Charging your iPad from a power outlet in Kiribati

Using the USB 30-pin Apple cable and a Type I USB adapter to power the iPad with a Kiribati power outlet.

Kiribati power outlet

Complicated combinations of standards and voltages can all be daunting when planning on staying in another country, especially to the first time traveller. These instructions have been written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPad abroad.If planning a trip to Kiribati these instructions show charging the iPad using the 240 volt 50Hz Type I Kiribati power supply. You will find power will change from country to country so we suggest reading the power supplies and Oceania page for a full list of countries. When visiting Kiribati from another country ensure the iPad can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure the device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from overloading during charging. This page details the original iPad first generation, visit the Apple category page for the latest range of Apple iPads. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 5 or greater on the iPad.

Charging the iPad in Kiribati

Can you use the iPad in Kiribati?

You can use the iPad in Kiribati.

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad in Kiribati?

If you are travelling to more than one country or bringing more than just your iPad then the best international travel adapter for Kiribati is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [6].

Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the supplied plugs. If your iPad supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these USB travel chargers, and compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets. Having a four port adapter means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to bring individual power adapters or occupying additional power sockets. Only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones, tablets and e-readers without needing an additional plug socket.

If you travel to Kiribati we suggest buying a versatile power adapter like this at your preferred electronics retailer; the power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Kiribati

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPad, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Kiribati.
  • 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 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 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 Kiribati.
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad in Kiribati?

Powering the iPad with a Kiribati power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type J USB adapter

Using the USB 30 pin Apple cable and a Type I USB adapter to power the iPad from a Kiribati power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad using a Kiribati power outlet you'll need a Type I USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple should normally supply this USB cable with the iPad).
  2. Begin by taking the Type I USB power adapter and plugging it into the Kiribati power outlet. This power outlet (known as a Type I power outlet [3]) can be recognised by 3 slots for the live, neutral and ground blades.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad.
  4. Switch on the Kiribati power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is charging which takes between 1 to 4 hours to recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad with a Kiribati power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type J USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kiribati - wikipedia entry about Kiribati
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1632/en_US/ipad_ios5_user_guide.pdf - Official iPad user guide
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeI.htm - Type I power outlet
  4. Type I USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type I mains power outlet, under C$20.
  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.