How to charge the iPad 2 when staying in Kiribati

Using a USB 30-pin cable with a Type I power charger to power your iPad 2 from a Kiribati power outlet.

Kiribati power outlet

Various region codes and sockets can all cause confusion when planning on staying in another country, especially for the first time traveller. This page has been specifically written to stop visitors needing to worry if they can power the iPad 2 when going to Kiribati.This useful guide shows what you'll need to supply power to your iPad 2 when you're visiting Kiribati by using the standard 240 volt 50Hz Type I plug outlet. Power sources change regionally so please read the WikiConnections global power connections guide where you'll find a complete list of powering devices in different destinations. If travelling to Kiribati from another country please ensure that the iPad 2 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the iPad 2 was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v check that your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overheating when powering up. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 2.

Charging the iPad 2 in Kiribati

Can the iPad 2 be used in Kiribati?

You can connect the iPad 2 to a Kiribati power outlet by using a power convertor.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad 2 in Kiribati?

When you are travelling to more than one country the best travel charger for Kiribati is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by switching the plugs. If your iPad 2 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to buy individual travel adapters on your trip to Kiribati or occupying additional power outlets. By only packing a single lightweight travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage as well as being on hand for charging your iPad 2 at an airport or on a plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers with only a single plug socket.

For those travelling regularly we recommend searching for this type of versatile travel adapter online - the power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

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 2, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable power supplies. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Kiribati and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 North America going to Kiribati using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for 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 ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Kiribati. [6] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad 2 in Kiribati?

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

Using an Apple USB 30-pin cable with a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter to recharge the iPad 2 from a Kiribati power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the iPad 2 using a Kiribati power outlet you will need to buy a Type I USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple should usually supply this cable with your iPad 2).
  2. Begin by inserting the Type I USB power adapter in the Kiribati power outlet. You can recognise this power supply by 3 slots in an upside-down triangle configuration with the top two slots sloping upward for the live, neutral and earth blades.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB mains adapter 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. Switch on the Kiribati power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad 2 will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad 2 is recharging which typically takes roughly 1 - 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type J power charger for recharging your iPad 2 from a Kiribati power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Kiribati Wikipedia page
  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 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, £5-£10.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced around £10.