Charging your iPad Air from a power outlet in Miquelon

Using the Apple USB Lightning connector with a two pin Type E power adapter to recharge your iPad Air with a Miquelonnais power outlet.

Miquelonnais power outlet

Different region codes and voltages can all be daunting when planning on staying in another country if you've never been there before. These guidelines have been specifically written to prepare visitors wanting to power their iPad Air abroad.If you're planning a holiday to Miquelon the following useful instructions show how to charge the iPad Air by using their standard 230 volt 50Hz E Type wall outlet, the Miquelonnais will use a CEE 7/5 French socket for wall outlets. If you are visiting Miquelon from another region please double check the iPad Air can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that your device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from over-heating when powering up. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Air.

Charging the iPad Air in Miquelon

Can the iPad Air be used in Miquelon?

Yes, you can connect the iPad Air to a Miquelonnais power outlet.

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

When you are travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your iPad Air the best international travel adapter for Miquelon is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs. If your iPad Air can support Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of travel chargers along with compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. This will allow you to power more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy multiple power adapters or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only needing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand baggage. Because of their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers with just a single power outlet.

We recommend buying a versatile power adapter like this at your preferred electronics retailer. The travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Miquelon

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world 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 necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These power converters 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 adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from America going to Miquelon.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs and gives almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more flexible 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Miquelon. [6] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for the iPad Air in Miquelon?

How to use a Type E power charger for charging your iPad Air from a Miquelonnais power outlet

Instructions showing how to charge your iPad Air with a Miquelonnais power outlet using the Apple USB Lightning connector with a Type E power adapter.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad Air from a Miquelonnais power outlet you'll need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - usually supplied with the device by Apple.
  2. Start by plugging the Type E USB power adapter into the power supply. The circular power supply (sometimes called a Type E power outlet [3] or CEE 7/7 plug) can be recognised by two circular holes 19mm apart from each other plus one long metal earth pin protruding in the top forming a triangle pattern.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad Air.
  4. Switch on the Miquelonnais power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPad Air screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging taking around one to four hours to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type E power charger for charging your iPad Air from a Miquelonnais power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia.org entry about Miquelon
  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, estimated price £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, £15-£20.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated price under £15.