How to charge the iPad Air in Kuwait

A guide showing how to recharge the iPad Air with a Kuwaiti power outlet using a USB Lightning Apple connector with a 3 pin Type G USB charger and charging the iPad Air using a two pin Type C Europlug power plug.

Kuwaiti power outlet

Different standards and voltages can often be daunting when planning to travel to another country especially to the first time traveller. This page was written to prepare visitors wanting to power the iPad Air abroad.The following step by step guide will show you exactly how to supply power to your iPad Air when staying in Kuwait using their standard types G or C 240 volt 50Hz power outlets. When travelling to Kuwait from a different region make sure the iPad Air can be used with a 240v supply. If the iPad Air was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v ensure that the device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from being damaged when charging it. If you're planning on taking a trip to a destination like Kuwait City or Al Jahra read the Kuwait page on wikipedia [1] for further details. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Air.

Charging the iPad Air in Kuwait

Can the iPad Air be used in Kuwait?

Yes, you can use the iPad Air in Kuwait.

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

If travelling to multiple countries and bringing more than just your iPad Air the best international travel charger for Kuwait is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Kuwaitis use two different standards of plug sockets (types G and C) and bringing 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 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the included heads. If your type of iPad Air can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these types of USB power chargers, along with support for more power hungry devices.

Unlike other travel chargers this will allow you to recharge multiple devices at once without needing to bring multiple power chargers on your Kuwaiti trip or occupying additional wall sockets. By only needing a single lightweight travel charger will keep the overall size down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage while travelling and on hand for charging your iPad Air at the airport or on a plane. Due to their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when you return home so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones, tablets and speakers and using only a single power outlet.

If you travel often we suggest buying an adaptable travel adapter similar to this online; the multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Kuwait

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge 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 when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, 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 portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting Kuwait.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise 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 only 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 perfect for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Kuwait. [8] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad Air in Kuwait?

Powering the iPad Air with a Kuwaiti power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

A guide showing how to recharge the iPad Air with a Kuwaiti power outlet using a USB Lightning Apple connector with a 3 pin Type G USB charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad Air 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] (this USB cable is usually included with the iPad Air).
  2. Start by taking the Type G USB power adapter and inserting it in the Kuwaiti power outlet. The wall supply (sometimes known as a Type G power outlet [3]) looks like 3 rectangular holes with shutters forming a triangle shape.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad Air.
  4. Turn on the Kuwaiti power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging and takes roughly 1 to 4 hours to fully recharge.
Powering the iPad Air with a Kuwaiti power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

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

Using a Lightning connector and a Type C Europlug USB charger to power the iPad Air with a Kuwaiti power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPad Air from the Kuwaiti power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple should typically include the cable when you buy the iPad Air.
  2. Start the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it in the power outlet. You can recognise this power outlet by two circular adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB Lightning power cord into the mains USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad Air.
  4. Turn on the Kuwaiti power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging taking around 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad Air with a Kuwaiti power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Kuwait 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, around £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, priced at £15-£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 under £10.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costing under £15.