How to charge the iPad Air 2 from a power outlet in The Ascension Islands

Connecting an Ascensionian Island power outlet to an iPad Air 2

Ascensionian Island power outlet

Different region codes and plug types can all be daunting when planning to visit a different country to the first time traveller. This guide was specifically written to help assist travellers wanting to charge their iPad Air 2 when they're abroad.This page contains a step by step guide telling you what you'll need to supply power to your iPad Air 2 when going to The Ascension Islands using their 240 volt 50Hz G Type plug outlet, with the Ascensionians using a 13 amp plug for charging. When you are travelling to The Ascension Islands from another region please ensure that the iPad Air 2 can be charged using a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure that the iPad Air 2 is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from overheating when charging it. If you intend to stay at a city such as Georgetown or Two Boats Village read the Ascensionian Island entry on Wikipedia [1] for further details. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on an iPad Air 2.

Charging an iPad Air 2 in The Ascension Islands

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

You can connect an iPad Air 2 to an Ascensionian Island power outlet.

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

If travelling to multiple countries then the best international travel power adapter for The Ascension Islands to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [6]. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 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 2 is compatible with Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times with one of these power adapters, along with additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices. Having a 4 port adapter means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel chargers or occupying additional power outlets. By only bringing a single travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage as well as being on hand for charging your iPad Air 2 at the airport or on the plane. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple phones and tablets with only a single plug socket.

For those travelling on a regular basis we recommend searching for this type of versatile power charger online. The power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been successfully tested for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for The Ascension Islands

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPad Air 2, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North 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 portable option for travellers originating from North America going to The Ascension Islands.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also 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 more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 most travellers from around the world visiting The Ascension Islands.
What is the best power charger for an iPad Air 2 in The Ascension Islands?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from an Ascensionian Island power outlet

Learn how to recharge an iPad Air 2 with an Ascensionian Island power outlet by using the Lightning Apple cable with a 3 pinned Type G power charger.

  1. If you want to power the iPad Air 2 from the Ascensionian Island power outlet you'll need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (typically already supplied with the iPad Air 2 by Apple).
  2. Start by inserting the Type G USB power adapter in the Ascensionian Island power outlet. The wall supply, sometimes called a Type G power outlet [3], looks like three vertical rectangular slots in a triangular pattern for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB Apple Lightning power cord into the power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Switch on the Ascensionian Island power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging which typically takes between one-four hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from an Ascensionian Island power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Helena,_Ascension_and_Tristan_da_Cunha - Ascensionian Island entry on Wikipedia
  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/typeG.htm - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply, estimated cost between $10 to $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, estimated price under $10.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, under $15.