Charging your iPad Air from a power outlet in Reunion

Instructions on how to recharge the iPad Air from a Reunionese power outlet with a Lightning Apple cable and a Type E USB charger.

Reunionese power outlet

Complicated combinations of region codes and voltages can all be daunting when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never been there before. This guide has been written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPad Air abroad.If you're staying in Reunion these instructions show charging the iPad Air by using a 220 volt 50Hz Type E plug outlet, with the Reunionese using CEE 7/5 French sockets for power outlets. If visiting Reunion from a different country please double check the iPad Air can be charged using a 240v supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts check the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overloading during charging. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Air.

Charging the iPad Air in Reunion

Can you use the iPad Air in Reunion?

You can use the iPad Air in Reunion.

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

When travelling to more than one country or bringing more than just your iPad Air then the best travel power adapter for Reunion is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs. If your iPad Air can support Fast Charge (note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of USB power adapters and additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other adapters this means you can recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring seperate travel chargers for your Reunionese trip. By only needing a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage. Because of their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

If you travel often we suggest searching for this type of flexible power adapter 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 Reunion

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country 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 converters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power converters come 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 travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power converter for travellers originating from North America visiting Reunion 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 travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 Reunion. [6]
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad Air in Reunion?

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

A step by step guide showing how to power the iPad Air from a Reunionese power outlet using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a Type E USB charger.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPad Air using a Reunionese power outlet you'll need a Type E USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - usually supplied with the device by Apple.
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type E USB power adapter in the Reunionese power outlet. This recessed round power outlet, also known as a CEE 7/7 outlet, can be identified by the two circular holes 19mm apart from each other plus a metal earth pin protruding in the top to form a triangle pattern.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the mains USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad Air.
  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 is recharging, typically taking between 1 - 4 hours to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type E power charger for charging your iPad Air from a Reunionese power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Reunion country entry on Wikipedia
  2. Apple - official iPad user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  4. Type E USB power adapter - There are two 4.8mm pins on Type E USB chargers which are placed 19mm apart and may include a hole for an earthing pin, between $10 to $15 USD (£5-£10 GBP / under C$20).
  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, priced at between $15 to $20 USD (around £15 GBP / under C$15).
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, between $15 to $20 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).