How to charge the iPad from a power outlet in Nepal

Instructions showing how to charge the iPad with a Nepali power outlet by using the 30 pin Apple connector and a three pinned Type M USB adapter, how to recharge the iPad using a Type C power charger and how to recharge the iPad using a Type D power charger

Nepali power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of region codes and plugs can often be daunting when planning on visiting another country, especially for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of common standards used in the world this guide shows exactly what to buy in advance to charge your iPad in Nepal. These instructions were specifically written to stop you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPad when you are staying abroad.This page has instructions showing exactly how to charge your iPad when you're in Nepal using their D, C or M type 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. When you are visiting Nepal from a different country check your iPad can be used with a 240v supply. If your iPad originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure that the iPad is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from overheating when charging it. If you plan on staying in a Nepali destination like Kathmandu we suggest referring to the Nepal country page on wikipedia.org [1] for more indepth details prior to travelling to the location. This page details the original iPad first generation, visit the Apple category page for the latest range of Apple iPads. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 5 or greater on the iPad.

Charging the iPad in Nepal

Can you use the iPad in Nepal?

Yes, you can use the iPad in Nepal.

What is the best travel adapter for the iPad in Nepal?

If travelling with more than your iPad then the best international travel power adapter for Nepal is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are three types of plug sockets in Nepal (types D, C and M) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the included plugs. If your iPad is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel chargers plus support for certain power demanding devices. This means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power adapters on your trip to Nepal or occupying additional power outlets. Only bringing a single travel charger will help keep the size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

If you travel on a regular basis we suggest buying this type of flexible power charger online, the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Nepal

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, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Nepal and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Nepal using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at almost half the 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Nepal. [10] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for the iPad in Nepal?

Charging the iPad from a Nepali power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Using an Apple 30 pin cable with a 2 pinned Type C USB adapter to recharge your iPad from a Nepali power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad from the Nepali power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple should usually supply this cable with your iPad.
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the wall outlet. The plug outlet can be identified by two circular holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector is found at the base of the iPad.
  4. Switch on the Nepali power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up which takes roughly 60-240 minutes to recharge.
Charging the iPad from a Nepali power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPad from a Nepali power outlet

Using an Apple 30 pin cable with a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter to recharge your iPad from a Nepali power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the iPad using a Nepali power outlet you will need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (this cable is usually already supplied with the iPad).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type D USB power adapter in the power supply. You can recognise the power outlet by 3 holes in a triangle configuration for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector is found at the base of the iPad.
  4. Switch on the Nepali power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up which takes roughly 60-240 minutes to recharge.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPad from a Nepali power outlet

Powering the iPad with a Nepali power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

Instructions showing how to charge the iPad with a Nepali power outlet by using the 30 pin Apple connector and a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge your iPad from a Nepali power outlet you will need a Type M USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple should usually supply the USB cable with your iPad.
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type M USB power adapter and plugging it into the Nepali power outlet. The plug outlet (sometimes called a Type M power outlet [8]) looks like three large circular holes forming a triangle configuration.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector can be found at the base of the iPad.
  4. Switch on the Nepali power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up, typically taking around one to four hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPad with a Nepali power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Nepal country page on wikipedia.org
  2. Apple - official iPad user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, £10-£15.
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, costing £5-£10.
  6. iec.ch - Type D power outlet
  7. Type D USB power adapter - The three pinned earthed Type D USB chargers have large rounded pins placed in a triangular shape, priced at £20-£25.
  8. iec.ch - Type M power outlet
  9. Type M USB power adapter - South African Type M USB chargers have three large circular pins in a triangular shape with the top earthed pin longer and larger in diameter, priced £5-£10.
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated cost £10-£15.