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

Instructions on how to recharge your iPad Air from a Papua New Guinea power outlet with a USB Lightning cable and a Type I power charger.

Papua New Guinea power outlet

Different combinations of region codes and plugs can often be confusing when planning to stay in another country, especially for the first time traveller. This useful guide shows what you'll need to charge the iPad Air when travelling to Papua New Guinea by using the 240 volt 50Hz I Type power outlet. When you are visiting Papua New Guinea from a different country check that the iPad Air can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the iPad Air came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) check that your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from being damaged during charging. If you intend on visiting a place like Port Moresby we also recommend referring to the Papua New Guinea entry on Wikipedia [1] for more indepth details prior to travelling to the location. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Air.

Charging the iPad Air in Papua New Guinea

Can you use the iPad Air in Papua New Guinea?

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

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

When travelling with more than your iPad Air then the best international travel charger 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 come with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the supplied heads. If your iPad Air is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these power chargers plus compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel chargers having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy seperate power chargers for your trip or occupying additional power outlets. 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 Air at an airport or on a plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

If you travel on a regular basis we suggest buying this type of flexible power charger online. The power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with good reliably.

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, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These power adapters come supplied 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 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 Papua New Guinea.
  • 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 North America using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 Papua New Guinea. [6] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad Air in Papua New Guinea?

How to use a Type I power charger for recharging your iPad Air from a Papua New Guinea power outlet

A guide showing you how to recharge your iPad Air from a Papua New Guinea power outlet with an Apple USB Lightning cable with a Type I power charger.

  1. To supply power to the iPad Air 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] (Apple will typically supply this cable when you first purchase your iPad Air).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type I USB power adapter in the wall outlet. The plug outlet (sometimes called a Type I power outlet [3]) can be identified by 3 slots in an upside-down triangle shape 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 the USB end of the USB Apple Lightning power cord into the power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad Air.
  4. Turn on the Papua New Guinea power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad Air will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up, typically taking around 60-240 minutes to recharge.
How to use a Type I power charger for recharging your iPad Air from a Papua New Guinea power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Papua New Guinea entry on Wikipedia
  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, C$15-C$20.