How to charge the iPad when staying in Papua New Guinea

How to connect a Papua New Guinea power outlet to the iPad

Papua New Guinea power outlet

Different combinations of standards and plugs can all cause confusion when planning on visiting a foreign country especially if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of common standards used in the world this guide shows exactly what to buy in advance to charge your iPad in Papua New Guinea. This guide has been specifically written to stop you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPad when you are staying abroad.If you are going to travel to Papua New Guinea these useful instructions show how to supply power to your iPad using their 240 volt 50Hz I Type power outlet. Most power supplies vary regionally so please read the Wiki Connections travel power sockets guide where you'll find a complete list of countries. If travelling to Papua New Guinea from another region please make sure that your iPad can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to avoid the device from over-heating whilst powering it. 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 Papua New Guinea

Can the iPad be used in Papua New Guinea?

Yes, you can use the iPad in Papua New Guinea.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad in Papua New Guinea?

When you are travelling to multiple countries the best travel charger for Papua New Guinea is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the included plugs. If your iPad is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these types of USB travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power chargers for your trip to Papua New Guinea or occupying additional power outlets. By only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers with only a single plug socket.

We suggest searching for this type of versatile travel adapter online, the multipurpose travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Papua New Guinea

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Papua New Guinea and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Papua New Guinea using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective 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 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 Papua New Guinea. [6] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad in Papua New Guinea?

Powering the iPad with a Papua New Guinea power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type J USB adapter

Using the 30 pin Apple connector and a Type I power charger to power your iPad from a Papua New Guinea power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the iPad from the Papua New Guinea power outlet you'll need to use a Type I USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple should typically supply this USB cable with your iPad.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type I USB power adapter in the Papua New Guinea power outlet. The power supply (called a Type I power outlet [3]) can be identified by three thin slots forming a triangular pattern with a single vertical pin at the bottom and the top pair of slots sloping upwards for the live, neutral and ground.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB cord into the USB power charger 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 Papua New Guinea power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up, typically taking around one to four hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPad with a Papua New Guinea power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type J USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia.org page about Papua New Guinea
  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, C$10-C$15.
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, costs 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, C$15-C$20.