Charging your iPad Air from a power outlet in Vanuatu

A guide showing how to charge your iPad Air from a Vanuatuan power outlet with a Lightning Apple cable and a Type G USB charger and how to power the iPad Air using a Type C Europlug power charger.

Vanuatuan power outlet

Different voltages and standards can often be confusing when planning on visiting a foreign country, especially to the first time traveller. This page has been written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPad Air when you're going abroad.These step by step instructions shows how to supply power to your iPad Air when travelling to Vanuatu by using their standard G, C or I type Vanuatuan 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. Power sockets will change regionally therefore we suggest reading the Wikiconnections global power sockets page for a full list of charging devices in different regions. When travelling to Vanuatu from a different region ensure that your iPad Air can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If your iPad Air was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure your iPad Air is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from over-heating when charging it. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Air.

Charging the iPad Air in Vanuatu

Can you use the iPad Air in Vanuatu?

You can use the iPad Air in Vanuatu.

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

When you are travelling with more than your iPad Air 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 different standards of plug sockets in Vanuatu (G, C and I) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for both types C and G. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world just by changing the heads. If your type of iPad Air is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times by using one of these travel chargers, and compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers having a four port adapter will allow you to recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy individual travel chargers on your Vanuatuan trip. By only needing a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand baggage. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers with just a single power outlet.

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

Alternative travel adapter for Vanuatu

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, but 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 useful when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Vanuatu 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 going to Vanuatu.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly 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. This is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Vanuatu. [8] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for the iPad Air in Vanuatu?

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

A guide showing how to charge your iPad Air from a Vanuatuan power outlet with a Lightning Apple cable and a Type G USB charger.

  1. If you want to power the iPad Air using the Vanuatuan power outlet you'll need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (usually supplied with your device by Apple).
  2. Begin by taking the Type G USB power adapter and plugging it into the wall supply. You can identify the wall outlet by the three rectangular holes containing plastic shutters in a triangular configuration.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Apple power cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad Air.
  4. Switch on the Vanuatuan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Air is powering up which should take between 1 to 4 hours to recharge.
Powering the iPad Air with a Vanuatuan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Powering the iPad Air with a Vanuatuan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using the Apple USB Lightning connector with a two pin Type C USB adapter to power the iPad Air from a Vanuatuan power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad Air using a Vanuatuan power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (usually supplied with the device by Apple).
  2. Start by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it into the wall supply. You can recognise the wall outlet by two adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Connect one end of the Apple cable into the bottom of the mains power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad Air.
  4. Switch on the Vanuatuan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is charging, typically taking between 1 to 4 hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPad Air with a Vanuatuan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Vanuatu entry on wikipedia
  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 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, costs £15-£20.
  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, costs around £10.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated price £10-£15.