Charging an iPad Air 2 when visiting Myanmar

A guide showing you how to recharge your iPad Air 2 from a Myanmar power outlet by using a Lightning Apple connector with a Type D USB adapter, charging an iPad Air 2 using a Type G USB charger and charging an iPad Air 2 using a Type C Europlug USB charger

Myanmar power outlet

Various combinations of standards and voltages can often cause confusion when planning to visit another country, especially if you've never visited before. These guidelines were specifically written to help assist travellers wanting to power the iPad Air 2 when they are staying abroad.When you're visiting Myanmar this page has useful instructions showing how to charge your iPad Air 2 by using the G, C, D or F type Myanmar 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If travelling to Myanmar from a different region make sure the iPad Air 2 can accept a 240v supply. If your iPad Air 2 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) double check the iPad Air 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 when powering up. If you are planning on staying in a place like Yangon we also recommend referring to the Myanmar Wikipedia web page [1] for further information on the location. These instructions assume that you've downloaded Apple iOS 7 or greater on an iPad Air 2.

Charging an iPad Air 2 in Myanmar

Can you use an iPad Air 2 in Myanmar?

Yes, you can connect an iPad Air 2 to a Myanmar power outlet.

What is the best travel adapter for an iPad Air 2 in Myanmar?

If travelling with more than just your iPad Air 2 then the best travel adapter for Myanmar to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Myanmas use four different standards of plug sockets (types G, C, D and F) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for both types C and G.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by switching the heads over. If your iPad Air 2 supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these types of USB power chargers, along with support for more power hungry devices. Having a 4 port adapter will also allow you to charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring multiple power chargers. Because you are only packing a single USB travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage while travelling. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple phones and tablets without using up an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling frequently we suggest buying an adaptable travel adapter like this online. The travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Myanmar

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPad Air 2, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters 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 are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Myanmar and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from America visiting Myanmar.
  • 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 from North America using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Myanmar. [12] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for an iPad Air 2 in Myanmar?

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

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

  1. To power the iPad Air 2 from a Myanmar power outlet you will need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (typically already included with your device by Apple).
  2. First you'll need to plug in the Type G USB power adapter into the Myanmar power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by the 3 rectangular holes with shutters forming a triangle configuration for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Apple USB cable into the USB adapter 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 Myanmar 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 which typically takes around 1 to 4 hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPad Air 2 from a Myanmar power outlet

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

Using a USB Lightning cable with a double pin Type C Europlug power charger to recharge an iPad Air 2 from a Myanmar power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to an iPad Air 2 from the Myanmar power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will normally supply this cable when you buy the iPad Air 2.
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter into the power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by two circular holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Connect 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 an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Turn on the Myanmar power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging and takes roughly 60-240 minutes to completely recharge.
Powering an iPad Air 2 with a Myanmar power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Charging an iPad Air 2 from a Myanmar power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

A guide showing you how to recharge your iPad Air 2 from a Myanmar power outlet by using a Lightning Apple connector with a Type D USB adapter.

  1. In order to power an iPad Air 2 using the Myanmar power outlet you'll need a Type D USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], typically already included with your device by Apple.
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type D USB power adapter into the power supply. You can identify the plug supply by three circular holes in a triangle pattern.
  3. Connect one end of the Lightning charging cord into the mains USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Turn on the Myanmar 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 2 is charging, typically taking roughly one-four hours to recharge to full capacity.
Charging an iPad Air 2 from a Myanmar power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from a Myanmar power outlet

A guide on how to charge an iPad Air 2 from a Myanmar power outlet using a Lightning connector and a two pinned Type F power adapter.

  1. If you want to charge your iPad Air 2 using a Myanmar power outlet you'll need to use a Type F USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple normally supply this USB cable when you buy the iPad Air 2).
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type F USB power adapter into the Myanmar power outlet. You can identify this power outlet by two 4.8mm circular holes 19 mm next to each other where the two plug outlet pins go, plus thin metal grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Connect one end of the Lightning charging cable into the mains USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Switch on the Myanmar 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 2 is charging, typically taking roughly 1-4 hours to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from a Myanmar power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Myanmar Wikipedia web page
  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 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 £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, costs £5-£10.
  8. iec.ch - Type D power outlet
  9. Type D USB power adapter - The three pinned earthed Type D USB chargers have large rounded pins placed in a triangular shape, costs £5-£10.
  10. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  11. Type F USB power adapter - Type F USB chargers are earthed using two clips at the top and bottom with two rounded 4.8mm pins set 19mm apart, priced around £15.
  12. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, under £15.