How to charge an iPad Air 2 in Palau

Instructions showing you how to power your iPad Air 2 with a Palauan power outlet with a Lightning connector with a Type A USB adapter and powering an iPad Air 2 using a three pinned Type B power plug.

Palauan power outlet

Varying different combinations of voltages and region codes can often cause confusion when planning to travel to another country especially to the first time traveller. This isn't as complex as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards being used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what to purchase in advance to charge the iPad Air 2 . These instructions were specifically written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPad Air 2 when you are visiting Palau.This step by step guide will show exactly how to supply power to your iPad Air 2 when travelling to Palau using the standard B or A type 120 volt 60Hz wall outlets. If the iPad Air 2 charges slowly or does not power up when travelling to Palau from a different country please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically devices which originate from another country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts may take longer to charge or won't turn on, check that your device is a dual voltage device (usually indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to ensure proper use. If you plan to visit a city like Koror refer to the wikipedia web page about Palau [1] for more details. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on an iPad Air 2.

Charging an iPad Air 2 in Palau

Can the iPad Air 2 be used in Palau?

Yes, you can use an iPad Air 2 in Palau.

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

When you are travelling with more than your iPad Air 2 the best travel power adapter for Palau is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Palauans use two different standards of plug sockets (types B and A) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type A. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by switching the supplied heads. If your model of iPad Air 2 supports Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these types of power adapters plus additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other adapters having a 4 port charger means you can charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack multiple travel chargers. By only needing a single international travel charger will keep the overall size down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage while travelling. Due to their space saving versatility these types of adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers without using up an additional plug socket.

We recommend searching for a multipurpose power adapter of this nature online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Palau

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North 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 portable option for travellers originating from America going to Palau using type B American 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 the US using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 Palau. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for an iPad Air 2 in Palau?

Powering an iPad Air 2 with a Palauan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Using a Lightning connector and a Type A USB adapter to power your iPad Air 2 with a Palauan power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPad Air 2 from a Palauan power outlet you will need to use a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - typically already included with your iPad Air 2 by Apple.
  2. First plug in the Type A USB power adapter in the power supply. The wall supply (sometimes known as a Type A power outlet [3]) is recognised by 2 thin slots adjacent to each other where the two plug outlet pins sit.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Apple USB power cable into the bottom of the power adapter 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 Palauan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging and takes roughly 1 to 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Powering an iPad Air 2 with a Palauan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

How to use a Type B power charger for charging your iPad Air 2 from a Palauan power outlet

Instructions showing you how to recharge your iPad Air 2 with a Palauan power outlet with a USB Lightning connector and a Type B USB adapter.

  1. In order to power an iPad Air 2 from the Palauan power outlet you will need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (usually already included with your iPad Air 2).
  2. Firstly plug the Type B USB power adapter in the power supply. This plug supply (called the Type B power outlet [6]) can be recognised by the two slots next to each other for live and neutral blades with a hole below for the longer ground pin.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB power cable 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. Turn on the Palauan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Air 2 is charging, typically taking between 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
How to use a Type B power charger for charging your iPad Air 2 from a Palauan power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia web page about Palau
  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$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, priced at 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, priced C$15-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.