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

Instructions on how to power your iPad Air with a Curacaon power outlet by using an Apple Lightning connector and a double pinned Type A USB charger, how to charge the iPad Air using a three pinned Type B USB charger and charging the iPad Air using a Type C power adapter

Curacaon power outlet

Differing combinations of standards and sockets can often be confusing when planning on travelling to another country especially to the first time traveller. These guidelines were written to prevent people needing to worry if they'll be able to power the iPad Air when they are visiting Curacao.If going to Curacao this page has instructions showing how to supply power to your iPad Air using the standard Type C, A or B 127 volt 50Hz power outlets. If the iPad Air charges slowly or does not power up when travelling to Curacao from another region check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Devices which originate from a country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts either take longer to charge or won't turn on, check the iPad Air is dual voltage (you'll find these are usually indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to ensure proper use. If you intend to visit a Curacaon city such as Willemstad or Sint Michiel we also suggest referring to the Curacao Wikipedia web page [1] for more information. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Air.

Charging the iPad Air in Curacao

Can the iPad Air be used in Curacao?

You can use the iPad Air in Curacao by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best travel charger for the iPad Air in Curacao?

If you are travelling to more than one country the best international travel power adapter for Curacao is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are three different types of plug sockets that Curacaoans use (C, A and B) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for both types A and C.

Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the supplied heads over. If your iPad Air supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these power adapters, and support for certain power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a 4 port charger will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to buy multiple travel adapters for your Curacaon trip. Only packing a single travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their space saving 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 tablets, phones and speakers and using only a single plug socket.

We suggest buying this type of versatile travel adapter at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Curacao

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Curacao 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 best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America going to Curacao 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 from America using type B plugs. This offers practically the same functionality 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 perfect for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Curacao. [10] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for the iPad Air in Curacao?

Charging the iPad Air from a Curacaon power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

Using the Lightning Apple cable with a Type A USB adapter to charge your iPad Air from a Curacaon power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your iPad Air from the Curacaon power outlet you'll need a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should typically include the USB cable when you first purchase your iPad Air).
  2. First plug the Type A USB power adapter into the Curacaon power outlet. The power supply (technically called a Type A power outlet [3]) is recognised by the 2 slots next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet blades sit.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Lightning charging cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad Air.
  4. Turn on the Curacaon power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging and takes roughly 60-240 minutes to recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPad Air from a Curacaon power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

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

Using the Lightning Apple cable with a Type B power adapter to charge the iPad Air from a Curacaon power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad Air from the Curacaon power outlet you'll need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should usually include the USB cable when you first purchase your iPad Air).
  2. Start by taking the Type B USB power adapter and inserting it into the wall outlet. The plug outlet (technically known as the Type B power outlet [6]) can be identified by the two thin slots where the twin plug outlet blades go with a semicircle shaped hole below for the earthed pin.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad Air.
  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 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging and takes between 60 to 240 minutes to recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad Air with a Curacaon power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Charging the iPad Air from a Curacaon power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Using a Lightning Apple connector with a Type C power adapter to charge the iPad Air from a Curacaon power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your iPad Air from the Curacaon power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should typically include the cable with your iPad Air).
  2. First plug the Type C USB power adapter into the Curacaon power outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by 2 circular holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Lightning charging cord into the USB mains 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 Curacaon power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging and takes roughly 60-240 minutes to recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPad Air from a Curacaon power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Curacao Wikipedia web 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, estimated price £10-£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, costing £15-£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 £15-£20.
  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, priced at £10-£15.
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, £10-£15.