Charging the iPad 4 in Solomon Islands

How to connect a Solomon Islands power outlet to the iPad 4

Solomon Islands power outlet

Varying different combinations of region codes and plug types can all be confusing when planning on staying in a new country if you've never been there before. This page has been specifically written to prevent people needing to worry if they can charge their iPad 4 when they're abroad.The following step-by-step instructions shows what you'll need to power the iPad 4 when you're travelling to Solomon Islands using their standard Type G or I 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. When visiting Solomon Islands from another country check the iPad 4 can be charged using a 240v supply. If your iPad 4 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v check the iPad 4 is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating whilst powering it up. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 4.

Charging the iPad 4 in Solomon Islands

Can you use the iPad 4 in Solomon Islands?

Yes, you can connect the iPad 4 to a Solomon Islands power outlet.

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad 4 in Solomon Islands?

When travelling with more than your iPad 4 then the best travel adapter for Solomon Islands to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two types of wall outlets in Solomon Islands (types G and I) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type G. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world just by changing the included plugs over. If your iPad 4 is compatible with 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 hungry devices. Unlike other travel adapters this means you can charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack individual travel adapters for your trip or using up additional wall outlets. Because you are only needing to bring a single travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage while travelling and on hand for charging your iPad 4 at the airport or on a flight. Because of their flexibility these types of power chargers can be used when back at 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 regularly 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 different countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Solomon Islands

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable power supplies. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Solomon Islands 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 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 originating from the US using type B plugs and offers almost the same functionality as 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 generous 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 majority of travellers from around the world visiting Solomon Islands. [6] [AD]
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad 4 in Solomon Islands?

Powering the iPad 4 with a Solomon Islands power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using a Lightning Apple cable with a three pin Type G USB charger to power the iPad 4 with a Solomon Islands power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to your iPad 4 from a Solomon Islands power outlet you will need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple will normally include this cable when you buy the iPad 4.
  2. First plug in the Type G USB power adapter into the Solomon Islands power outlet. This wall outlet (technically known as a Type G power outlet [3]) looks like three holes forming a triangular shape for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Apple USB cable into the mains USB charger 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 Solomon Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up which typically takes between 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPad 4 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, costs £15-£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, £15-£20.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, £10-£15.