How to charge the iPad from a power outlet in Solomon Islands

Using a USB 30 pin connector and a three pinned Type G power charger to recharge the iPad with a Solomon Islands power outlet.

Solomon Islands power outlet

Complicated combinations of frequencies and region codes can often be daunting when planning on staying in a foreign country for the first time traveller. These guidelines have been written to prevent travellers needing to worry if they can charge their iPad abroad.When you're visiting Solomon Islands these instructions show how to power the iPad using their standard types G or I 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. If travelling to Solomon Islands from another region double check the iPad can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts make sure your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from overloading during charging. This page details the original iPad first generation, visit the Apple category page for the latest range of Apple iPads. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 5 or greater on the iPad.

Charging the iPad in Solomon Islands

Can the iPad be used in Solomon Islands?

You can use the iPad in Solomon Islands by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best travel charger for the iPad in Solomon Islands?

If you are travelling with more than just your iPad then the best international travel charger for Solomon Islands to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different standards of power outlets that Solomon Islanders use (types G and I) and using a travel charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type G.

Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world just by changing the included plugs. If your model of iPad supports Fast Charge (note not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these types of power chargers, along with support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other chargers having a 4 port adapter means you can power more than one device at the same time without needing to buy seperate power adapters. Because you are only needing to bring a single travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage as well as being convenient for recharging your iPad at the airport or on a flight. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers and using only a single wall outlet.

We suggest searching for a multipurpose travel adapter like this online, the power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Solomon Islands

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 compact power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Solomon Islands using type B plug sockets.
  • 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 from America using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Solomon Islands. [6] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for the iPad in Solomon Islands?

Powering the iPad with a Solomon Islands power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Instructions showing how to power your iPad with a Solomon Islands power outlet by using a 30 pin Apple cable with a Type G USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to your iPad from the Solomon Islands power outlet you will need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - the cable is typically included with the iPad by Apple.
  2. Begin by plugging the Type G USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can identify this power outlet by the 3 rectangular holes containing shutters forming a triangular shape for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple 30 pin cord into the bottom of the mains USB charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector can be found at the base of the iPad.
  4. Switch on the Solomon Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging and takes roughly 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPad with a Solomon Islands power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Solomon Islands Wikipedia web page
  2. Apple - official iPad user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - A Type G USB charger has three thick rectangular blades in a triangular shape with the longer top blade acting as the earthing pin, estimated price £15-£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, estimated price around £5.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced at £10-£15.