Charging the iPad 4 from a power outlet in Fiji

Using a Lightning connector with a 3 pin Type I USB charger to recharge the iPad 4 from a Fijian power outlet.

Fijian power outlet

If planning a holiday it can often be helpful to know in advance if you can use your devices such as mobiles and tablets that you are bringing with you. Without knowing which wall socket is being used in Fiji you are more likely to bring the wrong adaptor, leaving you having to buy or borrow a potentially overpriced charger on arrival. Various standards and plug types can all be daunting when planning on staying in another country, especially to the first time traveller. This guide has been specifically written to assist people wanting to power their iPad 4 when they're staying in Fiji.This page has instructions telling you what you'll need to power the iPad 4 when you're travelling to Fiji using the standard 240 volt 50Hz I Type wall outlet. Power supplies are different regionally therefore we recommend reading the Oceania and power supplies page for a full list of countries. If you are visiting Fiji from another region please check your iPad 4 can be charged using a 240v supply. If your iPad 4 was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure the device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to prevent the device from overheating when powering up. If you intend on staying at a Fijian city like Nasinu refer to the Wikipedia.org entry about Fiji [1] for further details on travelling to the location. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 4.

Charging the iPad 4 in Fiji

Can you use the iPad 4 in Fiji?

You can connect the iPad 4 to a Fijian power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

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What is the best power adapter for the iPad 4 in Fiji?

If you are travelling with more than just your iPad 4 and visiting multiple countries the best travel charger for Fiji is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by switching the supplied plugs. If your iPad 4 is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these USB power chargers, and compatibility with more power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other chargers having a 4 port charger means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to buy multiple power chargers on your Fijian trip or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand luggage while travelling and on hand for charging your iPad 4 at the airport or on a plane. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets using only a single power outlet.

For those travelling frequently we suggest searching for a versatile power charger of this nature online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with good reliably.

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 4, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial when visiting counties with unstable power supplies. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Fiji using type B US plug sockets.
  • 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 North America using type B plugs and gives almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Fiji. [6]
What is the best power adapter for the iPad 4 in Fiji?

Charging the iPad 4 from a Fijian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter

Instructions showing how to power the iPad 4 with a Fijian power outlet using a Lightning Apple cable and a three pinned Type I power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPad 4 from a Fijian power outlet you will need to use a Type I USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], the cable is normally supplied with your device by Apple.
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type I USB power adapter and inserting it into the Fijian power outlet. This power outlet, sometimes called the Type I power outlet [3], can be identified by the 3 slots for the live, neutral and earth.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB Lightning cable into the bottom of the power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad 4.
  4. Turn on the Fijian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging which takes around 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
Charging the iPad 4 from a Fijian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter

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 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, costs £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.