How to charge the iPad Air 2 when staying in Haiti

Instructions showing how to recharge an iPad Air 2 with a Haitian power outlet by using a USB Lightning cable with a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter and how to recharge an iPad Air 2 using a Type B power plug.

Haitian power outlet

Various frequencies and region codes can often be daunting when planning to stay in another country especially for the first time traveller. However this isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what to purchase in advance to charge your iPad Air 2 in Haiti. This guide will show you what you'll need to supply power to your iPad Air 2 when you are travelling to Haiti by using the standard types B or A Haitian 110 volt 60Hz wall outlets, you'll discover most Haitians will typically use the Type B wall outlets. If the iPad Air 2 doesn't power up or recharges slowly when visiting Haiti from another region please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Normally devices which originate from a different country which use a higher voltage such as 240 volts may take longer to charge or won't power up, so check that the iPad Air 2 is a dual voltage device (normally marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to ensure proper use. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on an iPad Air 2.

Charging an iPad Air 2 in Haiti

Can the iPad Air 2 be used in Haiti?

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

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

When you are travelling with more than just your iPad Air 2 or visiting multiple countries then the best international travel charger for Haiti is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Haitians use two different types of plug sockets (B and A) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type A. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by switching the included plugs. If your iPad Air 2 supports Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel adapters this will also allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring individual travel adapters on your trip to Haiti. Only bringing a single travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets and phones without using up an additional power outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend searching for this type of versatile travel adapter online, the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Haiti

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unstable power grids. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Haiti and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Haiti.
  • 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 North America using type B plugs. This offers almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at almost half the 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 suitable for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Haiti. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging an iPad Air 2 in Haiti?

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

A page on how to power your iPad Air 2 from a Haitian power outlet with the Lightning Apple connector and a Type A power charger.

  1. In order to charge the iPad Air 2 from the Haitian power outlet you'll need to use a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple normally include the USB cable with your iPad Air 2.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type A USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This unearthed power outlet, technically known as the Type A power outlet [3], is recognised by the two thin slots adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Connect one end of the Apple USB Lightning power cable into 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 base of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Switch on the Haitian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad Air 2 will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Air 2 is recharging and takes between 60-240 minutes to recharge.
Powering an iPad Air 2 with a Haitian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

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

A page on how to power your iPad Air 2 from a Haitian power outlet with the Lightning Apple connector and a Type B power charger.

  1. In order to charge the iPad Air 2 from the Haitian power outlet you'll need to use a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple normally include the USB cable with your iPad Air 2.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type B USB power adapter in the Haitian power outlet. The plug outlet, technically known as the Type B power outlet [6], is recognised by the two thin slots adjacent to each other for live and neutral blades with a hole below for the ground pin.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the cord into 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 base of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Switch on the Haitian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is charging which typically takes roughly one to four hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering an iPad Air 2 with a Haitian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Haitian page on wikipedia.org
  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, £15-£20.
  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 under £15.
  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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced £10-£15.