Charging an iPad Air 2 when staying in El Salvador

Instructions on how to charge your iPad Air 2 from a Salvadoranf power outlet with the USB Lightning Apple connector with a two pin Type A USB charger and recharging an iPad Air 2 using a Type B power adapter.

Salvadoranf power outlet

Complicated standards and sockets can all be daunting when planning on visiting another country, especially to the first time traveller. This step by step guide shows you exactly how to supply power to the iPad Air 2 when going to El Salvador using their standard Type B or A 115 volt 60Hz wall outlets. If your iPad Air 2 slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when you are travelling to El Salvador from another country please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Electrical devices which originated from a different country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) may take longer to charge or won't power up, check that the device is dual voltage (usually indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to ensure proper use. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on an iPad Air 2.

Charging an iPad Air 2 in El Salvador

Can the iPad Air 2 be used in El Salvador?

Yes, you can connect an iPad Air 2 to a Salvadoranf power outlet.

What is the best power adapter for an iPad Air 2 in El Salvador?

If you are travelling with more than just your iPad Air 2 and visiting multiple countries the best travel charger for El Salvador is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two types of power outlets in El Salvador (B and A) and using a power adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type A.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by changing the supplied plugs over. If your iPad Air 2 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of USB power adapters, plus additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other adapters this will allow you to charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring seperate travel adapters. By only needing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage as well as being suitable for charging your iPad Air 2 at an airport or on the flight. Because of their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used back at home so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets using just a single wall outlet.

If you travel regularly we suggest buying a versatile power charger of this nature online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for El Salvador

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPad Air 2, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both El Salvador and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from North America visiting El Salvador.
  • 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. This offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half the 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 most travellers from around the world visiting El Salvador. [8] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for an iPad Air 2 in El Salvador?

How to use a Type A power charger for charging your iPad Air 2 from a Salvadoranf power outlet

Using a Lightning connector with a two pin Type A USB charger to recharge an iPad Air 2 from a Salvadoranf power outlet.

  1. In order to power an iPad Air 2 from a Salvadoranf power outlet you will need to use a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], the cable is normally already supplied with your iPad Air 2 by Apple.
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type A USB power adapter in the power supply. The wall outlet, technically called the Type A power outlet [3], can be identified by the two adjacent slots next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB Apple power cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Switch on the Salvadoranf 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 one-four hours to recharge.
How to use a Type A power charger for charging your iPad Air 2 from a Salvadoranf power outlet

How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from a Salvadoranf power outlet

Using a USB Lightning connector and a Type B USB adapter to power an iPad Air 2 with a Salvadoranf power outlet.

  1. In order to power an iPad Air 2 from the Salvadoranf power outlet you will need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], the USB cable is normally supplied with your device by Apple.
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type B USB power adapter into the power supply. You can recognise the wall outlet by the two thin slots parallel to each other for live and neutral blades with a hole below for the grounded pin.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Apple charging cord into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Switch on the Salvadoranf power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging and takes roughly 1 to 4 hours to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from a Salvadoranf power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Salvadoranf Wiki page
  2. Apple - official iPad user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type A power outlet
  4. Type A USB power adapter - An unearthed Type A USB charger has 2 parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes near the tip of each blade, priced at between $5 to $10.
  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, between $15 to $20.
  6. iec.ch - Type B power outlet
  7. Type B USB power adapter - 3 pinned Type B USB chargers have a single unearthed round pin along with 2 shorter parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes in the end of each blade, under $10.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costs between $15 to $20.