How to charge your iPad from a power outlet in Fiji

A page on how to recharge the iPad with a Fijian power outlet with a USB 30-pin Apple connector and a 3 pinned Type I USB charger.

Fijian power outlet

When packing for a vacation to Fiji it's helpful to know if you can charge any indispensable devices such as cell phones or laptop computers at your destination. Without knowing which wall socket is being used you may end up either having to bring too many spare adaptors or bring the wrong charger, therefore having to borrow a potentially overpriced adaptor when you get there. Varying complicated frequencies and standards can often be confusing when planning to stay in another country, especially if you've never visited before. These guidelines were written to help prepare people wanting to charge their iPad abroad.When going to Fiji this page contains instructions showing how to power the iPad using their 240 volt 50Hz Type I Fijian wall outlet. When visiting Fiji from another country please make sure your iPad can be used with a 240v supply. If the iPad originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts check that your device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating when charging it. This page details the original iPad first generation, visit the Apple category page for the latest range of Apple iPads. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 5 or greater on the iPad.

Charging the iPad in Fiji

Can the iPad be used in Fiji?

You can connect the iPad to a Fijian power outlet.

Fiji

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad in Fiji?

When travelling to multiple countries then the best international travel power adapter for Fiji is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger.

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world just by changing the supplied heads. If your iPad supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these types of USB power chargers and additional compatibility with more power demanding devices. Unlike other adapters having a 4 port adapter will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to pack individual travel adapters or using up additional power outlets. Only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage whilst travelling and on hand for charging your iPad at an airport or on a plane. Due to their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used 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 just a single plug socket.

For those travelling frequently we recommend buying a flexible travel adapter like this at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Fiji

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPad, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial for travellers to regions with unreliable power supplies. These travel converters are 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 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 Fiji using 3 pin type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs. This offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Fiji. [6]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad in Fiji?

How to use a Type J power charger for recharging your iPad from a Fijian power outlet

A step-by-step guide showing how to charge the iPad with a Fijian power outlet with a 30 pin Apple connector with a Type I power charger.

  1. To power the iPad from the Fijian power outlet you will need a Type I USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (the USB cable is usually already supplied with your device).
  2. First you'll need to plug in the Type I USB power adapter into the wall outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by the 3 slots in a triangular pattern with the top two slots sloping upward for the live, neutral and earth blades.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad.
  4. Turn on the Fijian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging and takes between 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type J power charger for recharging your iPad from a Fijian power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Fijian entry 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, priced £20-£25.
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, priced £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.