How to charge the iPad Air from a power outlet in Fiji

Using a Lightning Apple connector and a three pinned Type I USB adapter to charge the iPad Air from a Fijian power outlet.

Fijian power outlet

If you are planning a trip to Fiji it can often be useful to know in advance if you can power your important devices such as cell phones and laptops when you arrive at your destination. But, without knowing which power socket is being used in Fiji you may end up either bringing too many spare adaptors or bring the wrong charger, meaning having to buy or borrow a suitable charger when you're there. Varying different combinations of voltages and plug types can all cause confusion when planning on visiting a foreign country if you've never visited before. When travelling to Fiji these useful instructions show powering your iPad Air using their standard 240 volt 50Hz Type I Fijian wall supply. When you are visiting Fiji from a different country make sure that the iPad Air can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the iPad Air was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check 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 whilst powering it up. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Air.

Charging the iPad Air in Fiji

Can the iPad Air be used in Fiji?

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

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad Air in Fiji?

When you are travelling with more than just your iPad Air then the best international travel charger for Fiji is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the included plugs. If your iPad Air supports Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times with one of these travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices. Having a 4 port adapter means you can power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring multiple travel adapters or using up additional wall outlets. By only packing a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling as well as being on hand for charging your iPad Air at an airport or on a plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest buying a versatile travel adapter like this at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Fiji

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, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable power grids. These travel adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Fiji 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 Fiji.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Fiji. [6] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad Air in Fiji?

Charging the iPad Air from a Fijian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter

Instructions showing how to recharge the iPad Air with a Fijian power outlet by using the Lightning Apple cable with a 3 pinned Type I USB charger.

  1. In order to charge the iPad Air from the Fijian power outlet you will need a Type I USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (typically already supplied with the iPad Air by Apple).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type I USB power adapter in the Fijian power outlet. You can recognise this wall supply by 3 thin slots for the live, neutral and earth blades.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad Air.
  4. Turn on the Fijian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad Air will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is charging, typically taking around one to four hours to recharge.
Charging the iPad Air from a Fijian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Fijian Wikipedia page
  2. Apple - official iPad user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type I power outlet
  4. Type I USB power adapter - Type I USB chargers use three short flat blades in a V format with the top blade acting as a grounding pin, costs between $10 to $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$15).
  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, between $15 to $20 USD (under £15 GBP / under C$20).
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated cost between $15 to $20 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$20).