How to charge your iPad 2 from a power outlet in New Caledonia

A guide showing how to power your iPad 2 with a New Caledonian power outlet by using a USB 30 pin Apple connector with a Type C power adapter and powering the iPad 2 using a Type F power plug.

New Caledonian power outlet

Complicated voltages and standards can all be daunting when planning to travel to a different country, especially if you've never been there before. This guide was specifically written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPad 2 when you're in New Caledonia.If you're planning a vacation to New Caledonia this page has instructions showing how to power your iPad 2 using the standard types F or C 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. When travelling to New Caledonia from another country please double check your iPad 2 can accept a 240 volt supply. If the iPad 2 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure that the iPad 2 is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to prevent the device from being damaged whilst powering it up. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 2.

Charging the iPad 2 in New Caledonia

Can the iPad 2 be used in New Caledonia?

You can use the iPad 2 in New Caledonia by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad 2 in New Caledonia?

When you are travelling with more than your iPad 2 and visiting more than one country then the best travel charger for New Caledonia to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. New Caledonians use two different types of plug sockets (types F and C) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by switching the plugs over. If your model of iPad 2 supports Fast Charge (note not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker charging times by using one of these types of USB power chargers along with additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices.

This will allow you to recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate travel adapters. Because you are only needing to bring a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage while travelling. Due to their versatility these types of power chargers can be used when you return home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers and using just a single plug socket.

For those travelling frequently we suggest buying this type of flexible travel adapter at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for New Caledonia

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of regions with unstable power grids. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both New Caledonia and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 portable option for travellers originating from North America going to New Caledonia 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 America using type B plugs. This offers the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting New Caledonia. [8] [AD]
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad 2 in New Caledonia?

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

Using a USB 30-pin Apple connector and a 2 pinned Type C power charger to recharge the iPad 2 with a New Caledonian power outlet.

  1. To power the iPad 2 from the New Caledonian power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], normally already supplied with the device.
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter in the New Caledonian power outlet. This unearthed power outlet can be identified by the two round adjacent holes where the twin plug outlet pins go.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector is found at the base of the iPad 2.
  4. Turn on the New Caledonian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging and takes roughly 60-240 minutes to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad 2 from a New Caledonian power outlet

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

Using a USB 30-pin cable with a Type F USB adapter to recharge your iPad 2 from a New Caledonian power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad 2 using a New Caledonian power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple should usually include the USB cable when you first purchase your iPad 2.
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type F USB power adapter in the power supply. This sunken circular plug outlet (known as the Type F power outlet [6] or Schuko outlet) can be recognised by the two adjacent holes, plus a pair of grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple 30 pin USB cord into the bottom of the mains USB charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad 2.
  4. Switch on the New Caledonian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up, typically taking roughly 1-4 hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad 2 from a New Caledonian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - New Caledonia country entry on wikipedia.org
  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, C$15-C$20.
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, C$10-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, 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, under C$20.