Charging your iPad Air 2 from a power outlet in Martinique

A step by step guide showing how to recharge your iPad Air 2 with a Martinican power outlet with a Lightning Apple cable and a Type E USB adapter, how to charge an iPad Air 2 using a Type C Europlug power plug and powering an iPad Air 2 using a three pinned Type D power adapter

Martinican power outlet

Various combinations of region codes and voltages can all be confusing when planning on visiting a foreign country, especially for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of standards being used in the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need to buy in advance to charge your iPad Air 2 . These instructions have been specifically written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPad Air 2 abroad.This page has step by step instructions which shows exactly what you'll need to power the iPad Air 2 when you're visiting Martinique by using their standard Type D, C or E 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets, Type D wall outlets will be used by a majority of Martiniquais. If you are visiting Martinique from another country please check the iPad Air 2 can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts double check your iPad Air 2 is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from over-heating when charging it. If you intend to visit a place like Fort-de-France or Le Lamentin we recommend reading the wikipedia.org web page about Martinique [1] for more information. These instructions assume that you've downloaded Apple iOS 7 or greater on an iPad Air 2.

Charging an iPad Air 2 in Martinique

Can you use an iPad Air 2 in Martinique?

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

What is the best travel charger for an iPad Air 2 in Martinique?

When travelling with more than just your iPad Air 2 or visiting more than one country the best travel charger for Martinique is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Martiniquais use three different standards of wall outlets (types D, C and E) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your iPad Air 2 can support Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times by using one of these USB power chargers, and compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets. This means you can power more than one device at once without needing to buy multiple power adapters on your trip. By only needing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their flexibility these types of power adapters can be used back at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones, tablets and speakers without needing an additional plug socket.

If you travel to Martinique we recommend buying a versatile power charger of this nature online; the multipurpose power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Martinique

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These travel adapters are supplied 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 converter 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 Martinique.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs. This is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Martinique. [10] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for an iPad Air 2 in Martinique?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from a Martinican power outlet

Using a USB Lightning connector with a two pin Type C power adapter to power an iPad Air 2 with a Martinican power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge an iPad Air 2 from the Martinican power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple typically supply the USB cable when you buy the iPad Air 2).
  2. First insert the Type C USB power adapter into the power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the 2 circular adjacent holes where the twin pins go.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB power cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Switch on the Martinican power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPad Air 2 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Air 2 is powering up which should take between 1 to 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from a Martinican power outlet

Charging an iPad Air 2 from a Martinican power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Instructions showing how to charge your iPad Air 2 with a Martinican power outlet with a Lightning Apple cable and a Type D power adapter.

  1. To charge your iPad Air 2 using the Martinican power outlet you will need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple will normally supply the USB cable with the iPad Air 2.
  2. Plug the Type D USB power adapter into the power supply. The power supply, technically known as a Type D power outlet [6], can be identified by 3 round holes forming a triangle pattern for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB Apple power cable into the bottom of the mains 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 base of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Turn on the Martinican power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that 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 one-four hours to recharge.
Charging an iPad Air 2 from a Martinican power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Powering an iPad Air 2 with a Martinican power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

Using the Apple USB Lightning cable and a Type E USB charger to recharge an iPad Air 2 from a Martinican power outlet.

  1. To power the iPad Air 2 using the Martinican power outlet you'll need a Type E USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - usually included with the device.
  2. Start by plugging the Type E USB power adapter into the wall supply. This recessed round power outlet can be identified by the two circular adjacent holes for live and neutral plus one long metal earth pin protruding in the top to form a triangle configuration.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB power cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Switch on the Martinican power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPad Air 2 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Air 2 is powering up which typically takes between 1 to 4 hours to recharge to full capacity.
Powering an iPad Air 2 with a Martinican power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia.org web page about Martinique
  2. Apple - official iPad user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, priced £5-£10.
  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 D power outlet
  7. Type D USB power adapter - The three pinned earthed Type D USB chargers have large rounded pins placed in a triangular shape, costs under £25.
  8. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  9. Type E USB power adapter - There are two 4.8mm pins on Type E USB chargers which are placed 19mm apart and may include a hole for an earthing pin, estimated cost around £5.
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced at £10-£15.