How to charge your iPad 4 from a power outlet in Palau

A page on how to recharge the iPad 4 with a Palauan power outlet by using a Lightning Apple connector and a Type A USB adapter and how to recharge the iPad 4 using a three pinned Type B USB adapter.

Palauan power outlet

Various voltages and sockets can all be daunting when planning to travel to a different country to the first time traveller. However this isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used in the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need in advance to power your iPad 4 in Palau. If you are going to travel to Palau the following instructions show charging your iPad 4 by using the standard types B or A Palauan 120 volt 60Hz wall outlets. If the iPad 4 slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when you are visiting Palau from a different country check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Normally electrical devices which originate from a country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts may take longer to charge or won't power up, so check that your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to ensure proper use. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 4.

Charging the iPad 4 in Palau

Can you use the iPad 4 in Palau?

Yes, you can use the iPad 4 in Palau.

What is the best power charger for the iPad 4 in Palau?

If travelling with more than your iPad 4 and visiting multiple countries the best travel charger for Palau is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Palauans use two different standards of wall outlets (B and A) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type A. As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by switching the included heads over. If your model of iPad 4 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these types of USB travel adapters, along with additional support for certain power demanding devices. Unlike other chargers this means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power adapters on your trip to Palau. Because you are only bringing a single travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage as well as being on hand for charging your iPad 4 at an airport or on a plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used when you return home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple phones and tablets with only a single plug socket.

For those travelling regularly we recommend searching for a flexible power charger similar to this at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with 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 around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPad 4, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power 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 compact option for travellers originating from North America going to Palau.
  • 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 North America using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half 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 suitable for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Palau. [8] [AD]
What is the best power charger for the iPad 4 in Palau?

Powering the iPad 4 with a Palauan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Using the Lightning Apple connector with a two pinned Type A USB adapter to recharge the iPad 4 from a Palauan power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the iPad 4 using a Palauan power outlet you will need a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple typically supply this cable when you first purchase the iPad 4.
  2. Start by inserting the Type A USB power adapter in the Palauan power outlet. The plug outlet (called a Type A power outlet [3]) can be identified by the two adjacent slots next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins slide into.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the power cable into the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad 4.
  4. Turn on the Palauan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad 4 is recharging and takes between 1 - 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPad 4 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 4 from a Palauan power outlet

A page on how to power your iPad 4 from a Palauan power outlet by using a USB Lightning Apple connector and a Type B power charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad 4 using a Palauan power outlet you will need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will typically supply this cable when you first purchase your iPad 4.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type B USB power adapter in the Palauan power outlet. The plug outlet (called a Type B power outlet [6]) can be identified by the 2 slots parallel to each other where the two blades slide into with a hole below for the earthed pin.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple USB Lightning power cord into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad 4.
  4. Switch on the Palauan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up, typically taking around 60-240 minutes to recharge.
How to use a Type B power charger for charging your iPad 4 from a Palauan power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Palauan Wikipedia 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 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, 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, C$15-C$20.