Charging the iPad 4 from a power outlet in New Caledonia

Instructions on how to charge your iPad 4 from a New Caledonian power outlet with the USB Lightning Apple connector with a double pin Type C power adapter and how to power the iPad 4 using a Schuko Type F USB charger.

New Caledonian power outlet

Various combinations of standards and plug types can often cause confusion when planning to travel to another country if you've never been there before. However this isn't as complicated as it appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets used throughout the world this article shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge the iPad 4 . If you're visiting New Caledonia the following useful instructions show how to charge the iPad 4 by using the Type F or C New Caledonian 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. You'll discover power supplies change regionally therefore we recommend reading the list of World power supplies for a full list of countries. When you are travelling to New Caledonia from another country double check the iPad 4 can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check that your iPad 4 is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from being damaged whilst powering it up. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 4.

Charging the iPad 4 in New Caledonia

Can the iPad 4 be used in New Caledonia?

Yes, you can connect the iPad 4 to a New Caledonian power outlet by using a power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for the iPad 4 in New Caledonia?

If you are travelling to more than one country or bringing more than your iPad 4 the best international travel charger for New Caledonia to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. New Caledonians use two different standards of wall outlets (types F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the supplied heads. If your model of iPad 4 is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these types of USB power adapters, plus additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. This will allow you to power multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack individual travel chargers or occupying additional wall sockets. Because you are only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand baggage while travelling. Because of their flexibility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets using just a single power outlet.

If you travel frequently we suggest searching for a flexible power adapter like this online; the multipurpose power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for New Caledonia

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of counties with unstable power grids. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both New Caledonia 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 best selling compact power converter for travellers originating from North America visiting New Caledonia.
  • 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 gives the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting New Caledonia. [8] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for the iPad 4 in New Caledonia?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from a New Caledonian power outlet

Using a USB Lightning Apple cable with a double pinned Type C USB adapter to power the iPad 4 with a New Caledonian power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPad 4 from the New Caledonian power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this USB cable is typically supplied with the device by Apple).
  2. Plug the Type C USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can recognise this wall outlet by two round adjacent holes where the twin pins go.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad 4.
  4. Turn on the New Caledonian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up and takes roughly 1 to 4 hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from a New Caledonian power outlet

Powering the iPad 4 with a New Caledonian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Instructions showing how to recharge your iPad 4 with a New Caledonian power outlet with a Lightning Apple cable and a Type F USB charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad 4 using a New Caledonian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], this USB cable is typically supplied with the device by Apple.
  2. Start the process by taking the Type F USB power adapter and inserting it in the New Caledonian power outlet. The circular plug supply can be identified by the two round holes 19 mm adjacent to each other along with two grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB charging cable into the bottom of the mains power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad 4.
  4. Turn on the New Caledonian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPad 4 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad 4 is powering up which takes between 1 to 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad 4 with a New Caledonian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia entry about New Caledonia
  2. Apple - official iPad user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, estimated cost around £10.
  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 around £15.
  6. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  7. Type F USB power adapter - Type F USB chargers are earthed using two clips at the top and bottom with two rounded 4.8mm pins set 19mm apart, priced around £15.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, £10-£15.