Charging the iPad 2 when staying in Tonga

How to connect a Tongan power outlet to the iPad 2

Tongan power outlet

Different standards and plugs can all be confusing when planning on travelling to a new country if you've never been there before. If visiting Tonga the following useful instructions show powering the iPad 2 using the standard 240 volt 50Hz I Type Tongan wall outlet. When travelling you'll find most power sources will vary from country to country so please read our Wiki Connections world power supplies guide for a complete list of destinations. When you are travelling to Tonga from another country check the iPad 2 can be charged using a 240v supply. If your iPad 2 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that the device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from overloading when charging it. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 2.

Charging the iPad 2 in Tonga

Can you use the iPad 2 in Tonga?

You can connect the iPad 2 to a Tongan power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad 2 in Tonga?

When travelling to multiple countries and bringing more than just your iPad 2 the best international travel charger for Tonga to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the supplied plugs. If your model of iPad 2 is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these travel chargers along with additional support for more power hungry devices. This will allow you to charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring seperate power adapters on your trip. 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 2 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 sit overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers without using up an additional plug socket.

We recommend searching for a multipurpose power adapter of this nature online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Tonga

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 the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Tonga 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 most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from North America visiting Tonga.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs and offers almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with 1 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 Tonga. [6] [AD]
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad 2 in Tonga?

How to use a Type J power charger for charging your iPad 2 from a Tongan power outlet

A guide showing how to recharge the iPad 2 from a Tongan power outlet using the Apple USB 30-pin connector with a Type I USB charger.

  1. In order to power the iPad 2 from the Tongan power outlet you will need to buy a Type I USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - typically already included with your iPad 2 by Apple.
  2. Start the process by taking the Type I USB power adapter and inserting it into the Tongan power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by the three thin slots in an upside-down triangular shape with a single vertical pin at the base and the top pair of slots sloping upward for the live, neutral and ground.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector is found at the base of the iPad 2.
  4. Turn on the Tongan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPad 2 will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging, typically taking roughly 60 to 240 minutes to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type J power charger for charging your iPad 2 from a Tongan power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Tongan country entry on wikipedia
  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, £20-£25.
  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 cost £5-£10.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced £10-£15.