How to charge the iPad Air when staying in Micronesia

Instructions showing how to charge the iPad Air with a Micronesian power outlet by using the Lightning Apple connector and a two pinned Type A USB adapter and recharging the iPad Air using a Type B power plug.

Micronesian power outlet

Varying different combinations of voltages and standards can often be confusing when planning to travel to a different country especially for the first time traveller. However this isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of sockets being used in the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need in advance to power your iPad Air in Micronesia. This page has been specifically written to assist travellers wanting to charge their iPad Air when they are staying abroad.These simple instructions will show you exactly how to power the iPad Air when staying in Micronesia by using the standard types B or A Micronesian 120 volt 60Hz plug outlets. Power sources differ regionally so we recommend that you read our Wikiconnections world power supplies page for a full list of powering devices in different destinations. If your iPad Air charges slowly or does not power up when travelling to Micronesia from another region please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Normally electrical devices which come from another country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) sometimes take longer to charge or won't turn on, check your iPad Air is a dual voltage device (normally marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to ensure proper use. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Air.

Charging the iPad Air in Micronesia

Can the iPad Air be used in Micronesia?

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

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

When you are travelling with more than your iPad Air then the best international travel power adapter for Micronesia to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Micronesians use two different types of wall outlets (types B and A) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type A.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of iPad Air supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices. Unlike other chargers this will also allow you to recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy seperate power chargers or occupying additional power outlets. By only packing a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers with only a single wall outlet.

For those travelling on a regular basis we recommend searching for a multipurpose power charger similar to this at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Micronesia

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of regions with unstable power grids. These travel converters 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 best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Micronesia using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for 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 Micronesia. [8]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad Air in Micronesia?

Charging the iPad Air from a Micronesian power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

Instructions showing how to charge the iPad Air with a Micronesian power outlet by using the Lightning Apple connector and a two pinned Type A USB adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad Air using a Micronesian power outlet you will need a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will typically include the USB cable with your iPad Air).
  2. Start the process by taking the Type A USB power adapter and plugging it in the Micronesian power outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by 2 adjacent slots next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins slide into.
  3. Plug in the USB 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 can be found at the base of the iPad Air.
  4. Switch on the Micronesian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up which takes roughly 60-240 minutes to recharge.
Charging the iPad Air from a Micronesian power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

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

A step-by-step guide showing you how to recharge your iPad Air from a Micronesian power outlet with an Apple Lightning cable with a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter.

  1. If you want to power your iPad Air using a Micronesian power outlet you will need a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should usually supply the USB cable with your iPad Air).
  2. Start the process by taking the Type B USB power adapter and plugging it into the Micronesian power outlet. The power outlet (called a Type B power outlet [6]) can be identified by the two slots next to each other with a single semicircle shaped hole below for the ground pin.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Lightning charging cable into 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 Micronesian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging and takes between one-four hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPad Air with a Micronesian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia.org page about Micronesia
  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, around $10 USD (£3-£4 GBP / C$15-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 £15 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, between $10 to $15 USD (£20-£25 GBP / under C$20).
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, around $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).