Charging your iPad Air 2 from a power outlet in New Caledonia

Using an Apple USB Lightning cable and a Europlug Type C USB charger to recharge an iPad Air 2 from a New Caledonian power outlet and charging an iPad Air 2 using a two pin Schuko Type F power adapter.

New Caledonian power outlet

Varying different standards and voltages can all be confusing when planning on travelling to a new country especially if you've never visited before. However this isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of standards used throughout the world this article shows exactly what to purchase in advance to charge the iPad Air 2 . These guidelines were specifically written to assist people wanting to power their iPad Air 2 when they're staying in New Caledonia.If travelling to New Caledonia the following instructions show how to power the iPad Air 2 by using the Type F or C New Caledonian 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. When travelling to New Caledonia from a different region ensure that your iPad Air 2 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts check the iPad Air 2 is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from being damaged when powering up. If you're planning on travelling to a New Caledonian place such as Nouméa we also recommend referring to the New Caledonian Wikipedia web page [1] for more details. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on an iPad Air 2.

Charging an iPad Air 2 in New Caledonia

Can you use an iPad Air 2 in New Caledonia?

You can connect an iPad Air 2 to a New Caledonian power outlet by using the correct power convertor.

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What is the best travel charger for an iPad Air 2 in New Caledonia?

When you are travelling to multiple countries or bringing more than just your iPad Air 2 the best international travel charger for New Caledonia to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. New Caledonians use two different standards of power outlets (types F and C) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by changing the heads over. If your iPad Air 2 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times by using one of these types of travel adapters and additional support for certain power hungry devices. This will also allow you to power more than one device at the same time without needing to pack individual travel chargers or occupying additional wall sockets. Only packing a single USB travel charger will also keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage and convenient for charging your iPad Air 2 at the airport or on a plane. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and phones without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest searching for a multipurpose power adapter like this online; the multipurpose power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for New Caledonia

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, 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 necessary for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. 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 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from America visiting New Caledonia using type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the 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 one less AC outlet at almost half 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting New Caledonia. [8]
What is the best travel charger for an iPad Air 2 in New Caledonia?

Charging an iPad Air 2 from a New Caledonian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Using a Lightning Apple cable and a double pinned Type C USB adapter to power an iPad Air 2 with a New Caledonian power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPad Air 2 from a New Caledonian power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple usually supply the cable with the iPad Air 2.
  2. Firstly you'll need to plug the Type C USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can recognise this power outlet by two round adjacent holes for live and neutral pins.
  3. Connect one end of the USB Apple charging cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Switch on the New Caledonian 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 recharging which takes roughly 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
Charging an iPad Air 2 from a New Caledonian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from a New Caledonian power outlet

A guide showing how to recharge an iPad Air 2 from a New Caledonian power outlet using an Apple USB Lightning cable and a Schuko Type F USB charger.

  1. If you want to charge your iPad Air 2 using the New Caledonian power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], the USB cable is typically supplied with the device by Apple.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type F USB power adapter into the New Caledonian power outlet. This recessed circular wall outlet can be recognised by the two round holes 19 mm adjacent to each other along with two thin grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Apple charging cord into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Switch on the New Caledonian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging and takes around 1 - 4 hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from a New Caledonian power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - New Caledonian Wikipedia web page
  2. Apple - official iPad user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, under 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$15.
  6. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  7. Type F USB power adapter - Type F USB chargers are earthed using two clips at the top and bottom with two rounded 4.8mm pins set 19mm apart, priced under C$20.
  8. 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.