Charging the iPad Air 2 when planning a trip to Reunion

How to connect a Reunionese power outlet to an iPad Air 2

Reunionese power outlet

Varying different region codes and voltages can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country especially for the first time traveller. These instructions have been specifically written to prevent you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPad Air 2 abroad.This page contains simple instructions which shows how to supply power to the iPad Air 2 when you are visiting Reunion using a standard 220 volt 50Hz E Type Reunionese power outlet, with the Reunionese using CEE 7/5 French sockets for power outlets. If you are visiting Reunion from another country check that the iPad Air 2 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If your iPad Air 2 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) make sure that your iPad Air 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 over-heating whilst powering it up. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on an iPad Air 2.

Charging an iPad Air 2 in Reunion

Can you use an iPad Air 2 in Reunion?

You can use an iPad Air 2 in Reunion by using a power adaptor.

What is the best travel charger for recharging an iPad Air 2 in Reunion?

If you are travelling with more than your iPad Air 2 the best international travel adapter for Reunion is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [6]. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the included heads. If your iPad Air 2 can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB travel chargers, plus additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other adapters having a four port adapter will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to buy individual power adapters for your Reunionese trip. By only bringing a single international travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage and convenient for charging your iPad Air 2 at the airport or on your flight. Due to their versatility these types of 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 and smartphones with just a single power outlet.

We recommend buying this type of versatile power adapter online; the power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Reunion

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of counties with unstable power supplies. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from America going to Reunion.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This is a cheaper 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 a more flexible 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Reunion.
What is the best travel charger for recharging an iPad Air 2 in Reunion?

Powering an iPad Air 2 with a Reunionese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

Learn how to recharge an iPad Air 2 from a Reunionese power outlet with the Apple USB Lightning connector with a Type E USB charger.

  1. To charge your iPad Air 2 using the Reunionese power outlet you will need to use a Type E USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will typically supply the cable with the iPad Air 2.
  2. Start by taking the Type E USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. The sunken circular power supply (sometimes called the Type E power outlet [3]) can be identified by the two 4.8mm round adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral pins along with a long metal grounding pin protruding the top forming a triangle shape.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Turn on the Reunionese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the tablet will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Air 2 is powering up which typically takes roughly 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
Powering an iPad Air 2 with a Reunionese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R%C3%A9union - Reunionese Wikipedia web page
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1595/en_US/ipad_user_guide.pdf - Official iPad user guide
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  4. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet
  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
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters