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

A page on how to power your iPad Air 2 with a Venezuelan power outlet by using the Lightning Apple connector and a double pin Type A USB adapter and charging an iPad Air 2 using a 3 pinned Type B USB charger.

Venezuelan power outlet

Complicated voltages and standards can often be confusing when planning to travel to a different country especially for the first time traveller. These instructions were written to stop travellers worrying if they can power the iPad Air 2 abroad.When you're going to Venezuela the following instructions show charging your iPad Air 2 using the standard types B or A Venezuelan 120 volt 60Hz wall outlets. If the iPad Air 2 does not power up or charges slowly when travelling to Venezuela from another country then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically devices which originate from a different country which use a higher voltage (for example 220 volts) sometimes take longer to charge or won't turn on, check your iPad Air 2 is a dual voltage device (normally marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to ensure proper use. If you intend on visiting a place like Caracas we also suggest referring to the Venezuelan Wikipedia page [1] for more indepth details prior to travelling to the area. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on an iPad Air 2.

Charging an iPad Air 2 in Venezuela

Can you use an iPad Air 2 in Venezuela?

Yes, you can use an iPad Air 2 in Venezuela.

Venezuela

What is the best travel charger for an iPad Air 2 in Venezuela?

If travelling to multiple countries or bringing along more than just your iPad Air 2 the best travel charger for Venezuela is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Venezuelans use two different types of plug sockets (B and A) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type A.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the supplied heads. If your iPad Air 2 is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of power chargers plus compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel adapters having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to buy individual power chargers or occupying additional power outlets. By only packing a single travel charger will help keep the size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling and convenient for charging your iPad Air 2 at an airport or on a flight. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones with only a single plug socket.

For those travelling frequently we recommend searching for an adaptable power charger similar to this online, 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 Venezuela

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using 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 power grids. 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 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from America going to Venezuela using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly 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 gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for 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 Venezuela. [8]
What is the best travel charger for an iPad Air 2 in Venezuela?

Powering an iPad Air 2 with a Venezuelan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

A guide on how to power your iPad Air 2 from a Venezuelan power outlet with a USB Lightning connector and a Type A power charger.

  1. In order to charge the iPad Air 2 from a Venezuelan power outlet you will need a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will typically supply this cable when you first purchase your iPad Air 2.
  2. Begin by taking the Type A USB power adapter and inserting it into the Venezuelan power outlet. You can recognise this wall supply by 2 thin slots adjacent to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins slide into.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning 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 Venezuelan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is charging and takes between one-four hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering an iPad Air 2 with a Venezuelan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Powering an iPad Air 2 with a Venezuelan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Using the Lightning Apple cable with a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter to recharge your iPad Air 2 from a Venezuelan power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your iPad Air 2 using a Venezuelan power outlet you will need a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will usually supply this cable with your iPad Air 2.
  2. Begin by taking the Type B USB power adapter and plugging it into the Venezuelan power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 2 thin slots adjacent to each other where the short live and neutral plug outlet blades slide into with a single semicircle shaped hole below for the ground pin.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB Apple Lightning power cord into the power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Turn on the Venezuelan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad Air 2 will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up, typically taking around one to four hours to recharge.
Powering an iPad Air 2 with a Venezuelan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Venezuelan Wikipedia page
  2. Apple - official iPad user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type A power outlet
  4. Type A USB power adapter - An unearthed Type A USB charger has 2 parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes near the tip of each blade, costs between $10 to $15 USD (£3-£4 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, costing between $15 to $20 USD (£15-£20 GBP / under C$15).
  6. iec.ch - Type B power outlet
  7. Type B USB power adapter - 3 pinned Type B USB chargers have a single unearthed round pin along with 2 shorter parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes in the end of each blade, between $10 to $15 USD (around £20 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, priced between $15 to $20 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).