power outlet you'll need to buy a Type M USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple normally include this cable with your iPad 2).
  2. Insert the Type M USB power adapter in the Sri Lankan power outlet. The plug outlet, sometimes called a Type M power outlet [8], looks like 3 holes in a triangular pattern.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad 2.
  4. Turn on the Sri Lankan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad 2 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up which typically takes between 1-4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type M power charger for recharging your iPad 2 from a Sri Lankan power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Sri Lanka 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, under 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, C$10-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, under C$15.
  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, priced at under C$25.
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, under C$15.