Charging your iPad from a power outlet in Falkland Islands

How to connect a Falkland Islands power outlet to the iPad

Falkland Islands power outlet

Various standards and plug types can often lead to confusion when planning on travelling to another country especially to the first time traveller. This guide was written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPad when you're in staying in Falkland Islands.If you are visiting Falkland Islands these instructions show powering the iPad using the standard 240 volt 50Hz G Type Falkland Islands plug outlet, the Falkland Islanders will use a 13 amp plug for charging. When visiting Falkland Islands from another country make sure the iPad can be used with a 240v supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts double check your iPad is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from being damaged whilst powering it up. If you're planning on taking a trip to a Falkland Islands destination such as Stanley or Goose Green we recommend referring to the Falkland Islands Wiki page [1] for more details. This page details the original iPad first generation, visit the Apple category page for the latest range of Apple iPads. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 5 or greater on the iPad.

Charging the iPad in Falkland Islands

Can you use the iPad in Falkland Islands?

You can connect the iPad to a Falkland Islands power outlet by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best travel charger for the iPad in Falkland Islands?

When travelling to multiple countries or bringing more than just your iPad then the best international travel adapter for Falkland Islands to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [6]. As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the included heads. If your model of iPad is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these USB travel chargers, and compatibility with more power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other adapters having a 4 port charger means you can recharge multiple devices at once without needing to bring individual power adapters on your trip. Only packing a single international travel charger will keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being suitable for recharging your iPad at an airport or on your flight. Because of their flexibility these types of power adapters can be used when you return home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets using just a single wall outlet.

If you travel often we suggest buying a versatile power charger of this nature online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Falkland Islands

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPad, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is necessary when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel converters come 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 adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting Falkland Islands using 3 pinned type B plug sockets.
  • 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 originating from the US using type B plugs. This gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Falkland Islands.
What is the best travel charger for the iPad in Falkland Islands?

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

Using a USB 30 pin cable and a Type G USB adapter to power your iPad with a Falkland Islands power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad from a Falkland Islands power outlet you'll need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (the cable is normally supplied with your device by Apple).
  2. Begin by plugging the Type G USB power adapter into the Falkland Islands power outlet. This wall outlet, technically called the Type G power outlet [3], can be identified by the 3 rectangular slots containing plastic shutters in a triangular shape for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector can be found at the base of the iPad.
  4. Switch on the Falkland Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging, typically taking roughly 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
Powering the iPad 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 Wiki page
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1632/en_US/ipad_ios5_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 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters