How to charge the iPad Air 2 when staying in Tuvalu

Using the Lightning Apple connector and a Type I power charger to power your iPad Air 2 from a Tuvaluan power outlet.

Tuvaluan power outlet

Differing voltages and standards can all cause confusion when planning on staying in another country, especially for the first time traveller. These instructions were written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPad Air 2 when you're visiting abroad.If you are going to travel to Tuvalu these useful instructions show how to supply power to your iPad Air 2 using their 220 volt 50Hz I Type power outlet. Power sources will change depending on which region you're taking a trip to therefore we suggest that you read our Wiki Connections global power connections page for a full list showing regions and countries. If travelling to Tuvalu from another country please ensure the iPad Air 2 can accept a 240 volt supply. If the iPad Air 2 came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v make sure that your device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from overheating when charging it. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on an iPad Air 2.

Charging an iPad Air 2 in Tuvalu

Can the iPad Air 2 be used in Tuvalu?

You can connect an iPad Air 2 to a Tuvaluan power outlet by using a power convertor.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging an iPad Air 2 in Tuvalu?

When you are travelling with more than just your iPad Air 2 or visiting multiple countries then the best international travel power adapter for Tuvalu to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by switching the plugs. If your iPad Air 2 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these types of USB travel adapters, and additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel adapters this will also allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel adapters on your trip to Tuvalu. Only bringing a single travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage. Due to their flexibility these types of travel adapters can be used when you return home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets without using up an additional power outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend searching for this type of versatile travel adapter online. The power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Tuvalu

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of regions with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 compact option for travellers originating from North America going to Tuvalu using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Tuvalu. [6] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging an iPad Air 2 in Tuvalu?

How to use a Type I power charger for charging your iPad Air 2 from a Tuvaluan power outlet

Instructions showing how to recharge your iPad Air 2 from a Tuvaluan power outlet by using a USB Lightning cable with a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter.

  1. If you want to power your iPad Air 2 from the Tuvaluan power outlet you'll need to buy a Type I USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will typically include the USB cable with your iPad Air 2.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type I USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This power outlet, technically known as the Type I power outlet [3], can be recognised by the three thin slots forming a triangular pattern with a single vertical pin at the bottom and the top pair of slots sloping upwards for the live, neutral and earth blades.
  3. Connect the USB end of the cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Switch on the Tuvaluan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad Air 2 will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is charging which typically takes roughly one to four hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity. [AD]
How to use a Type I power charger for charging your iPad Air 2 from a Tuvaluan power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - page about Tuvalu
  2. Apple - official iPad user guide
  3. - Type I power outlet
  4. Type I USB power adapter - Type I USB chargers use three short flat blades in a V format with the top blade acting as a grounding pin.
  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.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters.