How to charge the iPad Air in The Cook Islands

A guide on how to charge the iPad Air from a Cook Islands power outlet using a Lightning Apple cable with a three pin Type I USB charger.

Cook Islands power outlet

If you are packing for a holiday to The Cook Islands it's useful to know in advance if you'll be able to use any devices when you're there. By not knowing which power socket is used in The Cook Islands you are more likely to bring the wrong charger, therefore needing to purchase a suitable power adaptor when you need to recharge. Differing standards and voltages can often be daunting when planning to travel to another country especially to the first time traveller. When you are planning a vacation to The Cook Islands the following useful instructions show how to supply power to the iPad Air using the standard 240 volt 50Hz I Type wall supply. If travelling to The Cook Islands from a different region ensure the iPad Air can be used with a 240v supply. If the iPad Air was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v ensure that the device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged when powering up. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Air.

Charging the iPad Air in The Cook Islands

Can the iPad Air be used in The Cook Islands?

Yes, you can use the iPad Air in The Cook Islands.

The Cook Islands

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad Air in The Cook Islands?

When travelling with more than your iPad Air the best travel power adapter for The Cook Islands is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by switching the supplied heads. If your type of iPad Air supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these types of USB power chargers, and support for more power hungry devices.

Unlike other travel chargers this means you can recharge more than one device at once without needing to buy multiple travel chargers. By only packing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when you return home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers without using up an additional wall outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of versatile power charger at an electronics retailer - the power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for The Cook Islands

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 those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from North America visiting The Cook Islands.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective 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 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting The Cook Islands. [6]
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad Air in The Cook Islands?

How to use a Type I power charger for recharging your iPad Air from a Cook Islands power outlet

Instructions on how to charge your iPad Air from a Cook Islands power outlet by using a Lightning Apple cable with a three pinned Type I power charger.

  1. If you want to charge your iPad Air using the Cook Islands power outlet you'll need to buy a Type I USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should typically include this cable when you buy the iPad Air).
  2. Start by taking the Type I USB power adapter and inserting it in the power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by three thin slots in a triangular shape with a single vertical pin at the base and the top pair of slots sloping upward for the live, neutral and earth.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad Air.
  4. Switch on the Cook Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up and takes between one to four hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type I power charger for recharging your iPad Air from a Cook Islands power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - The Cook Islands page on Wikipedia.org
  2. Apple - official iPad user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type I power outlet
  4. Type I USB power adapter - Type I USB chargers use three short flat blades in a V format with the top blade acting as a grounding pin, estimated cost £20-£25.
  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, costing around £15.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced £10-£15.