How to charge your iPad Air 2 from a power outlet in Solomon Islands

Using an Apple USB Lightning cable and a Type G power adapter to charge an iPad Air 2 with a Solomon Islands power outlet.

Solomon Islands power outlet

Various region codes and plugs can often be daunting when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never visited before. This page has been specifically written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPad Air 2 when you're travelling abroad.This guide shows exactly how to power the iPad Air 2 when going to Solomon Islands by using the standard Type G or I 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. When you are visiting Solomon Islands from a different country ensure the iPad Air 2 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check that the iPad Air 2 is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from overheating when powering up. If you intend on travelling to a city such as Honiara we also recommend referring to the Solomon Islands Wikipedia page [1] for more indepth details prior to travelling to the area. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on an iPad Air 2.

Charging an iPad Air 2 in Solomon Islands

Can the iPad Air 2 be used in Solomon Islands?

You can connect an iPad Air 2 to a Solomon Islands power outlet.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging an iPad Air 2 in Solomon Islands?

If travelling to multiple countries the best travel power adapter for Solomon Islands to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two types of wall outlets in Solomon Islands (types G and I) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type G.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by switching the plugs. If your model of iPad Air 2 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel chargers plus support for more power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other chargers having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to buy multiple travel adapters or using up additional wall outlets. By only packing a single travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage. Due to their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones, tablets and e-readers without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest buying a versatile travel adapter like this at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Solomon Islands

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country 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 strips offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel converters come 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 travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America going to Solomon Islands.
  • 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 gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Solomon Islands. [6] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging an iPad Air 2 in Solomon Islands?

Powering an iPad Air 2 with a Solomon Islands power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using a Lightning Apple connector and a three pinned Type G USB adapter to recharge your iPad Air 2 from a Solomon Islands power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your iPad Air 2 using a Solomon Islands power outlet you will need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple typically supply this cable with your iPad Air 2).
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type G USB power adapter in the Solomon Islands power outlet. The power supply, sometimes called a Type G power outlet [3], looks like three slots containing shutters forming a triangular pattern.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Apple USB Lightning charging cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Turn on the Solomon Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad Air 2 will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is charging, typically taking around 60-240 minutes to recharge to full capacity.
Powering an iPad Air 2 with a Solomon Islands power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Solomon Islands Wikipedia page
  2. Apple - official iPad user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - A Type G USB charger has three thick rectangular blades in a triangular shape with the longer top blade acting as the earthing pin, costing between $10 to $15 USD (around £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, estimated price under $20 USD (£15-£20 GBP / C$20-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 at between $10 to $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).