How to charge the iPad Air 2 from a power outlet in Bhutan

The WikiConnections page on how to recharge an iPad Air 2 with a Bhutanese power outlet by using the Lightning Apple cable with a 3 pinned Type D power charger, how to recharge an iPad Air 2 using a three pinned Type G USB adapter and how to recharge an iPad Air 2 using a two pinned Type C Europlug USB charger

Bhutanese power outlet

Different region codes and plug types can all be confusing when planning to travel to a different country especially for the first time traveller. The following step by step instructions tells you exactly how to power the iPad Air 2 when you are visiting Bhutan by using the standard types G, C, D, F or M 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. You'll discover that most power sockets are different regionally so please read our Wikiconnections global power sockets guide where you'll find a complete list showing regions and countries. If visiting Bhutan from a different region check your iPad Air 2 can accept a 240 volt supply. If the iPad Air 2 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) check that your device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from being damaged whilst powering it up. These instructions assume that you've downloaded Apple iOS 7 or greater on an iPad Air 2.

Charging an iPad Air 2 in Bhutan

Can the iPad Air 2 be used in Bhutan?

You can connect an iPad Air 2 to a Bhutanese power outlet.

What is the best power charger for an iPad Air 2 in Bhutan?

When you are travelling with more than just your iPad Air 2 then the best international travel charger for Bhutan is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [14]. Bhutanese use five different types of plug sockets (G, C, D, F and M) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for both types C and G.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the included heads over. If your model of iPad Air 2 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of power chargers plus additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other chargers this means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to buy multiple travel adapters or using up additional wall sockets. By only packing a single travel charger will help keep the size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage as well as being on hand for charging your iPad Air 2 at an airport or on the plane. Because of their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when you return home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple phones and tablets with only a single plug socket.

For those travelling frequently we recommend searching for this type of flexible power charger online. The power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [14] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Bhutan

The 4 port USB travel charger [14] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPad Air 2, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable power grids. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Bhutan 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 option for travellers originating from America visiting Bhutan using type B 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 a flexible 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Bhutan.
What is the best power charger for an iPad Air 2 in Bhutan?

Powering an iPad Air 2 with a Bhutanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using a USB Lightning Apple connector and a three pin Type G USB adapter to charge an iPad Air 2 from a Bhutanese power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the iPad Air 2 using a Bhutanese power outlet you will need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple normally include this cable when you first purchase your iPad Air 2.
  2. Insert the Type G USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can recognise the power supply by 3 vertical rectangular holes containing plastic shutters in a triangle configuration for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple cord into the power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Turn on the Bhutanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up which takes roughly 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering an iPad Air 2 with a Bhutanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Powering an iPad Air 2 with a Bhutanese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using a USB Lightning connector and a Europlug Type C USB adapter to charge an iPad Air 2 from a Bhutanese power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your iPad Air 2 using a Bhutanese power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple normally supply this cable with your iPad Air 2.
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter in the wall outlet. The plug outlet, sometimes called a Type C power outlet [6] or Europlug, is recognised by two circular adjacent holes next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins slide into.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB Lightning charging cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Switch on the Bhutanese 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 Air 2 is recharging taking roughly one to four hours to completely recharge.
Powering an iPad Air 2 with a Bhutanese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Powering an iPad Air 2 with a Bhutanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

The WikiConnections page on how to recharge an iPad Air 2 with a Bhutanese power outlet by using the Lightning Apple cable with a 3 pinned Type D power charger.

  1. In order to power your iPad Air 2 using a Bhutanese power outlet you will need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple will typically supply this cable with your iPad Air 2.
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type D USB power adapter in the Bhutanese power outlet. The plug outlet, sometimes called a Type D power outlet [8], can be recognised by the three round holes forming a triangular shape.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Turn on the Bhutanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your iPad Air 2 will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Air 2 is charging which takes around 60 to 240 minutes to recharge.
Powering an iPad Air 2 with a Bhutanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPad Air 2 from a Bhutanese power outlet

The Wiki Connections page on how to power your iPad Air 2 with a Bhutanese power outlet by using the Lightning Apple connector and a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB charger.

  1. To supply power to an iPad Air 2 using the Bhutanese power outlet you'll need to use a Type F USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (normally included with your iPad Air 2 by Apple).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type F USB power adapter in the Bhutanese power outlet. This round wall supply, sometimes known as the Type F power outlet [10] or Schuko outlet, can be recognised by two large circular adjacent holes next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins slide into and thin metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB Apple Lightning power cord into the power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Switch on the Bhutanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is charging and takes between 1-4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPad Air 2 from a Bhutanese power outlet

How to use a Type M power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from a Bhutanese power outlet

Using the Lightning Apple connector with a 3 pinned Type M USB charger to power your iPad Air 2 from a Bhutanese power outlet.

  1. To power the iPad Air 2 from the Bhutanese power outlet you'll need to buy a Type M USB power adapter [13] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (normally already supplied with the iPad Air 2 by Apple).
  2. Begin by inserting the Type M USB power adapter into the power outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by the 3 holes in a triangular pattern for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB Apple Lightning power cord into the USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Switch on the Bhutanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging and takes between 1 - 4 hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type M power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from a Bhutanese power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bhutan - Bhutanese Wiki page
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1595/en_US/ipad_user_guide.pdf - Official iPad user guide
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeG.htm - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply
  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. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  7. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  9. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet
  10. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  11. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet
  12. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeM.htm - Type M power outlet
  13. Type M USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type M mains power outlet
  14. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters