How to charge the iPad when planning a trip to Hong Kong

Instructions showing how to power your iPad with a Hong Kong power outlet with an Apple USB 30-pin cable and a three pin Type G USB charger.

Hong Kong power outlet

Varying different combinations of standards and plugs can often cause confusion when planning to visit a different country, especially if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of common standards being used throughout the world this article shows exactly what to pick up in advance to power the iPad in Hong Kong. These instructions were written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPad when you are visiting Hong Kong.When you're visiting Hong Kong these instructions show how to power the iPad using a standard 220 volt 50Hz Type G power outlet, with the Hongkongese using 13 amp plugs for wall outlets. When travelling anywhere you'll find power sockets will change depending on which area you're taking a trip to so we recommend that you read the WikiConnections travel power connections page where you'll find a complete list of regions. When you are visiting Hong Kong from another region please ensure your iPad can be used with a 240 volt supply. If the iPad was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure the iPad is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating when charging it. This page details the original iPad first generation, visit the Apple category page for the latest range of Apple iPads. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 5 or greater on the iPad.

Charging the iPad in Hong Kong

Can the iPad be used in Hong Kong?

You can use the iPad in Hong Kong by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad in Hong Kong?

If travelling to more than one country the best international travel charger for Hong Kong is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the included heads over. If your iPad supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these types of USB travel chargers and additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel chargers this means you can power multiple devices at the same time without needing to bring individual power chargers. Because you are only needing to bring a single lightweight travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage as well as being convenient for recharging your iPad at the airport or on a plane. Because of their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones without using up an additional power outlet.

If you travel to different continents we recommend buying this type of flexible power adapter at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Hong Kong

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPad, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting regions with unstable power supplies. These travel adapters come supplied 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 most popular compact power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Hong Kong.
  • 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 from America using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with 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 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Hong Kong. [6] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad in Hong Kong?

How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPad from a Hong Kong power outlet

Instructions showing how to power your iPad with a Hong Kong power outlet by using an Apple USB 30-pin cable and a three pin Type G USB charger.

  1. In order to charge your iPad using a Hong Kong power outlet you'll need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (usually already included with your device by Apple).
  2. Begin by taking the Type G USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by 3 vertical rectangular slots with shutters forming a triangle configuration for live, neutral and earth pins.
  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. The iPad dock connector is found at the bottom of the iPad.
  4. Turn on the Hong Kong power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is charging, typically taking roughly 1-4 hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPad from a Hong Kong power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia page about Hong Kong
  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, estimated price under £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, costs around £5.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, under £15.