How to charge your iPad Air 2 from a power outlet in French Polynesia

Instructions showing how to charge an iPad Air 2 from a French Polynesian power outlet with a USB Lightning Apple connector and a double pin Type A USB adapter, powering an iPad Air 2 using a 3 pinned Type B USB charger and how to recharge an iPad Air 2 using a double pinned Type E USB adapter

French Polynesian power outlet

Varying different combinations of voltages and plug types can all be confusing when planning to travel to a different country especially for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of standards being used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power your iPad Air 2 in French Polynesia. This guide has been specifically written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPad Air 2 when you're travelling abroad.The following step by step instructions tells you exactly how to power the iPad Air 2 when you're in French Polynesia by using their E, A or B type 110 volt 60Hz plug outlets. Power sources are different depending on which area you visiting therefore please read the Wiki Connections world power supplies list where you'll find a complete list of regions and countries. If your iPad Air 2 does not power up or charges slowly when you are visiting French Polynesia from a different country check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Electrical devices which originate from a country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts may take longer to charge or won't turn on, check your device is dual voltage (normally marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to ensure proper use. If you plan on staying in a French Polynesian place such as Papeete or Mahina refer to the French Polynesia country Wiki page [1] for further details prior to the location. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on an iPad Air 2.

Charging an iPad Air 2 in French Polynesia

Can the iPad Air 2 be used in French Polynesia?

You can connect an iPad Air 2 to a French Polynesian power outlet.

What is the best power charger for an iPad Air 2 in French Polynesia?

If you are travelling with more than just your iPad Air 2 then the best international travel charger for French Polynesia is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are three different standards of wall outlets that Tahitians use (types E, A and B) and using a power charger like this ensures that you are covered for type A. As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by switching the plugs. If your model of iPad Air 2 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these types of power chargers and additional compatibility with more power hungry devices. Having a 4 port adapter means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring individual power chargers for your French Polynesian trip. Because you are only packing a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage whilst travelling and convenient for charging your iPad Air 2 at an airport or on a plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of adapters can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple phones and tablets with only a single wall outlet.

If you travel frequently we suggest buying a versatile travel adapter like this at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for French Polynesia

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both French Polynesia 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 most popular compact option for travellers originating from America visiting French Polynesia using type B American 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 is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 French Polynesia. [10] [AD]
What is the best power charger for an iPad Air 2 in French Polynesia?

Powering an iPad Air 2 with a French Polynesian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Instructions showing how to charge an iPad Air 2 from a French Polynesian power outlet with a USB Lightning Apple connector and a double pin Type A USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge your iPad Air 2 using a French Polynesian power outlet you will need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this cable is usually included with your device).
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type A USB power adapter into the wall outlet. The plug outlet, sometimes called a Type A power outlet [3], is recognised by two thin slots next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple cord into the power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Switch on the French Polynesian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Air 2 is recharging and takes roughly 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge.
Powering an iPad Air 2 with a French Polynesian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Charging an iPad Air 2 from a French Polynesian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Using a USB Lightning Apple connector and a three pin Type B USB adapter to recharge your iPad Air 2 from a French Polynesian power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the iPad Air 2 using a French Polynesian power outlet you will need a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will usually supply this cable with your iPad Air 2).
  2. Start by inserting the Type B USB power adapter into the wall outlet. You can recognise this wall supply by two thin slots next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet blades slide into with a semicircular shaped hole below for the slightly longer ground pin.
  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 an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Turn on the French Polynesian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPad Air 2 will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up which takes roughly one-four hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging an iPad Air 2 from a French Polynesian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Charging an iPad Air 2 from a French Polynesian power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

Using an Apple Lightning cable and a Type E power adapter to charge an iPad Air 2 with a French Polynesian power outlet.

  1. To supply power to an iPad Air 2 using the French Polynesian power outlet you'll need to use a Type E USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple normally include the cable when you first purchase your iPad Air 2.
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type E USB power adapter in the French Polynesian power outlet. The sunken round wall supply (called a CEE 7/7 plug) can be identified by two 4.8mm holes 19mm apart from each other for live and neutral plus a metal earth pin protruding the top to form a triangular shape.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Lightning charging cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Turn on the French Polynesian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your iPad Air 2 will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is charging, typically taking around 60-240 minutes to recharge to full capacity.
Charging an iPad Air 2 from a French Polynesian power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - French Polynesia country Wiki 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, estimated price under C$20.
  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, priced at 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 price C$15-C$20.
  8. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  9. Type E USB power adapter - There are two 4.8mm pins on Type E USB chargers which are placed 19mm apart and may include a hole for an earthing pin, estimated cost under C$20.
  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.