Charging an iPad Air 2 from a power outlet in Chile

Using a USB Lightning Apple cable with a double pinned Type C USB adapter to power your iPad Air 2 with a Chilean power outlet and how to power an iPad Air 2 using a Type L power adapter.

Chilean power outlet

Varying different combinations of standards and voltages can all be confusing when planning on visiting a new country especially for the first time traveller. This page was written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPad Air 2 when you're in travelling to Chile.If visiting Chile the following instructions show how to power your iPad Air 2 by using their types L or C Chilean 220 volt 50Hz power outlets, please note Type L wall outlets are normally used by a majority of Chileans. You will discover that power changes from region to region so we suggest reading the power supplies and South America page for a full list of regions and countries. If you are visiting Chile from another country please check the iPad Air 2 can be charged using a 240v supply. If the iPad Air 2 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure your iPad Air 2 is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from overloading during charging. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on an iPad Air 2.

Charging an iPad Air 2 in Chile

Can the iPad Air 2 be used in Chile?

Yes, you can connect an iPad Air 2 to a Chilean power outlet by using a power adaptor.

What is the best travel charger for an iPad Air 2 in Chile?

When travelling to multiple countries or bringing more than just your iPad Air 2 then the best international travel adapter for Chile to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two different standards of plug sockets in Chile (types L and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by switching the supplied plugs. If your iPad Air 2 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of USB power adapters, plus additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. This will also allow you to power more than one device at the same time without needing to pack individual travel chargers or occupying additional wall sockets. Because you are only bringing a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand baggage while travelling. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones using just a single wall outlet.

If you travel often we suggest buying a versatile power charger of this nature online. The multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Chile

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPad Air 2, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, 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 best selling portable power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Chile.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also 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 is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a generous 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 wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Chile.
What is the best travel charger for an iPad Air 2 in Chile?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from a Chilean power outlet

Using a USB Lightning Apple cable with a double pinned Type C USB adapter to power your iPad Air 2 with a Chilean power outlet.

  1. In order to charge an iPad Air 2 from the Chilean power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this USB cable is usually supplied with the device by Apple).
  2. Start by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the Chilean power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the 2 circular holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB Apple power cable into the bottom of the mains 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. Turn on the Chilean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPad Air 2 will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Air 2 is charging, typically taking between one to four hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from a Chilean power outlet

How to use a Type L power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from a Chilean power outlet

Learn how to power an iPad Air 2 from a Chilean power outlet using an Apple USB Lightning cable and a Type L USB adapter.

  1. In order to power an iPad Air 2 from a Chilean power outlet you will need to use a Type L USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the USB cable is typically supplied with the device by Apple).
  2. Begin by inserting the Type L USB power adapter into the Chilean power outlet. This flattened hexagon shaped wall outlet, technically called the Type L power outlet [6], can be identified by the three circular adjecent holes in a line. Please note there are two different variations of Type L power outlet rated at 10 amps and 16 amps. The 10 amp version has 4mm pins spaced 5.5mm apart whilst a 16 amp version has larger 5mm thick pins that are spaced 8mm apart.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB Apple power cable into the bottom of the mains 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. Turn on the Chilean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPad Air 2 will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Air 2 is charging, typically taking between one to four hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type L power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from a Chilean power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chile - Chilean Wikipedia web page
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1595/en_US/ipad_user_guide.pdf - Official iPad user guide
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  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. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeL.htm - Type L power outlet
  7. Type L USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type L mains power outlet
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters