How to charge the iPad Air when staying in Haiti

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge the iPad Air with a Haitian power outlet by using the Lightning Apple connector and a Type A power charger and how to recharge the iPad Air using a Type B power plug.

Haitian power outlet

When planning a trip to Haiti it's helpful to know if you'll be able to power your indispensable electronics like mobiles or laptop computers when you get there. Without knowing which wall socket to expect you are more likely to bring the wrong charger, meaning needing to purchase a potentially overpriced power adaptor on arrival. Varying different combinations of standards and plugs can all be daunting when planning to stay in a foreign country if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of common standards used in the world this article tells you exactly what to buy in advance to charge your iPad Air in Haiti. This page has been specifically written to stop you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPad Air when you are travelling abroad.If you are going to travel to Haiti these useful instructions show powering your iPad Air using their B or A type 110 volt 60Hz power outlets, most Haitians will normally use the Type B wall outlets. If your iPad Air does not power up or charges slowly when travelling to Haiti from another country then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically devices which originated from a country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts may take longer to charge or won't power up, so check that the iPad Air is dual voltage (you'll find these are usually indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to ensure proper use. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Air.

Charging the iPad Air in Haiti

Can the iPad Air be used in Haiti?

You can connect the iPad Air to a Haitian power outlet by using a power convertor.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad Air in Haiti?

When you are travelling to more than one country the best travel charger for Haiti is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different standards of power outlets in Haiti (types B and A) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type A.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by switching the included plugs over. If your model of iPad Air can support Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB power chargers plus support for certain power demanding devices. Unlike other chargers having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel adapters. Because you are only bringing a single travel charger will keep the size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling and suitable for recharging your iPad Air at the airport or on the plane. Because of their flexibility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets and phones without using up an additional power outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend searching for an adaptable power charger similar to this at an electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Haiti

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPad Air, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unstable power grids. These travel adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting Haiti.
  • 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 and gives practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at almost half the 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 suitable for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Haiti. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad Air in Haiti?

Powering the iPad Air with a Haitian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Instructions showing how to recharge the iPad Air with a Haitian power outlet by using a USB Lightning cable with a Type A power charger.

  1. In order to charge the iPad Air from the Haitian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will typically supply the USB cable with your iPad Air.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type A USB power adapter in the Haitian power outlet. This unearthed wall supply (called a Type A power outlet [3]) can be identified by two thin adjacent slots next to each other.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad Air.
  4. Turn on the Haitian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad Air will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Air is recharging and takes between one-four hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPad Air with a Haitian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Powering the iPad Air with a Haitian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Instructions showing how to charge the iPad Air with a Haitian power outlet by using a USB Lightning cable and a Type B power charger.

  1. In order to charge the iPad Air from the Haitian power outlet you'll need to use a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple should usually supply this cable with your iPad Air.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type B USB power adapter in the Haitian power outlet. The power outlet (called a Type B power outlet [6]) can be identified by two thin slots adjacent to each other for live and neutral blades with a hole below for the ground pin.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the mains USB adapter 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. Switch on the Haitian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad Air will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Air is recharging taking roughly one-four hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPad Air with a Haitian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

We endeavour to ensure that links on this page are periodically checked and correct for suitability. This website may receive commissions for purchases made through links on this page. As an Amazon Associate WikiConnections earn from qualifying purchases. For more details please read the disclaimers page.

  1. Wikipedia - Haiti page on wikipedia.org
  2. Apple - official iPad user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type A power outlet
  4. Type A USB power adapter - An unearthed Type A USB charger has 2 parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes near the tip of each blade, between $10 to $15 USD (£15-£20 GBP / around C$50).
  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, estimated cost under $20 USD (£15-£20 GBP / C$20-C$25).
  6. iec.ch - Type B power outlet
  7. Type B USB power adapter - 3 pinned Type B USB chargers have a single unearthed round pin along with 2 shorter parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes in the end of each blade, under $10 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$20-C$25).
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costs under $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).