Charging the iPad 2 when planning a trip to Haiti

A page showing how to charge your iPad 2 with a Haitian power outlet using a 30-pin Apple cable and a 3 pin Type A power adapter and recharging the iPad 2 using a 3 pin Type B power adapter.

Haitian power outlet

If planning a vacation it can often be helpful to know in advance if you'll be able to charge all your devices like cell phones or tablets at your hotel. However by not knowing which power supply is used in Haiti you are more likely to bring the wrong adaptor, therefore leaving you needing to buy a potentially overpriced adaptor when you're there which might not be compatible and cause problems with your iPad 2. Various combinations of frequencies and standards can often be daunting when planning on visiting another country for the first time traveller. This isn't as complicated as it appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards being used in the world this article shows exactly what to buy in advance to power your iPad 2 . This guide has been written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPad 2 when you're going abroad.The following guide tells you exactly what you'll need to charge your iPad 2 in Haiti using the Type B or A 110 volt 60Hz plug outlets, please note Type B power outlets will be used by a majority of Haitians. If your iPad 2 doesn't power up or recharges slowly when travelling to Haiti from a different country then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Devices which originated from another country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts sometimes take longer to charge or won't power up, check that your iPad 2 is dual voltage (usually marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to ensure proper use. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 2.

Charging the iPad 2 in Haiti

Can you use the iPad 2 in Haiti?

You can connect the iPad 2 to a Haitian power outlet.

What is the best power adapter for the iPad 2 in Haiti?

When travelling with more than just your iPad 2 and visiting multiple countries the best international travel adapter for Haiti is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Haitians use two different standards of wall outlets (types B and A) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type A. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by switching the included 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, and additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers this will allow you to charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy individual power adapters for your Haitian trip or using up additional power sockets. Because you are only needing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling as well as being suitable for charging your iPad 2 at the airport or on your flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel adapters can be used back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets with just a single wall outlet.

We recommend buying an adaptable travel charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Haiti

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world 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 is 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 option for travellers originating from America going to Haiti 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 originating from America using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 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 Haiti. [8] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for the iPad 2 in Haiti?

Powering the iPad 2 with a Haitian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Instructions on how to power the iPad 2 from a Haitian power outlet with a 30-pin Apple cable and a 3 pin Type A USB charger.

  1. To charge the iPad 2 from a Haitian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], typically already included with the device by Apple.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type A USB power adapter into the Haitian power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the two adjacent slots next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB cable into the bottom of 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 Haitian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad 2 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging which takes between one-four hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPad 2 with a Haitian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Powering the iPad 2 with a Haitian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Using a 30-pin Apple connector with a Type B USB charger to charge your iPad 2 with a Haitian power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your iPad 2 from the Haitian power outlet you will need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (usually supplied with your iPad 2).
  2. Plug the Type B USB power adapter into the power supply. You can identify the power outlet by two slots next to each other with a semicircle hole below for the long grounded pin.
  3. Plug in 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 Haitian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad 2 is powering up and takes around 1-4 hours to recharge.
Powering the iPad 2 with a Haitian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Haitian country page on Wikipedia
  2. Apple - official iPad user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type A power outlet
  4. Type A USB power adapter - An unearthed Type A USB charger has 2 parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes near the tip of each blade, C$50-C$60.
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, C$10-C$15.
  6. iec.ch - Type B power outlet
  7. Type B USB power adapter - 3 pinned Type B USB chargers have a single unearthed round pin along with 2 shorter parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes in the end of each blade, estimated cost C$20-C$25.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, under C$20.