Charging the iPad Air 2 when planning a trip to Kiribati

How to connect a Kiribati power outlet to an iPad Air 2

Kiribati power outlet

Complicated combinations of frequencies and standards can all be daunting when planning on visiting another country for the first time traveller. This page was written to help prepare visitors wanting to power their iPad Air 2 abroad.These step-by-step instructions will show you what you'll need to charge your iPad Air 2 when travelling to Kiribati using the 240 volt 50Hz I Type Kiribati power supply. If you are visiting Kiribati from another country make sure that the iPad Air 2 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If your iPad Air 2 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts double check the device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from being damaged when charging it. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on an iPad Air 2.

Charging an iPad Air 2 in Kiribati

Can you use an iPad Air 2 in Kiribati?

You can use an iPad Air 2 in Kiribati by using a power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for an iPad Air 2 in Kiribati?

When travelling with more than your iPad Air 2 or visiting more than one country the best travel charger for Kiribati to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. As these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by changing the included heads. If your iPad Air 2 can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB power adapters and additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. This means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy individual travel chargers. Only needing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand luggage while travelling as well as being suitable for charging your iPad Air 2 at the airport or on your flight. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers using just a single power outlet.

For those travelling to Kiribati we suggest searching for a multipurpose travel charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Kiribati

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 2, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is useful for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental 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 most popular portable option for travellers originating from America going to Kiribati using 3 pin type B 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 almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Kiribati. [6]
What is the best power adapter for an iPad Air 2 in Kiribati?

How to use a Type I power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from a Kiribati power outlet

Using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a Type I USB charger to charge your iPad Air 2 with a Kiribati power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPad Air 2 using the Kiribati power outlet you will need to buy a Type I USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will typically supply the cable with the iPad Air 2).
  2. Insert the Type I USB power adapter into the Kiribati power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the three slots forming an upside-down triangular configuration with the top two slots sloping upwards for the live, neutral and ground blades.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Turn on the Kiribati power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Air 2 is powering up and takes around one to four hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type I power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from a Kiribati power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia.org web page about Kiribati
  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, £20-£25.
  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, estimated cost £15-£20.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costs around £10.