How to charge your iPad Air from a power outlet in Solomon Islands

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

Solomon Islands power outlet

Various region codes and plugs can often cause confusion when planning on visiting a foreign country for the first time traveller. These instructions were specifically written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPad Air when visiting abroad.If you're going to Solomon Islands these instructions show how to power the iPad Air using their types G or I Solomon Islands 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. When you are visiting Solomon Islands from a different region please ensure that the iPad Air can accept a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts make sure your device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating when charging it. If you intend on visiting a destination like Honiara refer to the Wikipedia.org page about Solomon Islands [1] for further details prior to travelling to the area. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Air.

Charging the iPad Air in Solomon Islands

Can the iPad Air be used in Solomon Islands?

You can use the iPad Air in Solomon Islands.

What is the best travel adapter for the iPad Air in Solomon Islands?

If travelling with more than just your iPad Air or visiting multiple countries the best travel charger for Solomon Islands to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Solomon Islanders use two different standards of plug sockets (G and I) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type G. Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the included heads over. If your iPad Air is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these types of USB power chargers and additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices. Unlike other travel adapters having a 4 port charger means you can power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring multiple power chargers for your trip. Only packing a single travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage while travelling and convenient for charging your iPad Air at an airport or on a plane. Because of their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets with only a single wall outlet.

We suggest buying this type of versatile travel adapter online. The travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Solomon Islands

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 these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel adapters come supplied 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 converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Solomon Islands.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Solomon Islands. [6] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for the iPad Air in Solomon Islands?

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

Using the Lightning Apple cable with a Type G power adapter to charge the iPad Air with a Solomon Islands power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad Air using the Solomon Islands power outlet you'll need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (typically already supplied with the device).
  2. Begin by taking the Type G USB power adapter and inserting it into the power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by the 3 rectangular holes in a triangle pattern.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB Lightning power cord into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad Air.
  4. Switch on the Solomon Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad Air will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up which should take between 1-4 hours to fully recharge.
Powering the iPad Air with a Solomon Islands power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia.org page about Solomon Islands
  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, £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, priced £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.