Charging the iPad 4 in The Ascension Islands

Using a USB Lightning cable and a three pinned Type G power charger to charge the iPad 4 from an Ascensionian Island power outlet.

Ascensionian Island power outlet

Complicated standards and voltages can often cause confusion when planning to travel to another country especially to the first time traveller. These instructions have been written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPad 4 abroad.If visiting The Ascension Islands this page contains useful instructions showing you how to charge your iPad 4 by using a 240 volt 50Hz Type G Ascensionian Island plug outlet, the Ascensionians will use a 13 amp plug for charging. When you are travelling to The Ascension Islands from another country please check your iPad 4 can be charged using a 240v supply. If your iPad 4 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v check the iPad 4 is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from overheating whilst powering it. If you plan on visiting an Ascensionian Island place such as Georgetown or Two Boats Village we recommend reading the Ascensionian Island page on Wikipedia.org [1] for more indepth information on travelling to the location. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 4.

Charging the iPad 4 in The Ascension Islands

Can you use the iPad 4 in The Ascension Islands?

Yes, you can connect the iPad 4 to an Ascensionian Island power outlet.

The Ascension Islands

What is the best travel charger for the iPad 4 in The Ascension Islands?

When you are travelling to more than one country then the best international travel charger for The Ascension Islands to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world just by changing the included plugs over. If your iPad 4 is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these types of power adapters, plus additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets.

This will allow you to recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring individual power chargers or occupying additional wall sockets. By only packing a single international travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when you return home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers without using up an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling frequently we suggest buying this type of versatile travel charger at your preferred electronics retailer; the multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for The Ascension Islands

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 visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both The Ascension Islands and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from America going to The Ascension Islands using type B plug sockets.
  • 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 and offers almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a generous 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 Ascension Islands. [6]
What is the best travel charger for the iPad 4 in The Ascension Islands?

Charging the iPad 4 from an Ascensionian Island power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using a Lightning Apple cable with a three pin Type G power charger to recharge the iPad 4 from an Ascensionian Island power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPad 4 from the Ascensionian Island power outlet you will need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will normally include this cable when you purchase your iPad 4).
  2. Start by plugging the Type G USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can identify this power outlet by three vertical slots in a triangular pattern for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB Lightning cord into the mains USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad 4.
  4. Turn on the Ascensionian Island power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging and takes roughly one to four hours to fully recharge.
Charging the iPad 4 from an Ascensionian Island power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Ascensionian Island page on Wikipedia.org
  2. Apple - official iPad user guide
  3. iec.ch - 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, priced at 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, priced at between $10 to $15.