Charging your iPad 2 from a power outlet in Suriname

A guide showing how to recharge your iPad 2 with a Surinamese power outlet using the Apple USB 30 pin connector and a 2 pin Type C power charger and charging the iPad 2 using a Type F power adapter.

Surinamese power outlet

Varying complicated frequencies and standards can often be confusing when planning on visiting a foreign country, especially to the first time traveller. If you're planning a holiday to Suriname these instructions show charging the iPad 2 using the types F or C 127 volt 60Hz plug outlets. You will find power supplies vary depending on which country you are travelling to so please read the power supplies and South America page for a full list of regions and countries. If the iPad 2 doesn't power up or recharges slowly when travelling to Suriname from a different country then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Normally electrical devices which originate from a country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) may take longer to charge or won't power up, check that your iPad 2 is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to ensure proper use. If you plan on taking a trip to a Surinamese place such as Paramaribo we also suggest reading the Wikipedia.org entry about Suriname [1] for further information. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 2.

Charging the iPad 2 in Suriname

Can the iPad 2 be used in Suriname?

Yes, you can connect the iPad 2 to a Surinamese power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

Suriname

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad 2 in Suriname?

If you are travelling to more than one country then the best travel power adapter for Suriname is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two standards of wall outlets that Surinamers use (F and C) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world simply by changing the heads over. If your type of iPad 2 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these travel chargers, and compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers having a four port adapter will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack individual travel chargers on your Surinamese trip. By only packing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage. Because of their versatility these types of power adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple phones and tablets without needing an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling to Suriname we suggest buying this type of versatile power adapter at your preferred electronics retailer. The travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

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 2, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, North 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 compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Suriname.
  • 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 the US using type B plugs. This is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Suriname. [8]
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad 2 in Suriname?

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

A guide showing how to recharge your iPad 2 with a Surinamese power outlet using the Apple USB 30 pin connector and a 2 pin Type C power charger.

  1. To charge your iPad 2 using the Surinamese power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - this USB cable is typically supplied with your iPad 2 by Apple.
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the Surinamese power outlet. You can identify the wall outlet by the two round adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector can be found at the base of the iPad 2.
  4. Turn on the Surinamese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging which typically takes around 60-240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad 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 2 from a Surinamese power outlet

Using an Apple USB 30 pin connector with a 2 pin Type F power adapter to recharge your iPad 2 with a Surinamese power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the iPad 2 from a Surinamese power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple will typically include this USB cable with the iPad 2.
  2. Start by plugging the Type F USB power adapter into the Surinamese power outlet. This recessed round power outlet, also known as a Schuko outlet, can be identified by the two circular holes 19 mm next to each other where the live and neutral pins slide into along with two metal grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector is found at the base of the iPad 2.
  4. Turn on the Surinamese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the tablet will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging, typically taking between 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad 2 from a Surinamese power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia.org entry about Suriname
  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 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, between $5 to $10 USD (£5-£10 GBP / under 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, estimated price between $10 to $15 USD (around £15 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, between $15 to $20 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).