How to charge your iPad Air 2 from a power outlet in The Isle of Man

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

Manx power outlet

Various standards and plugs can all be confusing when planning to visit another country especially to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of standards being used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what to pick up in advance to power the iPad Air 2 . This page was specifically written to help assist travellers wanting to charge their iPad Air 2 when going abroad.The following step by step guide will show what you'll need to power the iPad Air 2 when you are in The Isle of Man by using their 240 volt 50Hz Type G Manx wall outlet, the Manx will use 13 amp plugs for power outlets. When you are travelling to The Isle of Man from another country please check that your iPad Air 2 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If the iPad Air 2 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure that the iPad Air 2 is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from over-heating when charging it. If you intend on visiting a Manx destination such as Douglas or Onchan we also recommend referring to the Wikipedia page about The Isle of Man [1] for further information. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on an iPad Air 2.

Charging an iPad Air 2 in The Isle of Man

Can the iPad Air 2 be used in The Isle of Man?

You can use an iPad Air 2 in The Isle of Man by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for recharging an iPad Air 2 in The Isle of Man?

If travelling to more than one country and bringing along more than just your iPad Air 2 the best travel power adapter for The Isle of Man to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [6].

Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied plugs. If your type of iPad Air 2 can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times with one of these types of USB travel chargers and additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices.

Having a 4 port adapter will allow you to recharge multiple devices at once without needing to buy multiple travel adapters for your trip. By only bringing a single USB travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage as well as being suitable for recharging your iPad Air 2 at the airport or on a plane. Because of their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers and using just a single plug socket.

We suggest buying this type of versatile travel adapter at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for The Isle of Man

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPad Air 2, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both The Isle of Man and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable power converter for travellers originating from North America going to The Isle of Man using type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs. This gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at 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 Isle of Man.
What is the best power adapter for recharging an iPad Air 2 in The Isle of Man?

Powering an iPad Air 2 with a Manx power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using the Lightning Apple cable with a Type G USB adapter to charge your iPad Air 2 from a Manx power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to an iPad Air 2 using the Manx power outlet you'll need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will usually supply the USB cable when you purchase your iPad Air 2.
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type G USB power adapter into the wall outlet. The plug supply (technically known as a Type G power outlet [3]) can be recognised by the 3 rectangular holes in a triangular pattern.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Turn on the Manx power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Air 2 is recharging which typically takes around 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering an iPad Air 2 with a Manx power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isle_of_Man - Wikipedia page about The Isle of Man
  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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters