Charging the iPad Air when staying in Nauru

How to connect a Nauruan power outlet to the iPad Air

Nauruan power outlet

Varying different standards and voltages can often be daunting when planning to travel to another country if you've never been there before. If travelling to Nauru the following useful instructions show how to supply power to the iPad Air using the 240 volt 50Hz I Type Nauruan wall outlet. When travelling to Nauru from another region make sure the iPad Air can be used with a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts make sure your iPad Air is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating whilst powering it. If you plan to visit a Nauruan city like Yaren refer to the wikipedia web page about Nauru [1] for further details. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Air.

Charging the iPad Air in Nauru

Can the iPad Air be used in Nauru?

Yes, you can use the iPad Air in Nauru.

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What is the best travel charger for the iPad Air in Nauru?

When you are travelling with more than your iPad Air the best travel charger for Nauru is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by switching the supplied heads. If your type of iPad Air supports Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these travel adapters and additional support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other travel adapters this will allow you to recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring individual power adapters on your Nauruan trip or using up additional wall outlets. Because you are only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand luggage and convenient for charging your iPad Air at the airport or on a flight. Due to their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers without using up an additional plug socket.

We recommend searching for an adaptable power adapter like this online. The multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Nauru

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, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable power grids. These power adapters come 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 converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting Nauru.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly 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 more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a flexible 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 majority of travellers from around the world visiting Nauru. [6]
What is the best travel charger for the iPad Air in Nauru?

How to use a Type I power charger for charging your iPad Air from a Nauruan power outlet

Using a Lightning connector and a Type I USB adapter to power the iPad Air with a Nauruan power outlet.

  1. To charge your iPad Air using the Nauruan power outlet you'll need a Type I USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (normally already supplied with your device by Apple).
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type I USB power adapter into the power outlet. You can recognise the wall supply by the 3 thin slots forming an upside-down triangular pattern with the top pair of slots sloping upward for the live, neutral and earth.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB charging cord into the bottom of the USB mains 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 Nauruan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging and takes roughly 1 to 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type I power charger for charging your iPad Air from a Nauruan power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia web page 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, estimated price £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, costing £10-£15.