Charging the iPad Air 2 when visiting Vanuatu

Instructions showing you how to recharge your iPad Air 2 with a Vanuatuan power outlet using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a Type G USB charger and charging an iPad Air 2 using a Type C Europlug power charger.

Vanuatuan power outlet

Varying different region codes and voltages can all be daunting when planning on staying in another country if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used in the world this article shows exactly what you'll need to pick up in advance to power your iPad Air 2 . These instructions have been specifically written to prevent you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPad Air 2 when you are abroad.When you're visiting Vanuatu this page has instructions showing you charging the iPad Air 2 by using the types G, C or I 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. You'll discover power sockets vary depending on which area you are travelling to so please read the Oceania and power supplies page for a full list of regions and countries. When travelling to Vanuatu from a different country please make sure your iPad Air 2 can be charged using a 240v supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) double check the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from being damaged when charging it. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on an iPad Air 2.

Charging an iPad Air 2 in Vanuatu

Can you use an iPad Air 2 in Vanuatu?

You can use an iPad Air 2 in Vanuatu by using a power adaptor.

Vanuatu

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

When travelling to more than one country then the best travel charger for Vanuatu to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Ni-Vanuatu use three different types of power outlets (types G, C and I) and using a travel adapter like this ensures that you are covered for both types C and G.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your iPad Air 2 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB power chargers, plus additional support for more power hungry devices.

Unlike other adapters this will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power adapters or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only needing a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage and on hand for recharging your iPad Air 2 at an airport or on the flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and smartphones with just a single wall outlet.

We recommend buying this type of versatile travel charger at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Vanuatu

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPad Air 2, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 option for travellers originating from America going to Vanuatu.
  • 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 from North America using type B plugs and offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with 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 suitable for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Vanuatu. [8]
What is the best power adapter for an iPad Air 2 in Vanuatu?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from a Vanuatuan power outlet

Using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a Type G USB charger to charge your iPad Air 2 with a Vanuatuan power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPad Air 2 using the Vanuatuan power outlet you'll need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this USB cable is normally already supplied with your iPad Air 2).
  2. Start by taking the Type G USB power adapter and plugging it in the Vanuatuan power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the 3 vertical holes containing plastic shutters in a triangular configuration for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Switch on the Vanuatuan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging, typically taking between 1 to 4 hours to recharge.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from a Vanuatuan power outlet

Powering an iPad Air 2 with a Vanuatuan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

A guide showing how to power an iPad Air 2 from a Vanuatuan power outlet with a Lightning connector and a 2 pin Type C USB charger.

  1. To charge an iPad Air 2 from the Vanuatuan power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (typically already included with the device by Apple).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the wall supply. This ungrounded plug supply (known as a Europlug or Type C power outlet [6]) can be recognised by 2 circular adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the mains 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 bottom of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Switch on the Vanuatuan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad Air 2 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up and takes around one to four hours to fully recharge to full capacity.
Powering an iPad Air 2 with a Vanuatuan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Vanuatuan Wikipedia page
  2. Apple - official iPad user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply, 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. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  7. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet, priced at between $10 to $15.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costing between $10 to $15.