Charging the iPad 2 from a power outlet in The Ascension Islands

A guide showing how to charge your iPad 2 with an Ascensionian Island power outlet with the Apple USB 30 pin connector with a three pinned Type G power adapter.

Ascensionian Island power outlet

Various combinations of region codes and sockets can often lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country especially for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need to pick up in advance to charge the iPad 2 . This guide has been written to help assist people wanting to charge the iPad 2 when they are abroad.The following guide tells you exactly what you'll need to charge the iPad 2 when you're travelling to The Ascension Islands by using their standard 240 volt 50Hz G Type Ascensionian Island plug outlet, the Ascensionians will use a 13 amp plug for wall outlets. You'll find power supplies vary depending on which region you are travelling to so please read the power supplies and Africa page for a full list of countries. When travelling to The Ascension Islands from a different country please make sure that your iPad 2 can be charged using a 240v supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) check the device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from being damaged when powering up. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 2.

Charging the iPad 2 in The Ascension Islands

Can you use the iPad 2 in The Ascension Islands?

You can use the iPad 2 in The Ascension Islands.

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad 2 in The Ascension Islands?

If you are travelling with more than just your iPad 2 the best international travel charger for The Ascension Islands to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs. If your iPad 2 can support Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of travel chargers, and compatibility with certain power hungry devices. This means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel adapters for your Ascensionian Island trip. By only packing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling as well as being convenient for recharging your iPad 2 at an airport or on the plane. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used when you return home so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

We suggest searching for a flexible travel charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer - the travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for The Ascension Islands

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPad 2, 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 necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both The Ascension Islands 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 most popular portable option for travellers originating from America going to The Ascension Islands.
  • 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 North America using type B plugs and 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting The Ascension Islands. [6] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad 2 in The Ascension Islands?

Charging the iPad 2 from an Ascensionian Island power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

A guide showing how to charge your iPad 2 with an Ascensionian Island power outlet with the Apple USB 30 pin connector with a three pinned Type G power adapter.

  1. To charge the iPad 2 from an Ascensionian Island power outlet you will need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (typically already included with the device by Apple).
  2. Begin by taking the Type G USB power adapter and plugging it in the Ascensionian Island power outlet. This plug supply, sometimes known as a Type G power outlet [3], looks like 3 vertical rectangular slots with plastic shutters in a triangle pattern.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the mains power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector is found at the bottom of the iPad 2.
  4. Turn on the Ascensionian Island 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 2 is powering up and takes around 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPad 2 from an Ascensionian Island power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Ascensionian Island country page 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, between $10 to $15 USD (£15-£20 GBP / around C$15).
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, around $5 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$10-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).