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

A guide on how to power your iPad Air 2 from a Surinamese power outlet by using the Lightning Apple connector and a two pinned Type C Europlug USB charger and charging an iPad Air 2 using a Type F power charger.

Surinamese power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of region codes and plug types can all be daunting when planning to visit a different country to the first time traveller. When staying in Suriname the following instructions show charging your iPad Air 2 by using the standard types F or C Surinamese 127 volt 60Hz plug outlets. You'll discover most power sockets vary from country to country so please read our Wikiconnections world power connections guide where you'll find a complete list of regions and countries. If your iPad Air 2 charges slowly or does not power up when visiting Suriname from a different region check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Devices which come from a different country which use a higher voltage such as 240 volts may take longer to charge or won't power up, so check that your device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to ensure proper use. These instructions assume that you've have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on an iPad Air 2.

Charging an iPad Air 2 in Suriname

Can you use an iPad Air 2 in Suriname?

Yes, you can use an iPad Air 2 in Suriname by using the correct power adaptor.

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

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

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 type of iPad Air 2 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters plus support for certain power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel adapters having a four port charger will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power adapters on your trip to Suriname. Only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage whilst travelling and convenient for charging your iPad Air 2 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 travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and phones and using just a single plug socket.

For those travelling to different continents we recommend searching for an adaptable power charger similar to this online, the multipurpose power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Suriname

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPad Air 2, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 portable option for travellers originating from North America going to Suriname.
  • 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 the 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 Suriname. [8] [AD]
What is the best power charger for an iPad Air 2 in Suriname?

Powering an iPad Air 2 with a Surinamese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using an Apple USB Lightning cable and a Europlug Type C USB adapter to charge an iPad Air 2 with a Surinamese power outlet.

  1. In order to power your iPad Air 2 using a Surinamese power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple will typically supply this cable with your iPad Air 2.
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter in the Surinamese power outlet. The plug outlet, also called a Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug, is identified by two round adjacent holes next to each other.
  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 base of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Turn on the Surinamese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Air 2 is charging which should take around one to four hours to recharge.
Powering an iPad Air 2 with a Surinamese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from a Surinamese power outlet

A page on how to power your iPad Air 2 with a Surinamese power outlet by using the Lightning Apple connector with a 2 pinned Schuko Type F power charger.

  1. If you want to power the iPad Air 2 from the Surinamese power outlet you'll need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (normally already supplied with the iPad Air 2 by Apple).
  2. Begin by inserting the Type F USB power adapter into the power outlet. This round power outlet can be identified by two 4.8mm adjacent holes next to each other along with a pair of two thin metal grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB Lightning charging cable into the bottom of the USB mains 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 base of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Switch on the Surinamese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Air 2 is recharging taking roughly 1 to 4 hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from a Surinamese power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Surinamese Wiki page
  2. Apple - official iPad user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, between $10 to $15 USD (£10-£15 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, around $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$10-C$15).
  6. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  7. Type F USB power adapter - Type F USB chargers are earthed using two clips at the top and bottom with two rounded 4.8mm pins set 19mm apart, priced at under $15 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, costs between $15 to $20 USD (under £15 GBP / under C$20).