How to charge the iPad 4 from a power outlet in The Isle of Man

How to connect a Manx power outlet to the iPad 4

Manx power outlet

Varying different combinations of standards and voltages can often lead to confusion when planning on staying in a foreign country for the first time traveller. This isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used in the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need to purchase in advance to power the iPad 4 in The Isle of Man. The following step-by-step guide will show you how to power the iPad 4 when you're visiting The Isle of Man by using a 240 volt 50Hz G Type wall outlet, with the Manx using 13 amp plugs for wall outlets. When you are travelling to The Isle of Man from another country please make sure your iPad 4 can be used with a 240v supply. If the iPad 4 came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your iPad 4 is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged during charging. If you plan on staying in a city such as Douglas please read the The Isle of Man country page on Wikipedia [1] for more information prior to the location. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 4.

Charging the iPad 4 in The Isle of Man

Can you use the iPad 4 in The Isle of Man?

Yes, you can use the iPad 4 in The Isle of Man by using a power convertor.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad 4 in The Isle of Man?

When travelling with more than your iPad 4 and visiting multiple countries then the best travel charger for The Isle of Man to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. As these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the plugs. If your model of iPad 4 supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times with one of these types of USB travel chargers and additional compatibility with more power demanding devices. This means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to buy seperate power adapters or using up additional power outlets. Only packing a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage and suitable for recharging your iPad 4 at an airport or on a plane. Because of their flexibility these types of chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and phones without needing an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling often 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 The Isle of Man

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 4, 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 or unstable 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 adapter for travellers originating from America visiting The Isle of Man.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and is a much 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 just 2 AC outlets but offers a flexible 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 most travellers from around the world visiting The Isle of Man. [6] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad 4 in The Isle of Man?

Powering the iPad 4 with a Manx power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using the Lightning Apple cable with a Type G power adapter to charge the iPad 4 from a Manx power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPad 4 using the Manx power outlet you'll need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will usually supply the USB cable when you purchase the iPad 4).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type G USB power adapter into the power outlet. This plug outlet (sometimes known as the Type G power outlet [3]) can be identified by three vertical slots with shutters forming a triangle configuration for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad 4.
  4. Turn on the Manx power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging and takes roughly 60 to 240 minutes to recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad 4 with a Manx power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - The Isle of Man country page on Wikipedia
  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 C$10-C$15.
  5. USB to Apple Lightning cable - The Apple Lightning cable is a charging and syncing cable for more recent Apple devices and connects compatible iPhones and iPads to a USB port, 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, estimated price under C$20.