Charging the iPad 3 when staying in Belize

A guide showing how to recharge the iPad 3 from a Belizean power outlet using the USB 30-pin Apple connector with a three pin Type G USB charger, charging the iPad 3 using a two pinned Type A power plug and charging the iPad 3 using a three pin Type B power plug

Belizean power outlet

Varying different combinations of voltages and region codes can often be daunting when planning to travel to another country if you've never been there before. These instructions have been written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPad 3 when you're in travelling to Belize.When you're planning a trip to Belize these useful instructions show how to power your iPad 3 by using the Type G, A or B Belizean 110 volt 60Hz power outlets. If the iPad 3 charges slowly or does not power up when you are travelling to Belize from a different country then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically electrical devices which come from a different country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts sometimes take longer to charge or won't turn on, so check your iPad 3 is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to ensure proper use. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 3.

Charging the iPad 3 in Belize

Can you use the iPad 3 in Belize?

You can connect the iPad 3 to a Belizean power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

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What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad 3 in Belize?

If travelling to multiple countries and bringing more than just your iPad 3 then the best international travel charger for Belize to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Belizeans use three different types of power outlets (G, A and B) and using a power adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for both types A and G.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts - 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 is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times by using one of these travel chargers along with additional support for more power hungry devices. This will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to bring seperate power adapters for your trip. Only bringing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand baggage while travelling. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets using just a single wall outlet.

If you travel to different continents we recommend buying this type of versatile travel charger at your preferred electronics retailer - the power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with perfect reliably.

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 3, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These travel converters come supplied 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 adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from North America going to Belize using type B US plug sockets.
  • 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 from America using type B plugs and gives almost the same set of features 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 Belize. [10]
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad 3 in Belize?

How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPad 3 from a Belizean power outlet

A guide showing how to recharge the iPad 3 from a Belizean power outlet using the USB 30-pin Apple connector with a three pin Type G USB charger.

  1. To charge your iPad 3 using the Belizean power outlet you'll need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - the cable is normally already supplied with your device by Apple.
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type G USB power adapter and plugging it into the Belizean power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by the three vertical slots forming a triangular configuration.
  3. Connect one end of the 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 Belizean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging and takes around 1 - 4 hours to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPad 3 from a Belizean power outlet

Charging the iPad 3 from a Belizean power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

Using the 30-pin Apple connector with a 2 pin Type A USB charger to power the iPad 3 from a Belizean power outlet.

  1. To power the iPad 3 using a Belizean power outlet you'll need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (the cable is normally already supplied with your device by Apple).
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type A USB power adapter into the Belizean power outlet. This ungrounded power outlet, sometimes called the Type A power outlet [6], can be identified by the two slots next to each other.
  3. Then connect 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 3. The iPad 3 dock connector is found at the base of the iPad 3.
  4. Turn on the Belizean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPad 3 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad 3 is charging, typically taking roughly 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
Charging the iPad 3 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 3 from a Belizean power outlet

Using the Apple 30-pin connector with a Type B USB charger to power the iPad 3 with a Belizean power outlet.

  1. To charge your iPad 3 using the Belizean power outlet you'll need a Type B USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - normally already supplied with your iPad 3 by Apple.
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type B USB power adapter and plugging it into the Belizean power outlet. You can recognise this power outlet by two thin slots parallel to each other for live and neutral blades with a hole below for the longer grounded pin.
  3. Then connect 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 3. The iPad 3 dock connector is found at the base of the iPad 3.
  4. Turn on the Belizean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPad 3 will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging, typically taking roughly 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
How to use a Type B power charger for charging your iPad 3 from a Belizean power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Belizean Wikipedia web 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, around 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. 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, costs 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, 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, under C$20.