How to charge the iPad Air when staying in Tristan da Cunha

Using the Lightning Apple cable with a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter to recharge your iPad Air from a Tristanian power outlet.

Tristanian power outlet

Different combinations of voltages and standards can often be confusing when planning to travel to a different country especially to the first time traveller. However this isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used in the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need in advance to power the iPad Air in Tristan da Cunha. This page has been specifically written to assist travellers wanting to charge their iPad Air when they are staying abroad.This page contains simple instructions which shows exactly how to power the iPad Air in Tristan da Cunha by using a 240 volt 50Hz G Type power outlet, the Tristanians will use 13 amp plugs for wall outlets. When you are visiting Tristan da Cunha from a different country make sure that the iPad Air can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the iPad Air originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) make sure that your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overloading whilst powering it up. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Air.

Charging the iPad Air in Tristan da Cunha

Can the iPad Air be used in Tristan da Cunha?

You can connect the iPad Air to a Tristanian power outlet by using a power convertor.

What is the best power charger for the iPad Air in Tristan da Cunha?

If travelling with more than your iPad Air and visiting multiple countries then the best travel charger for Tristan da Cunha is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by switching the included heads over. If your model of iPad Air can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other chargers having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to buy individual power chargers or using up additional wall outlets. By only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage while travelling and suitable for recharging your iPad Air at the airport or on the plane. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers with only a single wall outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend searching for a multipurpose power charger similar to this at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Tristan da Cunha

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPad Air, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Tristan da Cunha and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from America going to Tristan da Cunha using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Tristan da Cunha. [6] [AD]
What is the best power charger for the iPad Air in Tristan da Cunha?

How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPad Air from a Tristanian power outlet

Using the Lightning Apple cable with a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter to recharge your iPad Air from a Tristanian power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the iPad Air using a Tristanian power outlet you will need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this cable is usually already supplied with the iPad Air).
  2. First insert the Type G USB power adapter into the wall outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 3 rectangular holes with plastic shutters forming a triangular shape.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad Air.
  4. Switch on the Tristanian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is charging taking between 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPad Air from a Tristanian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia.org page 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 C$10-C$15.
  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, around C$15.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costing under C$20.