Charging your iPad 3 from a power outlet in Dominica

Instructions on how to power the iPad 3 from a Dominicand power outlet by using the 30-pin Apple cable and a Type G USB charger and how to charge the iPad 3 using a 3 pin Type D power charger.

Dominicand power outlet

If packing for a trip to Dominica it can be helpful to know if you can use any essential gadgets when you arrive. However, without knowing which wall socket is being used in Dominica you are more likely to bring the wrong adaptor, therefore leaving you having to purchase a potentially expensive charger when you're there that could be incompatible and damage the iPad 3. Complicated standards and voltages can all be daunting when planning on travelling to another country if you've never visited before. These guidelines have been specifically written to prepare visitors wanting to power their iPad 3 abroad.If you're staying in Dominica these instructions show powering the iPad 3 by using their types G or D 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets, please be aware that Type G power outlets will be used by a majority of Dominicansd. If visiting Dominica from a different country please check the iPad 3 can accept a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v check that the device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from being damaged when powering up. If you're planning to visit a destination such as Roseau we also suggest reading the Dominica country entry on Wikipedia [1] for further information. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 3.

Charging the iPad 3 in Dominica

Can the iPad 3 be used in Dominica?

Yes, you can connect the iPad 3 to a Dominicand power outlet by using the correct power convertor.

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What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad 3 in Dominica?

If travelling with more than just your iPad 3 then the best travel charger for Dominica to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Dominicansd use two different types of power outlets (G and D) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type G.

As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your type of iPad 3 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times by using one of these USB travel chargers, plus additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

This means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel adapters for your Dominicand trip. By only needing a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage and on hand for recharging your iPad 3 at the airport or on your flight. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used when you return home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers using just a single power outlet.

We recommend buying a versatile power adapter like this at your preferred electronics retailer. The travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Dominica

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, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Dominica.
  • 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 originating from the US using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just 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 more 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Dominica. [8]
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad 3 in Dominica?

Powering the iPad 3 with a Dominicand power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Instructions on how to power the iPad 3 from a Dominicand power outlet by using the 30-pin Apple cable and a Type G USB charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad 3 using the Dominicand power outlet you will need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple will usually include this USB cable with the iPad 3).
  2. Firstly you'll need to plug the Type G USB power adapter in the Dominicand power outlet. You can identify the wall outlet by three rectangular slots forming a triangle shape for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter 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. Switch on the Dominicand power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging which typically takes around one to four hours to fully recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad 3 with a Dominicand power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from a Dominicand power outlet

A guide showing how to power the iPad 3 with a Dominicand power outlet using a USB 30 pin connector with a Type D power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPad 3 from a Dominicand power outlet you'll need a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple will usually include this USB cable with the iPad 3.
  2. Start by inserting the Type D USB power adapter into the power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the three circular holes in a triangular configuration.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 3. The iPad 3 dock connector is found at the bottom of the iPad 3.
  4. Switch on the Dominicand power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad 3 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad 3 is powering up and takes around 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from a Dominicand power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Dominica country entry on Wikipedia
  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, estimated cost C$15-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, under 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, estimated cost 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, costs under C$20.