Charging the iPad 2 when visiting Palau

Using an Apple USB 30-pin cable and a two pinned Type A power charger to recharge the iPad 2 with a Palauan power outlet and how to power the iPad 2 using a three pinned Type B power plug.

Palauan power outlet

Different combinations of standards and plugs can all be daunting when planning to travel to another country, especially to the first time traveller. This page was specifically written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPad 2 abroad.This page contains a step by step guide which shows what you'll need to power the iPad 2 when you're visiting Palau by using the Type B or A Palauan 120 volt 60Hz wall outlets. If your iPad 2 doesn't power up or recharges slowly when you are visiting Palau from a different region then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically electrical devices which come from another country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts may take longer to charge or won't turn on, check that the iPad 2 is dual-voltage (you'll find these are usually marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to ensure proper use. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 2.

Charging the iPad 2 in Palau

Can you use the iPad 2 in Palau?

Yes, you can connect the iPad 2 to a Palauan power outlet.

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

When travelling to more than one country then the best international travel charger for Palau to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different standards of plug sockets that Palauans use (B and A) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type A. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world just by changing the included plugs. If your model of iPad 2 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these USB travel chargers and additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other chargers having a 4 port adapter means you can recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack individual travel adapters for your trip or using up additional wall outlets. Only needing a single international travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage as well as being suitable for recharging your iPad 2 at an airport or on a plane. Due to their versatility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers and using only a single power outlet.

If you travel to Palau we recommend buying this type of flexible power adapter at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Palau

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 2, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is necessary when visiting regions with unstable power supplies. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Palau and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 North America visiting Palau using 3 pin type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also 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 offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a generous 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Palau. [8] [AD]
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad 2 in Palau?

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPad 2 from a Palauan power outlet

Using a USB 30 pin connector and a Type A power adapter to charge the iPad 2 from a Palauan power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad 2 using a Palauan power outlet you'll need to use a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple normally supply this cable when you buy the iPad 2).
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type A USB power adapter into the Palauan power outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by two thin adjacent slots next to each other where the pins go.
  3. Connect one end of the cable into 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 base of the iPad 2.
  4. Switch on the Palauan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad 2 is charging, typically taking roughly 1-4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPad 2 from a Palauan power outlet

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

Instructions showing how to power the iPad 2 with a Palauan power outlet with the USB 30-pin Apple connector and a Type B power adapter.

  1. If you want to charge your iPad 2 using a Palauan power outlet you'll need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - normally already supplied with your device by Apple.
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type B USB power adapter in the power supply. You can identify this plug outlet by two thin slots next to each other with a single semicircular hole below for the earthed pin.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector is found at the bottom of the iPad 2.
  4. Turn on the Palauan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging and takes roughly 60-240 minutes to completely recharge.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPad 2 from a Palauan power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Palau 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, 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, C$10-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.