How to charge the iPad 4 when planning a trip to Vanuatu

A guide on how to recharge the iPad 4 with a Vanuatuan power outlet with a Lightning cable and a three pinned Type G USB charger and how to power the iPad 4 using a double pinned Europlug Type C power charger.

Vanuatuan power outlet

Various frequencies and region codes can often lead to confusion when planning on staying in a foreign country especially if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of common standards used throughout the world this article shows exactly what you'll need to buy in advance to power the iPad 4 in Vanuatu. When you are travelling to Vanuatu this page has useful instructions showing how to supply power to your iPad 4 by using the G, C or I type Vanuatuan 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When you are travelling to Vanuatu from another country please double check your iPad 4 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged whilst powering it. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 4.

Charging the iPad 4 in Vanuatu

Can the iPad 4 be used in Vanuatu?

You can use the iPad 4 in Vanuatu by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best travel adapter for the iPad 4 in Vanuatu?

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

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world just by changing the included plugs over. If your model of iPad 4 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these USB travel chargers and additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel chargers this means you can power more than one device at the same time without needing to buy seperate power adapters on your Vanuatuan trip. By only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the size down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling and on hand for charging your iPad 4 at the airport or on the flight. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple phones and tablets without using up an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling frequently we suggest buying an adaptable power adapter of this nature at an electronics retailer, the power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with perfect reliably.

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 4, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is necessary when visiting regions with unstable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 compact power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Vanuatu using type B American 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 originating from the US using type B plugs and offers almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Vanuatu. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for the iPad 4 in Vanuatu?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from a Vanuatuan power outlet

A guide showing how to recharge the iPad 4 with a Vanuatuan power outlet with a USB Lightning cable and a three pin Type G USB charger.

  1. In order to charge your iPad 4 using the Vanuatuan power outlet you'll need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple normally supply this USB cable when you buy the iPad 4).
  2. Start by taking the Type G USB power adapter and inserting it in the Vanuatuan power outlet. The power supply, sometimes known as the Type G power outlet [3], looks like three holes in a triangular pattern for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple Lightning power cord into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad 4.
  4. Turn on the Vanuatuan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad 4 is charging, typically taking roughly 1-4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from a Vanuatuan power outlet

Powering the iPad 4 with a Vanuatuan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using a Lightning cable and a double pinned Europlug Type C power charger to charge the iPad 4 from a Vanuatuan power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPad 4 from the Vanuatuan power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple typically supply the USB cable when you purchase your iPad 4).
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type C USB power adapter into the Vanuatuan power outlet. This unearthed wall outlet, sometimes called a Type C power outlet [6], is identified by two round holes next to each other.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB mains 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 Vanuatuan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up taking between 60 to 240 minutes to recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPad 4 with a Vanuatuan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia web page 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 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, priced at between $15 to $20.
  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, costs 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.