How to charge your iPad from a power outlet in Dominica

Using the 30 pin Apple connector with a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter to recharge your iPad from a Dominicand power outlet and recharging the iPad using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter.

Dominicand power outlet

Complicated voltages and standards can often be confusing when planning to travel to a different country especially for the first time traveller. However this isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of standards used in the world this guide shows exactly what to pick up in advance to charge your iPad in Dominica. This page has been specifically written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPad when abroad.This page is a simple guide showing exactly how to power the iPad when staying in Dominica by using their G or D type 230 volt 50Hz power outlets, most Dominicansd will typically use the Type G plug outlets. Most power supplies will change regionally so please read our Wikiconnections world power supplies page for a full list of powering devices in different destinations. If you are travelling to Dominica from a different region check your iPad can be used with a 240v supply. If the iPad originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure that the iPad is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overheating when powering up. This page details the original iPad first generation, visit the Apple category page for the latest range of Apple iPads. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 5 or greater on the iPad.

Charging the iPad in Dominica

Can you use the iPad in Dominica?

Yes, you can use the iPad in Dominica.

Dominica

What is the best power charger for the iPad in Dominica?

If travelling to multiple countries the best travel charger for Dominica is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Dominicansd use two different types of plug sockets (G and D) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type G.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the supplied heads over. If your iPad is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel chargers plus support for certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Having a four port charger means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel adapters. Only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when you return home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest buying this type of flexible power charger online. The power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Dominica

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of regions with unstable power grids. These travel adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Dominica using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise 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 and gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with just 1 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 Dominica. [8]
What is the best power charger for the iPad in Dominica?

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

A page on how to power your iPad from a Dominicand power outlet by using a 30 pin Apple connector and a Type G USB adapter.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad from the Dominicand power outlet you'll need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple should usually supply this cable with your iPad).
  2. Plug in the Type G USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This power outlet (technically known as the Type G power outlet [3]) looks like three vertical rectangular holes in a triangle configuration for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector is found at the bottom of the iPad.
  4. Turn on the Dominicand power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging and takes between 1 - 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPad from a Dominicand power outlet

How to use a Type D power charger for charging your iPad from a Dominicand power outlet

Using the 30 pin Apple connector and a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter to recharge the iPad from a Dominicand power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad using a Dominicand power outlet you will need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple should usually supply this cable with your iPad.
  2. Begin by taking the Type D USB power adapter and plugging it into the Dominicand power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by 3 holes in a triangle shape for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple cable into the power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad.
  4. Turn on the Dominicand power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging which typically takes roughly 1 to 4 hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type D power charger for charging your iPad from a Dominicand power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia entry about Dominica
  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, priced C$10-C$15.
  6. iec.ch - Type D power outlet
  7. Type D USB power adapter - The three pinned earthed Type D USB chargers have large rounded pins placed in a triangular shape, C$15-C$20.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, under C$20.