Charging your iPad 2 from a power outlet in Aruba

Using the USB 30 pin Apple cable and a Type F power adapter to power your iPad 2 with an Aruban power outlet, powering the iPad 2 using a two pinned Type A power adapter and how to power the iPad 2 using a Type B power adapter

Aruban power outlet

Different combinations of standards and voltages can all be confusing when planning on travelling to a new country especially for the first time traveller. This page has been written to help prepare travellers wanting to charge the iPad 2 abroad.This simple guide tells you how to supply power to your iPad 2 when travelling to Aruba using their standard F, A or B type 127 volt 60Hz wall outlets. If your iPad 2 slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when you are travelling to Aruba from another country check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Normally electrical devices which originated from another country which use a higher voltage (for example 220 volts) may take longer to charge or won't turn on, check that your device is a dual voltage device (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to ensure proper use. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 2.

Charging the iPad 2 in Aruba

Can you use the iPad 2 in Aruba?

You can connect the iPad 2 to an Aruban power outlet by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best travel charger for the iPad 2 in Aruba?

When travelling to multiple countries then the best travel adapter for Aruba is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are three different types of plug sockets in Aruba (F, A and B) and using a travel adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type A.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by changing the included plugs over. If your iPad 2 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these travel chargers along with support for more power demanding devices.

Unlike other chargers having a 4 port charger means you can recharge multiple devices at once without needing to bring individual power adapters. By only needing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of chargers can be used when you return home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers with just a single plug socket.

If you travel to Aruba we suggest buying a versatile power charger of this nature online. The multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Aruba

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Aruba 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 best selling compact power converter for travellers originating from North America visiting Aruba.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This gives the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Aruba. [10] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for the iPad 2 in Aruba?

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

Using a USB 30 pin cable and a Type A USB adapter to power the iPad 2 with an Aruban power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad 2 using an Aruban power outlet you'll need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple will normally supply the USB cable with the iPad 2.
  2. Start by plugging the Type A USB power adapter in the Aruban power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by the two thin slots next to each other.
  3. Plug in one end of the cable into the bottom of the mains 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 Aruban power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPad 2 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad 2 is powering up which should take between 1 to 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad 2 with an Aruban power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

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

Using a 30 pin connector and a Type B USB charger to power the iPad 2 from an Aruban power outlet.

  1. To power the iPad 2 using an Aruban power outlet you'll need a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple typically supply the USB cable with the iPad 2.
  2. Start by plugging the Type B USB power adapter in the Aruban power outlet. You can identify the wall supply by the 2 thin slots for live and neutral blades with a hole below for the earth pin.
  3. Connect one end of the cord into the bottom of the power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector is found at the base of the iPad 2.
  4. Turn on the Aruban power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up taking roughly 1 to 4 hours to recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad 2 with an Aruban power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad 2 from an Aruban power outlet

Using the USB 30 pin Apple cable and a Type F power adapter to power your iPad 2 with an Aruban power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad 2 using the Aruban power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (usually included with the device).
  2. Plug the Type F USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can recognise this power outlet by two large adjacent holes, plus thin grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple 30 pin USB cable into the USB mains charger 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. Switch on the Aruban power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPad 2 will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad 2 is charging, typically taking between one to four hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad 2 from an Aruban power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Aruban Wikipedia web page
  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, under 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, under 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, under C$25.
  8. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  9. Type F USB power adapter - Type F USB chargers are earthed using two clips at the top and bottom with two rounded 4.8mm pins set 19mm apart, under C$15.
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, under C$20.