How to charge your iPad 3 from a power outlet in The Dominican Republic

Instructions showing how to recharge the iPad 3 with a Dominican Republic power outlet by using the 30 pin Apple connector and a three pinned Type A USB adapter and charging the iPad 3 using a 3 pinned Type B USB charger.

Dominican Republic power outlet

Various voltages and sockets can all be daunting when planning to travel to a different country to the first time traveller. However this isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need in advance to power the iPad 3 in The Dominican Republic. When going to The Dominican Republic these useful instructions show powering your iPad 3 using their Type B or A Dominican Republic 110 volt 60Hz wall outlets, you'll discover most Dominicanse will normally use Type B sockets in their power outlets. Power sources will change regionally so we recommend reading our Wikiconnections world power supplies page for a full list of powering devices in different destinations. If your iPad 3 does not power up or charges slowly when you are travelling to The Dominican Republic from a different region check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Devices which come from another country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) can take longer to charge or won't power up, so check that the iPad 3 is a dual voltage device (usually marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to ensure proper use. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 3.

Charging the iPad 3 in The Dominican Republic

Can you use the iPad 3 in The Dominican Republic?

Yes, you can use the iPad 3 in The Dominican Republic.

The Dominican Republic

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad 3 in The Dominican Republic?

When you are travelling with more than just your iPad 3 then the best international travel power adapter for The Dominican Republic to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two types of plug sockets that Dominicanse use (types B and A) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type A.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the included plugs. If your iPad 3 is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of power chargers plus support for certain power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a four port charger means you can charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring multiple travel adapters. Because you are only needing to bring a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage as well as being convenient for charging your iPad 3 at the airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones, tablets and e-readers with only a single wall outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend searching for an adaptable power charger similar to this at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for The Dominican Republic

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 3, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both The Dominican Republic and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America going to The Dominican Republic.
  • 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 almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting The Dominican Republic. [8]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad 3 in The Dominican Republic?

How to use a Type A power charger for charging your iPad 3 from a Dominican Republic power outlet

Instructions showing how to recharge the iPad 3 with a Dominican Republic power outlet by using the 30 pin Apple connector and a three pinned Type A USB adapter.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad 3 from the Dominican Republic power outlet you'll need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple should usually supply this cable with your iPad 3).
  2. Start the process by taking the Type A USB power adapter and plugging it into the Dominican Republic power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by 2 adjacent slots next to each other.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable 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 is found at the base of the iPad 3.
  4. Switch on the Dominican Republic power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up which takes roughly 60-240 minutes to recharge.
How to use a Type A power charger for charging your iPad 3 from a Dominican Republic power outlet

Powering the iPad 3 with a Dominican Republic power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Using an Apple 30-pin cable with a Type B power charger to power your iPad 3 from a Dominican Republic power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the iPad 3 from the Dominican Republic power outlet you'll need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple should usually supply this cable with your iPad 3).
  2. Start the process by taking the Type B USB power adapter and plugging it in the power outlet. You can recognise this wall supply by 2 slots parallel to each other with a semicircular hole below for the slightly longer earthed pin.
  3. Connect one end of the Apple 30 pin cord into the power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 3. The iPad 3 dock connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad 3.
  4. Turn on the Dominican Republic power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad 3 will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad 3 is recharging taking roughly 1 - 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPad 3 with a Dominican Republic power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Dominican Republic Wikipedia page
  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, priced at 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, costing C$10-C$15.
  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, priced at under C$20.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costs under C$20.