How to charge the iPad 2 from a power outlet in Falkland Islands

How to connect a Falkland Islands power outlet to the iPad 2

Falkland Islands power outlet

Varying different combinations of region codes and plugs can often be daunting when planning on visiting another country, especially if you've never been there before. This guide shows how to power the iPad 2 when staying in Falkland Islands using a 240 volt 50Hz G Type power outlet, the Falkland Islanders will use a 13 amp plug for charging. When you are travelling to Falkland Islands from another region please ensure that the iPad 2 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from over-heating whilst powering it up. If you plan to visit a Falkland Islands destination like Stanley we suggest referring to the wikipedia.org page about Falkland Islands [1] for further information on visiting the area. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 2.

Charging the iPad 2 in Falkland Islands

Can the iPad 2 be used in Falkland Islands?

You can connect the iPad 2 to a Falkland Islands power outlet.

What is the best power charger for the iPad 2 in Falkland Islands?

If travelling to multiple countries the best travel adapter for Falkland Islands to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [6]. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the plugs. If your type of iPad 2 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these USB travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices. Unlike other chargers this means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to buy individual travel adapters. Because you are only needing to bring a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage. Due to their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple phones and tablets without using up an additional wall outlet.

We suggest searching for a versatile travel charger similar to this at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries with perfect reliably.

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 2, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Falkland Islands using 3 pin type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly 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 and gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at almost half 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Falkland Islands.
What is the best power charger for the iPad 2 in Falkland Islands?

Charging the iPad 2 from a Falkland Islands power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using a 30 pin Apple connector and a three pin Type G USB adapter to charge the iPad 2 with a Falkland Islands power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the iPad 2 from the Falkland Islands power outlet you will need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple will typically supply this cable with your iPad 2.
  2. Begin by taking the Type G USB power adapter and inserting it into the Falkland Islands power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by three vertical rectangular holes containing plastic shutters in a triangle configuration.
  3. 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. Turn on the Falkland Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad 2 is recharging and takes roughly 1 - 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPad 2 from a Falkland Islands power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Falkland_Islands - wikipedia.org page about Falkland Islands
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1683/en_US/ipad_ios7_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