Charging the iPad Air 2 from a power outlet in Falkland Islands

How to connect a Falkland Islands power outlet to an iPad Air 2

Falkland Islands power outlet

Various combinations of voltages and region codes can all lead to confusion when planning to visit another country for the first time traveller. This guide has been specifically written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPad Air 2 abroad.This step-by-step guide shows you exactly what you'll need to power your iPad Air 2 when you are travelling to Falkland Islands by using their standard 240 volt 50Hz G Type Falkland Islands plug outlet, the Falkland Islanders will use a 13 amp plug for wall outlets. If you are visiting Falkland Islands from another country ensure your iPad Air 2 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If your iPad Air 2 was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v ensure your iPad Air 2 is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overheating whilst powering it. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on an iPad Air 2.

Charging an iPad Air 2 in Falkland Islands

Can you use an iPad Air 2 in Falkland Islands?

You can use an iPad Air 2 in Falkland Islands.

What is the best travel charger for recharging an iPad Air 2 in Falkland Islands?

If travelling with more than just your iPad Air 2 the best travel charger for Falkland Islands to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [6].

Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world simply by changing the heads. If your type of iPad Air 2 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times by using one of these USB power adapters and additional support for more power demanding devices.

Unlike other adapters this means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy individual travel chargers on your trip or using up additional power sockets. Only bringing a single international travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage while travelling as well as being convenient for recharging your iPad Air 2 at an airport or on the plane. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used when you return home so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

If you travel often we suggest searching for this type of flexible travel adapter online; the power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Falkland Islands

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] 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 power supplies. These power adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Falkland Islands and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 North America visiting Falkland Islands using 3 pinned type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 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 Falkland Islands.
What is the best travel charger for recharging an iPad Air 2 in Falkland Islands?

Powering an iPad Air 2 with a Falkland Islands power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using a Lightning cable and a 3 pin Type G USB charger to charge your iPad Air 2 with a Falkland Islands power outlet.

  1. To charge an iPad Air 2 from the Falkland Islands power outlet you will need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], usually included with the device by Apple.
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type G USB power adapter into the wall supply. The power supply (sometimes called the Type G power outlet [3]) can be recognised by 3 vertical holes with shutters in a triangular shape.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB mains charger 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 Falkland Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the tablet will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging, typically taking between 1 to 4 hours to recharge.
Powering an iPad Air 2 with a Falkland Islands power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Falkland_Islands - Falkland Islands country page on Wikipedia
  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/typeG.htm - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply
  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