How to charge your iPad Air 2 from a power outlet in Papua New Guinea

Instructions showing how to charge an iPad Air 2 from a Papua New Guinea power outlet with a USB Lightning Apple connector and a three pinned Type I USB adapter.

Papua New Guinea power outlet

Differing voltages and standards can often be confusing when planning on travelling to another country, especially if you've never visited before. This guide was specifically written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPad Air 2 when you're travelling abroad.When you're staying in Papua New Guinea this page contains instructions showing how to power the iPad Air 2 using their 240 volt 50Hz Type I Papua New Guinea wall supply. You'll discover most power sockets change regionally so we suggest that you read the WikiConnections global power supplies page where you'll find a complete list of regions and countries. If you are travelling to Papua New Guinea from a different country double check the iPad Air 2 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the iPad Air 2 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) double check your iPad Air 2 is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from overheating whilst powering it up. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on an iPad Air 2.

Charging an iPad Air 2 in Papua New Guinea

Can you use an iPad Air 2 in Papua New Guinea?

Yes, you can use an iPad Air 2 in Papua New Guinea by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best travel adapter for an iPad Air 2 in Papua New Guinea?

If travelling to multiple countries then the best international travel power adapter for Papua New Guinea is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger.

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world simply by changing the supplied heads over. If your iPad Air 2 is compatible with Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these types of USB travel adapters plus support for more power hungry devices like tablets.

This means you can power more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel chargers for your Papua New Guinea trip. Because you are only needing a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage whilst travelling as well as being on hand for charging your iPad Air 2 at an airport or on the plane. Due to their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers without needing an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling to different continents we recommend searching for this type of versatile power charger online. The power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Papua New Guinea

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, but 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 useful for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Papua New Guinea 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 most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Papua New Guinea using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise 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 more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 suitable for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Papua New Guinea. [6] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for an iPad Air 2 in Papua New Guinea?

Powering an iPad Air 2 with a Papua New Guinea power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter

Instructions showing how to charge an iPad Air 2 from a Papua New Guinea power outlet with a USB Lightning Apple connector and a three pinned Type I USB adapter.

  1. In order to power an iPad Air 2 using a Papua New Guinea power outlet you'll need to use a Type I USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (normally included with the iPad Air 2 by Apple).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type I USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This power outlet, technically known as a Type I power outlet [3], can be recognised by the three thin slots for the live, neutral and ground.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple Lightning charging cable into the power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Switch on the Papua New Guinea power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Air 2 is charging which should take around 60-240 minutes to recharge to full capacity.
Powering an iPad Air 2 with a Papua New Guinea power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Papua New Guinea Wikipedia page
  2. Apple - official iPad user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type I power outlet
  4. Type I USB power adapter - Type I USB chargers use three short flat blades in a V format with the top blade acting as a grounding pin, under C$15.
  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, under C$15.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costs under C$20.