How to charge your iPad from a power outlet in The Ascension Islands

How to connect an Ascensionian Island power outlet to the iPad

Ascensionian Island power outlet

Different voltages and standards can all be daunting when planning to travel to another country, especially if you've never visited before. These instructions were specifically written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPad when you are going to The Ascension Islands.This page contains step by step instructions showing you what you'll need to supply power to the iPad when staying in The Ascension Islands by using the 240 volt 50Hz G Type wall outlet, with the Ascensionians using 13 amp plugs for wall outlets. Power supplies will vary from country to country therefore please read our Wikiconnections global power supplies page where you'll find a complete list showing charging devices in different destinations. When you are visiting The Ascension Islands from a different country please ensure that the iPad can be used with a 240v supply. If the iPad originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v check your iPad is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from being damaged whilst powering it. This page details the original iPad first generation, visit the Apple category page for the latest range of Apple iPads. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 5 or greater on the iPad.

Charging the iPad in The Ascension Islands

Can the iPad be used in The Ascension Islands?

You can use the iPad in The Ascension Islands by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad in The Ascension Islands?

When you are travelling with more than your iPad and visiting more than one country then the best travel 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].

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the included heads over. If your iPad supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times with one of these USB travel adapters plus compatibility with more power demanding devices. This means you can recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate travel adapters. Because you are only needing to pack a single travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage whilst travelling. Because of 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 be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and phones without needing an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling on a regular basis we recommend buying this type of flexible travel adapter online. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for The Ascension Islands

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from America going to The Ascension Islands.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting The Ascension Islands.
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad in The Ascension Islands?

Powering the iPad with an Ascensionian Island power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using a USB 30-pin Apple connector with a Type G power charger to charge the iPad from an Ascensionian Island power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPad using the Ascensionian Island power outlet you'll need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple will usually supply the USB cable when you purchase the iPad.
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type G USB power adapter in the wall outlet. The plug outlet (technically known as a Type G power outlet [3]) can be identified by the 3 holes in a triangular pattern.
  3. Connect one end of the cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad.
  4. Turn on the Ascensionian Island power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is charging, typically taking around 1-4 hours to fully recharge.
Powering the iPad with an Ascensionian Island power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Helena,_Ascension_and_Tristan_da_Cunha - Ascensionian Island country page on Wikipedia
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1632/en_US/ipad_ios5_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, under $10.
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, between $5 to $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.