Charging your iPad 2 from a power outlet in Venezuela

Instructions showing how to recharge your iPad 2 with a Venezuelan power outlet using the Apple USB 30 pin connector with a three pinned Type A power adapter and charging the iPad 2 using a Type B power adapter.

Venezuelan power outlet

Various combinations of region codes and plugs can often cause confusion when planning to travel to a new country especially for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need to pick up in advance to charge your iPad 2 . This page was written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPad 2 when staying in Venezuela.When you are visiting Venezuela this page has instructions showing you charging the iPad 2 by using the types B or A 120 volt 60Hz wall outlets. If the iPad 2 charges slowly or does not power up when you are visiting Venezuela from another country please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Normally electrical devices which originated from another country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts sometimes take longer to charge or won't power up, so check the device is a dual voltage device (you'll find these are normally marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to ensure proper use. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 2.

Charging the iPad 2 in Venezuela

Can the iPad 2 be used in Venezuela?

Yes, you can connect the iPad 2 to a Venezuelan power outlet.

Venezuela

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad 2 in Venezuela?

If you are travelling with more than your iPad 2 the best international travel charger for Venezuela to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Venezuelans use two different standards of wall outlets (types B and A) and using a travel adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type A.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world just by switching the included heads. If your iPad 2 supports Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel adapters along with compatibility with more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers having a four port adapter will allow you to power more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy multiple power adapters or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only needing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers using just a single power outlet.

We recommend buying this type of versatile power charger at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Venezuela

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Venezuela 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 most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Venezuela.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs and offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Venezuela. [8]
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad 2 in Venezuela?

Charging the iPad 2 from a Venezuelan power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

Instructions showing how to recharge your iPad 2 with a Venezuelan power outlet using the Apple USB 30 pin connector with a three pinned Type A power adapter.

  1. To charge the iPad 2 from a Venezuelan power outlet you will need to use a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - usually supplied with your device by Apple.
  2. Start by plugging the Type A USB power adapter into the power outlet. This ungrounded plug supply (technically called the Type A power outlet [3]) can be recognised by 2 thin slots adjacent to each other where the live and neutral pins slide into.
  3. Plug in one end of the 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter 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 Venezuelan 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 recharging, typically taking roughly 1 - 4 hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPad 2 from a Venezuelan power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

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

A guide showing how to power the iPad 2 from a Venezuelan power outlet by using the 30-pin Apple cable and a Type B USB charger.

  1. To charge the iPad 2 from the Venezuelan power outlet you will need to use a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - usually included with the device by Apple.
  2. Start by plugging the Type B USB power adapter into the power supply. You can identify the power supply by the two slots where the live and neutral blades slide into with a single hole below for the earth pin.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the mains USB charger 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 Venezuelan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad 2 is charging which should take between one-four hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPad 2 with a Venezuelan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia.org web page about Venezuela
  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, around $10 USD (£3-£4 GBP / C$15-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, priced around $5 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$10-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, priced at around $10 USD (£20-£25 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, between $15 to $20 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$20).