Charging the iPad 4 in French Polynesia

Using a USB Lightning cable and a three pinned Type B power charger to recharge the iPad 4 with a French Polynesian power outlet, how to power the iPad 4 using a double pinned Type A power plug and how to charge the iPad 4 using a double pinned Type E power plug

French Polynesian power outlet

Various standards and voltages can often cause confusion when planning to visit another country, especially to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used in the world this guide tells you exactly what to purchase in advance to charge the iPad 4 . This page was written to prevent travellers needing to worry if they can charge their iPad 4 when they are staying in French Polynesia.This page contains instructions which shows what you'll need to charge the iPad 4 when you are visiting French Polynesia by using their types E, A or B French Polynesian 110 volt 60Hz plug outlets. If your iPad 4 charges slowly or does not power up when you are visiting French Polynesia from a different country please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically devices which originate from another country which use a higher voltage such as 240 volts may take longer to charge or won't turn on, check the iPad 4 is dual-voltage (you'll find these are usually marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to ensure proper use. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 4.

Charging the iPad 4 in French Polynesia

Can you use the iPad 4 in French Polynesia?

Yes, you can connect the iPad 4 to a French Polynesian power outlet.

What is the best travel adapter for the iPad 4 in French Polynesia?

If you are travelling to multiple countries and bringing more than just your iPad 4 the best international travel charger for French Polynesia is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. French Polynesians use three different standards of plug sockets (types E, A and B) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type A.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the supplied heads. If your type of iPad 4 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these USB travel chargers and additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets.

This will allow you to recharge multiple devices at once without needing to buy multiple power chargers. Only bringing a single USB travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being on hand for recharging your iPad 4 at the airport or on a flight. Because of their flexibility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers and using only a single power outlet.

If you travel to different continents we recommend buying an adaptable power adapter of this nature online. The travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for French Polynesia

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel converters come 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 travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting French Polynesia.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting French Polynesia. [10] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for the iPad 4 in French Polynesia?

How to use a Type A power charger for charging your iPad 4 from a French Polynesian power outlet

A guide on how to recharge the iPad 4 with a French Polynesian power outlet with a Lightning connector and a Type A power adapter.

  1. To power the iPad 4 using a French Polynesian power outlet you will need to use a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will normally include this cable when you buy the iPad 4.
  2. Start the process by taking the Type A USB power adapter and inserting it into the French Polynesian power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by two thin adjacent slots next to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad 4.
  4. Switch on the French Polynesian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your iPad 4 will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging taking around 1 to 4 hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type A power charger for charging your iPad 4 from a French Polynesian power outlet

How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from a French Polynesian power outlet

Using a USB Lightning cable and a three pinned Type B power charger to recharge the iPad 4 with a French Polynesian power outlet.

  1. To charge the iPad 4 using a French Polynesian power outlet you'll need to use a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will normally supply this cable when you buy the iPad 4.
  2. Insert the Type B USB power adapter into the French Polynesian power outlet. You can identify this power outlet by two thin slots next to each other with a semicircular shaped hole below for the long earth pin.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB charging cable into the mains USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad 4.
  4. Turn on the French Polynesian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up which should take between 60 to 240 minutes to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from a French Polynesian power outlet

Powering the iPad 4 with a French Polynesian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

A guide on how to recharge the iPad 4 from a French Polynesian power outlet with a Lightning connector and a Type E power adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to your iPad 4 from the French Polynesian power outlet you will need a Type E USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - the cable is normally supplied with the device.
  2. Begin by plugging the Type E USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by the two round holes 19mm adjacent to each other where the two pins go and one long metal earth pin protruding the top forming a triangle shape.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad 4.
  4. Switch on the French Polynesian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your iPad 4 will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging taking around 1 to 4 hours to fully recharge.
Powering the iPad 4 with a French Polynesian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia entry 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, around £1.
  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, £15-£20.
  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 £5-£10.
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, around £10.