Charging your iPad 2 from a power outlet in Belize

A page showing how to recharge the iPad 2 from a Belizean power outlet with a 30-pin Apple connector with a three pinned Type A power adapter, charging the iPad 2 using a three pinned Type G power adapter and recharging the iPad 2 using a Type B USB charger

Belizean power outlet

Various combinations of standards and voltages can all be daunting when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never been there before. These guidelines were specifically written to prepare people wanting to charge the iPad 2 when they're staying in Belize.When you're staying in Belize the following useful instructions show how to charge the iPad 2 by using their types G, A or B 110 volt 60Hz wall outlets. If your iPad 2 slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when visiting Belize from another country check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically devices which originate from another country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts sometimes take longer to charge or won't power up, so check the device is dual voltage (normally indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to ensure proper use. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 2.

Charging the iPad 2 in Belize

Can you use the iPad 2 in Belize?

You can use the iPad 2 in Belize.

Belize

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad 2 in Belize?

If you are travelling to multiple countries then the best travel charger for Belize is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are three standards of wall outlets that Belizeans use (types G, A and B) and using a travel adapter like this ensures that you are covered for both types A and G.

Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by switching the supplied plugs over. If your iPad 2 can support Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these types of USB power adapters and additional support for more power hungry devices.

This will allow you to power more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack multiple power chargers or using up additional power sockets. By only packing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used when you return home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers using just a single power outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of flexible travel charger online. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Belize

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 2, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Belize using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also 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. This offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Belize. [10]
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad 2 in Belize?

How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPad 2 from a Belizean power outlet

A guide showing how to power the iPad 2 with a Belizean power outlet using an Apple USB 30 pin connector and a 3 pin Type G USB charger.

  1. To charge the iPad 2 from the Belizean power outlet you will need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (the USB cable is normally already supplied with your iPad 2).
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type G USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. You can identify the wall outlet by the three holes containing plastic shutters in a triangular shape.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector can be found at the base of the iPad 2.
  4. Turn on the Belizean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the iPad 2 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up and takes around 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPad 2 from a Belizean power outlet

Charging the iPad 2 from a Belizean power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

Using the 30-pin Apple cable with a Type A power adapter to power the iPad 2 with a Belizean power outlet.

  1. To charge the iPad 2 using the Belizean power outlet you will need to use a Type A USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (this USB cable is normally supplied with your iPad 2).
  2. Begin by taking the Type A USB power adapter and plugging it into the wall supply. The wall outlet (sometimes called the Type A power outlet [6]) is recognised by two adjacent slots for live and neutral pins.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad 2.
  4. Switch on the Belizean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPad 2 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad 2 is powering up taking roughly one-four hours to recharge.
Charging the iPad 2 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 2 from a Belizean power outlet

Instructions on how to power the iPad 2 from a Belizean power outlet using a USB 30 pin connector with a three pin Type B power adapter.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad 2 from the Belizean power outlet you will need to use a Type B USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (the USB cable is normally already supplied with your iPad 2).
  2. Start by plugging the Type B USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can identify the wall outlet by the two slots for live and neutral blades with a semicircle hole below for the slightly long ground pin.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the mains power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector can be found at the base of the iPad 2.
  4. Turn on the Belizean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging which should take around 60-240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type B power charger for charging your iPad 2 from a Belizean power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Belizean entry 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$20.
  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, estimated cost under C$20.
  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, priced under C$20.
  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.