Charging your iPad 4 from a power outlet in Tuvalu

How to connect a Tuvaluan power outlet to the iPad 4

Tuvaluan power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of standards and voltages can all be confusing when planning on staying in a foreign country, especially for the first time traveller. If you're visiting Tuvalu the following instructions show how to power your iPad 4 by using their 220 volt 50Hz Type I plug supply. You'll find power will change from region to region so we suggest reading the power supplies and Oceania page for a full list of regions and countries. If you are visiting Tuvalu from another country double check the iPad 4 can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check that your iPad 4 is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from being damaged when powering up. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 4.

Charging the iPad 4 in Tuvalu

Can you use the iPad 4 in Tuvalu?

You can connect the iPad 4 to a Tuvaluan power outlet by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad 4 in Tuvalu?

If you are travelling with more than just your iPad 4 and visiting multiple countries the best international travel charger for Tuvalu to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by switching the supplied plugs. If your iPad 4 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of power adapters and additional support for certain power hungry devices. Unlike other travel chargers having a four port adapter means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to buy multiple power adapters on your trip. By only needing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of chargers can be used when you return home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple phones, tablets and speakers with just a single wall outlet.

If you travel regularly we suggest searching for a versatile power adapter of this nature online; the multipurpose power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign 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 any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial when visiting regions with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Tuvalu and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from America visiting Tuvalu using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Tuvalu. [6] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad 4 in Tuvalu?

How to use a Type I power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from a Tuvaluan power outlet

Using the Apple USB Lightning cable and a Type I USB adapter to power the iPad 4 with a Tuvaluan power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad 4 from the Tuvaluan power outlet you will need to use a Type I USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - usually included with the device.
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type I USB power adapter and inserting it in the Tuvaluan power outlet. The wall outlet, technically called the Type I power outlet [3], can be identified by the 3 thin slots for the live, neutral and ground blades.
  3. Plug in one end of the Lightning power cord into the bottom of the power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad 4.
  4. Turn on the Tuvaluan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up and takes roughly 1 to 4 hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type I power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from a Tuvaluan power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Tuvaluan Wikipedia web 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, £20-£25.
  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, costing around £15.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, around £10.