How to charge the iPad Air 2 when staying in Micronesia

Instructions on how to recharge an iPad Air 2 with a Micronesian power outlet by using a USB Lightning cable with a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter and powering an iPad Air 2 using a 3 pinned Type B power charger.

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Varying different combinations of voltages and standards can all be daunting when planning to stay in a foreign country especially if you've never visited before. These instructions were written to prevent travellers worrying if they can charge their iPad Air 2 when they're travelling abroad.If you're travelling to Micronesia the following instructions show powering your iPad Air 2 using their B or A type 120 volt 60Hz power outlets. Power sources will change depending on which region you're taking a trip to therefore we suggest that you read our Wiki Connections global power connections page for a full list showing regions and countries. If your iPad Air 2 charges slowly or does not power up when travelling to Micronesia from another country then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically devices which originated from a country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts may take longer to charge or won't power up, so check that the iPad Air 2 is dual voltage (you'll find these are normally marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to ensure proper use. These instructions assume that you've have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on an iPad Air 2.

Charging an iPad Air 2 in Micronesia

Can the iPad Air 2 be used in Micronesia?

You can connect an iPad Air 2 to a Micronesian power outlet by using a power convertor.

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What is the best travel adapter for recharging an iPad Air 2 in Micronesia?

When you are travelling with more than just your iPad Air 2 or visiting multiple countries then the best international travel power adapter for Micronesia to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Micronesians use two different types of wall outlets (B and A) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type A. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by switching the plugs. If your iPad Air 2 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel adapters this will also allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel adapters on your trip to Micronesia or occupying additional power outlets. Only packing a single lightweight travel charger will keep the size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple phones, tablets and speakers without needing an additional wall outlet.

If you travel on a regular basis we recommend searching for this type of versatile travel adapter online, the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Micronesia

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPad Air 2, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which is useful for travellers to regions with unstable power grids. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Micronesia 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 best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Micronesia.
  • 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 from the US using type B plugs and offers practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half the 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 suitable for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Micronesia. [8]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging an iPad Air 2 in Micronesia?

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from a Micronesian power outlet

Instructions on how to recharge an iPad Air 2 with a Micronesian power outlet by using a USB Lightning cable with a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to an iPad Air 2 using a Micronesian power outlet you will need a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple normally include the USB cable with your iPad Air 2).
  2. Start the process by taking the Type A USB power adapter and plugging it into the Micronesian power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 2 adjacent slots.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the power cord into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Turn on the Micronesian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up, typically taking around 1 to 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from a Micronesian power outlet

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

Instructions showing how to recharge an iPad Air 2 with a Micronesian power outlet by using a USB Lightning cable with a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter.

  1. If you want to power your iPad Air 2 using a Micronesian power outlet you will need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple normally include the USB cable with your iPad Air 2).
  2. Start the process by taking the Type B USB power adapter and plugging it into the Micronesian power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by 2 slots with a hole below for the ground pin.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the cord into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Turn on the Micronesian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up, typically taking around 1 to 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging an iPad Air 2 from a Micronesian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Micronesia country Wikipedia 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$5.
  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, priced under C$5.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, under C$20.