Charging the iPad 4 when staying in East Timor

Simple instructions showing how to power your iPad 4 with an East Timor power outlet with the USB Lightning Apple connector with a Type C Europlug power charger, how to charge the iPad 4 using a Type E power adapter and recharging the iPad 4 using a Type F Schuko USB plug

East Timor power outlet

Varying different combinations of voltages and region codes can often be daunting when planning to travel to another country to the first time traveller. This page has step by step instructions showing you what you'll need to power your iPad 4 when you're visiting East Timor using their standard Type E, C, F or I 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If travelling to East Timor from a different country ensure that your iPad 4 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts double check your iPad 4 is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from overloading during charging. If you plan to visit a city like Dili read the East Timor Wikipedia web page [1] for further details. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 4.

Charging the iPad 4 in East Timor

Can the iPad 4 be used in East Timor?

Yes, you can use the iPad 4 in East Timor.

What is the best travel charger for the iPad 4 in East Timor?

When travelling to multiple countries or bringing more than your iPad 4 the best international travel charger for East Timor is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are four different types of wall outlets in East Timor (types E, C, F and I) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by changing the plugs over. If your iPad 4 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these types of USB power chargers, and compatibility with more power demanding devices.

Having a 4 port adapter will also allow you to power more than one device at the same time without needing to pack individual travel chargers. By only packing a single international travel charger will keep the overall size down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage while travelling. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets using just a single wall outlet.

If you travel to East Timor we recommend buying this type of flexible travel charger at your preferred electronics retailer - the power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for East Timor

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPad 4, however 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 is crucial when visiting counties with unstable power supplies. These power adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, 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 America visiting East Timor using 3 pinned type B plug sockets.
  • 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 originating from the US using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting East Timor.
What is the best travel charger for the iPad 4 in East Timor?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from an East Timor power outlet

Simple instructions showing how to power your iPad 4 with an East Timor power outlet with the USB Lightning Apple connector with a Type C Europlug power charger.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad 4 using the East Timor power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - normally already supplied with your iPad 4 by Apple.
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it into the power outlet. This ungrounded wall outlet is recognised by 2 round adjacent holes next to each other where the pins go.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB Apple power cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad 4.
  4. Switch on the East Timor power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up which typically takes between one to four hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from an East Timor power outlet

Charging the iPad 4 from an East Timor power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

Learn how to charge your iPad 4 from an East Timor power outlet by using a USB Lightning cable and a Type E power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPad 4 from an East Timor power outlet you will need to use a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple usually supply the cable with the iPad 4.
  2. Start the process by taking the Type E USB power adapter and inserting it in the East Timor power outlet. This circular power supply, sometimes known as a Type E power outlet [6] or CEE 7/7 outlet, can be recognised by two round adjacent holes next to each other along with one long metal earth pin protruding the top in a triangular pattern.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad 4.
  4. Turn on the East Timor power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPad 4 will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging which takes around one-four hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPad 4 from an East Timor power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

Powering the iPad 4 with an East Timor power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Learn how to power the iPad 4 with an East Timor power outlet using a USB Lightning Apple cable with a double pin Schuko Type F power adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad 4 from an East Timor power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will usually include the cable when you buy the iPad 4.
  2. Plug in the Type F USB power adapter into the East Timor power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by the two 4.8mm circular holes 19 mm next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins sit, plus thin metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB Lightning charging cord into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad 4.
  4. Switch on the East Timor power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging and takes roughly 1 to 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad 4 with an East Timor power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timor-Leste - East Timor Wikipedia web page
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1595/en_US/ipad_user_guide.pdf - Official iPad user guide
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  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. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  7. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters