How to charge the iPad 4 from a power outlet in Kiribati

A step by step guide showing you how to power your iPad 4 from a Kiribati power outlet by using a USB Lightning Apple connector and a 3 pinned Type I power charger.

Kiribati power outlet

Different combinations of frequencies and region codes can often lead to confusion when planning on staying in a foreign country for the first time traveller. These instructions were specifically written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPad 4 when you're in Kiribati.This page contains a simple guide showing what you'll need to power the iPad 4 when you are visiting Kiribati using their 240 volt 50Hz Type I Kiribati plug outlet. When travelling to Kiribati from another country check your iPad 4 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts ensure that the device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from overheating whilst powering it up. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 4.

Charging the iPad 4 in Kiribati

Can the iPad 4 be used in Kiribati?

You can use the iPad 4 in Kiribati by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best travel charger for the iPad 4 in Kiribati?

When you are travelling with more than just your iPad 4 then the best travel charger for Kiribati to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [6].

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the supplied heads. If your iPad 4 supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these types of USB travel chargers and additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices.

Having a 4 port adapter will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to buy multiple travel chargers for your trip or using up additional wall sockets. By only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage. Due to their versatility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets without using up an additional power outlet.

For those travelling to different continents we recommend searching for this type of flexible power adapter online. The travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries on a daily basis.

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 4, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Kiribati and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from North America going to Kiribati 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 travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Kiribati.
What is the best travel charger for the iPad 4 in Kiribati?

How to use a Type I power charger for charging your iPad 4 from a Kiribati power outlet

Using a Lightning Apple cable with a Type I power adapter to charge your iPad 4 from a Kiribati power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your iPad 4 using a Kiribati power outlet you'll need to use a Type I USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should typically include the cable with your iPad 4).
  2. Firstly insert the Type I USB power adapter into the Kiribati power outlet. You can identify the plug supply by three thin slots forming an upside-down triangle shape with a single vertical pin at the bottom and the top two slots sloping upward for the live, neutral and earth.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad 4.
  4. Turn on the Kiribati power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad 4 is charging, typically taking around 1 - 4 hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type I power charger for charging your iPad 4 from a Kiribati power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kiribati - Kiribati Wikipedia web page
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1595/en_US/ipad_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, costs C$15-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, under C$140.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced at C$15-C$20.