How to charge the iPad 3 in Guernsey

How to connect a Guernsey power outlet to the iPad 3

Guernsey power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of region codes and plug types can often lead to confusion when planning on travelling to another country, especially to the first time traveller. If you are staying in Guernsey this page contains useful instructions showing you how to charge your iPad 3 by using a 230 volt 50Hz Type G Guernsey power outlet, the Channel Islander will use a 13 amp plug for power outlets. If travelling to Guernsey from a different country ensure that your iPad 3 can be used with a 240 volt 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) else you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating whilst powering it up. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 3.

Charging the iPad 3 in Guernsey

Can the iPad 3 be used in Guernsey?

Yes, you can use the iPad 3 in Guernsey.

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

If travelling to multiple countries then the best international travel charger for Guernsey to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by switching the supplied heads. If your model of iPad 3 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these types of power adapters plus additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other adapters having a 4 port charger means you can power more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack individual travel chargers. By only packing a single international travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand baggage while travelling and on hand for charging your iPad 3 at the airport or on the plane. Due to their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of versatile power charger at an electronics retailer, the travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Guernsey

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 visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial when visiting counties with unstable power grids. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting Guernsey.
  • 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 North America using type B plugs and gives almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Guernsey. [6] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad 3 in Guernsey?

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

Instructions showing you how to power your iPad 3 with a Guernsey power outlet with a 30 pin cable and a three pinned Type G power adapter.

  1. To supply power to the iPad 3 from a Guernsey power outlet you'll need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - typically already included with your iPad 3 by Apple.
  2. First plug in the Type G USB power adapter in the power outlet. The plug supply (known as the Type G power outlet [3]) can be identified by the three rectangular holes with shutters forming a triangle shape.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple cord into the bottom of 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 Guernsey power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up and takes between one to four hours to fully recharge.
Powering the iPad 3 with a Guernsey power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia.org entry about Guernsey
  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, costs 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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, under C$20.