Charging the iPad 2 when planning a trip to Fiji

Using a 30-pin Apple cable and a 3 pin Type I power adapter to recharge your iPad 2 with a Fijian power outlet.

Fijian power outlet

If you are planning to travel it's useful to know if you can use any important electrical devices such as mobile phones or cameras that you'll be bringing along with you. By not knowing which plug socket is being used you are more likely to bring the wrong adaptor, therefore leaving you needing to buy a potentially expensive charger when you need to recharge which might not be compatible and cause problems with your iPad 2. Complicated combinations of voltages and sockets can often be confusing when planning on staying in another country if you've never visited before. The following useful guide will show exactly what you'll need to power your iPad 2 when staying in Fiji using the 240 volt 50Hz Type I plug supply. When visiting Fiji from a different country please check the iPad 2 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If your iPad 2 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts check that the device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from being damaged when charging it. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 2.

Charging the iPad 2 in Fiji

Can you use the iPad 2 in Fiji?

You can use the iPad 2 in Fiji by using a power adaptor.

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad 2 in Fiji?

If travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your iPad 2 then the best travel charger for Fiji is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the heads. If your iPad 2 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB power adapters along with compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

Unlike other travel chargers this will allow you to power more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy individual power adapters for your Fijian trip or using up additional power sockets. Because you are only packing a single lightweight travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers without using up an additional plug socket.

We recommend searching for this type of flexible travel charger online; the travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Fiji

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPad 2, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies. These power adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental 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 most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Fiji using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also 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 offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 Fiji. [6] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad 2 in Fiji?

How to use a Type J power charger for recharging your iPad 2 from a Fijian power outlet

Instructions showing how to charge your iPad 2 with a Fijian power outlet using a 30-pin cable and a 3 pin Type I power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPad 2 using the Fijian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type I USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], usually supplied with your iPad 2.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type I USB power adapter into the power outlet. You can identify this power supply by the three slots forming an upside-down triangular configuration with the top pair of slots sloping upward for the live, neutral and ground blades.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB cable into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector is found at the base of the iPad 2.
  4. Turn on the Fijian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad 2 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging, typically taking between one-four hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type J power charger for recharging your iPad 2 from a Fijian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia.org web page about Fiji
  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, costs £5-£10.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, around £10.