Charging your iPad 2 from a power outlet in Curacao

A guide showing how to recharge your iPad 2 with a Curacaon power outlet using the Apple USB 30 pin connector and a 2 pin Type C USB charger, charging the iPad 2 using a two pinned Type A power adapter and how to power the iPad 2 using a Type B USB plug

Curacaon power outlet

Differing combinations of frequencies and region codes can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to another country if you've never visited before. These instructions have been written to prevent visitors having to worry if they'll be able to charge the iPad 2 when they're staying abroad.This page has step-by-step instructions showing you how to charge your iPad 2 when travelling to Curacao using their standard C, A or B type Curacaon 127 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If your iPad 2 doesn't power up or recharges slowly when you are travelling to Curacao from another country check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically electrical devices which originate from another country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts sometimes take longer to charge or won't power up, so check the device is dual voltage (usually indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to ensure proper use. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 2.

Charging the iPad 2 in Curacao

Can you use the iPad 2 in Curacao?

You can use the iPad 2 in Curacao.

What is the best power adapter for the iPad 2 in Curacao?

If you are travelling with more than your iPad 2 the best travel charger for Curacao to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are three different standards of plug sockets in Curacao (C, A and B) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for both types A and C. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world just by switching the included heads. If your model of iPad 2 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these USB power chargers, plus additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

This will allow you to power more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack multiple power adapters or using up additional power sockets. Only bringing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage and on hand for recharging your iPad 2 at an airport or on your flight. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and phones without needing an additional plug socket.

If you travel often we suggest searching for this type of flexible power adapter online. The multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with good reliably.

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 2, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies. These power adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Curacao 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 most popular portable option for travellers originating from America going to Curacao.
  • 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 America using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half the 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 suitable for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Curacao. [10] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for the iPad 2 in Curacao?

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPad 2 from a Curacaon power outlet

Using an Apple USB 30 pin connector with a 2 pin Type A power charger to charge your iPad 2 with a Curacaon power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad 2 from a Curacaon power outlet you will need to use a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple will usually include this USB cable with the iPad 2.
  2. Start by plugging the Type A USB power adapter into the Curacaon power outlet. The wall outlet (sometimes called the Type A power outlet [3]) is identified by 2 thin adjacent slots next to each other where the plug outlet blades slide into.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the mains 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 Curacaon power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the tablet will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging, typically taking roughly 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPad 2 from a Curacaon power outlet

How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPad 2 from a Curacaon power outlet

Using the 30-pin Apple cable with a Type B USB adapter to power the iPad 2 from a Curacaon power outlet.

  1. In order to power your iPad 2 from a Curacaon power outlet you'll need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple should normally supply the USB cable when you buy the iPad 2).
  2. Start by inserting the Type B USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can recognise the wall outlet by two slots for live and neutral blades with a single semicircular hole below for the grounded pin.
  3. Plug in one end of the 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector is found at the bottom of the iPad 2.
  4. Switch on the Curacaon power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPad 2 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad 2 is powering up and takes roughly one-four hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPad 2 from a Curacaon power outlet

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

A guide showing how to recharge your iPad 2 with a Curacaon power outlet using the Apple USB 30 pin connector and a 2 pin Type C USB charger.

  1. To charge your iPad 2 using the Curacaon power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - this USB cable is usually supplied with your device by Apple.
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter in the Curacaon power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the two round adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector can be found at the base of the iPad 2.
  4. Switch on the Curacaon power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging and takes around 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge.
Powering the iPad 2 with a Curacaon power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Curacao 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, costs around £15.
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, priced at around £5.
  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, around £10.
  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, £5-£10.
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, £10-£15.