Charging the iPad 3 from a power outlet in Eritrea

Instructions showing you how to recharge your iPad 3 with an Eritrean power outlet with a 30-pin connector and a Type C USB adapter and charging the iPad 3 using a 3 pin Type L USB plug.

Eritrean power outlet

Varying different standards and plugs can all be confusing when planning on travelling to a new country especially if you've never visited before. However this isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of sockets used throughout the world this article shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge the iPad 3 . This page contains a step by step guide showing exactly what you'll need to supply power to the iPad 3 in Eritrea by using their standard types L or C 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. When travelling to Eritrea from another region make sure the iPad 3 can be used with a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts make sure that your iPad 3 is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from overloading during charging. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 3.

Charging the iPad 3 in Eritrea

Can you use the iPad 3 in Eritrea?

You can connect the iPad 3 to an Eritrean power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

Eritrea

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad 3 in Eritrea?

If travelling with more than just your iPad 3 and visiting more than one country then the best travel adapter for Eritrea is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different standards of plug sockets in Eritrea (types L and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the heads over. If your type of iPad 3 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these types of travel adapters and additional support for certain power hungry devices. This will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy seperate travel adapters. By only needing a single lightweight travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage. Because of their flexibility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers without using up an additional plug socket.

We recommend buying this type of flexible travel charger at your preferred electronics retailer - the power 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 with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Eritrea

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Eritrea and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting Eritrea.
  • 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 originating from the US using type B plugs. This offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a generous 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Eritrea. [8]
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad 3 in Eritrea?

Powering the iPad 3 with an Eritrean power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Instructions on how to charge your iPad 3 from an Eritrean power outlet with a USB 30 pin Apple cable and a Type C power adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to your iPad 3 from an Eritrean power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], the cable is normally already supplied with your device by Apple.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter into the Eritrean power outlet. The plug supply (sometimes called a Europlug) can be recognised by the 2 adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 3. The iPad 3 dock connector is found at the base of the iPad 3.
  4. Turn on the Eritrean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPad 3 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad 3 is charging, typically taking between 60-240 minutes to fully recharge.
Powering the iPad 3 with an Eritrean power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type L power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from an Eritrean power outlet

Instructions showing how to recharge your iPad 3 with an Eritrean power outlet with a 30 pin cable and a Type L USB adapter.

  1. In order to power the iPad 3 from the Eritrean power outlet you will need to buy a Type L USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple should usually include this cable when you buy your iPad 3).
  2. Begin by inserting the Type L USB power adapter into the Eritrean power outlet. The hexagon shaped plug supply (sometimes known as a Type L power outlet [6]) looks like 3 round holes in a line. Note there are two different variations of Type L power outlet rated at 10 amps and 16 amps. The 10 amp version has 4mm thick pins that are spaced 5.5mm apart and the 16 amp version has larger 5mm thick round pins which are spaced 8mm apart.
  3. Connect 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 is found at the bottom of the iPad 3.
  4. Turn on the Eritrean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad 3 is powering up which typically takes between one to four hours to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type L power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from an Eritrean power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia web page about Eritrea
  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, priced 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, estimated cost under C$15.
  6. iec.ch - Type L power outlet
  7. Type L USB power adapter - Earthed Type L USB chargers comprise of three 4mm pins placed in parallel 5.5mm apart, estimated price 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, estimated price under C$20.