Charging the iPad 2 when planning a trip to Tuvalu

Using a 30-pin connector with a Type I USB charger to charge your iPad 2 with a Tuvaluan power outlet.

Tuvaluan power outlet

Varying different standards and plug types can often be confusing when planning on staying in another country for the first time traveller. This guide has been written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPad 2 when you're going abroad.When you're staying in Tuvalu these useful instructions show how to supply power to the iPad 2 by using their standard 220 volt 50Hz I Type Tuvaluan plug supply. If you are visiting Tuvalu from another country ensure that your iPad 2 can be charged using a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that your iPad 2 is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from being damaged when charging it. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 2.

Charging the iPad 2 in Tuvalu

Can you use the iPad 2 in Tuvalu?

You can use the iPad 2 in Tuvalu by using a power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for the iPad 2 in Tuvalu?

When travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your iPad 2 then the best travel charger for Tuvalu to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the heads. If your iPad 2 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers, plus additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers this will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers. Only packing a single lightweight travel charger will keep the weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their versatility these types of travel chargers can be used when you return home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and phones with just a single wall outlet.

For those travelling to different places we suggest searching for this type of flexible travel charger online; the travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Tuvalu

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Tuvalu and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from America going to Tuvalu using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Tuvalu. [6] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for the iPad 2 in Tuvalu?

Powering the iPad 2 with a Tuvaluan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type J USB adapter

Using a 30-pin connector with a Type I USB charger to charge your iPad 2 with a Tuvaluan power outlet.

  1. To charge the iPad 2 from a Tuvaluan power outlet you'll need a Type I USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - this USB cable is normally already included with the device by Apple.
  2. Start by taking the Type I USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. The wall outlet (technically called the Type I power outlet [3]) can be recognised by 3 thin slots in a triangle shape with a single vertical pin at the base and the top two slots sloping upwards for the live, neutral and ground blades.
  3. Connect one end of the Apple 30 pin USB cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector can be found at the base of the iPad 2.
  4. Turn on the Tuvaluan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is charging which should take roughly one-four hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad 2 with a Tuvaluan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type J USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Tuvalu Wikipedia page
  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, around £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, costing £5-£10.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, around £10.