Charging the iPad 2 in Nauru

How to connect a Nauruan power outlet to the iPad 2

Nauruan power outlet

Various standards and plugs can all be daunting when planning to travel to another country to the first time traveller. This page contains step by step instructions which shows exactly what you'll need to charge the iPad 2 in Nauru using their standard 240 volt 50Hz Type I plug supply. When visiting Nauru from another country check the iPad 2 can be charged using a 240v supply. If your iPad 2 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) double check the iPad 2 is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from overloading during charging. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 2.

Charging the iPad 2 in Nauru

Can you use the iPad 2 in Nauru?

Yes, you can connect the iPad 2 to a Nauruan power outlet by using a power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad 2 in Nauru?

If travelling with more than just your iPad 2 the best travel power adapter 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 plugs. If your model of iPad 2 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these types of USB power chargers, and support for more power demanding devices.

Unlike other travel chargers this means you can recharge more than one device at once without needing to buy multiple travel chargers. By only bringing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of chargers can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers without using up an additional power outlet.

For those travelling frequently we suggest buying this type of versatile travel charger at your preferred electronics retailer; the multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Nauru

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge 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 when visiting counties with unstable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Nauru and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Nauru using type B American 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 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 ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Nauru. [6] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad 2 in Nauru?

How to use a Type J power charger for charging your iPad 2 from a Nauruan power outlet

Using the USB 30-pin Apple connector with a three pin Type I USB charger to power the iPad 2 with a Nauruan power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPad 2 using the Nauruan power outlet you will need a Type I USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple should normally include this cable when you buy the iPad 2).
  2. Start by plugging the Type I USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by three thin slots in an upside-down triangular shape with a single vertical pin at the base and the top pair of slots sloping upward for the live, neutral and earth.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple cord 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 bottom of the iPad 2.
  4. Switch on the Nauruan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad 2 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad 2 is recharging, typically taking around one-four hours to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type J power charger for charging your iPad 2 from a Nauruan power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia.org entry about Nauru
  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 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, around £5.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated cost £10-£15.