How to charge the iPad 3 when visiting Grenada

Using a USB 30 pin Apple cable with a three pin Type G USB charger to power the iPad 3 with a Grenadian power outlet.

Grenadian power outlet

Varying different combinations of region codes and sockets can all be confusing when planning on visiting a new country for the first time traveller. These instructions were specifically written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPad 3 abroad.This step by step guide will show how to power your iPad 3 when you're travelling to Grenada using their standard 230 volt 50Hz Type G power outlet, with the Grenadians using a 13 amp plug for power outlets. When travelling to Grenada from another country check the iPad 3 can be charged using a 240v supply. If your iPad 3 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v check your iPad 3 is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from overheating when powering up. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 3.

Charging the iPad 3 in Grenada

Can the iPad 3 be used in Grenada?

Yes, you can use the iPad 3 in Grenada by using a power convertor.

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What is the best travel adapter for the iPad 3 in Grenada?

If you are travelling with more than just your iPad 3 and visiting more than one country the best travel power adapter for Grenada is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world just by changing the plugs over. If your iPad 3 is compatible with 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 more power hungry devices. Having a 4 port charger will also allow you to power multiple devices at the same time without needing to bring seperate power adapters on your Grenadian trip or occupying additional wall sockets. By only packing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage as well as being convenient for recharging your iPad 3 at an airport or on a plane. Due to their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones, tablets and e-readers without using up an additional power outlet.

For those travelling on a regular basis we suggest buying an adaptable travel adapter like 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 around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Grenada

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable power grids. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting Grenada using 3 pin type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a generous 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 perfect for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Grenada. [6]
What is the best travel adapter for the iPad 3 in Grenada?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from a Grenadian power outlet

Instructions showing you how to charge your iPad 3 from a Grenadian power outlet by using an Apple USB 30-pin cable and a three pinned Type G power charger.

  1. In order to charge your iPad 3 using the Grenadian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (the USB cable is typically included with the iPad 3).
  2. Insert the Type G USB power adapter into the Grenadian power outlet. You can identify this power outlet by the 3 vertical rectangular slots with shutters in a triangle pattern.
  3. Connect one end of the cord into the bottom of the mains USB 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. Turn on the Grenadian 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 completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from a Grenadian power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia.org entry about Grenada
  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, estimated price C$10-C$15.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, under C$20.