Charging the iPad 4 when visiting Belize

Instructions showing how to power your iPad 4 with a Belizean power outlet with the Lightning Apple cable with a three pin Type G USB adapter, recharging the iPad 4 using a Type A power charger and charging the iPad 4 using a three pin Type B USB charger

Belizean power outlet

Complicated voltages and plugs can often be daunting when planning on staying in a foreign country if you've never been there before. 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 tells you exactly what to pick up in advance to power the iPad 4 in Belize. This guide was specifically written to prevent you having to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPad 4 abroad.When you're visiting Belize this page has useful instructions showing you how to power your iPad 4 by using the standard G, A or B type 110 volt 60Hz wall outlets. Most power sources vary regionally therefore please read our Wiki Connections global power sockets guide for a complete list of countries. If the iPad 4 slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when visiting Belize from another country please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Devices which originate from a country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts sometimes take longer to charge or won't turn on, so check that the device is dual-voltage (usually marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional transformer to ensure proper use. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 4.

Charging the iPad 4 in Belize

Can you use the iPad 4 in Belize?

Yes, you can connect the iPad 4 to a Belizean power outlet.

Belize

What is the best power charger for the iPad 4 in Belize?

When you are travelling to more than one country and bringing more than just your iPad 4 the best international 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 using a travel charger like this will ensure that you are covered for both types A and G.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by switching the included heads over. If your iPad 4 supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times with one of these types of USB power chargers, along with support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. This will allow you to recharge more than one device at once without needing to pack multiple travel chargers for your trip or using up additional wall outlets. Only needing a single international travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage as well as being convenient for recharging your iPad 4 at the airport or on a plane. Due to their versatility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple phones, tablets and speakers using just a single plug socket.

We suggest searching for a flexible travel adapter similar to this online. The travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

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 4, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover 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 practically 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 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 Belize. [10]
What is the best power charger for the iPad 4 in Belize?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from a Belizean power outlet

Instructions showing how to power your iPad 4 with a Belizean power outlet with the Lightning Apple cable with a three pin Type G USB adapter.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad 4 using a Belizean power outlet you'll need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (usually already included with your iPad 4 by Apple).
  2. Start the process by taking the Type G USB power adapter and inserting it into the power outlet. The plug supply, sometimes called the Type G power outlet [3], looks like three vertical slots containing plastic shutters in a triangle pattern.
  3. Then connect one end of the Lightning charging cable into the mains USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad 4.
  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 4 is recharging which takes around 1 - 4 hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from a Belizean power outlet

How to use a Type A power charger for charging your iPad 4 from a Belizean power outlet

Using a USB Lightning cable and a double pin Type A USB charger to power the iPad 4 with a Belizean power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the iPad 4 using the Belizean power outlet you'll need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple normally supply this USB cable when you buy the iPad 4).
  2. Start by taking the Type A USB power adapter and inserting it in the Belizean power outlet. This ungrounded wall supply, technically known as a Type A power outlet [6], can be identified by the 2 slots adjacent to each other where the twin blades go.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB Lightning power cord into the bottom of 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 Belizean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up which takes between one to four hours to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type A power charger for charging your iPad 4 from a Belizean power outlet

Charging the iPad 4 from a Belizean power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Using a USB Lightning Apple connector and a Type B power adapter to charge your iPad 4 from a Belizean power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPad 4 using the Belizean power outlet you'll need a Type B USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple typically supply this USB cable when you purchase your iPad 4).
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type B USB power adapter into the Belizean power outlet. The wall supply, technically known as the Type B power outlet [8], can be identified by the 2 slots for live and neutral blades with a hole below for the long earth pin.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple USB cable into the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad 4.
  4. Switch on the Belizean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad 4 will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging and takes roughly one to four hours to fully recharge.
Charging the iPad 4 from a Belizean power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Belize 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, priced around 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, costing 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, priced C$15-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, estimated cost C$15-C$20.
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated cost under C$20.