Charging your iPad Air 2 from a power outlet in The Dominican Republic

Instructions showing how to power an iPad Air 2 from a Dominican Republic power outlet using an Apple USB Lightning connector with a two pin Type A power adapter and charging an iPad Air 2 using a 3 pin Type B power charger.

Dominican Republic power outlet

Varying different region codes and plugs can all lead to confusion when planning to visit another country if you've never been there before. These instructions were specifically written to prevent you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPad Air 2 when staying in The Dominican Republic.This simple guide will show exactly how to supply power to the iPad Air 2 when you're in The Dominican Republic by using their standard B or A type 110 volt 60Hz wall outlets, please note Type B plug outlets are typically used by most Dominicanse. Most power is different depending on which area you are in so please read the power supplies and North America page for a full list of regions and countries. If the iPad Air 2 doesn't power up or recharges slowly when travelling to The Dominican Republic from a different country please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically electrical devices which come from a country which use a higher voltage (for example 220 volts) sometimes take longer to charge or won't power up, check the device is a dual voltage device (you'll find these are normally indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to ensure proper use. If you're planning on staying somewhere such as Santo Domingo or Santiago de los Caballeros we recommend reading the Dominican Republic country Wiki page [1] for more information. These instructions assume that you've have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on an iPad Air 2.

Charging an iPad Air 2 in The Dominican Republic

Can the iPad Air 2 be used in The Dominican Republic?

Yes, you can connect an iPad Air 2 to a Dominican Republic power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for an iPad Air 2 in The Dominican Republic?

If you are travelling to multiple countries then the best travel power adapter for The Dominican Republic is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Dominicanse use two different standards of wall outlets (types B and A) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type A.

As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the included heads. If your model of iPad Air 2 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these types of travel chargers along with compatibility with more power demanding devices like tablets. This means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to buy multiple power adapters or using up additional power sockets. Only packing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones, tablets and e-readers without needing an additional plug socket.

If you travel to The Dominican Republic we suggest buying a versatile power adapter like this at your preferred electronics retailer - the travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for The Dominican Republic

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power converter for travellers originating from North America visiting The Dominican Republic using 3 pinned type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective 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 The Dominican Republic. [8] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for an iPad Air 2 in The Dominican Republic?

Charging an iPad Air 2 from a Dominican Republic power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

Instructions showing how to power an iPad Air 2 from a Dominican Republic power outlet using an Apple USB Lightning connector with a two pin Type A power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPad Air 2 using a Dominican Republic power outlet you'll need a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should normally supply this USB cable with the iPad Air 2).
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type A USB power adapter and plugging it in the Dominican Republic power outlet. You can identify the wall outlet by the two thin slots next to each other where the two pins sit.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Apple power cable into the bottom of the power adapter 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 Dominican Republic power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the tablet will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging, typically taking roughly one to four hours to fully recharge to full capacity.
Charging an iPad Air 2 from a Dominican Republic power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

How to use a Type B power charger for charging your iPad Air 2 from a Dominican Republic power outlet

Instructions on how to power an iPad Air 2 from a Dominican Republic power outlet using the USB Lightning Apple connector with a three pinned Type B power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPad Air 2 from a Dominican Republic power outlet you'll need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (typically already included with the iPad Air 2).
  2. Begin by taking the Type B USB power adapter and plugging it into the Dominican Republic power outlet. This power outlet (known as a Type B power outlet [6]) is identified by the 2 thin slots where the live and neutral blades slide into with a single semicircular hole below for the long grounded pin.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB Apple charging cord into the bottom of the power adapter 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. Switch on the Dominican Republic power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your tablet will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging, typically taking between one to four hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type B power charger for charging your iPad Air 2 from a Dominican Republic power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Dominican Republic country Wiki 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 £1-£2.
  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, around £10.
  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, £15-£20.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced £10-£15.