Charging the iPad 4 when visiting Curacao

A guide showing you how to recharge your iPad 4 from a Curacaon power outlet by using a Lightning Apple connector with a Type A USB adapter, charging the iPad 4 using a Type B USB adapter and charging the iPad 4 using a Europlug Type C USB charger

Curacaon power outlet

Various combinations of standards and voltages can often cause confusion when planning to stay in another country, especially if you've never visited before. This page was specifically written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPad 4 abroad.This page contains a step by step guide which shows what you'll need to power the iPad 4 when you're travelling to Curacao by using their Type C, A or B Curacaon 127 volt 50Hz plug outlets. Power sockets change from country to country so we recommend that you read the Wiki Connections world power supplies guide for a full list of powering devices in different regions and countries. If the iPad 4 slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when you are travelling to Curacao from another country please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Devices which come 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 your device is dual voltage (normally marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to ensure proper use. If you are planning on staying in a place like Willemstad we also recommend referring to the wikipedia web page about Curacao [1] for further information on the location. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 4.

Charging the iPad 4 in Curacao

Can you use the iPad 4 in Curacao?

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

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad 4 in Curacao?

When you are travelling to more than one country then the best international travel charger for Curacao is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are three different standards of wall outlets that Curacaoans use (C, A and B) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for both types A and C. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world just by changing the included plugs. If your model of iPad 4 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times with one of these USB travel chargers along with additional support for certain power hungry devices like tablets.

This means you can recharge more than one device at once without needing to pack multiple travel chargers or using up additional wall outlets. Because you are only needing to bring a single travel charger will keep the overall size down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage. Due to their space saving versatility these types of adapters can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets without using up an additional wall outlet.

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

Alternative travel adapter for Curacao

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 adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 America going to Curacao.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 Curacao. [10] [AD]
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad 4 in Curacao?

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from a Curacaon power outlet

Using a Lightning cable and a double pinned Type A power charger to recharge the iPad 4 with a Curacaon power outlet.

  1. To charge the iPad 4 using a Curacaon power outlet you'll need to use a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will normally include this cable when you buy the iPad 4).
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type A USB power adapter in the Curacaon power outlet. This plug outlet (technically called a Type A power outlet [3]) is recognised by two adjacent slots next to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the Lightning charging 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 bottom of the iPad 4.
  4. Turn on the Curacaon 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 typically takes between 60 to 240 minutes to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from a Curacaon power outlet

How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from a Curacaon power outlet

A guide showing you how to charge your iPad 4 from a Curacaon power outlet by using a USB Lightning Apple connector with a Type B USB adapter.

  1. If you want to charge your iPad 4 using a Curacaon power outlet you'll need to use a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - normally already supplied with your device by Apple.
  2. Plug in the Type B USB power adapter in the power supply. You can identify the plug outlet by two thin slots parallel to each other with a semicircular shaped hole below for the earthed pin.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Apple USB cable into the USB adapter 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 Curacaon power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad 4 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging which should take around 1 - 4 hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from a Curacaon power outlet

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from a Curacaon power outlet

Using a USB Lightning cable and a double pinned Europlug Type C power charger to charge the iPad 4 from a Curacaon power outlet.

  1. To power the iPad 4 using a Curacaon power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will normally include this cable when you buy the iPad 4).
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type C USB power adapter in the Curacaon power outlet. This plug outlet (called a Europlug) can be identified by the 2 round adjacent holes.
  3. Then connect one end of the 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 Curacaon 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 typically takes between 60 to 240 minutes to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from a Curacaon power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia web page about Curacao
  2. Apple - official iPad user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type A power outlet
  4. 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, C$50-C$60.
  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, C$20-C$25.
  6. iec.ch - Type B power outlet
  7. 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$20-C$25.
  8. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  9. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, 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, under C$20.