How to charge an iPad Air 2 when visiting Nauru

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

Nauruan power outlet

Differing frequencies and region codes can often cause confusion when planning to stay in another country, especially to the first time traveller. However this isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets used in the world this article tells you exactly what to buy in advance to power the iPad Air 2 in Nauru. These step-by-step instructions tells you exactly what you'll need to supply power to the iPad Air 2 when travelling to Nauru by using their 240 volt 50Hz Type I Nauruan power outlet. When travelling to Nauru from another country double check the iPad Air 2 can be charged using a 240v supply. If your iPad Air 2 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) double check the iPad Air 2 is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from overheating during charging. If you plan on visiting a Nauruan destination such as Yaren or Denigomudu please read the Nauruan country Wiki page [1] for more indepth details. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on an iPad Air 2.

Charging an iPad Air 2 in Nauru

Can the iPad Air 2 be used in Nauru?

Yes, you can use an iPad Air 2 in Nauru.

What is the best travel adapter for an iPad Air 2 in Nauru?

If you are travelling to multiple countries and bringing more than just your iPad Air 2 the best international travel charger for Nauru is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the supplied heads. If your type of iPad Air 2 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these types of USB power chargers, along with support for more power hungry devices. Unlike other travel adapters this means you can power more than one device at the same time without needing to buy seperate travel adapters for your trip or using up additional wall outlets. Only needing to bring a single lightweight travel charger will keep the overall size down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage while travelling and convenient for charging your iPad Air 2 at the airport or on the flight. Because of their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when you return home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers without using up an additional power outlet.

For those travelling on a regular basis we suggest buying an adaptable travel adapter like this online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Nauru

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPad Air 2, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, 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 most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Nauru using type B US plug sockets.
  • 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 Nauru. [6] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for an iPad Air 2 in Nauru?

Powering an iPad Air 2 with a Nauruan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter

Using a USB Lightning cable and a three pinned Type I power charger to recharge an iPad Air 2 from a Nauruan power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the iPad Air 2 from a Nauruan power outlet you will need to use a Type I USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple normally supply this USB cable when you purchase your iPad Air 2).
  2. Plug the Type I USB power adapter in the power supply. This plug outlet, sometimes called the Type I power outlet [3], can be recognised by 3 slots forming a triangle shape with a single vertical pin at the bottom and the top two slots sloping upward for the live, neutral and ground.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB Lightning cord into the USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Switch on the Nauruan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up which should take between 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
Powering an iPad Air 2 with a Nauruan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Nauruan country Wiki 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 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 price around £15.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, around £10.