How to charge your iPad Air from a power outlet in Bhutan

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge the iPad Air from a Bhutanese power outlet with a Lightning Apple connector with a 2 pinned Type C power charger, how to recharge the iPad Air using a three pinned Type G USB charger and how to recharge the iPad Air using a three pinned Type D USB charger

Bhutanese power outlet

Varying different combinations of voltages and plug types can often be confusing when planning to stay in another country, especially if you've never visited before. This isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of standards used in the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power the iPad Air in Bhutan. When going to Bhutan this page has instructions showing how to power the iPad Air using their types G, C, D, F or M Bhutanese 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. You'll discover most power sockets will change from country to country therefore please read the Wiki Connections travel power sockets guide for a full list showing powering devices in different destinations. If visiting Bhutan from a different country double check the iPad Air can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v make sure the iPad Air is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from being damaged during charging. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Air.

Charging the iPad Air in Bhutan

Can the iPad Air be used in Bhutan?

You can connect the iPad Air to a Bhutanese power outlet.

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

When you are travelling to multiple countries the best international travel power adapter for Bhutan is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [14]. There are five different standards of wall outlets that Bhutanese use (types G, C, D, F and M) and using a power charger like this ensures that you are covered for both types C and G.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by changing the supplied heads. If your iPad Air supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these types of power chargers, along with additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices.

Unlike other travel adapters having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices at the same time without needing to bring multiple power chargers for your trip. Only needing to pack a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage and suitable for recharging your iPad Air at an airport or on a flight. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of adapters can be used back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers and using just a single plug socket.

For those travelling frequently we recommend buying a versatile travel adapter similar to this online, the multipurpose power charger illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [14] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Bhutan

The 4 port USB travel charger [14] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, but for those 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 is necessary when visiting counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting Bhutan using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly 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 offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a generous 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 Bhutan.
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad Air in Bhutan?

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

Instructions showing how to power your iPad Air from a Bhutanese power outlet by using a Lightning cable with a Type G power adapter.

  1. If you want to power the iPad Air using the Bhutanese power outlet you'll need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (normally already supplied with the iPad Air).
  2. Insert the Type G USB power adapter in the Bhutanese power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by three vertical rectangular slots containing shutters forming a triangular shape.
  3. Connect one end of the USB Apple Lightning power cord into the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad Air.
  4. Turn on the Bhutanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPad Air screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging and takes between 1-4 hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPad Air with a Bhutanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

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

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge the iPad Air from a Bhutanese power outlet with a Lightning Apple connector with a 2 pinned Type C power charger.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad Air from a Bhutanese power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - the cable is usually already included with your device by Apple.
  2. Begin by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it into the wall outlet. You can recognise the power supply by two circular holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Then connect one end of the power cable into the bottom of the mains USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad Air.
  4. Turn 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 Air is recharging taking roughly 60 to 240 minutes to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Air from a Bhutanese power outlet

How to use a Type D power charger for charging your iPad Air from a Bhutanese power outlet

Instructions showing how to recharge your iPad Air from a Bhutanese power outlet using a Lightning cable with a Type D power adapter.

  1. In order to charge the iPad Air 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 should typically include the USB cable when you first purchase the iPad Air.
  2. First plug in the Type D USB power adapter into the wall outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by 3 circular holes forming a triangular pattern.
  3. Connect one end of the Apple Lightning power cord into the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad Air.
  4. Turn on the Bhutanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPad Air screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging taking between 1-4 hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type D power charger for charging your iPad Air from a Bhutanese power outlet

Powering the iPad Air with a Bhutanese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Using a Lightning cable with a Schuko Type F USB adapter to charge your iPad Air from a Bhutanese power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPad Air using a Bhutanese power outlet you'll need to use a Type F USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (normally supplied with the iPad Air).
  2. Insert the Type F USB power adapter in the Bhutanese power outlet. The sunken round wall supply, sometimes known as the Schuko outlet or Type F power outlet [10], can be recognised by the two large round holes 19 mm apart from each other where the twin plug outlet pins go along with thin metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in the USB 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 Air. The iPad Air lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad Air.
  4. Switch on the Bhutanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is charging, typically taking around one-four hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPad Air with a Bhutanese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

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

A step by step guide showing you how to charge the iPad Air from a Bhutanese power outlet with a Lightning Apple connector and a 3 pinned Type M power charger.

  1. To supply power to your iPad Air 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] (usually already supplied with your device).
  2. Start by taking the Type M USB power adapter and inserting it into the Bhutanese power outlet. This wall supply (sometimes called a Type M power outlet [12]) can be recognised by the three holes in a triangle pattern.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad Air.
  4. Switch on the Bhutanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up, typically taking roughly one-four hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type M power charger for charging your iPad Air from a Bhutanese power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bhutan - Bhutan entry on wikipedia.org
  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. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters