Charging an iPad Air 2 when staying in Guam

Instructions showing how to power an iPad Air 2 with a Guamanian power outlet with a USB Lightning Apple connector with a two pin Type A USB charger and how to charge an iPad Air 2 using a Type B power adapter.

Guamanian power outlet

Varying different standards and voltages can often be daunting when planning to travel to another country if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of standards being used in the world this guide tells you exactly what to purchase in advance to power the iPad Air 2 in Guam. These guidelines were specifically written to stop people needing to worry if they can charge their iPad Air 2 when travelling abroad.When staying in Guam the following useful instructions show how to charge the iPad Air 2 using the standard B or A type Guamanian 110 volt 60Hz wall outlets. If your iPad Air 2 charges slowly or does not power up when you are visiting Guam from a different country then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically electrical devices which come from a different country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts can take longer to charge or won't turn on, so check that your iPad Air 2 is a dual voltage device (you'll find these are usually indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to ensure proper use. If you intend to visit a place like Tamuning or Mangilao read the Guamanian country entry on wikipedia [1] for further details. These instructions assume that you've downloaded Apple iOS 7 or greater on an iPad Air 2.

Charging an iPad Air 2 in Guam

Can you use an iPad Air 2 in Guam?

You can connect an iPad Air 2 to a Guamanian power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best power charger for recharging an iPad Air 2 in Guam?

When travelling to multiple countries or bringing more than your iPad Air 2 the best international travel charger for Guam is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different types of wall outlets in Guam (types B and A) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type A. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by changing the supplied plugs. If your iPad Air 2 is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times by using one of these travel adapters and additional support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other travel adapters this means you can recharge more than one device at once without needing to buy multiple power chargers on your Guamanian trip or occupying additional wall sockets. Only needing to bring a single travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of chargers can be used back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets using just a single plug socket.

If you travel to Guam we recommend buying an adaptable travel adapter similar to this online; the multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Guam

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Guam 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 best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Guam using type B US plug sockets.
  • 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 from America using type B plugs. This gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 perfect for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Guam. [8] [AD]
What is the best power charger for recharging an iPad Air 2 in Guam?

Powering an iPad Air 2 with a Guamanian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Using a USB Lightning Apple connector with a two pin Type A USB charger to power an iPad Air 2 with a Guamanian power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad Air 2 from a Guamanian power outlet you will need to use a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - usually already included with your iPad Air 2.
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type A USB power adapter and inserting it into the power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by the 2 thin adjacent slots for live and neutral.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Turn on the Guamanian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging taking around 1 - 4 hours to recharge to full capacity.
Powering an iPad Air 2 with a Guamanian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

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

Using a Lightning connector and a Type B USB adapter to power your iPad Air 2 with a Guamanian power outlet.

  1. To power the iPad Air 2 using a Guamanian power outlet you'll need to use a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will usually include the cable with the iPad Air 2.
  2. Start the process by taking the Type B USB power adapter and inserting it into the Guamanian power outlet. The wall supply (sometimes known as a Type B power outlet [6]) is recognised by 2 thin slots parallel to each other where the blades go with a single hole below for the earthed pin.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Apple USB power cable into the bottom of the power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Switch on the Guamanian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging and takes roughly 1 to 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Powering an iPad Air 2 with a Guamanian 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 - Guamanian country entry on wikipedia
  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, estimated price between $5 to $10 USD (£1-£2 GBP / under C$20).
  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, priced between $15 to $20 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$15).
  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 (£15-£20 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced between $15 to $20 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).