Charging the iPad 4 in Hong Kong

Instructions on how to charge the iPad 4 from a Hong Kong power outlet using a USB Lightning Apple connector with a Type G USB adapter.

Hong Kong power outlet

Complicated combinations of standards and plugs can all be daunting when planning to travel to another country especially to the first time traveller. However this isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of sockets used in the world this article tells you exactly what to pick up in advance to power the iPad 4 in Hong Kong. These instructions were specifically written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPad 4 abroad.This page contains a step by step guide which shows how to power your iPad 4 when you're travelling to Hong Kong using their standard 220 volt 50Hz Type G power outlet, the Hongkongers will use 13 amp plugs for power outlets. Most power sources will vary depending on which region you in therefore we recommend reading the WikiConnections global power supplies list where you'll find a full list showing powering devices in different regions and countries. When you are visiting Hong Kong from another region please make sure that your iPad 4 can accept a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts make sure your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from being damaged when powering up. If you intend to visit a city such as Kowloon we recommend reading the Wikipedia.org entry about Hong Kong [1] for more indepth information on the location. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 4.

Charging the iPad 4 in Hong Kong

Can you use the iPad 4 in Hong Kong?

Yes, you can connect the iPad 4 to a Hong Kong power outlet.

What is the best travel adapter for the iPad 4 in Hong Kong?

If you are travelling with more than just your iPad 4 the best travel power adapter for Hong Kong is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world just by changing the plugs over. If your iPad 4 is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these types of USB power chargers, and support for more power hungry devices. Unlike other travel adapters this means you can power more than one device at the same time without needing to buy seperate power adapters on your Hong Kong trip or occupying additional wall sockets. By only needing a single international travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage. Due to their space saving versatility these types of adapters can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple phones and tablets without using up an additional plug socket.

We suggest searching for this type of versatile power charger at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Hong Kong

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 4, however 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 is necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable power supplies. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Hong Kong and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from America visiting Hong Kong.
  • 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 North America using type B plugs and gives almost the same set of features 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 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 travel adapter for the iPad 4 in Hong Kong?

How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPad 4 from a Hong Kong power outlet

Instructions on how to charge the iPad 4 from a Hong Kong power outlet using a USB Lightning Apple connector with a Type G USB adapter.

  1. In order to power the iPad 4 using the Hong Kong power outlet you'll need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the cable is normally supplied with the device).
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type G USB power adapter in the power supply. This power outlet (technically known as a Type G power outlet [3]) looks like three holes forming a triangular shape for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad 4.
  4. Switch on the Hong Kong power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad 4 is charging, typically taking around 1-4 hours to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPad 4 from a Hong Kong power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia.org entry 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, £10-£15.
  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, costs around £10.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced at under £15.