Charging your iPad 4 from a power outlet in Tristan da Cunha

How to connect a Tristanian power outlet to the iPad 4

Tristanian power outlet

Various combinations of voltages and standards can often be daunting when planning to travel to another country if you've never visited before. These instructions have been specifically written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPad 4 abroad.When you are travelling to Tristan da Cunha these instructions show powering the iPad 4 using the 240 volt 50Hz G Type Tristanian power outlet, the Tristanians will use a 13 amp plug for wall outlets. When travelling to Tristan da Cunha from a different region ensure that your iPad 4 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v double check the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from overheating when powering up. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 4.

Charging the iPad 4 in Tristan da Cunha

Can you use the iPad 4 in Tristan da Cunha?

You can connect the iPad 4 to a Tristanian power outlet by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best travel charger for the iPad 4 in Tristan da Cunha?

When travelling with more than your iPad 4 or visiting more than one country then the best travel power adapter for Tristan da Cunha is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger.

Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by changing the heads over. If your type of iPad 4 supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these USB power chargers, and compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets. This will allow you to power more than one device at the same time without needing to pack individual travel chargers on your Tristanian trip or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only bringing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being suitable for recharging your iPad 4 at an airport or on the flight. Due to their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers without needing an additional plug socket.

We recommend buying this type of flexible travel charger online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Tristan da Cunha

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPad 4, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Tristan da Cunha and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 visiting Tristan da Cunha.
  • 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 originating from the US using type B plugs. This gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more flexible 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 majority of travellers from around the world visiting Tristan da Cunha. [6] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for the iPad 4 in Tristan da Cunha?

How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPad 4 from a Tristanian power outlet

Instructions showing how to power the iPad 4 from a Tristanian power outlet using an Apple USB Lightning connector and a Type G USB charger.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPad 4 from a Tristanian power outlet you will need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], this USB cable is usually supplied with the device by Apple.
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type G USB power adapter in the Tristanian power outlet. You can identify the wall supply by the three vertical holes containing shutters forming a triangle shape for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Apple USB charging cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad 4.
  4. Switch on the Tristanian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging, typically taking roughly 60-240 minutes to fully recharge.
How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPad 4 from a Tristanian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia entry about Tristan da Cunha
  2. Apple - official iPad user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - A Type G USB charger has three thick rectangular blades in a triangular shape with the longer top blade acting as the earthing pin, priced at under $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, between $15 to $20.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costing between $15 to $20.