Charging your iPad from a power outlet in Vanuatu

Using a USB 30 pin connector and a Type G USB charger to power the iPad from a Vanuatuan power outlet and charging the iPad using a two pin Type C power charger.

Vanuatuan power outlet

Varying different frequencies and region codes can all be daunting when planning on staying in a different country, especially to the first time traveller. This page contains useful instructions which shows what you'll need to power your iPad when you are in Vanuatu by using their standard types G, C or I 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If you are visiting Vanuatu from a different region please check the iPad can be charged using a 240v supply. If the iPad was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure your iPad is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from over-heating whilst powering it. This page details the original iPad first generation, visit the Apple category page for the latest range of Apple iPads. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 5 or greater on the iPad.

Charging the iPad in Vanuatu

Can you use the iPad in Vanuatu?

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

What is the best power adapter for the iPad in Vanuatu?

If you are travelling to more than one country or bringing more than your iPad the best international travel charger for Vanuatu to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are three standards of plug sockets that Ni-Vanuatu use (types G, C and I) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for both types C and G.

As these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your iPad can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these travel chargers along with support for more power demanding devices.

Unlike other chargers having a 4 port charger means you can recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring seperate power adapters or occupying additional power sockets. By only needing to bring a single USB travel charger will also keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets using only a single power outlet.

We suggest searching for an adaptable power adapter similar to this at your preferred electronics retailer - the travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Vanuatu

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, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 portable power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Vanuatu.
  • 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 the US using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half the 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Vanuatu. [8] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for the iPad in Vanuatu?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad from a Vanuatuan power outlet

Using a USB 30 pin connector and a Type G USB charger to power the iPad from a Vanuatuan power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPad from the Vanuatuan power outlet you will need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - usually included with the device.
  2. Start the process by taking the Type G USB power adapter and inserting it in the Vanuatuan power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the 3 vertical slots forming a triangle configuration.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector is found at the bottom of the iPad.
  4. Switch on the Vanuatuan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your tablet will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging which should take around 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad from a Vanuatuan power outlet

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad from a Vanuatuan power outlet

Using the USB 30 pin Apple cable and a Type C power adapter to recharge your iPad with a Vanuatuan power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPad from the Vanuatuan power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - usually included with the device.
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it in the Vanuatuan power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the 2 circular adjacent holes for live and neutral.
  3. Connect one end of the cord into the bottom of the power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector is found at the base of the iPad.
  4. Turn on the Vanuatuan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find 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 C power charger for recharging your iPad from a Vanuatuan power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Vanuatuan 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, around £15.
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, around £5.
  6. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  7. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, £10-£15.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, £10-£15.