How to charge the iPad 2 when staying in Vanuatu

A page on how to power your iPad 2 from a Vanuatuan power outlet with a USB 30-pin connector and a Type G power charger and recharging the iPad 2 using a two pinned Type C USB adapter.

Vanuatuan power outlet

Differing frequencies and region codes can all cause confusion when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never visited before. If you are going to travel to Vanuatu the following instructions show charging your iPad 2 using the standard types G, C or I Vanuatuan 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If travelling to Vanuatu from another country please ensure the iPad 2 can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from being damaged whilst powering it. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 2.

Charging the iPad 2 in Vanuatu

Can the iPad 2 be used in Vanuatu?

You can connect the iPad 2 to a Vanuatuan power outlet by using a power convertor.

Vanuatu

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad 2 in Vanuatu?

When you are travelling to more than one country the best travel power adapter for Vanuatu to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Ni-Vanuatu use three different types of plug sockets (G, C and I) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for both types C and G.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world just by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of iPad 2 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these types of USB travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices. Unlike other chargers having a four port charger will also allow you to charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate power chargers for your Vanuatuan trip or occupying additional power outlets. By only packing a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when you return home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend searching for an adaptable power charger similar to this online, the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Vanuatu

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 2, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Vanuatu and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America going to Vanuatu using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Vanuatu. [8]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad 2 in Vanuatu?

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

A page on how to power your iPad 2 from a Vanuatuan power outlet with a USB 30-pin connector and a Type G power charger.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad 2 from the Vanuatuan power outlet you'll need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple should usually supply this cable with your iPad 2.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type G USB power adapter in the Vanuatuan power outlet. The plug outlet (sometimes called a Type G power outlet [3]) looks like three vertical rectangular slots in a triangle configuration for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector is found at the base of the iPad 2.
  4. Switch on the Vanuatuan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging which should take roughly 60-240 minutes to recharge.
How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPad 2 from a Vanuatuan power outlet

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad 2 from a Vanuatuan power outlet

Using an Apple 30 pin cable with a 2 pinned Type C power charger to power your iPad 2 from a Vanuatuan power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad 2 using a Vanuatuan power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (the cable is usually already supplied with the iPad 2 by Apple).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify this wall supply by two round adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector is found at the base of the iPad 2.
  4. Switch on the Vanuatuan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up, typically taking around 60-240 minutes to recharge.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad 2 from a Vanuatuan power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia entry about Vanuatu
  2. Apple - official iPad user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - A Type G USB charger has three thick rectangular blades in a triangular shape with the longer top blade acting as the earthing pin, estimated price under $15.
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, costing around $5.
  6. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  7. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, 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, between $15 to $20.