How to charge the iPad 4 when visiting Falkland Islands

Using a Lightning connector and a 3 pinned Type G power charger to charge the iPad 4 from a Falkland Islands power outlet.

Falkland Islands power outlet

Varying different region codes and sockets can all be daunting when planning on staying in a new country if you've never been there before. The following step by step guide shows you how to charge your iPad 4 when you are travelling to Falkland Islands using a standard 240 volt 50Hz Type G power outlet, with the Falkland Islanders using a 13 amp plug for wall outlets. If travelling to Falkland Islands from another region check that the iPad 4 can accept a 240v supply. If your iPad 4 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) double check the iPad 4 is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating whilst powering it up. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 4.

Charging the iPad 4 in Falkland Islands

Can the iPad 4 be used in Falkland Islands?

Yes, you can use the iPad 4 in Falkland Islands by using a power convertor.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad 4 in Falkland Islands?

If travelling with more than your iPad 4 then the best travel adapter for Falkland Islands to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied plugs. If your type of iPad 4 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these USB travel chargers and additional support for certain power demanding devices like tablets.

This will allow you to recharge multiple devices at once without needing to buy multiple travel chargers. Because you are only packing a single USB travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage while travelling and on hand for charging your iPad 4 at the airport or on a flight. Because of their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when you return home so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers and using only a single wall outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of flexible power adapter at an electronics retailer - the power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Falkland Islands

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, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Falkland Islands using type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly 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 only one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a flexible 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Falkland Islands. [6] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad 4 in Falkland Islands?

Charging the iPad 4 from a Falkland Islands power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using a USB Lightning cable and a three pinned Type G power charger to recharge the iPad 4 from a Falkland Islands power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPad 4 using the Falkland Islands power outlet you'll need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the cable is normally supplied with the device).
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type G USB power adapter into the Falkland Islands power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by three vertical slots containing plastic shutters in a triangular pattern.
  3. Then connect one end of the Lightning charging cord into the bottom of the USB mains adapter 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 Falkland Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPad 4 will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging and takes roughly one-four hours to fully recharge.
Charging the iPad 4 from a Falkland Islands power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Falkland Islands country page on Wikipedia.org
  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 between $10 to $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, between $15 to $20.
  6. 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.