Charging your iPad from a power outlet in Reunion

How to connect a Reunionese power outlet to the iPad

Reunionese power outlet

Varying different voltages and plugs can often lead to confusion when planning to visit another country if you've never been there before. This page has been specifically written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPad when you're in staying in Reunion.When you're staying in Reunion these instructions show powering the iPad using the 220 volt 50Hz E Type Reunionese power outlet, the Reunionese will use a CEE 7/5 French socket for power outlets. If you are visiting Reunion from another region please check the iPad can accept a 240v supply. If the iPad was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check that your iPad is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged when charging it. If you are planning on staying at a city like Saint-Denis or Saint-Paul we suggest reading the wikipedia.org web page about Reunion [1] for further information. 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 are running Apple iOS 5 or greater on the iPad.

Charging the iPad in Reunion

Can you use the iPad in Reunion?

You can connect the iPad to a Reunionese power outlet.

What is the best travel charger for the iPad in Reunion?

When travelling with more than your iPad or visiting more than one country then the best travel charger for Reunion is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [6]. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by switching the supplied plugs. If your iPad supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times by using one of these travel chargers along with compatibility with more power demanding devices like tablets.

This will allow you to power multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack individual travel chargers on your Reunionese trip. Because you are only packing a single international travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional wall outlet.

We recommend buying this type of flexible travel charger online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Reunion

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] 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 unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental 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 Reunion.
  • 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 originating from the US using type B plugs. This gives the same set of features as the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Reunion.
What is the best travel charger for the iPad in Reunion?

How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPad from a Reunionese power outlet

Using the USB 30-pin Apple cable and a Type E power adapter to power your iPad with a Reunionese power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad from the Reunionese power outlet you will need to use a Type E USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple typically supply the cable when you buy the iPad).
  2. First insert the Type E USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can identify the wall outlet by the two large round holes 19mm apart from each other where the twin pins go and a long metal grounding pin protruding in the top forming a triangle pattern.
  3. Plug in one end of the charging cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector can be found at the base of the iPad.
  4. Turn on the Reunionese 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 one-four hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPad from a Reunionese power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R%C3%A9union - wikipedia.org web page about Reunion
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1632/en_US/ipad_ios5_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 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music
  6. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters