Charging your iPad Air from a power outlet in El Salvador

Instructions showing how to power the iPad Air with a Salvadoranf power outlet using an Apple USB Lightning connector with a two pin Type A power charger and how to charge the iPad Air using a Type B USB plug.

Salvadoranf power outlet

Varying different voltages and sockets can often lead to confusion when planning to travel to another country if you've never been there before. When you're staying in El Salvador the following useful instructions show how to supply power to the iPad Air by using the types B or A 115 volt 60Hz power outlets. If your iPad Air slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when you are travelling to El Salvador from another country check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically electrical devices which originate from another country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts can take longer to charge or won't turn on, so check your iPad Air is dual-voltage (usually marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to ensure proper use. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Air.

Charging the iPad Air in El Salvador

Can the iPad Air be used in El Salvador?

Yes, you can connect the iPad Air to a Salvadoranf power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

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

When you are travelling with more than your iPad Air then the best travel power adapter for El Salvador is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Salvadoransf use two different standards of wall outlets (types B and A) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type A. As these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world just by changing the heads. If your type of iPad Air is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these types of power adapters and additional support for more power hungry devices.

Unlike other chargers this will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack individual travel chargers on your Salvadoranf trip. Only packing a single international travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their versatility these types of power adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers with just a single wall outlet.

If you travel on a regular basis we suggest searching for this type of flexible power adapter at your preferred electronics retailer, the travel charger illustrated here 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 El Salvador

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. 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 international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power converter for travellers originating from North America visiting El Salvador using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting El Salvador. [8] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for the iPad Air in El Salvador?

Powering the iPad Air with a Salvadoranf power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Instructions on how to power the iPad Air from a Salvadoranf power outlet using a USB Lightning connector with a two pin Type A power charger.

  1. To power the iPad Air using the Salvadoranf power outlet you'll need a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should normally supply the USB cable with the iPad Air).
  2. Begin by taking the Type A USB power adapter and plugging it into the Salvadoranf power outlet. This plug supply, technically known as a Type A power outlet [3], can be identified by the 2 thin adjacent slots next to each other for live and neutral blades.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad Air.
  4. Switch on the Salvadoranf power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPad Air screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Air is powering up taking roughly 1 to 4 hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPad Air with a Salvadoranf power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Powering the iPad Air with a Salvadoranf power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Instructions on how to power the iPad Air from a Salvadoranf power outlet using the USB Lightning Apple connector with a three pin Type B power adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad Air using a Salvadoranf power outlet you'll need a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should normally supply this USB cable with the iPad Air).
  2. Begin by inserting the Type B USB power adapter into the Salvadoranf power outlet. The wall outlet (known as the Type B power outlet [6]) is recognised by two slots adjacent to each other with a hole below for the earth pin.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad Air.
  4. Turn on the Salvadoranf power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPad Air screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Air is powering up and takes roughly one-four hours to recharge.
Powering the iPad Air with a Salvadoranf power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia.org web page about El Salvador
  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 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, around $15.
  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, around $15.