Charging your iPad from a power outlet in Palau

Instructions showing how to power the iPad from a Palauan power outlet using a USB 30 pin connector with a 3 pin Type A power charger and how to charge the iPad using a 3 pin Type B USB plug.

Palauan power outlet

Varying different voltages and plugs can often lead to confusion when planning to travel to another country if you've never visited before. However this isn't as complex as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards being used in the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need to purchase in advance to charge the iPad . The following step-by-step instructions will show you how to supply power to your iPad when travelling to Palau by using their standard Type B or A 120 volt 60Hz wall outlets. If your iPad slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when visiting Palau from another country 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 sometimes take longer to charge or won't power up, so check the device is dual-voltage (normally indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to ensure proper use. If you're planning on staying in a Palauan city like Koror or Airai we recommend reading the Palauan Wikipedia web page [1] for more details prior to visiting the location. This page details the original iPad first generation, visit the Apple category page for the latest range of Apple iPads. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 5 or greater on the iPad.

Charging the iPad in Palau

Can the iPad be used in Palau?

Yes, you can connect the iPad to a Palauan power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad in Palau?

If travelling to more than one country or bringing more than your iPad then the best international travel adapter for Palau is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Palauans use two different types of power outlets (types B and A) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type A. As these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the included heads. If your model of iPad is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times by using one of these travel chargers, and compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel adapters having a four port adapter means you can recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring seperate travel adapters or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only packing a single international travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage while travelling and on hand for recharging your iPad at an airport or on your flight. Because of their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple phones and tablets without needing an additional wall outlet.

We recommend buying a versatile power charger of this nature online; the power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Palau

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Palau 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 most popular compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Palau using type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also 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. This offers 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 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 perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Palau. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad in Palau?

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

Instructions showing how to power the iPad from a Palauan power outlet using a USB 30 pin connector with a 3 pin Type A power charger.

  1. To power your iPad using the Palauan power outlet you will need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple should typically include this USB cable with the iPad.
  2. Start by plugging the Type A USB power adapter into the Palauan power outlet. You can identify the wall supply by the two thin slots next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Connect one end of the USB cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector is found at the base of the iPad.
  4. Turn on the Palauan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging which takes roughly one to four hours to fully recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad with a Palauan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Powering the iPad with a Palauan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Instructions on how to power the iPad from a Palauan power outlet by using a 30 pin connector with a three pin Type B power adapter.

  1. If you want to power the iPad using the Palauan power outlet you'll need a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], the cable is normally already included with your iPad.
  2. Firstly insert the Type B USB power adapter in the Palauan power outlet. The wall outlet (known as the Type B power outlet [6]) is identified by 2 slots where the live and neutral blades go with a single semicircular hole below for the longer grounded pin.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple 30 pin USB cable into the bottom of the mains power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector is found at the bottom of the iPad.
  4. Turn on the Palauan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the tablet will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging, typically taking between 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad with a Palauan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Palauan Wikipedia web 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, costing under 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, estimated cost 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$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.