How to charge the iPad 2 when visiting Indonesia

A guide showing you how to recharge your iPad 2 from an Indonesian power outlet by using an Apple USB 30-pin connector and a 2 pinned Type F power charger, how to recharge the iPad 2 using a Type G power charger and how to power the iPad 2 using a two pinned Type C power plug

Indonesian power outlet

When planning to travel it can be useful to know if you'll be able to charge your common devices like mobiles and tablets when you're there. By not knowing which power supply is being used in Indonesia you could end up either weighing yourself down with unnecessary spare adaptors or bring the wrong power adaptor, leaving you having to buy or borrow a potentially expensive adaptor when you're there. Complicated frequencies and region codes can often lead to confusion when planning on visiting a different country, especially if you've never visited before. If visiting Indonesia these instructions show how to power the iPad 2 using the standard G, C or F type 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets, you'll find a majority of Indonesians will normally use Type G plug outlets. When visiting Indonesia from another country check the iPad 2 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) check your iPad 2 is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from overloading when charging it. If you are planning on visiting a destination such as Jakarta we also recommend reading the Indonesia Wikipedia web page [1] for further information on the location. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 2.

Charging the iPad 2 in Indonesia

Can the iPad 2 be used in Indonesia?

Yes, you can use the iPad 2 in Indonesia by using a power convertor.

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad 2 in Indonesia?

When travelling to more than one country then the best international travel charger for Indonesia to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Indonesians use three different standards of wall outlets (G, C and F) and using a power adapter like this ensures 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 will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by switching the heads over. If your iPad 2 can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from 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 charge more than one device at the same time without needing to pack seperate travel adapters for your trip or using up additional wall outlets. Only needing a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage. Due to their space saving versatility these types of adapters 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 plug socket.

We suggest searching for a flexible travel adapter similar to this online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Indonesia

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is useful when visiting regions with unstable power supplies. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Indonesia and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 Indonesia.
  • 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 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 ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Indonesia. [10] [AD]
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad 2 in Indonesia?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad 2 from an Indonesian power outlet

Instructions showing you how to charge your iPad 2 from an Indonesian power outlet by using an Apple USB 30-pin cable and a three pinned Type G power charger.

  1. In order to charge the iPad 2 using the Indonesian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (the cable is typically included with the iPad 2).
  2. Insert the Type G USB power adapter into the Indonesian power outlet. You can identify this power outlet by three vertical rectangular slots containing plastic shutters in a triangle pattern.
  3. Then connect one end of the cord into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector is found at the base of the iPad 2.
  4. Turn on the Indonesian 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 which typically takes between 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad 2 from an Indonesian power outlet

Charging the iPad 2 from an Indonesian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

A guide on how to charge the iPad 2 from an Indonesian power outlet using a USB 30 pin Apple cable with a two pin Type C USB charger.

  1. To supply power to the iPad 2 from an Indonesian power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - normally already supplied with the device.
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter into the power outlet. The power supply is recognised by two round adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the 30 pin cable into the mains USB adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector can be found at the base of the iPad 2.
  4. Switch on the Indonesian 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 2 is charging, typically taking roughly one-four hours to recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPad 2 from an Indonesian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad 2 from an Indonesian power outlet

A guide showing you how to recharge your iPad 2 from an Indonesian power outlet by using an Apple USB 30-pin connector and a 2 pinned Type F power charger.

  1. To charge the iPad 2 using an Indonesian power outlet you'll need to use a Type F USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple will normally include this cable when you buy the iPad 2.
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type F USB power adapter into the Indonesian power outlet. You can recognise this power outlet by the two circular holes 19 mm adjacent to each other where the two plug outlet pins go along with thin metal grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple cord into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector is found at the base of the iPad 2.
  4. Turn on the Indonesian 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 tablet is powering up taking between 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad 2 from an Indonesian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Indonesia 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, £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, £5-£10.
  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, around £10.
  8. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  9. 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.
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced £10-£15.