Charging the iPad Air in Lebanon

A guide showing you how to recharge your iPad Air with a Lebanese power outlet with a USB Lightning cable and a double pinned Type A power charger, how to charge the iPad Air using a three pinned Type G power charger and charging the iPad Air using a Type B USB charger

Lebanese power outlet

When packing for a trip it is helpful to know in advance if you can use all your vital electronics that you'll be bringing along with you. But, without knowing which wall socket to expect you may end up either bringing unnecessary adaptors or pack the wrong adaptor, meaning needing to buy or borrow a potentially expensive power adaptor when you arrive. Various standards and voltages can often cause confusion 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 plug sockets used in the world this article tells you exactly what to pick up in advance to power the iPad Air in Lebanon. This page was specifically written to prevent you having to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPad Air when you are travelling to Lebanon.This page contains step-by-step instructions showing exactly what you'll need to charge the iPad Air when going to Lebanon by using their types G, A, B, C or D Lebanese 220 volt 50Hz power outlets, a majority of Lebanese typically use the Type G sockets in their wall outlets. If visiting Lebanon from a different country ensure that the iPad Air can be used with a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure that your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged whilst powering it up. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Air.

Charging the iPad Air in Lebanon

Can you use the iPad Air in Lebanon?

Yes, you can connect the iPad Air to a Lebanese power outlet.

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad Air in Lebanon?

When travelling with more than your iPad Air then the best travel adapter for Lebanon to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are five types of wall outlets in Lebanon (types G, A, B, C and D) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for both types A, C and G. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and 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 Air 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 power adapters, plus compatibility with more power demanding devices.

Unlike other travel chargers this means you can recharge more than one device at once without needing to pack multiple travel chargers. Because you are only bringing a single USB travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being on hand for recharging your iPad Air at the airport or on a plane. Due to their versatility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table 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 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 Lebanon

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, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel converters come 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 most popular portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting Lebanon.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise 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 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 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 Lebanon. [14] [AD]
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad Air in Lebanon?

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

Instructions showing how to power your iPad Air with a Lebanese power outlet with a USB Lightning cable and a three pinned Type G power charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to your iPad Air from a Lebanese power outlet you will need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will normally supply this USB cable when you purchase your iPad Air).
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type G USB power adapter in the power supply. This plug outlet, sometimes called the Type G power outlet [3], looks like 3 rectangular holes with shutters forming a triangle configuration.
  3. Plug in one end of the Lightning charging cord into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad Air.
  4. Turn on the Lebanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPad Air will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging taking around 1 to 4 hours to fully recharge.
Powering the iPad Air with a Lebanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Powering the iPad Air with a Lebanese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

A guide showing you how to recharge your iPad Air with a Lebanese power outlet with a USB Lightning cable and a double pinned Type A power charger.

  1. To supply power to the iPad Air from a Lebanese power outlet you will need to use a Type A USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple normally supply this USB cable when you purchase your iPad Air).
  2. Plug the Type A USB power adapter in the power supply. You can recognise this power outlet by the 2 thin adjacent slots next to each other. Please note that power cables with type A plugs which are rated at only 125 volts should not be used so please check first.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB charging cable 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 Lebanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging and takes roughly one to four hours to fully recharge.
Powering the iPad Air with a Lebanese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Charging the iPad Air from a Lebanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Using a Lightning Apple cable with a three pin Type B USB charger to recharge the iPad Air with a Lebanese power outlet.

  1. To power the iPad Air from a Lebanese power outlet you'll need to use a Type B USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the USB cable is usually included with the iPad Air).
  2. Begin by plugging the Type B USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by the 2 thin slots adjacent to each other where the two plug outlet blades go with a semicircular shaped hole below for the long earth pin. Please be aware that power cords with type B outlets which are rated at less that 240 volts shouldn't be used so please check first.
  3. Then 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 Air. The iPad Air lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad Air.
  4. Switch on the Lebanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Air is powering up, typically taking between 60 to 240 minutes to recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPad Air from a Lebanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

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

Using a Lightning Apple cable with a two pin Type C Europlug power charger to recharge the iPad Air from a Lebanese power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the iPad Air from a Lebanese power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple normally supply this USB cable when you purchase your iPad Air).
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type C USB power adapter in the power supply. The plug supply is recognised by two adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad Air.
  4. Switch on the Lebanese 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 Air is charging, typically taking roughly one-four hours to recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad Air with a Lebanese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Powering the iPad Air with a Lebanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Using a USB Lightning cable and a three pinned Type D power charger to charge the iPad Air from a Lebanese power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to your iPad Air from the Lebanese power outlet you will need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [13] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple will normally include this cable when you buy the iPad Air.
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type D USB power adapter in the power supply. This power outlet, sometimes called the Type D power outlet [12], looks like 3 holes forming a triangular shape for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Apple USB cable into the mains USB charger 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 Lebanese 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 iPad is powering up taking between 60-240 minutes to completely recharge.
Powering the iPad Air with a Lebanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia.org entry about Lebanon
  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, priced £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, around £10.
  6. iec.ch - Type A power outlet
  7. Type A USB power adapter - An unearthed Type A USB charger has 2 parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes near the tip of each blade, priced at £1-£2.
  8. iec.ch - Type B power outlet
  9. Type B USB power adapter - 3 pinned Type B USB chargers have a single unearthed round pin along with 2 shorter parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes in the end of each blade, estimated price around £15.
  10. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  11. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, estimated price around £10.
  12. iec.ch - Type D power outlet
  13. Type D USB power adapter - The three pinned earthed Type D USB chargers have large rounded pins placed in a triangular shape, costs £20-£25.
  14. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, £10-£15.