How to charge your iPad 2 from a power outlet in Miquelon

Using a USB 30 pin cable with a Type E USB adapter to charge the iPad 2 from a Miquelonnais power outlet.

Miquelonnais power outlet

Differing standards and plugs can often lead to confusion when planning on staying in a foreign country to the first time traveller. This guide was written to assist visitors wanting to charge their iPad 2 when they're going abroad.This page contains useful instructions showing exactly how to supply power to your iPad 2 when you're in Miquelon by using the 230 volt 50Hz E Type plug outlet, with the Miquelonnais using a CEE 7/5 French socket for power outlets. You'll discover that most power supplies will change depending on which area you travelling to therefore please read our Wikiconnections travel power sockets list for a full list of powering devices in different countries. If you are visiting Miquelon from a different country ensure the iPad 2 can be charged using a 240v supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts ensure that the device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from over-heating when powering up. If you plan on travelling to a city like Miquelon please read the Miquelonnais Wikipedia page [1] for more information. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 2.

Charging the iPad 2 in Miquelon

Can you use the iPad 2 in Miquelon?

Yes, you can use the iPad 2 in Miquelon by using a power convertor.

What is the best travel adapter for the iPad 2 in Miquelon?

If travelling with more than just your iPad 2 or visiting multiple countries then the best travel charger for Miquelon to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied heads over. If your iPad 2 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these types of power chargers along with additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices. Unlike other travel adapters having a 4 port charger means you can power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring multiple travel chargers for your trip. Only needing to pack a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage while travelling and suitable for recharging your iPad 2 at an airport or on a plane. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of adapters can be used back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones, tablets and speakers and using only a single plug socket.

If you travel frequently we suggest buying a versatile travel charger similar to this online. The power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Miquelon

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPad 2, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these 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 with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Miquelon and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power adapter for travellers originating from America visiting Miquelon using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs and gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with only 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 Miquelon. [6] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for the iPad 2 in Miquelon?

How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPad 2 from a Miquelonnais power outlet

Using a USB 30 pin cable with a Type E power adapter to charge the iPad 2 from a Miquelonnais power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad 2 from a Miquelonnais power outlet you will need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple should typically include the USB cable when you first purchase your iPad 2.
  2. First plug in the Type E USB power adapter into the Miquelonnais power outlet. The recessed circular wall supply (known as the Type E power outlet [3] or CEE 7/7 outlet) can be recognised by the two large round holes 19mm apart from each other for live and neutral and one metal grounding pin protruding in the top in a triangle pattern.
  3. Then connect one end of the 30 pin cord into the USB mains charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector is found at the bottom of the iPad 2.
  4. Turn on the Miquelonnais 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 tablet is charging and takes between 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPad 2 from a Miquelonnais power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Miquelonnais Wikipedia 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 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, £5-£10.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, £10-£15.