Charging the iPad Air when visiting Malaysia

Using a Lightning cable and a three pinned Type G USB charger to power the iPad Air with a Malaysian power outlet.

Malaysian power outlet

Various standards and plugs can often be daunting when planning on staying in a foreign country if you've never been there before. This isn't as complex as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards used throughout the world this article shows exactly what to pick up in advance to power the iPad Air in Malaysia. This page was specifically written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPad Air abroad.When visiting Malaysia these instructions show how to power the iPad Air using a standard 240 volt 50Hz Type G power outlet, with the Malaysians using a 13 amp plug for power outlets. When travelling to Malaysia from another country check your iPad Air can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts make sure 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. If you plan on travelling to tourist destinations like Kuala Lumpur or Johor Bahru we also recommend referring to the Malaysia wikipedia page [1] for further information on the location. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Air.

Charging the iPad Air in Malaysia

Can you use the iPad Air in Malaysia?

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

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

When travelling to more than one country then the best international travel charger for Malaysia is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable 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 simply by changing the included plugs. If your model of iPad Air supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these travel adapters plus compatibility with more power demanding devices.

Having a 4 port charger will also allow you to power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring individual power chargers. Because you are only packing a single travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to fold up 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 and using only a single wall outlet.

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

Alternative travel adapter for Malaysia

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 the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Malaysia and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 America visiting Malaysia.
  • 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 offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at 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 Malaysia. [6] [AD]
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad Air in Malaysia?

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

A guide on how to recharge the iPad Air with a Malaysian power outlet with a Lightning cable and a three pinned Type G USB charger.

  1. To power the iPad Air from a Malaysian power outlet you will need to buy a Type G USB power plug adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will normally include this cable when you buy the iPad Air.
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type G USB power plug adapter in the Malaysian power outlet. You can identify this power outlet by the 3 vertical rectangular holes with 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 bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad Air.
  4. Turn on the Malaysian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up which typically takes between 60 to 240 minutes to recharge to 100% capacity. [AD]
How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPad Air from a Malaysian power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Malaysia wikipedia page
  2. Apple - official iPad user guide
  3. - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power plug adapter - Suitable for use in England, Ireland, and Scotland, a grounded three pin Type G adapter turns UK electrical power outlets into USB ports for reliable charging..
  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.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A 4-port USB wall charger is an electrical device that provides simultaneous charging for up to four USB-compatible devices. It often includes interchangeable international plug adapters for global use..