Charging the iPad 3 when planning a trip to Jersey

Using a 30-pin connector with a Type G USB charger to charge your iPad 3 with a Jersey power outlet.

Jersey power outlet

Varying complicated standards and plug types can often be confusing when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what to pick up in advance to power your iPad 3 . This guide has been written to stop people worrying if they'll be able to charge the iPad 3 when they are going abroad.If visiting Jersey these instructions show powering the iPad 3 by using their standard 230 volt 50Hz G Type Jersey power outlet, with the Channel Islanders using 13 amp plugs for charging. If you are travelling to Jersey from a different region please check that the iPad 3 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If your iPad 3 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from overloading 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 Jersey

Can you use the iPad 3 in Jersey?

You can connect the iPad 3 to a Jersey power outlet.

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad 3 in Jersey?

If travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your iPad 3 then the best travel charger for Jersey to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your type of iPad 3 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers, plus additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets.

This means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power adapters. By only bringing a single international travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers without using up an additional plug socket.

We recommend buying this type of versatile power adapter online; the travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Jersey

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 those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Jersey and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from America going to Jersey.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This gives almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half the 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Jersey. [6] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad 3 in Jersey?

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

A page showing how to charge your iPad 3 with a Jersey power outlet using a 30-pin Apple cable and a 3 pin Type G power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPad 3 using the Jersey power outlet you will need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (usually supplied with your iPad 3 by Apple).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type G USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the three rectangular slots with plastic shutters in a triangular shape.
  3. Connect one end of the power cable into the bottom of the USB 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. Switch on the Jersey power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging, typically taking between 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from a Jersey power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Jersey 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, 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, costs 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.