Charging your iPad 3 from a power outlet in Swaziland

Instructions showing how to power the iPad 3 with a Swazi power outlet using an Apple USB 30 pin cable and a Type M USB charger.

Swazi power outlet

Different combinations of voltages and region codes can all be daunting when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never been there before. This page was written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPad 3 abroad.This page has step by step instructions showing you what you'll need to power your iPad 3 when you are visiting Swaziland using the standard 230 volt 50Hz M Type Swazi plug outlet. If you are visiting Swaziland from another region please check the iPad 3 can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts double check the iPad 3 is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overloading when powering up. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 3.

Charging the iPad 3 in Swaziland

Can you use the iPad 3 in Swaziland?

You can use the iPad 3 in Swaziland.

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad 3 in Swaziland?

If you are travelling to more than one country or bringing more than your iPad 3 then the best international travel adapter for Swaziland to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger.

Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the supplied heads. If your iPad 3 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times by using one of these travel chargers along with compatibility with more power demanding devices like tablets. This will also allow you to power more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy multiple power adapters on your trip. By only needing to bring a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand baggage while travelling as well as being convenient for recharging your iPad 3 at an airport or on the flight. Due to 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 phones and tablets using only a single power outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of flexible travel charger online. The multipurpose power charger illustrated below 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 Swaziland

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Swaziland 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 compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Swaziland using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and offers the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one 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 suitable for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Swaziland. [6] [AD]
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad 3 in Swaziland?

How to use a Type M power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from a Swazi power outlet

Instructions showing how to charge your iPad 3 with a Swazi power outlet with the 30-pin Apple connector with a three pinned Type M power adapter.

  1. In order to power the iPad 3 from a Swazi power outlet you will need to use a Type M USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - typically already included with the iPad 3.
  2. Plug the Type M USB power adapter into the power supply. You can identify the power supply by the three large holes forming a triangular configuration.
  3. Then 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 3. The iPad 3 dock connector can be found at the base of the iPad 3.
  4. Switch on the Swazi power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPad 3 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad 3 is powering up taking roughly 1 to 4 hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type M power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from a Swazi power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Swazi Wikipedia page
  2. Apple - official iPad user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type M power outlet
  4. Type M USB power adapter - South African Type M USB chargers have three large circular pins in a triangular shape with the top earthed pin longer and larger in diameter, costing 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, under C$15.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced at C$15-C$20.