How to charge an iPad Air 2 when planning a trip to Kuwait

Instructions showing how to power your iPad Air 2 with a Kuwaiti power outlet with a USB Lightning cable with a three pin Type G USB charger and charging an iPad Air 2 using a Type C Europlug USB plug.

Kuwaiti power outlet

Various frequencies and region codes can often lead to confusion when planning on visiting a different country, especially if you've never visited before. These guidelines were specifically written to help prepare travellers wanting to power the iPad Air 2 when they're going to Kuwait.When visiting Kuwait these instructions show how to power your iPad Air 2 using the standard G or C type 240 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If travelling to Kuwait from another region double check the iPad Air 2 can be charged using a 240v supply. If your iPad Air 2 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) check your iPad Air 2 is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from overloading when charging it. If you're planning to visit a city like Kuwait City we recommend reading the wikipedia web page about Kuwait [1] for more indepth information. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on an iPad Air 2.

Charging an iPad Air 2 in Kuwait

Can the iPad Air 2 be used in Kuwait?

Yes, you can use an iPad Air 2 in Kuwait by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best power adapter for recharging an iPad Air 2 in Kuwait?

When travelling to more than one country then the best international travel charger for Kuwait to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Kuwaitis use two different standards of power outlets (G and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for both types C and G. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world just by changing the included plugs over. If your model of iPad Air 2 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these USB travel chargers along with additional support for certain power hungry devices like tablets.

This means you can recharge more than one device at once without needing to pack multiple travel chargers for your trip to Kuwait or using up additional wall outlets. Because you are only needing to bring a single lightweight travel charger will 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 travel adapters can be used when you return home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers without using up an additional power outlet.

If you travel to different continents we recommend buying this type of flexible travel adapter at an electronics retailer, the power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Kuwait

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 Air 2, 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 unstable power supplies. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Kuwait and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting Kuwait.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also 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. 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 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Kuwait. [8] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for recharging an iPad Air 2 in Kuwait?

How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPad Air 2 from a Kuwaiti power outlet

Using a Lightning connector and a 3 pinned Type G power charger to charge an iPad Air 2 from a Kuwaiti power outlet.

  1. To power the iPad Air 2 from a Kuwaiti power outlet you will need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (typically already supplied with your device by Apple).
  2. Start by taking the Type G USB power adapter and inserting it in the Kuwaiti power outlet. The wall supply, technically known as a Type G power outlet [3], can be identified by 3 rectangular holes containing shutters forming a triangle configuration for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB 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. Switch on the Kuwaiti power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad Air 2 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging taking around one-four hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPad Air 2 from a Kuwaiti power outlet

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

Using a USB Lightning cable and a double pinned Europlug Type C power charger to charge an iPad Air 2 from a Kuwaiti power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to your iPad Air 2 from the Kuwaiti power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple typically supply this USB cable when you purchase your iPad Air 2.
  2. Start the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it into the wall outlet. You can identify the plug supply by two circular holes next to each other.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB mains 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. Switch on the Kuwaiti power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your iPad Air 2 will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging and takes roughly one-four hours to fully recharge.
Powering an iPad Air 2 with a Kuwaiti power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia web page about Kuwait
  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, £15-£20.
  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, under £20.
  6. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  7. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, costing £5-£10.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, under £15.