Charging the iPad 2 when planning a trip to Seychelles

A guide showing how to power the iPad 2 from a Seychellois power outlet by using a 30-pin cable and a 3 pin Type G power adapter.

Seychellois power outlet

If packing for a holiday to Seychelles it can be helpful to know in advance if you'll be able to power your important electronics that you'll be bringing along. However, by not knowing which wall socket is being used in Seychelles you may pack the wrong power charger, thereby leaving you needing to buy a suitable power adaptor on arrival that might be incompatible and cause damage to your iPad 2. Complicated combinations of voltages and sockets can often be daunting when planning to visit a new country, especially if you've never been there before. This page is a step by step guide showing exactly how to supply power to the iPad 2 when you're travelling to Seychelles using the 240 volt 50Hz Type G plug outlet, with the Seychellois using 13 amp plugs for charging. You'll discover power supplies will vary depending on which area you are in therefore we recommend reading the Africa page for a complete list of regions and countries. When visiting Seychelles from another region ensure that your iPad 2 can be charged using a 240v supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) double check the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to avoid the device from being damaged when charging it. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 2.

Charging the iPad 2 in Seychelles

Can you use the iPad 2 in Seychelles?

You can use the iPad 2 in Seychelles by using a power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad 2 in Seychelles?

If you are travelling to more than one country or bringing along more than your iPad 2 then the best travel charger for Seychelles is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your type of iPad 2 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times by using one of these USB power adapters along with support for more power demanding devices like tablets. This means you can charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to bring seperate travel chargers on your trip or using up additional power sockets. Because you are only packing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage and on hand for recharging your iPad 2 at an airport or on the flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used back at home so when you’re not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers using only a single wall outlet.

For those travelling to Seychelles we suggest searching for an adaptable travel charger of this nature online - the travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Seychelles

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America going to Seychelles using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a generous 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 Seychelles. [6] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad 2 in Seychelles?

Charging the iPad 2 from a Seychellois power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Instructions showing you how to recharge your iPad 2 with a Seychellois power outlet using the 30-pin Apple cable and a 3 pin Type G power charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad 2 using the Seychellois power outlet you will need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - this USB cable is normally already included with the iPad 2.
  2. Start by inserting the Type G USB power adapter into the Seychellois power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the three rectangular slots containing shutters forming a triangle pattern.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector is found at the bottom of the iPad 2.
  4. Switch on the Seychellois power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging, typically taking between 1 to 4 hours to recharge. [AD]
Charging the iPad 2 from a Seychellois power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Seychelles Wiki page
  2. Apple - official iPad user guide
  3. - 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.
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters.