How to charge your iPad Air from a power outlet in Seychelles

Using a Lightning Apple connector and a 3 pinned Type G USB charger to power your iPad Air from a Seychellois power outlet.

Seychellois power outlet

When packing for a vacation it's helpful to know if you'll be able to power any electronics when you get to your hotel. But without knowing which power socket is being used you are more likely to bring the wrong power adaptor, thereby leaving you needing to purchase a potentially overpriced adaptor when you arrive. Varying different combinations of voltages and plug types can all be confusing when planning to travel to a different country especially for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of standards being used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your iPad Air in Seychelles. When you're travelling to Seychelles this page contains instructions showing how to power the iPad Air using their 240 volt 50Hz Type G Seychellois wall outlet, with the Seychellois using 13 amp plugs for wall outlets. If travelling to Seychelles from another country double check your iPad Air can be used with a 240v supply. If the iPad Air originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) check that your device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from over-heating when powering up. If you plan on staying at a city such as Victoria or Anse Etoile we also recommend reading the Seychelles country Wikipedia page [1] for more indepth details prior to travelling to the area. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Air.

Charging the iPad Air in Seychelles

Can the iPad Air be used in Seychelles?

You can connect the iPad Air to a Seychellois power outlet.

What is the best travel charger for the iPad Air in Seychelles?

If travelling with more than just your iPad Air or visiting multiple countries then the best international travel charger for Seychelles is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [6].

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the included heads over. If your iPad Air is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these travel adapters, along with additional support for certain power demanding devices.

Unlike other travel adapters having a 4 port charger will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to pack individual travel adapters or using up additional wall sockets. By only packing a single travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage. Due to their versatility these types of power chargers can be used back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones, tablets and speakers and using just a single plug socket.

For those travelling often we recommend searching for this type of versatile power charger online. The power adapter illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Seychelles

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unreliable power supplies. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from North America going to Seychelles.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more generous 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 Seychelles.
What is the best travel charger for the iPad Air in Seychelles?

How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPad Air from a Seychellois power outlet

Using a USB Lightning Apple connector and a three pinned Type G USB adapter to recharge your iPad Air from a Seychellois power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the iPad Air using the Seychellois power outlet you'll need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple normally supply this cable with your iPad Air.
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type G USB power adapter in the Seychellois power outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by 3 rectangular holes containing plastic shutters in a triangle configuration for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB Apple Lightning power cord into the USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad Air.
  4. Switch on the Seychellois power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Air is recharging which typically takes around one to four hours to recharge.
How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPad Air from a Seychellois power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seychelles - Seychelles country Wikipedia 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/typeG.htm - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply
  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. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters