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

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge the iPad Air from an Ascensionian Island power outlet with a Lightning Apple connector and a 3 pinned Type G power charger.

Ascensionian Island power outlet

Varying different combinations of voltages and plug types can all be confusing when planning to travel to another country, especially if you've never visited before. This isn't as complex as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets used in the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need to purchase in advance to power the iPad Air . These instructions were written to help prepare people wanting to charge the iPad Air abroad.If you are visiting The Ascension Islands these useful instructions show charging your iPad Air by using the standard 240 volt 50Hz G Type power outlet, the Ascensionians will use a 13 amp plug for charging. When visiting The Ascension Islands from another country please make sure that your iPad Air can be used with a 240v supply. If the iPad Air originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) double check your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from overheating when charging it. If you are planning on visiting a destination like Georgetown refer to the wikipedia web page about The Ascension Islands [1] for more details prior to the location. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Air.

Charging the iPad Air in The Ascension Islands

Can the iPad Air be used in The Ascension Islands?

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

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

When you are travelling to more than one country or bringing along more than just your iPad Air the best 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].

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle 100 to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world simply by changing the supplied heads. If your iPad Air supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these types of USB power chargers and additional compatibility with more power demanding devices. Unlike other adapters having a 4 port adapter will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to buy multiple travel adapters or occupying additional power outlets. Because you are only packing a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage. Due to their versatility these types of power chargers can be used when you return home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets without using up an additional power outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of versatile travel adapter online. The power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for The Ascension Islands

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPad Air, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power converters 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 best selling compact option for travellers originating from America visiting The Ascension Islands using type B American 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 from America using type B plugs. This offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at almost half 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting The Ascension Islands.
What is the best power charger for the iPad Air in The Ascension Islands?

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

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge the iPad Air from an Ascensionian Island power outlet with a Lightning Apple connector and a 3 pinned Type G power charger.

  1. In order to charge your iPad Air using an Ascensionian Island power outlet you will need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - the cable is usually already included with your device by Apple.
  2. Begin by taking the Type G USB power adapter and inserting it into the power outlet. This power outlet, technically known as the Type G power outlet [3], can be recognised by the three slots with shutters forming a triangle configuration for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB Apple Lightning cord into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad Air.
  4. Turn on the Ascensionian Island power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is charging and takes between 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge.
Charging the iPad Air from 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 - wikipedia web page about The Ascension Islands
  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, 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, between $10 to $15.