How to charge the iPad Air when planning a trip to The Isle of Man

How to connect a Manx power outlet to the iPad Air

Manx power outlet

Different voltages and plugs can often be daunting when planning on staying in a foreign country if you've never been there before. These guidelines have been written to help prepare visitors wanting to charge the iPad Air when they are visiting The Isle of Man.When visiting The Isle of Man this page contains useful instructions showing you how to power your iPad Air by using the standard 240 volt 50Hz G Type wall outlet, with the Manx using 13 amp plugs for wall outlets. When travelling to The Isle of Man from another country check the iPad Air can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts double check your iPad Air is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to prevent the device from over-heating when charging it. If you're planning to visit a city such as Douglas we recommend reading the The Isle of Man country Wiki page [1] for more indepth information. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Air.

Charging the iPad Air in The Isle of Man

Can the iPad Air be used in The Isle of Man?

Yes, you can use the iPad Air in The Isle of Man by using the correct power convertor.

The Isle of Man

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

If travelling with more than just your iPad Air then the best travel adapter for The Isle of Man to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the supplied heads. If your type of iPad Air can support Fast Charge (note not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these travel adapters plus additional compatibility with more power demanding devices.

Unlike other travel chargers this means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to pack seperate travel adapters for your Manx trip or occupying additional wall sockets. By only packing a single international travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage as well as being convenient for recharging your iPad Air at an airport or on a plane. Due to their versatility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers and using only a single power outlet.

If you travel to The Isle of Man we recommend buying this type of flexible power adapter at an electronics retailer - the 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 with perfect reliably.

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 Air, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable power supplies. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both The Isle of Man 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 visiting The Isle of Man.
  • 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 America using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 majority of travellers from around the world visiting The Isle of Man. [6]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad Air in The Isle of Man?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad Air from a Manx power outlet

Using a Lightning cable and a three pinned Type G power charger to charge the iPad Air from a Manx power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge your iPad Air using a Manx 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 your device by Apple.
  2. Plug in the Type G USB power adapter in the power supply. This plug outlet (technically called a Type G power outlet [3]) looks like three vertical slots in a triangular pattern for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Then connect one end of the Lightning charging cord into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad Air.
  4. Turn on the Manx power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up taking between 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad Air from a Manx power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - The Isle of Man country Wiki 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, costing 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 cost 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, costing around $15.