How to charge the iPad 3 when planning a trip to Oman

A guide on how to recharge the iPad 3 with an Omani power outlet with the USB 30-pin Apple connector and a Type G power adapter and recharging the iPad 3 using a two pin Type C USB plug.

Omani power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of standards and plugs can all be daunting when planning to travel to another country, especially if you've never visited before. When you are staying in Oman this page has useful instructions showing powering your iPad 3 by using the G or C type Omani 240 volt 50Hz wall outlets, you'll find a majority of Omanis will normally use Type G plug outlets. Most power sources vary regionally therefore please read our Wiki Connections global power sockets guide for a complete list of regions and countries. When you are visiting Oman from a different region please ensure your iPad 3 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If the iPad 3 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v ensure the device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from overheating whilst powering it. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 3.

Charging the iPad 3 in Oman

Can the iPad 3 be used in Oman?

You can use the iPad 3 in Oman by using the correct power convertor.

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What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad 3 in Oman?

If travelling to more than one country then the best international travel charger for Oman to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different standards of wall outlets that Omanis use (G and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for both types C and G. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the supplied heads. If your type of iPad 3 can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker charging times by using one of these types of power adapters, and support for more power hungry devices. Having a 4 port adapter will allow you to recharge multiple devices at once without needing to buy multiple travel chargers or using up additional wall outlets. Because you are only needing to bring a single lightweight travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage as well as being suitable for recharging your iPad 3 at an airport or on a plane. Due to their versatility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones using just a single plug socket.

We suggest searching for a multipurpose travel adapter similar to this online. The travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Oman

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 3, 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 for visitors of regions with unreliable power supplies. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Oman 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 portable option for travellers originating from North America going to Oman using type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and offers almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half the 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Oman. [8]
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad 3 in Oman?

Powering the iPad 3 with an Omani power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using a USB 30 pin connector and a Type G power charger to charge the iPad 3 from an Omani power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad 3 from the Omani power outlet you will need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple will usually supply the USB cable when you first purchase your iPad 3).
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type G USB power adapter into the Omani power outlet. The wall supply, technically known as the Type G power outlet [3], looks like three holes forming a triangular shape for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple 30 pin USB cord into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 3. The iPad 3 dock connector is found at the base of the iPad 3.
  4. Turn on the Omani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad 3 is charging, typically taking roughly 1-4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad 3 with an Omani power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Powering the iPad 3 with an Omani power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using a USB 30 pin connector and a 2 pinned Type C power charger to charge the iPad 3 from an Omani power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPad 3 using the Omani power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple typically supply this USB cable when you purchase your iPad 3).
  2. Start by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it in the Omani power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by 2 circular holes adjacent to each other where the two plug outlet pins go.
  3. Then connect one end of the 30 pin cord into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 3. The iPad 3 dock connector is found at the base of the iPad 3.
  4. Turn on the Omani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad 3 is charging, typically taking roughly 1-4 hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPad 3 with an Omani power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Oman 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, costing 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, estimated price under C$15.
  6. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  7. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, under 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.