How to charge the iPad Air 2 when staying in Fiji

How to connect a Fijian power outlet to an iPad Air 2

Fijian power outlet

Various voltages and sockets can all cause confusion when planning on visiting another country especially if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of common standards used in the world this article tells you exactly what to purchase in advance to charge your iPad Air 2 in Fiji. These instructions were written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPad Air 2 when going abroad.When you're going to Fiji this page has useful instructions showing you how to charge the iPad Air 2 using their 240 volt 50Hz I Type power outlet. When you are travelling to Fiji from another region please ensure the iPad Air 2 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the iPad Air 2 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts make sure the device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overheating 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 Fiji

Can the iPad Air 2 be used in Fiji?

You can connect an iPad Air 2 to a Fijian power outlet by using a power convertor.

Fiji

What is the best power charger for recharging an iPad Air 2 in Fiji?

When you are travelling to multiple countries or bringing along more than just your iPad Air 2 the best travel charger for Fiji is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the plugs. If your iPad Air 2 is compatible with Fast Charge (note not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, and support for certain power demanding devices. Unlike other chargers this will also allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to buy individual power chargers. Only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage. Due to their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers with only a single wall outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend searching for a flexible power charger similar to this at an electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Fiji

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of counties with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Fiji and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Fiji using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a generous 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Fiji. [6]
What is the best power charger for recharging an iPad Air 2 in Fiji?

Powering an iPad Air 2 with a Fijian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter

Using an Apple Lightning cable with a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter to charge an iPad Air 2 with a Fijian power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the iPad Air 2 from the Fijian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type I USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (normally included with your device).
  2. Start the process by taking the Type I USB power adapter and plugging it into the Fijian power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by three thin slots for the live, neutral and ground.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Switch on the Fijian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad Air 2 will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is charging which takes around 1 to 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering an iPad Air 2 with a Fijian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Fiji country 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, £15-£20.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, £10-£15.