Charging the iPad Air from a power outlet in Kiribati

The WikiConnections guide showing how to charge your iPad Air with a Kiribati power outlet with the Apple USB Lightning connector with a three pinned Type I power adapter.

Kiribati power outlet

Varying different frequencies and standards can often be confusing when planning on visiting a foreign country, especially if you've never been there before. These instructions have been written to help assist people wanting to power the iPad Air when they are abroad.When you are travelling to Kiribati this page has instructions showing you charging the iPad Air by using the 240 volt 50Hz Type I wall outlet. If you are visiting Kiribati from a different region please check the iPad Air can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure your device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from being damaged when charging it. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Air.

Charging the iPad Air in Kiribati

Can you use the iPad Air in Kiribati?

You can use the iPad Air in Kiribati.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad Air in Kiribati?

If you are travelling with more than your iPad Air the best international travel adapter for Kiribati to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [6]. Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the included heads. If your iPad Air can support Fast Charge (note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel adapters along with compatibility with more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers having a four port adapter will allow you to power more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack multiple power adapters or occupying additional wall sockets. Because you are only packing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage. Because of their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers with just a single wall outlet.

We recommend buying a versatile power charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer - the travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign 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 around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPad Air, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power converters 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 international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Kiribati.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise 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. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Kiribati.
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad Air in Kiribati?

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

The WikiConnections page showing how to charge your iPad Air with a Kiribati power outlet with the Apple USB Lightning connector with a three pin Type I power adapter.

  1. To power your iPad Air using the Kiribati power outlet you will need to buy a Type I USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should typically include this USB cable when you buy the iPad Air).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type I USB power adapter in the Kiribati power outlet. This plug supply (technically called the Type I power outlet [3]) can be identified by the 3 thin slots forming an upside-down triangular configuration with the top two slots sloping upwards for the live, neutral and ground.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad Air.
  4. Switch on the Kiribati power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPad Air screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging taking around one to four hours to fully recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad Air with a Kiribati power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kiribati - Kiribati Wikipedia 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, priced at 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, C$130-C$140.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated cost C$15-C$20.