How to charge the iPad 3 in Sri Lanka

Instructions on how to recharge your iPad 3 from a Sri Lankan power outlet with an Apple 30 pin cable with a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter, charging the iPad 3 using a 3 pinned Type D USB charger and recharging the iPad 3 using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

Sri Lankan power outlet

Various voltages and sockets can all cause confusion when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of common standards used in the world this guide tells you exactly what to buy in advance to charge your iPad 3 in Sri Lanka. These instructions were written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPad 3 when abroad.The following simple guide will show you what you'll need to supply power to your iPad 3 when you're travelling to Sri Lanka using their G, D or M type 230 volt 50Hz power outlets, please note that Type G wall outlets will be normally used by a majority of Sri Lankans. When you are visiting Sri Lanka from a different country check your iPad 3 can be used with a 240v supply. If your iPad 3 came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts ensure the iPad 3 is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from over-heating whilst powering it up. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 3.

Charging the iPad 3 in Sri Lanka

Can the iPad 3 be used in Sri Lanka?

Yes, you can use the iPad 3 in Sri Lanka.

What is the best power charger for the iPad 3 in Sri Lanka?

If travelling with more than your iPad 3 then the best international travel power adapter for Sri Lanka to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Sri Lankans use three different types of plug sockets (G, D and M) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type G.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by switching the plugs. If your model of iPad 3 can support Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times with one of these power chargers plus support for certain power demanding devices.

Unlike other travel adapters this means you can charge multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power chargers or occupying additional power outlets. By only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will keep the size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage as well as being on hand for charging your iPad 3 at an airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple phones, tablets and speakers without using up an additional power outlet.

If you travel on a regular basis we recommend buying an adaptable power charger similar to this at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Sri Lanka

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Sri Lanka 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 option for travellers originating from North America going to Sri Lanka using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 suitable for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Sri Lanka. [10] [AD]
What is the best power charger for the iPad 3 in Sri Lanka?

Powering the iPad 3 with a Sri Lankan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using an Apple 30 pin cable with a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter to charge the iPad 3 with a Sri Lankan power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your iPad 3 from a Sri Lankan power outlet you will need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (normally included with your device by Apple).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type G USB power adapter in the Sri Lankan power outlet. The plug outlet (called a Type G power outlet [3]) looks like three vertical rectangular holes containing plastic shutters forming a triangle shape.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB cord into the 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. Turn on the Sri Lankan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad 3 is recharging and takes between one-four hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPad 3 with a Sri Lankan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

How to use a Type D power charger for charging your iPad 3 from a Sri Lankan power outlet

Using an Apple 30 pin cable with a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter to charge the iPad 3 from a Sri Lankan power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the iPad 3 using a Sri Lankan power outlet you will need a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple should usually supply this cable when you first purchase your iPad 3.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type D USB power adapter in the power outlet. This wall supply (called a Type D power outlet [6]) can be recognised by the three circular holes in a triangle configuration.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB cord into the 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. Turn on the Sri Lankan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad 3 is recharging and takes between one-four hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type D power charger for charging your iPad 3 from a Sri Lankan power outlet

Powering the iPad 3 with a Sri Lankan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

Instructions on how to recharge your iPad 3 from a Sri Lankan power outlet with an Apple 30 pin cable with a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge the iPad 3 from the Sri Lankan power outlet you'll need to buy a Type M USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (normally included with your device).
  2. Start the process by taking the Type M USB power adapter and plugging it in the Sri Lankan power outlet. The plug outlet (sometimes called a Type M power outlet [8]) looks like three large round holes forming a triangular pattern for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Connect one end of the Apple 30 pin USB cord into the USB power charger 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 Sri Lankan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging which should take roughly 60-240 minutes to recharge.
Powering the iPad 3 with a Sri Lankan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Sri Lanka country page on wikipedia.org
  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, under 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, 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, priced under C$20.
  8. iec.ch - Type M power outlet
  9. 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, around C$15.
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, under C$20.