How to charge an iPad Air 2 from a power outlet in Puerto Rico

Instructions showing how to recharge your iPad Air 2 from a Puerto Rican power outlet by using the Apple Lightning cable and a double pin Type A USB adapter and how to charge an iPad Air 2 using a three pinned Type B USB plug.

Puerto Rican power outlet

Various voltages and region codes can all be daunting when planning to travel to another country, especially if you've never visited before. This guide was specifically written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPad Air 2 when you're in Puerto Rico.If you are staying in Puerto Rico these instructions show how to power the iPad Air 2 using their standard types B or A Puerto Rican 120 volt 60Hz plug outlets, Type B plug outlets will be typically used by a majority of Puerto Ricans. If the iPad Air 2 slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when visiting Puerto Rico from another country then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Normally electrical devices which come from another country which use a higher voltage such as 240 volts may take longer to charge or won't power up, check your iPad Air 2 is a dual voltage device (usually marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to ensure proper use. If you are planning on staying somewhere such as San Juan or Bayamón please read the Puerto Rico country entry on Wikipedia.org [1] for more information prior to the location. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on an iPad Air 2.

Charging an iPad Air 2 in Puerto Rico

Can you use an iPad Air 2 in Puerto Rico?

Yes, you can use an iPad Air 2 in Puerto Rico by using a power convertor.

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

If you are travelling to more than one country the best international travel power adapter for Puerto Rico is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different types of plug sockets that Puerto Ricans use (B and A) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type A.

Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the supplied heads over. If your iPad Air 2 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these power adapters, and support for certain power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other chargers this will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to buy multiple travel chargers for your trip. Only packing a single travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their space saving versatility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones, tablets and e-readers and using only a single wall outlet.

We suggest buying this type of versatile travel adapter at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Puerto Rico

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, 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 supplies. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Puerto Rico and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 portable option for travellers originating from North America going to Puerto Rico using type B plug sockets.
  • 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 from America using type B plugs. This offers practically 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 Puerto Rico. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for an iPad Air 2 in Puerto Rico?

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from a Puerto Rican power outlet

Instructions showing how to recharge your iPad Air 2 from a Puerto Rican power outlet by using the Apple Lightning cable and a double pin Type A USB adapter.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad Air 2 using a Puerto Rican power outlet you will need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple should usually supply the USB cable when you purchase the iPad Air 2.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type A USB power adapter in the power supply. You can recognise the plug supply by two thin adjacent slots where the plug outlet pins go.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple USB cord into the bottom of the mains USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Switch on the Puerto Rican power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up, typically taking roughly 1-4 hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from a Puerto Rican power outlet

Charging an iPad Air 2 from a Puerto Rican power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Instructions on how to power your iPad Air 2 with a Puerto Rican power outlet by using an Apple Lightning connector and a three pinned Type B USB charger.

  1. In order to charge your iPad Air 2 using a Puerto Rican power outlet you'll need to use a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple should usually include the USB cable when you first purchase your iPad Air 2.
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type B USB power adapter in the power supply. You can identify the plug outlet by 2 thin slots adjacent to each other for live and neutral blades with a semicircular hole below for the ground pin.
  3. Connect one end of the Apple cable into the bottom of the mains power 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 Puerto Rican power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up which takes roughly 1-4 hours to completely recharge.
Charging an iPad Air 2 from a Puerto Rican power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Puerto Rico country entry 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, estimated cost around £15.
  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, under £20.
  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, costs £10-£15.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, under £15.