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How would I charge, say, an iPad with the standard U.S. adapter and cable?

(Asked on behalf of a twitterer.)

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Amazon sells a 220V to USB adapter for a $2.48 -- plus 50 cents shipping, so if you feel like splurging on something that can charge your iPad, your iPhone, your Kindle, your camera ... –  Malvolio Sep 13 '11 at 10:34
buy in Indonesia may get you cheaper cost. It's about 90 cents(USD) or 5000 rupiah if you buy from indonesian shopping malls. –  Rudy Gunawan Sep 21 '11 at 5:47
Should encourage said 'twitterer' to join the site! :D –  Mark Mayo Dec 16 '14 at 7:54
The cheating way is to take the USB cable, and just borrow a computer from someone from time to time to charge it with that! –  Gagravarr Dec 21 '14 at 5:10

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Indonesia uses European-style two-pin round plugs ('C'-type is the most common variant found):

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Voltage is at 220 V 50 Hz (as opposed to 110 V 60 Hz in US). Most modern electronic equipment that has auto-sensing capability should work without needing a voltage converter, you will need a plug adapter though which can buy cheap online. As for Apple products specifically have a look at this question.

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What I do when I need confirmation is to check this website:


It has an EXHAUSTIVE list of each and every type, the voltage and the countries that use them. It's been handy for some of the stranger countries I've been to and hasn't failed yet.

Myself, I have a multi-adapter. The only country it doesn't seem to handle is South Africa, which has 3 giant prongs - bigger than the UK ones!

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Power in Indonesia can be hit or miss, with power outages or surges being very common. Even in big cities like Jakarta.

The Indonesian houses that I have been in have a separate power cleaner / voltage converter for more sensitive electronics that don't have large voltage converters built in (like a basic USB to plug adapter for an iPhone).

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