Charging the iPad 2 from a power outlet in French Polynesia

A guide showing how to charge your iPad 2 with a French Polynesian power outlet with the Apple USB 30-pin cable and a 2 pin Type E USB charger, charging the iPad 2 using a two pin Type A power adapter and how to power the iPad 2 using a Type B USB plug

French Polynesian power outlet

Various combinations of voltages and region codes can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to another country for the first time traveller. These instructions have been specifically written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPad 2 when staying in French Polynesia.This page contains instructions telling you how to power your iPad 2 when staying in French Polynesia using their standard E, A or B type French Polynesian 110 volt 60Hz power outlets. Most power supplies will change depending on which country you are visiting so please read the power supplies and Oceania page for a full list of countries. If the iPad 2 charges slowly or does not power up when you are travelling to French Polynesia from a different region then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Devices which originated from a different country which use a higher voltage (for example 220 volts) may take longer to charge or won't turn on, so check your iPad 2 is dual-voltage (normally marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to ensure proper use. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 2.

Charging the iPad 2 in French Polynesia

Can you use the iPad 2 in French Polynesia?

You can use the iPad 2 in French Polynesia.

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

If travelling to more than one country then the best travel charger for French Polynesia is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are three standards of plug sockets that French Polynesians use (E, A and B) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type A. Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world just by switching the included heads. If your iPad 2 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these USB power adapters and additional support for more power demanding devices.

Having a four port adapter means you can recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring seperate travel chargers for your French Polynesian trip. By only needing a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage. Because of their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones without needing an additional plug socket.

If you travel on a regular basis we suggest searching for this type of flexible travel adapter online; the multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for French Polynesia

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to 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, North 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 compact option for travellers originating from America going to French Polynesia.
  • 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 originating from America using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting French Polynesia. [10]
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad 2 in French Polynesia?

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPad 2 from a French Polynesian power outlet

A page showing how to charge your iPad 2 from a French Polynesian power outlet with the USB 30 pin Apple cable and a Type A USB charger.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPad 2 using a French Polynesian power outlet you'll need a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - usually supplied with the device by Apple.
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type A USB power adapter into the French Polynesian power outlet. The wall outlet (known as the Type A power outlet [3]) is identified by the 2 thin slots next to each other where the twin pins sit.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad 2.
  4. Switch on the French Polynesian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPad 2 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is charging and takes around 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPad 2 from a French Polynesian power outlet

Charging the iPad 2 from a French Polynesian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Using a USB 30 pin connector with a three pinned Type B power adapter to power the iPad 2 with a French Polynesian power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad 2 using the French Polynesian power outlet you'll need a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - this USB cable is usually supplied with your iPad 2 by Apple.
  2. Start by plugging the Type B USB power adapter into the wall supply. This plug supply (technically called the Type B power outlet [6]) can be recognised by 2 slots adjacent to each other for live and neutral blades with a hole below for the earth pin.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the mains power 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 French Polynesian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the tablet will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is charging, typically taking between 1 to 4 hours to recharge.
Charging the iPad 2 from a French Polynesian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPad 2 from a French Polynesian power outlet

A guide showing how to charge your iPad 2 with a French Polynesian power outlet with the Apple USB 30-pin cable and a 2 pin Type E USB charger.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPad 2 from a French Polynesian power outlet you'll need a Type E USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - usually included with the device by Apple.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type E USB power adapter in the French Polynesian power outlet. You can identify this plug supply by the two 4.8mm circular adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral plus one long metal earth pin protruding in the top forming a triangle pattern.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple cord into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector can be found at the base of the iPad 2.
  4. Switch on the French Polynesian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the iPad 2 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 E power charger for recharging your iPad 2 from a French Polynesian power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia web page about French Polynesia
  2. Apple - official iPad user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type A power outlet
  4. Type A USB power adapter - An unearthed Type A USB charger has 2 parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes near the tip of each blade, priced under £3.
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, around £5.
  6. iec.ch - Type B power outlet
  7. Type B USB power adapter - 3 pinned Type B USB chargers have a single unearthed round pin along with 2 shorter parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes in the end of each blade, £20-£25.
  8. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  9. Type E USB power adapter - There are two 4.8mm pins on Type E USB chargers which are placed 19mm apart and may include a hole for an earthing pin, estimated cost under £10.
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, £10-£15.