Charging the iPad 2 when staying in Kuwait

Instructions showing you how to recharge your iPad 2 with a Kuwaiti power outlet with a USB 30 pin Apple cable and a three pinned Type G power charger and recharging the iPad 2 using a Type C USB charger.

Kuwaiti power outlet

Different standards and voltages can all be confusing when planning to visit another country if you've never been there before. These guidelines were specifically written to help assist visitors wanting to charge the iPad 2 when staying abroad.When you're planning a vacation to Kuwait the following instructions show how to power the iPad 2 by using the G or C type Kuwaiti 240 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If travelling to Kuwait from a different country ensure that your iPad 2 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check that your iPad 2 is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating whilst powering it. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 2.

Charging the iPad 2 in Kuwait

Can you use the iPad 2 in Kuwait?

You can connect the iPad 2 to a Kuwaiti power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best travel charger for the iPad 2 in Kuwait?

When you are travelling with more than your iPad 2 the best travel power adapter for Kuwait is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Kuwaitis use two different standards of wall outlets (types G and C) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for both types C and G.

Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by switching the included heads. If your type of iPad 2 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times by using one of these types of power adapters, plus additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other adapters having a 4 port charger means you can power more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack individual travel chargers. By only packing a single international travel charger will help keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage while travelling and on hand for recharging your iPad 2 at the airport or on a plane. Due to their space saving versatility these types of adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers without using up an additional wall outlet.

We recommend searching for a flexible power adapter of this nature online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Kuwait

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from America visiting Kuwait using type B 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 originating from the US using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half 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 Kuwait. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for the iPad 2 in Kuwait?

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

Instructions showing you how to recharge your iPad 2 with a Kuwaiti power outlet with a USB 30 pin Apple cable and a three pinned Type G power charger.

  1. If you want to charge your iPad 2 using the Kuwaiti power outlet you'll need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (the cable is normally 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. You can recognise this wall outlet by the three vertical slots forming a triangular shape for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple 30 pin cable into 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 bottom of the iPad 2.
  4. Turn on the Kuwaiti power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad 2 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad 2 is charging, typically taking roughly 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad 2 from a Kuwaiti power outlet

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

Instructions showing you how to power your iPad 2 with a Kuwaiti power outlet with a 30 pin cable and a two pinned Type C power adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad 2 from a Kuwaiti power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - usually already included with your iPad 2.
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it into the power outlet. This ungrounded wall outlet can be recognised by two holes adjacent to each other where the two pins go.
  3. Plug in one end of the 30 pin cable into 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 bottom of the iPad 2.
  4. Turn on the Kuwaiti power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad 2 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad 2 is charging, typically taking between 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
Powering the iPad 2 with a Kuwaiti power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Kuwait country page on wikipedia
  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, costing £15-£20.
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, £5-£10.
  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, estimated cost under £10.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, £10-£15.