How to charge your iPad Air from a power outlet in French Polynesia

A guide showing how to power your iPad Air with a French Polynesian power outlet by using an Apple Lightning connector and a three pin Type B USB adapter, how to charge the iPad Air using a double pin Type A USB charger and how to recharge the iPad Air using a two pinned Type E USB charger

French Polynesian power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of standards and sockets can often be confusing when planning to stay in another country especially if you've never visited before. When going to French Polynesia this page contains instructions showing how to supply power to your iPad Air using the standard Type E, A or B 110 volt 60Hz power outlets. Power sources will vary regionally so we recommend that you read the WikiConnections world power connections guide where you'll find a full list showing charging devices in different destinations. If your iPad Air does not power up or charges slowly 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 originated from a different country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) sometimes take longer to charge or won't turn on, so check that the device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to ensure proper use. If you plan on staying in a city such as Papeete please read the wikipedia.org entry about French Polynesia [1] for more information. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Air.

Charging the iPad Air in French Polynesia

Can the iPad Air be used in French Polynesia?

You can use the iPad Air in French Polynesia by using the correct power adaptor.

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What is the best power charger for the iPad Air in French Polynesia?

When you are travelling to multiple countries then the best international travel charger for French Polynesia is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. French Polynesians use three different standards of wall outlets (E, A and B) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type A. Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied heads over. If your iPad Air supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these power adapters, along with additional support for certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Having a 4 port adapter will allow you to recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate power adapters or using up additional power outlets. Only packing a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage as well as being convenient for recharging your iPad Air at the airport or on a flight. Because of their space saving versatility these types of adapters can be used when you return home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones and using only a single wall outlet.

We suggest buying this type of versatile travel adapter online. The travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for French Polynesia

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 Air, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from America visiting French Polynesia using type B US plug sockets.
  • 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 from North America using type B plugs. This gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for 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 perfect for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting French Polynesia. [10]
What is the best power charger for the iPad Air in French Polynesia?

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

A guide on how to power your iPad Air with a French Polynesian power outlet by using an Apple Lightning connector and a double pinned Type A USB charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad Air using the French Polynesian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple should usually supply the USB cable when you purchase the iPad Air.
  2. Insert the Type A USB power adapter in the French Polynesian power outlet. This ungrounded wall supply (sometimes called a Type A power outlet [3]) is recognised by the 2 slots next to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad Air.
  4. Switch on the French Polynesian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up, typically taking roughly one-four hours to fully recharge.
Powering the iPad Air with a French Polynesian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Powering the iPad Air with a French Polynesian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Instructions on how to power your iPad Air from a French Polynesian power outlet by using the Apple Lightning cable and a three pin Type B USB adapter.

  1. In order to power the iPad Air using the French Polynesian power outlet you'll need to use a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], usually already supplied with your device.
  2. First plug in the Type B USB power adapter into the French Polynesian power outlet. The power supply (technically known as a Type B power outlet [6]) can be recognised by the two thin slots parallel to each other for live and neutral blades with a semicircular hole below for the ground pin.
  3. Connect one end of the Apple cable into the bottom of the mains USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad Air.
  4. Switch on the French Polynesian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Air is charging which takes around 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPad Air with 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 Air from a French Polynesian power outlet

A page on how to recharge the iPad Air with a French Polynesian power outlet with a USB Lightning Apple connector and a two pinned Type E power charger.

  1. To power the iPad Air from the French Polynesian power outlet you will need a Type E USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should typically include the USB cable when you first purchase your iPad Air).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type E USB power adapter into the power supply. You can recognise the power supply by two large circular holes 19mm adjacent to each other for live and neutral and one metal grounding pin protruding in the top in a triangular pattern.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad Air.
  4. Switch on the French Polynesian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your iPad Air will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up which takes roughly 1-4 hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPad Air from a French Polynesian power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia.org 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, costs under £3.
  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, costing £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, priced £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, costs under £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.