Charging the iPad 2 when staying in The Cook Islands

Using the USB 30-pin Apple connector with a 3 pin Type I USB charger to recharge the iPad 2 from a Cook Islands power outlet.

Cook Islands power outlet

If you are packing for a vacation to The Cook Islands it can be useful to know if you'll be able to charge your common electronics when you get there. By not knowing which power socket is used in The Cook Islands you could pack the wrong adaptor, leaving you having to buy or borrow a potentially overpriced charger on arrival that might not be compatible. Varying complicated standards and voltages can all be confusing when planning to visit a new country if you've never been there before. This simple guide tells you how to charge your iPad 2 when going to The Cook Islands using the standard 240 volt 50Hz I Type wall outlet. You will discover power sockets will vary depending on which region you are visiting therefore we suggest reading the World power supplies page for a full list of countries. When you are visiting The Cook Islands from another country please check the iPad 2 can be charged using a 240v supply. If your iPad 2 was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from over-heating when charging it. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 2.

Charging the iPad 2 in The Cook Islands

Can you use the iPad 2 in The Cook Islands?

You can connect the iPad 2 to a Cook Islands power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad 2 in The Cook Islands?

When travelling to multiple countries or bringing more than your iPad 2 the best international travel charger for The Cook Islands to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [6]. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by switching the supplied heads. If your model of iPad 2 is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times by using one of these travel adapters and additional support for certain power hungry devices. Unlike other travel adapters this will allow you to recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring individual power adapters on your Cook Islands trip or using up additional wall outlets. Because you are only bringing a single USB travel charger will keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage and suitable for charging your iPad 2 at the airport or on a flight. Because of their versatility these types of power adapters can be used when you return home so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers without using up an additional wall outlet.

We suggest searching for a flexible power adapter of this nature online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

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 using USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both The Cook Islands and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power converter for travellers originating from North America going to The Cook Islands.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs and gives almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with one 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting The Cook Islands.
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad 2 in The Cook Islands?

Powering the iPad 2 with a Cook Islands power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type J USB adapter

Using the USB 30-pin Apple cable with a three pin Type I USB charger to recharge the iPad 2 from a Cook Islands power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad 2 from a Cook Islands power outlet you will need to use a Type I USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple will usually include the cable when you buy the iPad 2.
  2. Insert the Type I USB power adapter into the Cook Islands power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by three slots for the live, neutral and ground blades.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple 30 pin USB cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector is found at the bottom of the iPad 2.
  4. Turn on the Cook Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad 2 is powering up which takes between 60-240 minutes to fully recharge.
Powering the iPad 2 with a Cook Islands power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type J USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cook_Islands - Cook Islands country entry on wikipedia
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1683/en_US/ipad_ios7_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 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters