Charging your iPad 2 from a power outlet in The Isle of Man

How to connect a Manx power outlet to the iPad 2

Manx power outlet

Different standards and sockets can all lead to confusion when planning on visiting another country, especially to the first time traveller. These instructions have been written to help assist travellers wanting to power the iPad 2 when they are visiting abroad.This simple guide tells you how to supply power to your iPad 2 when staying in The Isle of Man using their standard 240 volt 50Hz G Type wall outlet, the Manx will use 13 amp plugs for charging. When travelling to The Isle of Man from a different region ensure that your iPad 2 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) check the iPad 2 is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from over-heating when charging it. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 2.

Charging the iPad 2 in The Isle of Man

Can you use the iPad 2 in The Isle of Man?

You can connect the iPad 2 to a Manx power outlet by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best travel adapter for the iPad 2 in The Isle of Man?

When you are travelling to more than one country or bringing more than your iPad 2 the best international travel charger for The Isle of Man to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the supplied heads. If your model of iPad 2 is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these types of USB power adapters, plus additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets. This will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy seperate travel chargers or occupying additional wall sockets. Only packing a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple phones, tablets and speakers with just a single plug socket.

If you travel to The Isle of Man we suggest buying this type of versatile power charger online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated below 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 The Isle of Man

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 2, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK 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 Isle of Man using type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 Isle of Man. [6] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for the iPad 2 in The Isle of Man?

Charging the iPad 2 from a Manx power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using a USB 30 pin cable and a Type G USB adapter to power the iPad 2 with a Manx power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPad 2 from a Manx power outlet you'll need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple typically supply the USB cable with the iPad 2).
  2. Plug in the Type G USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can recognise this wall outlet by three holes with shutters forming a triangle pattern for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad 2.
  4. Switch on the Manx power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your tablet will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging which typically takes around 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
Charging the iPad 2 from a Manx power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - The Isle of Man wikipedia page
  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 under $15.
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, estimated cost 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, priced between $15 to $20.