How to charge your iPad Air 2 from a power outlet in Curacao

Instructions showing how to charge an iPad Air 2 with a Curacaon power outlet with an Apple USB Lightning connector and a three pin Type B USB adapter, powering an iPad Air 2 using a 2 pinned Type A power plug and how to charge an iPad Air 2 using a double pin Type C Europlug USB charger

Curacaon power outlet

Varying different combinations of voltages and plug types can all be confusing when planning to travel to a different country, especially for the first time traveller. This guide was specifically written to prevent travellers needing to worry if they'll be able to power the iPad Air 2 abroad.The following useful guide shows how to power the iPad Air 2 in Curacao by using their C, A or B type 127 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If the iPad Air 2 charges slowly or does not power up when travelling to Curacao from another country please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Electrical devices which come from another country which use a higher voltage (for example 220 volts) either take longer to charge or won't power up, so check that your device is dual-voltage (you'll find these are usually marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to ensure proper use. If you intend to visit a Curacaon destination such as Willemstad or Sint Michiel refer to the Curacaon country Wikipedia page [1] for further details prior to the area. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on an iPad Air 2.

Charging an iPad Air 2 in Curacao

Can the iPad Air 2 be used in Curacao?

You can connect an iPad Air 2 to a Curacaon power outlet.

What is the best travel adapter for an iPad Air 2 in Curacao?

If travelling with more than your iPad Air 2 or visiting multiple countries then the best international travel charger for Curacao is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Curacaoans use three different types of plug sockets (types C, A and B) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for both types A and C. Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by switching the plugs. If your model of iPad Air 2 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these power chargers, along with additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices. Unlike other travel adapters having a 4 port adapter will also allow you to recharge multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power adapters or using up additional wall sockets. By only bringing a single travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets with only a single wall outlet.

We suggest buying a versatile travel adapter similar to this at an electronics retailer, the multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Curacao

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPad Air 2, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power 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 travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America going to Curacao.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Curacao. [10] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for an iPad Air 2 in Curacao?

Powering an iPad Air 2 with a Curacaon power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Using an Apple USB Lightning connector and a double pin Type A USB adapter to recharge your iPad Air 2 from a Curacaon power outlet.

  1. In order to power an iPad Air 2 using a Curacaon power outlet you will need to use a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this cable is normally included with your iPad Air 2 by Apple).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type A USB power adapter in the power outlet. This plug outlet, technically known as a Type A power outlet [3], is recognised by the two thin slots next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. 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 an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Turn on the Curacaon power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPad Air 2 will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up, typically taking roughly one-four hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering an iPad Air 2 with a Curacaon power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Powering an iPad Air 2 with a Curacaon power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Instructions showing how to charge an iPad Air 2 with a Curacaon power outlet with an Apple USB Lightning connector and a three pin Type B USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge your iPad Air 2 using a Curacaon power outlet you will need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple normally include this cable with your iPad Air 2.
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type B USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can recognise the wall supply by two thin slots parallel to each other with a semicircle shaped hole below for the ground pin.
  3. Connect one end of the Apple USB cord into the power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Switch on the Curacaon power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Air 2 is recharging which typically takes around 60 to 240 minutes to recharge.
Powering an iPad Air 2 with a Curacaon power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Powering an iPad Air 2 with a Curacaon power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

A page on how to recharge an iPad Air 2 with a Curacaon power outlet with an Apple Lightning cable with a Europlug Type C USB adapter.

  1. In order to power an iPad Air 2 using a Curacaon power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this cable is normally included with your iPad Air 2 by Apple).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the wall outlet. The plug outlet, sometimes called a Type C power outlet [8] or Europlug, is identified by 2 holes next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins go.
  3. Connect the USB end of the power cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Turn on the Curacaon power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPad Air 2 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.
Powering an iPad Air 2 with a Curacaon power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Curacaon country Wikipedia page
  2. Apple - official iPad user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type A power outlet
  4. Type A USB power adapter - An unearthed Type A USB charger has 2 parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes near the tip of each blade, priced around £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, priced at under £20.
  6. iec.ch - Type B power outlet
  7. Type B USB power adapter - 3 pinned Type B USB chargers have a single unearthed round pin along with 2 shorter parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes in the end of each blade, priced at £10-£15.
  8. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  9. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, costs £5-£10.
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated price under £15.