Charging your iPad 4 from a power outlet in Micronesia

Using a Lightning Apple cable and a Type A power adapter to power your iPad 4 with a Micronesian power outlet and recharging the iPad 4 using a Type B power adapter.

Micronesian power outlet

Various standards and plug types can often cause confusion when planning to travel to another country if you've never been there before. These instructions have been specifically written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPad 4 abroad.If you are visiting Micronesia the following useful instructions show how to charge the iPad 4 by using the types B or A Micronesian 120 volt 60Hz power outlets. If your iPad 4 doesn't power up or recharges slowly when you are visiting Micronesia from another country please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Electrical devices which originated from a different country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) may take longer to charge or won't turn on, check that your device is a dual voltage device (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to ensure proper use. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 4.

Charging the iPad 4 in Micronesia

Can you use the iPad 4 in Micronesia?

You can connect the iPad 4 to a Micronesian power outlet by using the correct power convertor.

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What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad 4 in Micronesia?

If travelling with more than just your iPad 4 and visiting multiple countries the best international travel charger for Micronesia to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Micronesians use two different standards of wall outlets (types B and A) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type A. As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the supplied plugs over. If your iPad 4 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times by using one of these types of travel adapters along with support for more power demanding devices.

Unlike other chargers having a 4 port charger means you can recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring seperate travel adapters or occupying additional power sockets. By only packing a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage while travelling. Because of their flexibility these types of power adapters can be used when you return home so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional wall outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of flexible travel charger at an electronics retailer. The travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

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 4, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids. These power adapters are supplied 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 international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power converter for travellers originating from North America visiting Micronesia.
  • 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 originating from America using type B plugs. This gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 Micronesia. [8]
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad 4 in Micronesia?

How to use a Type A power charger for charging your iPad 4 from a Micronesian power outlet

Using a Lightning Apple cable and a Type A USB adapter to power the iPad 4 with a Micronesian power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPad 4 from a Micronesian power outlet you will need to use a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will normally supply the USB cable with the iPad 4.
  2. Start by plugging the Type A USB power adapter in the Micronesian power outlet. The power supply, technically known as a Type A power outlet [3], can be identified by the 2 slots adjacent to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Apple USB charging cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad 4.
  4. Switch on the Micronesian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPad 4 will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad 4 is charging, typically taking between one to four hours to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type A power charger for charging your iPad 4 from a Micronesian power outlet

Charging the iPad 4 from a Micronesian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Using the Apple USB Lightning cable and a Type B USB charger to power the iPad 4 from a Micronesian power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPad 4 from a Micronesian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple usually include the cable when you buy your iPad 4).
  2. Start by inserting the Type B USB power adapter into the wall supply. This plug supply (sometimes known as a Type B power outlet [6]) is identified by two slots next to each other with a single hole below for the grounded pin.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Apple power cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad 4.
  4. Turn on the Micronesian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPad 4 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad 4 is powering up which should take between 1 to 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPad 4 from a Micronesian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Micronesia 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, costs 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, estimated price under 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, C$4-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.