How to charge an iPad Air 2 when planning a trip to The Cook Islands

Using a Lightning connector and a 3 pinned Type I power charger to charge an iPad Air 2 from a Cook Islands power outlet.

Cook Islands power outlet

Different combinations of standards and plugs can all be daunting when planning to travel to another country, especially if you've never visited before. These instructions have been written to stop you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPad Air 2 when you are going to The Cook Islands.The following step-by-step guide shows exactly how to charge your iPad Air 2 when you are visiting The Cook Islands by using their 240 volt 50Hz Type I Cook Islands plug outlet. Most power supplies will change depending on which area you are travelling to therefore please read the Oceania page for a full list of countries. If you are travelling to The Cook Islands from a different country ensure that the iPad Air 2 can be used with a 240v supply. If the iPad Air 2 came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check that the iPad Air 2 is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating when powering up. If you are planning to visit a city like Avarua we recommend reading the wikipedia web page about The Cook Islands [1] for more indepth information. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on an iPad Air 2.

Charging an iPad Air 2 in The Cook Islands

Can the iPad Air 2 be used in The Cook Islands?

You can use an iPad Air 2 in The Cook Islands by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best power charger for an iPad Air 2 in The Cook Islands?

When you are travelling to more than one country and bringing more than just your iPad Air 2 the best international travel power adapter for The Cook Islands is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [6]. As these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied plugs. If your type of iPad Air 2 can support Fast Charge (note not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these travel adapters, plus compatibility with more power demanding devices. Having a 4 port charger will also allow you to power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring individual power chargers. Because you are only packing a single travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage. Due to their space saving versatility these types of adapters can be used back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers with only a single power outlet.

If you travel to The Cook Islands we recommend buying this type of flexible power adapter at your preferred electronics retailer; the multipurpose power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for The Cook Islands

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 compact power adapter for travellers originating from America going to The Cook Islands.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly 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 more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at 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 perfect for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting The Cook Islands.
What is the best power charger for an iPad Air 2 in The Cook Islands?

How to use a Type I power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from a Cook Islands power outlet

Using a USB Lightning Apple connector and a Type I power adapter to charge an iPad Air 2 from a Cook Islands power outlet.

  1. To power the iPad Air 2 from a Cook Islands power outlet you will need to use a Type I USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple normally supply this USB cable when you purchase the iPad Air 2.
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type I USB power adapter into the power supply. You can identify this plug outlet by three thin slots in an upside-down triangle pattern with the top two slots sloping upwards for the live, neutral and ground.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB Lightning power cord into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Turn on the Cook Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up, typically taking between one to four hours to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type I power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from a Cook Islands power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cook_Islands - wikipedia web page about The Cook Islands
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1595/en_US/ipad_user_guide.pdf - Official iPad user guide
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeI.htm - Type I power outlet
  4. Type I USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type I mains power outlet
  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
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters