How to charge the iPad 3 from a power outlet in Macau

Instructions showing how to power your iPad 3 from a Macanese power outlet by using a USB 30-pin Apple connector and a Type D power charger, charging the iPad 3 using a Type G power charger and recharging the iPad 3 using a two pin Type F USB adapter

Macanese power outlet

If you are packing for a vacation to Macau it's helpful to know in advance if you can power all your common gadgets that you'll be bringing along with you. Without knowing which wall socket is being used you are likely to bring the wrong power adaptor, leaving you needing to buy or borrow a suitable power adaptor when you're there. Different region codes and plugs can all cause confusion when planning to stay in a different country especially if you've never been there before. This guide was specifically written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPad 3 when you're in Macau.If you are planning a vacation to Macau this page has useful instructions showing how to power the iPad 3 using their standard types G, D, F or M Macanese 220 volt 50Hz power outlets, Type G plug outlets will be typically used by most Macanese. When travelling to Macau from another country please double check your iPad 3 can accept a 240 volt supply. If the iPad 3 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure that the iPad 3 is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to prevent the device from being damaged when powering up. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 3.

Charging the iPad 3 in Macau

Can you use the iPad 3 in Macau?

Yes, you can use the iPad 3 in Macau by using a power convertor.

What is the best travel charger for the iPad 3 in Macau?

If you are travelling to more than one country the best international travel power adapter for Macau is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Macanese use four different standards of power outlets (G, D, F and M) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type G. Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied heads. If your iPad 3 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times with one of these USB travel adapters plus compatibility with more power hungry devices. Unlike other adapters having a 4 port adapter means you can power multiple devices at the same time without needing to bring individual power chargers for your trip to Macau or using up additional wall sockets. By only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage as well as being convenient for recharging your iPad 3 at the airport or on a flight. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of adapters can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional power outlet.

For those travelling to different continents we recommend searching for a versatile travel adapter similar to this online, the power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Macau

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPad 3, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 compact power converter for travellers originating from America going to Macau.
  • 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 originating from the US using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at almost half 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Macau. [12] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for the iPad 3 in Macau?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from a Macanese power outlet

Using a 30 pin Apple cable with a Type G USB adapter to charge your iPad 3 from a Macanese power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad 3 using a Macanese power outlet you will need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple should usually include the USB cable when you first purchase your iPad 3.
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type G USB power adapter in the power supply. You can recognise the plug supply by three vertical rectangular slots with shutters forming a triangular configuration for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple 30 pin cord into the mains USB adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 3. The iPad 3 dock connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad 3.
  4. Switch on the Macanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad 3 is charging, typically taking around 1 - 4 hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from a Macanese power outlet

How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from a Macanese power outlet

Instructions showing how to power your iPad 3 from a Macanese power outlet by using a USB 30-pin Apple connector and a Type D power charger.

  1. If you want to charge your iPad 3 using a Macanese power outlet you will need to use a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple should usually include the USB cable when you first purchase your iPad 3.
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type D USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by three round holes forming a triangle configuration for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the mains power 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 Macanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your iPad 3 will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up which takes between 1-4 hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from a Macanese power outlet

Powering the iPad 3 with a Macanese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Instructions on how to power your iPad 3 with a Macanese power outlet by using a USB 30 pin Apple connector with a Type F power charger.

  1. In order to power the iPad 3 using a Macanese power outlet you'll need to use a Type F USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple will usually supply the USB cable when you purchase the iPad 3).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type F USB power adapter into the wall outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by two round holes 19 mm adjacent to each other where the twin pins sit along with metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the mains power charger 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. Switch on the Macanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad 3 will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up taking between 1-4 hours to recharge.
Powering the iPad 3 with a Macanese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

How to use a Type M power charger for charging your iPad 3 from a Macanese power outlet

Using a USB 30-pin cable with a Type M USB adapter to charge your iPad 3 from a Macanese power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your iPad 3 from the Macanese power outlet you will need a Type M USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], normally already supplied with the device.
  2. Insert the Type M USB power adapter in the Macanese power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by the 3 round holes forming a triangular configuration for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple 30 pin USB cord into the bottom of the mains USB charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 3. The iPad 3 dock connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad 3.
  4. Switch on the Macanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up, typically taking roughly 1-4 hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type M power charger for charging your iPad 3 from a Macanese power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Macau Wikipedia page
  2. Apple - official iPad user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - A Type G USB charger has three thick rectangular blades in a triangular shape with the longer top blade acting as the earthing pin, estimated cost C$10-C$15.
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, costing under C$15.
  6. iec.ch - Type D power outlet
  7. Type D USB power adapter - The three pinned earthed Type D USB chargers have large rounded pins placed in a triangular shape, C$10-C$15.
  8. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  9. Type F USB power adapter - Type F USB chargers are earthed using two clips at the top and bottom with two rounded 4.8mm pins set 19mm apart, estimated price C$10-C$15.
  10. iec.ch - Type M power outlet
  11. 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, priced at around C$20.
  12. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, C$10-C$15.