How to charge the iPad 2 in The Philippines

The Wiki Connections page on how to power your iPad 2 from a Filipino power outlet using a USB 30 pin Apple connector and a Type B USB adapter, charging the iPad 2 using a 2 pinned Type A power plug and recharging the iPad 2 using a Type C power plug

Filipino power outlet

Complicated region codes and plug types can all cause confusion when planning on visiting a foreign country if you've never visited before. The following simple guide will show you what you'll need to supply power to your iPad 2 when you are visiting The Philippines by using the standard types C, A or B Filipino 220 volt 60Hz plug outlets, please note that Type C plug outlets are used by most Filipinas. You will find that most power sockets are different from country to country therefore please read the Wiki Connections travel power connections list for a full list showing regions. If travelling to The Philippines from another country please check that your iPad 2 can be used with a 240v supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure the iPad 2 is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from overheating when charging it. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 2.

Charging the iPad 2 in The Philippines

Can the iPad 2 be used in The Philippines?

You can connect the iPad 2 to a Filipino power outlet by using a power convertor.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad 2 in The Philippines?

When you are travelling with more than just your iPad 2 then the best international travel power adapter for The Philippines to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. There are three types of plug sockets that Filipinas use (types C, A and B) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for both types A and C. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the plugs. If your model of iPad 2 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power demanding devices. Unlike other chargers this will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power chargers for your trip to The Philippines or occupying additional power outlets. Only bringing a single travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage as well as being on hand for charging your iPad 2 at an airport or on a plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used when you return home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones with only a single plug socket.

For those travelling on a regular basis we recommend searching for a multipurpose power charger similar to this at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for The Philippines

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPad 2, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international 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 The Philippines.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting The Philippines.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad 2 in The Philippines?

Charging the iPad 2 from a Filipino power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

Using an Apple 30 pin cable with a Type A power charger to power your iPad 2 from a Filipino power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the iPad 2 from the Filipino power outlet you'll need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple should usually supply this USB cable with your iPad 2).
  2. Plug in the Type A USB power adapter in the wall outlet. The plug outlet (sometimes called a Type A power outlet [3]) can be identified by two thin slots next to each other where the two blades sit. Be aware power cables with type A outlets which are rated at 125 V should not be used so we suggest checking first.
  3. Connect one end of the power cord into the 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. Turn on the Filipino power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad 2 will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up, typically taking around one to four hours to recharge.
Charging the iPad 2 from a Filipino power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPad 2 from a Filipino power outlet

Learn how to power your iPad 2 from a Filipino power outlet with a USB 30-pin connector and a Type B power charger.

  1. If you want to power the iPad 2 from the Filipino power outlet you'll need to use a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple should usually supply this cable with your iPad 2).
  2. Plug the Type B USB power adapter into the wall outlet. This wall supply, technically known as the Type B power outlet [6], can be identified by two thin slots adjacent to each other with a single semicircle shaped hole below for the ground pin. Please be aware power cords used with type B plugs which are rated at less that 240 V should not be used in The Philippines so please check prior to proceeding.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of 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 Filipino 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 tablet is powering up which should take roughly 60-240 minutes to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPad 2 from a Filipino power outlet

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

Learn how to power your iPad 2 from a Filipino power outlet with a USB 30-pin connector and a Type C power charger.

  1. In order to power your iPad 2 using a Filipino power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple will typically supply this cable when you first purchase the iPad 2.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the Filipino power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by 2 adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of 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 Filipino 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 tablet is powering up which should take roughly 60-240 minutes to recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad 2 with a Filipino power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philippines - Filipino country entry on Wikipedia.org
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1683/en_US/ipad_ios7_user_guide.pdf - Official iPad user guide
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeA.htm - Type A power outlet
  4. Type A USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type A mains power outlet
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music
  6. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeB.htm - Type B power outlet
  7. Type B USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type B mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  9. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters