Charging the iPad 2 when planning a trip to Tristan da Cunha

How to connect a Tristanian power outlet to the iPad 2

Tristanian power outlet

Complicated combinations of region codes and voltages can all lead to confusion when planning to visit a new country, especially if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what to pick up in advance to power your iPad 2 . These instructions have been specifically written to prepare travellers wanting to power their iPad 2 when staying in Tristan da Cunha.When you are planning a holiday to Tristan da Cunha this page contains useful instructions showing charging the iPad 2 by using their standard 240 volt 50Hz G Type Tristanian power outlet, with the Tristanians using 13 amp plugs for charging. When visiting Tristan da Cunha from a different region please check that the iPad 2 can accept a 240 volt supply. If your iPad 2 was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) check that the device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from overloading whilst powering it. If you're planning on taking a trip to a Tristanian city like Edinburgh or Tristan da Cunha we also suggest reading the Wikipedia entry about Tristan da Cunha [1] for more details. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 2.

Charging the iPad 2 in Tristan da Cunha

Can you use the iPad 2 in Tristan da Cunha?

You can use the iPad 2 in Tristan da Cunha by using a power adaptor.

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad 2 in Tristan da Cunha?

If you are travelling with more than your iPad 2 or visiting more than one country the best international travel adapter for Tristan da Cunha 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 plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your type of iPad 2 is compatible with Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB power adapters along with compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

This means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power adapters for your Tristanian trip or using up additional power sockets. Because you are only needing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and phones with just a single wall outlet.

For those travelling to different places we suggest searching for this type of flexible travel charger online - the travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Tristan da Cunha

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPad 2, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of regions with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, 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 visiting Tristan da Cunha.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This gives almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Tristan da Cunha. [6] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad 2 in Tristan da Cunha?

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

A page showing how to charge your iPad 2 with a Tristanian power outlet using a 30-pin connector with a Type G USB charger.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPad 2 using the Tristanian power outlet you will need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple should normally supply the cable with the iPad 2).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type G USB power adapter into the Tristanian power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the three rectangular slots with plastic shutters in a triangular shape for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB power 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. Turn on the Tristanian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is charging which typically takes roughly one to four hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad 2 from a Tristanian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia entry about Tristan da Cunha
  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, priced at under C$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, priced under C$15.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced C$15-C$20.