Charging your iPad Air 2 from a power outlet in Miquelon

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

Miquelonnais power outlet

Various combinations of region codes and voltages can often be confusing when planning on visiting a foreign country, especially to the first time traveller. This guide has been written to help prepare travellers wanting to power their iPad Air 2 when they are visiting Miquelon.This page has step-by-step instructions demonstrating exactly what you'll need to power your iPad Air 2 when you're in Miquelon using the standard 230 volt 50Hz E Type Miquelonnais plug outlet, the Miquelonnais will use a CEE 7/5 French socket for wall outlets. If you are travelling to Miquelon from a different country please double check your iPad Air 2 can be charged using a 240v supply. If the iPad Air 2 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check that 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. These instructions assume that you've downloaded Apple iOS 7 or greater on an iPad Air 2.

Charging an iPad Air 2 in Miquelon

Can the iPad Air 2 be used in Miquelon?

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

What is the best power adapter for recharging an iPad Air 2 in Miquelon?

If you are travelling to multiple countries or bringing more than just your iPad Air 2 then the best travel adapter for Miquelon is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by switching the supplied plugs over. If your iPad Air 2 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times by using one of these USB power chargers, plus compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers having a four port adapter means you can recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring seperate travel adapters or occupying additional wall sockets. Because you are only bringing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers without needing an additional plug socket.

If you travel to different countries we suggest buying a flexible 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 Miquelon

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 adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be 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, 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 Miquelon using 3 pin 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 America using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Miquelon. [6] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for recharging an iPad Air 2 in Miquelon?

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

Instructions on how to power an iPad Air 2 from a Miquelonnais power outlet using a USB Lightning connector with a two pin Type E power adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad Air 2 using a Miquelonnais power outlet you'll need a Type E 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 by taking the Type E USB power adapter and plugging it into the Miquelonnais power outlet. This sunken circular wall outlet (sometimes known as a CEE 7/7 plug) can be identified by the two circular adjacent holes and a long metal grounding pin protruding in the top in a triangle pattern.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple Lightning power cord into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Switch on the Miquelonnais power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Air 2 is charging, typically taking between 1 to 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Powering an iPad Air 2 with a Miquelonnais power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Miquelonnais country Wiki page
  2. Apple - official iPad user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  4. 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, £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, £10-£15.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costing £10-£15.