How to charge the iPad when planning a trip to Belize

A guide on how to recharge the iPad with a Belizean power outlet with the USB 30-pin Apple connector with a Type A power adapter, how to charge the iPad using a three pinned Type G power plug and charging the iPad using a Type B USB adapter

Belizean power outlet

Different region codes and plugs can all be daunting when planning on staying in a new country for the first time traveller. This isn't as complex as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards used throughout the world this article shows exactly what to pick up in advance to power the iPad in Belize. The following step by step guide shows you how to power your iPad when you're visiting Belize by using their types G, A or B Belizean 110 volt 60Hz plug outlets. If your iPad doesn't power up or recharges slowly when you are visiting Belize from a different region then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically electrical devices which come from another country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts may take longer to charge or won't turn on, check the iPad is dual-voltage (you'll find these are usually marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to ensure proper use. This page details the original iPad first generation, visit the Apple category page for the latest range of Apple iPads. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 5 or greater on the iPad.

Charging the iPad in Belize

Can the iPad be used in Belize?

Yes, you can use the iPad in Belize by using the correct power convertor.

Belize

What is the best travel charger for the iPad in Belize?

When you are travelling to multiple countries and bringing more than just your iPad the best travel power adapter for Belize is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are three standards of power outlets in Belize (types G, A and B) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for both types A and G.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the included heads. If your iPad can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from quicker charging times by using one of these types of power adapters, and support for more power hungry devices. Having a 4 port adapter will also allow you to charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring individual power chargers. Only bringing a single USB travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage while travelling. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of adapters can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple phones and tablets without using up an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling frequently we suggest buying an adaptable power adapter of this nature online, the power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Belize

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, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable power supplies. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Belize and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting Belize.
  • 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. This offers the same functionality as the BESTEK with one 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 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 Belize. [10]
What is the best travel charger for the iPad in Belize?

How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPad from a Belizean power outlet

A guide showing how to power the iPad with a Belizean power outlet with the USB 30-pin Apple connector with a Type G power adapter.

  1. In order to power the iPad using the Belizean power outlet you'll need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], typically already supplied with your device by Apple.
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type G USB power adapter in the Belizean power outlet. You can identify this power outlet by the 3 vertical rectangular slots with shutters forming a triangle shape.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector can be found at the base of the iPad.
  4. Switch on the Belizean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging which typically takes around 1 - 4 hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPad from a Belizean power outlet

Charging the iPad from a Belizean power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

Using an Apple 30-pin cable and a two pin Type A USB charger to power the iPad with a Belizean power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPad using the Belizean power outlet you'll need a Type A USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], typically already supplied with your device by Apple.
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type A USB power adapter in the Belizean power outlet. You can identify the plug supply by two thin adjacent slots next to each other where the pins go.
  3. Connect one end of the cable into the mains USB charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector can be found at the base of the iPad.
  4. Switch on the Belizean 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 charging, typically taking around 1-4 hours to completely recharge.
Charging the iPad from a Belizean power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

How to use a Type B power charger for charging your iPad from a Belizean power outlet

Using an Apple USB 30-pin connector and a three pinned Type B power charger to charge the iPad from a Belizean power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the iPad using the Belizean power outlet you'll need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple typically supply this USB cable when you purchase your iPad).
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type B USB power adapter into the Belizean power outlet. You can identify this power outlet by the 2 thin slots with a single hole below for the grounded pin.
  3. Then connect one end of the 30 pin cord into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector is found at the base of the iPad.
  4. Turn on the Belizean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up, typically taking between one to four hours to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type B power charger for charging your iPad from a Belizean power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Belize country Wiki 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, under C$5.
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, priced under C$15.
  6. iec.ch - Type A power outlet
  7. Type A USB power adapter - An unearthed Type A USB charger has 2 parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes near the tip of each blade, under C$5.
  8. iec.ch - Type B power outlet
  9. Type B USB power adapter - 3 pinned Type B USB chargers have a single unearthed round pin along with 2 shorter parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes in the end of each blade, costs under C$5.
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, C$15-C$20.