Charging the iPad 4 when planning a trip to Papua New Guinea

How to connect a Papua New Guinea power outlet to the iPad 4

Papua New Guinea power outlet

If you are packing for a holiday to Papua New Guinea it can be helpful to know in advance if you'll be able to charge all your devices like cell phones or tablets when you arrive. But by not knowing which wall socket is being used in Papua New Guinea you are more likely to bring the wrong adaptor, thereby leaving you having to borrow a potentially expensive charger when you need to recharge which might not be compatible and cause problems with your iPad 4. Complicated combinations of voltages and sockets can often be confusing when planning on staying in another country for the first time traveller. This isn't as complicated as it appears, with only a handful of different types of standards being used in the world this guide tells you exactly what to buy in advance to power your iPad 4 . These instructions have been specifically written to stop travellers worrying if they'll be able to charge the iPad 4 abroad.This page is a useful guide showing exactly how to charge the iPad 4 when you are travelling to Papua New Guinea using the standard 240 volt 50Hz I Type Papua New Guinea plug supply. If you are visiting Papua New Guinea from another country ensure your iPad 4 can be charged using a 240v supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) check that the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overheating during charging. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 4.

Charging the iPad 4 in Papua New Guinea

Can you use the iPad 4 in Papua New Guinea?

You can use the iPad 4 in Papua New Guinea by using a power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for the iPad 4 in Papua New Guinea?

When travelling with more than just your iPad 4 or visiting more than one country the best international travel adapter for Papua New Guinea is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger.

Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the heads. If your iPad 4 supports Fast Charge (note not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB power adapters along with compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

Unlike other chargers this will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers or using up additional power sockets. Because you are only needing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage and convenient for charging your iPad 4 at the airport or on the flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets with just a single power outlet.

For those travelling to Papua New Guinea we suggest searching for a flexible power charger like this at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Papua New Guinea

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Papua New Guinea.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Papua New Guinea. [6] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for the iPad 4 in Papua New Guinea?

Charging the iPad 4 from a Papua New Guinea power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter

Using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a 3 pin Type I USB charger to recharge your iPad 4 with a Papua New Guinea power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your iPad 4 using the Papua New Guinea power outlet you will need to use a Type I USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (usually supplied with your iPad 4).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type I USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can identify the power supply by the three slots for the live, neutral and earth.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad 4.
  4. Turn on the Papua New Guinea power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the tablet will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad 4 is powering up and takes around 1-4 hours to recharge.
Charging the iPad 4 from a Papua New Guinea power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Papua New Guinea page on Wikipedia
  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, priced at between $10 to $15 USD (under £15 GBP / under C$25).
  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, costing between $15 to $20 USD (£15-£20 GBP / under C$25).
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced under $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).