How to charge the iPad 4 when planning a trip to Reunion

How to connect a Reunionese power outlet to the iPad 4

Reunionese power outlet

Various voltages and plugs can all be confusing when planning on visiting another country to the first time traveller. This page has step-by-step instructions telling you what you'll need to charge the iPad 4 when travelling to Reunion using their standard 220 volt 50Hz Type E Reunionese power outlet, with the Reunionnais using a CEE 7/5 French socket for wall outlets. Power sockets are different depending on which area you visiting therefore we recommend reading our WikiConnections travel power sockets list for a complete list of countries. When you are visiting Reunion from a different region please ensure your iPad 4 can be used with a 240v supply. If the iPad 4 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure that 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 when powering up. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 4.

Charging the iPad 4 in Reunion

Can the iPad 4 be used in Reunion?

You can use the iPad 4 in Reunion by using the correct power convertor.

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

When travelling to more than one country the best international travel charger for Reunion is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the included heads over. If your iPad 4 can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times with one of these types of USB power chargers along with additional support for certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other chargers this means you can power more than one device at the same time without needing to buy seperate power adapters. Only packing a single travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage and suitable for recharging your iPad 4 at an airport or on a plane. Due to their versatility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

For those travelling frequently we suggest buying this type of versatile travel adapter at an electronics retailer, the power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Reunion

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Reunion and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting Reunion using 3 pin type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also 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 and offers almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Reunion. [6] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad 4 in Reunion?

How to use a Type E power charger for charging your iPad 4 from a Reunionese power outlet

Using the Apple Lightning connector and a two pinned Type E power charger to recharge the iPad 4 with a Reunionese power outlet.

  1. To power the iPad 4 from a Reunionese power outlet you will need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will usually supply the USB cable when you first purchase your iPad 4).
  2. Start by taking the Type E USB power adapter and inserting it into the power outlet. This recessed circular power supply can be recognised by the two adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral with a single long metal earth pin protruding from the top in a triangle shape.
  3. Then connect one end of the Lightning charging cord into the mains USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad 4.
  4. Switch on the Reunionese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad 4 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging and takes roughly 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type E power charger for charging your iPad 4 from a Reunionese power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Reunionese page on wikipedia
  2. Apple - official iPad user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  4. Type E USB power adapter - There are two 4.8mm pins on Type E USB chargers which are placed 19mm apart and may include a hole for an earthing pin, under £10.
  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, priced at around £15.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, £10-£15.