How to charge your iPad Air from a power outlet in French Guiana

Simple instructions showing how to recharge your iPad Air from a French Guianese power outlet with a Lightning Apple connector and a 2 pinned Europlug Type C power charger, charging the iPad Air using a Type D power plug and how to charge the iPad Air using a double pin Type E USB adapter

French Guianese power outlet

Varying different combinations of voltages and plug types can all be confusing when planning to travel to another country, especially if you've never been there before. This guide was specifically written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPad Air abroad.When you're travelling to French Guiana this page contains instructions showing how to charge your iPad Air using their standard types D, C or E French Guianese 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. You'll discover most power sockets are different regionally so we suggest that you read the WikiConnections global power supplies page where you'll find a complete list of regions and countries. If you are travelling to French Guiana from a different country check that the iPad Air can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check that the iPad Air is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overloading whilst powering it. If you are planning on visiting a French Guianese destination like Cayenne refer to the French Guianese country Wikipedia page [1] for more information prior to the location. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Air.

Charging the iPad Air in French Guiana

Can you use the iPad Air in French Guiana?

Yes, you can use the iPad Air in French Guiana by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best travel adapter for the iPad Air in French Guiana?

If travelling with more than your iPad Air or visiting multiple countries then the best international travel charger for French Guiana is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. There are three different standards of wall outlets that French Guianese use (types D, C and E) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the plugs over. If your model of iPad Air supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times with one of these power adapters, along with additional support for certain power demanding devices.

Unlike other travel adapters having a 4 port charger will also allow you to power multiple devices at once without needing to buy multiple travel adapters or occupying additional power outlets. Only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage whilst travelling and convenient for charging your iPad Air at an airport or on a plane. Because of their flexibility these types of adapters can be used back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers without needing an additional wall outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of versatile travel charger online. The power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for French Guiana

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters 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 adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both French Guiana 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 going to French Guiana.
  • 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 originating from North America using type B plugs. This gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting French Guiana.
What is the best travel adapter for the iPad Air in French Guiana?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Air from a French Guianese power outlet

Simple instructions showing how to recharge your iPad Air from a French Guianese power outlet with a Lightning Apple connector and a 2 pinned Europlug Type C power charger.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad Air from a French Guianese power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will normally include the cable when you first purchase your iPad Air.
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it in the power supply. This power outlet, sometimes known as the Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug, is recognised by two holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB Apple cord into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad Air.
  4. Turn on the French Guianese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPad Air will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up which takes roughly one-four hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Air from a French Guianese power outlet

How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPad Air from a French Guianese power outlet

Using a USB Lightning Apple connector and a three pinned Type D USB adapter to power your iPad Air from a French Guianese power outlet.

  1. To power the iPad Air from the French Guianese power outlet you will need a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple should typically include the USB cable when you first purchase the iPad Air.
  2. Begin by taking the Type D USB power adapter and plugging it into the French Guianese power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by 3 round holes forming a triangular shape.
  3. Connect one end of the Apple USB Lightning cord into the power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad Air.
  4. Switch on the French Guianese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Air is recharging which should take around 60-240 minutes to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPad Air from a French Guianese power outlet

How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPad Air from a French Guianese power outlet

Learn how to charge the iPad Air with a French Guianese power outlet with an Apple Lightning cable and a Type E USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to your iPad Air from the French Guianese power outlet you'll need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], this cable is typically included with your iPad Air by Apple.
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type E USB power adapter in the French Guianese power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by two 4.8mm circular adjacent holes with a single long metal grounding pin protruding in the top forming a triangular pattern.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB Apple Lightning cord into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad Air.
  4. Turn on the French Guianese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPad Air will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up which takes roughly one-four hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPad Air from a French Guianese power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_Guiana - French Guianese country Wikipedia 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/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  7. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  9. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters