Charging your iPad 3 from a power outlet in Fiji

A guide showing how to recharge your iPad 3 with a Fijian power outlet using the Apple USB 30 pin connector and a 3 pin Type I power charger.

Fijian power outlet

Varying different region codes and plugs can often cause confusion when planning to travel to a new country especially for the first time traveller. This page has been written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPad 3 abroad.This page contains a simple guide showing you how to supply power to the iPad 3 when you are in Fiji using the standard 240 volt 50Hz I Type Fijian power supply. Most power will vary depending on which region you are visiting so please read the power supplies and Oceania page for a full list of countries. When travelling to Fiji from another region ensure that your iPad 3 can accept a 240 volt supply. If your iPad 3 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v ensure your iPad 3 is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from over-heating when powering up. If you plan on taking a trip to a destination such as Nasinu refer to the Wikipedia.org entry about Fiji [1] for more indepth information. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 3.

Charging the iPad 3 in Fiji

Can you use the iPad 3 in Fiji?

You can use the iPad 3 in Fiji.

Fiji

What is the best travel adapter for the iPad 3 in Fiji?

When travelling with more than your iPad 3 or visiting more than one country the best international travel adapter for Fiji to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your type of iPad 3 supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these types of travel chargers along with compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel adapters having a four port adapter means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy seperate travel chargers on your Fijian trip. By only needing a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage. Because of their flexibility these types of power adapters can be used back at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets without using up an additional wall outlet.

We recommend buying a versatile power adapter like this at your preferred electronics retailer - the travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different 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 who only have USB devices such as the iPad 3, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover 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 best selling compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting Fiji using type B American 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 from the US using type B plugs. This gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half the 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Fiji. [6]
What is the best travel adapter for the iPad 3 in Fiji?

How to use a Type J power charger for charging your iPad 3 from a Fijian power outlet

A guide showing how to recharge your iPad 3 with a Fijian power outlet using the Apple USB 30 pin connector and a 3 pin Type I power charger.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad 3 from a Fijian power outlet you will need to use a Type I USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], this USB cable is normally supplied with your iPad 3.
  2. Start by plugging the Type I USB power adapter into the Fijian power outlet. You can identify the wall supply by the three slots in a triangle pattern with the top pair of slots sloping upward for the live, neutral and ground blades.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 3. The iPad 3 dock connector can be found at the base of the iPad 3.
  4. Turn on the Fijian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging taking around 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type J power charger for charging your iPad 3 from a Fijian power outlet

See also

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