Charging the iPad Air from a power outlet in Palau

A guide on how to charge your iPad Air from a Palauan power outlet by using a USB Lightning connector with a two pin Type A USB charger and recharging the iPad Air using a Type B USB charger.

Palauan power outlet

Differing combinations of region codes and voltages can often be confusing when planning to visit a new country if you've never visited before. This page was written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPad Air when you're in travelling to Palau.If travelling to Palau these useful instructions show how to power your iPad Air by using their types B or A 120 volt 60Hz plug outlets. If the iPad Air charges slowly or does not power up when visiting Palau from a different country then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Normally devices which come from a country which use a higher voltage such as 240 volts sometimes take longer to charge or won't power up, so check the 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 Palau

Can the iPad Air be used in Palau?

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

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad Air in Palau?

When travelling to multiple countries then the best travel adapter for Palau is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different types of wall outlets in Palau (B and A) and using a travel adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type A.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by changing the included plugs over. If your iPad Air can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these types of travel adapters along with additional support for more power hungry devices.

Unlike other travel chargers having a 4 port adapter means you can recharge more than one device at once without needing to buy multiple power adapters on your trip. Only packing a single international travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage as well as being suitable for charging your iPad Air at an airport or on a flight. Due to their versatility these types of adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers without needing an additional wall outlet.

We recommend buying this type of flexible travel charger at an electronics retailer. The travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Palau

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, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable 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 Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from America going to Palau using type B American 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 America using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a flexible 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 Palau. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad Air in Palau?

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPad Air from a Palauan power outlet

Using an Apple USB Lightning connector and a Type A USB charger to recharge the iPad Air from a Palauan power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad Air using the Palauan power outlet you will need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (usually included with the device).
  2. Begin by plugging the Type A USB power adapter into the Palauan power outlet. The power supply, technically known as a Type A power outlet [3], is identified by the two adjacent slots next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Connect one end of the Lightning cord into the bottom of the power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad Air.
  4. Turn on the Palauan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the iPad Air screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Air is powering up taking between 1 to 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPad Air from a Palauan power outlet

How to use a Type B power charger for charging your iPad Air from a Palauan power outlet

Using an Apple USB Lightning cable and a Type B USB adapter to power the iPad Air with a Palauan power outlet.

  1. To charge your iPad Air using the Palauan power outlet you will need a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (usually already included with the iPad Air).
  2. Start by plugging the Type B USB power adapter into the Palauan power outlet. You can identify the wall supply by the 2 thin slots for live and neutral blades with a hole below for the earth pin.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB Apple charging cable into the bottom of the mains power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad Air.
  4. Turn on the Palauan 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 which takes between one to four hours to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type B power charger for charging your iPad Air from a Palauan power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Palauan Wikipedia 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, costing around $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, priced between $5 to $10.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, between $10 to $15.