Charging your iPad 2 from a power outlet in Syria

Instructions showing how to recharge your iPad 2 with a Syrian power outlet with the USB 30-pin Apple cable and a Type E power adapter, charging the iPad 2 using a two pin Type C power charger and recharging the iPad 2 using a Type L power adapter

Syrian power outlet

Varying different region codes and plugs can all lead to confusion when planning to stay in another country if you've never been there before. If planning a trip to Syria these instructions show charging the iPad 2 using the Type E, C or L Syrian 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. If visiting Syria from a different country please check that your iPad 2 can be charged using a 240v supply. If your iPad 2 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts make sure your iPad 2 is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from being damaged when charging it. If you intend to visit a place like Aleppo or Damascus we recommend reading the Syrian Wikipedia web page [1] for more details prior to visiting the location. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 2.

Charging the iPad 2 in Syria

Can you use the iPad 2 in Syria?

You can use the iPad 2 in Syria.

What is the best travel charger for the iPad 2 in Syria?

When travelling with more than your iPad 2 or visiting more than one country the best travel charger for Syria to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are three standards of wall outlets that Syrians use (types E, C and L) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the included heads. If your model of iPad 2 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these types of travel adapters along with support for more power demanding devices like tablets.

This will allow you to power more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack multiple power chargers on your Syrian trip. By only needing a single travel charger will also keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand luggage while travelling as well as being convenient for recharging your iPad 2 at an airport or on your flight. Because of their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones, tablets and speakers using just a single power outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of flexible travel adapter at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Syria

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Syria 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 best selling compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting Syria using type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just one 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Syria. [10] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for the iPad 2 in Syria?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad 2 from a Syrian power outlet

Using a 30-pin Apple connector with a two pin Type C power adapter to recharge your iPad 2 with a Syrian power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPad 2 from a Syrian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (typically already included with the iPad 2).
  2. First insert the Type C USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by two holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple cable into the bottom of the power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector is found at the bottom of the iPad 2.
  4. Turn on the Syrian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging which should take around 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad 2 from a Syrian power outlet

Powering the iPad 2 with a Syrian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

Instructions showing how to recharge your iPad 2 with a Syrian power outlet with the USB 30-pin Apple cable and a Type E power adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad 2 using a Syrian power outlet you'll need a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple should normally supply this USB cable with the iPad 2).
  2. Begin by inserting the Type E USB power adapter into the Syrian power outlet. This circular wall supply, sometimes called the Type E power outlet [6], can be identified by the two round adjacent holes for live and neutral along with one long metal earth pin protruding in the top to form a triangle shape.
  3. Connect one end of the USB cable into the mains power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector can be found at the base of the iPad 2.
  4. Turn on the Syrian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up and takes around one-four hours to recharge.
Powering the iPad 2 with a Syrian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

How to use a Type L power charger for recharging your iPad 2 from a Syrian power outlet

Using the USB 30-pin Apple cable and a Type L USB adapter to power the iPad 2 with a Syrian power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the iPad 2 from a Syrian power outlet you will need to use a Type L USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], typically already included with the iPad 2.
  2. Start by inserting the Type L USB power adapter into the wall supply. The flattened hexagon shaped plug supply, sometimes known as a Type L power outlet [8], can be recognised by three round adjecent holes in a line. Note that there are two variations of Type L plug supply rated for 10 and 16 amps. A 10 amp plug supply has 4mm thick pins that are spaced 5.5mm apart whilst a 16 amp version has larger 5mm pins spaced 8mm apart.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter 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 Syrian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad 2 is charging, typically taking between 1 to 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type L power charger for recharging your iPad 2 from a Syrian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Syrian Wikipedia web page
  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, costing 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, estimated price under C$15.
  6. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  7. Type E USB power adapter - There are two 4.8mm pins on Type E USB chargers which are placed 19mm apart and may include a hole for an earthing pin, costing under C$15.
  8. iec.ch - Type L power outlet
  9. Type L USB power adapter - Earthed Type L USB chargers comprise of three 4mm pins placed in parallel 5.5mm apart, 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, C$10-C$15.