Charging the iPad 3 when planning a trip to Montserrat

Instructions showing you how to power the iPad 3 from a Montserratian power outlet with a 30-pin Apple cable and a 3 pin Type A power adapter and charging the iPad 3 using a Type B USB plug.

Montserratian power outlet

Complicated combinations of region codes and voltages can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country, especially if you've never been there before. When you are planning a holiday to Montserrat this page contains useful instructions showing charging the iPad 3 by using their standard B or A type Montserratian 230 volt 60Hz power outlets. If you are visiting Montserrat from another country ensure your iPad 3 can be charged using a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v make sure your iPad 3 is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to avoid the device from overloading whilst powering it up. If you intend on taking a trip to a Montserratian city like Brades or Saint Peter's we also suggest reading the Montserratian country entry on Wikipedia.org [1] for more details. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 3.

Charging the iPad 3 in Montserrat

Can you use the iPad 3 in Montserrat?

You can use the iPad 3 in Montserrat.

What is the best power adapter for the iPad 3 in Montserrat?

When travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your iPad 3 then the best international travel adapter for Montserrat is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different types of power outlets that Montserratians use (B and A) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type A.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your type of iPad 3 supports Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers, plus additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers this will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers. Only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the overall size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets with just a single wall outlet.

For those travelling often we suggest buying a multipurpose travel charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Montserrat

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPad 3, but for those 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 crucial for visitors of regions with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Montserrat and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from America going to Montserrat using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • 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 originating from America using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Montserrat. [8] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for the iPad 3 in Montserrat?

How to use a Type A power charger for charging your iPad 3 from a Montserratian power outlet

Instructions showing you how to power the iPad 3 from a Montserratian power outlet with a 30-pin Apple cable and a 3 pin Type A power adapter.

  1. If you want to power your iPad 3 using the Montserratian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - this USB cable is normally already included with the device by Apple.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type A USB power adapter into the Montserratian power outlet. The wall outlet (technically called the Type A power outlet [3]) is identified by the 2 thin slots next to each other where the twin plug outlet blades slide into. Be aware that power cables used with type A outlets which are rated at only 125 V shouldn't be used so we recommend checking first.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 3. The iPad 3 dock connector can be found at the base of the iPad 3.
  4. Turn on the Montserratian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad 3 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is charging which should take roughly one-four hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type A power charger for charging your iPad 3 from a Montserratian power outlet

Charging the iPad 3 from a Montserratian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Instructions showing you how to power the iPad 3 from a Montserratian power outlet with the Apple USB 30 pin connector with a Type B USB charger.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad 3 from a Montserratian power outlet you'll need a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (this USB cable is normally already included with the device by Apple).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type B USB power adapter into the Montserratian power outlet. You can recognise this power supply by the 2 thin slots next to each other for live and neutral blades with a single hole below for the slightly long grounded pin. Please be aware that power cables used with type B outlets which are rated at only 125 V shouldn't be used so we recommend checking first.
  3. Plug in 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 3. The iPad 3 dock connector is found at the bottom of the iPad 3.
  4. Switch on the Montserratian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the tablet will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad 3 is powering up and takes around 1-4 hours to recharge.
Charging the iPad 3 from a Montserratian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Montserratian country entry on Wikipedia.org
  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, costing 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, 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, 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, under C$20.