How to charge your iPad 4 from a power outlet in The Cook Islands

A guide on how to power your iPad 4 with a Cook Islands power outlet by using an Apple Lightning cable with a Type I power adapter.

Cook Islands power outlet

When planning a vacation to The Cook Islands it's helpful to know in advance if you can charge your important devices such as mobile phones or laptop computers when you get there. Without knowing which power supply is used in The Cook Islands you may bring the wrong adaptor, therefore leaving you needing to purchase a potentially overpriced adaptor when you arrive. Differing standards and voltages can often be daunting when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never visited before. However this isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards used in the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power the iPad 4 in The Cook Islands. These instructions were written to help prepare people wanting to charge the iPad 4 abroad.When you're staying in The Cook Islands this page contains instructions showing how to charge your iPad 4 using their standard 240 volt 50Hz Type I Cook Islands plug outlet. If travelling to The Cook Islands from another country please double check your iPad 4 can be used with a 240v supply. If the iPad 4 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v check your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from overheating when charging it. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 4.

Charging the iPad 4 in The Cook Islands

Can you use the iPad 4 in The Cook Islands?

Yes, you can use the iPad 4 in The Cook Islands by using the correct power convertor.

The Cook Islands

What is the best travel adapter for the iPad 4 in The Cook Islands?

If travelling with more than your iPad 4 or visiting multiple countries then the best international travel charger for The Cook Islands is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by switching the plugs. If your model of iPad 4 can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times with one of these power adapters, along with additional support for certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel adapters having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring multiple travel chargers for your Cook Islands trip. Because you are only needing to bring 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 smartphones and tablets with only a single wall outlet.

We suggest buying a versatile power charger similar to this online, the power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for The Cook Islands

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both The Cook Islands and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable power converter for travellers originating from North America going to The Cook Islands.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs and gives the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 most travellers from around the world visiting The Cook Islands. [6]
What is the best travel adapter for the iPad 4 in The Cook Islands?

Powering the iPad 4 with a Cook Islands power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter

Instructions showing how to recharge your iPad 4 from a Cook Islands power outlet using the Lightning Apple connector with a Type I power charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad 4 using the Cook Islands power outlet you'll need to use a Type I USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple should typically include the USB cable when you purchase the iPad 4.
  2. Begin by taking the Type I USB power adapter and plugging it into the power supply. This wall supply (sometimes called a Type I power outlet [3]) can be recognised by the three thin slots for the live, neutral and ground blades.
  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 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad 4.
  4. Turn on the Cook Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPad 4 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging taking between 1-4 hours to fully recharge.
Powering the iPad 4 with a Cook Islands power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Cook Islands Wikipedia page
  2. Apple - official iPad user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type I power outlet
  4. Type I USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type I mains power outlet, under $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, costs between $10 to $15.