How to charge the iPad Air from a power outlet in Suriname

A step by step guide showing you how to charge the iPad Air from a Surinamese power outlet with the Lightning Apple cable with a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter and how to recharge the iPad Air using a Schuko Type F USB charger.

Surinamese power outlet

Various frequencies and region codes can all cause confusion when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never visited before. This page has instructions showing exactly how to charge your iPad Air when you are travelling to Suriname by using their F or C type 127 volt 60Hz power outlets. Most power sockets will vary from region to region therefore we suggest that you read our Wikiconnections world power supplies page where you'll find a complete list of powering devices in different destinations. If your iPad Air charges slowly or does not power up when visiting Suriname from another region please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. 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 the 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 Suriname

Can the iPad Air be used in Suriname?

Yes, you can use the iPad Air in Suriname.

Suriname

What is the best travel charger for the iPad Air in Suriname?

If travelling with more than your iPad Air then the best international travel power adapter for Suriname is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two types of plug sockets that Surinamers use (types F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the supplied heads over. If your 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 having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy individual power chargers or using up additional power outlets. By only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage as well as being convenient for recharging your iPad Air at the airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets with only a single plug socket.

We suggest searching for this type of versatile travel adapter at an electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign 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 any country wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Suriname and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact 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 travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and offers almost the same set of features 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Suriname. [8]
What is the best travel charger for the iPad Air in Suriname?

Charging the iPad Air from a Surinamese power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

A step by step guide showing you how to charge the iPad Air from a Surinamese power outlet with the Lightning Apple cable with a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge the iPad Air from the Surinamese power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple will usually supply this cable when you first purchase your iPad Air.
  2. Plug in the Type C USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This power outlet (sometimes known as the Type C power outlet [3]) can be identified by two circular adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 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 Surinamese 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 charging taking between 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPad Air from a Surinamese power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

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

Using the Lightning Apple cable with a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter to recharge your iPad Air from a Surinamese power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the iPad Air using a Surinamese power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this cable is usually already supplied with the iPad Air).
  2. Start the process by taking the Type F USB power adapter and plugging it in the Surinamese power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by two 4.8mm round adjacent holes next to each other and grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect one end of the cord into the power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad Air.
  4. Turn on the Surinamese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPad Air will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Air is recharging taking roughly 1 - 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad Air from a Surinamese power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Suriname Wikipedia web 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, under $15 USD (£10-£15 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, between $15 to $20 USD (around £15 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, 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 (around £10 GBP / under C$20).