Charging the iPad 3 in The Grenadines

Instructions on how to charge the iPad 3 from a Grenadines power outlet using the Apple USB 30-pin connector and a Type G power adapter, charging the iPad 3 using a two pin Type C USB plug and charging the iPad 3 using a Type E USB charger

Grenadines power outlet

Various combinations of standards and plugs can all be confusing when planning to visit another country to the first time traveller. These simple instructions tells you exactly what you'll need to supply power to the iPad 3 when travelling to The Grenadines by using their types G, C, E, I or K 230 volt 50Hz power outlets, a majority of Vincentians will typically use Type G wall outlets. When visiting The Grenadines from another country double check the iPad 3 can be charged using a 240v supply. If your iPad 3 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check that the iPad 3 is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from overloading during charging. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 3.

Charging the iPad 3 in The Grenadines

Can you use the iPad 3 in The Grenadines?

Yes, you can connect the iPad 3 to a Grenadines power outlet.

What is the best travel adapter for the iPad 3 in The Grenadines?

If you are travelling to multiple countries and bringing more than just your iPad 3 then the best international travel charger for The Grenadines to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Vincentians use five different standards of plug sockets (types G, C, E, I and K) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for both types C and G.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world just by changing the included 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 by using one of these types of power adapters, plus compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets.

This will allow you to recharge multiple devices at once without needing to bring individual power chargers or occupying additional power sockets. By only packing a single international travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when you return home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers without using up an additional power outlet.

For those travelling frequently we suggest buying this type of versatile travel charger at your preferred electronics retailer; the multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for The Grenadines

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPad 3, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following 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 adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both The Grenadines 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 portable option for travellers originating from America visiting The Grenadines using type B plug sockets.
  • 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 originating from the US using type B plugs and offers almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with 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 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 The Grenadines. [12] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for the iPad 3 in The Grenadines?

How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPad 3 from a Grenadines power outlet

Using the Apple 30-pin cable and a three pinned Type G power charger to charge the iPad 3 from a Grenadines power outlet.

  1. To power the iPad 3 using a Grenadines power outlet you'll need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], the cable is typically supplied with the device.
  2. Insert the Type G USB power adapter into the Grenadines power outlet. This wall outlet (technically known as a Type G power outlet [3]) looks like 3 rectangular holes containing shutters forming a triangle configuration.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple cable into 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 Grenadines power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging and takes roughly 1 to 4 hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPad 3 from a Grenadines power outlet

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad 3 from a Grenadines power outlet

Using a USB 30 pin Apple cable with a two pin Type C USB charger to recharge the iPad 3 from a Grenadines power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPad 3 from the Grenadines power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple should normally include this cable when you buy the iPad 3).
  2. Start by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it in the power outlet. You can recognise the wall supply by the 2 round holes adjacent to each other where the two plug outlet pins go.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 3. The iPad 3 dock connector can be found at the base of the iPad 3.
  4. Turn on the Grenadines 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 taking between 60-240 minutes to fully recharge.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad 3 from a Grenadines power outlet

Powering the iPad 3 with a Grenadines power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

Using the USB 30-pin Apple cable with a two pin Type E USB charger to power the iPad 3 with a Grenadines power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to your iPad 3 from the Grenadines power outlet you will need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple will normally supply this USB cable when you purchase your iPad 3).
  2. Begin by plugging the Type E USB power adapter in the Grenadines power outlet. The sunken round power outlet, also called the CEE 7/7 plug, can be recognised by two 4.8mm holes 19mm adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins and one long metal earth pin protruding the top in a triangle pattern.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 3. The iPad 3 dock connector can be found at the base of the iPad 3.
  4. Switch on the Grenadines power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad 3 is powering up which takes between 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPad 3 with a Grenadines power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

Powering the iPad 3 with a Grenadines power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type K USB adapter

Instructions on how to charge your iPad 3 from a Grenadines power outlet by using an Apple USB 30-pin connector and a Type K power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPad 3 from the Grenadines power outlet you will need to buy a Type K USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple will normally supply this USB cable when you purchase your iPad 3).
  2. Begin by plugging the Type K USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by three large holes in an inverted triangular shape for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Connect one end of the cord into the bottom of the USB mains 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. Turn on the Grenadines power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPad 3 will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging which typically takes around 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad 3 with a Grenadines power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type K USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - The Grenadines Wikipedia web page
  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, C$10-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 cost under C$15.
  6. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  7. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, estimated price C$15-C$20.
  8. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  9. Type E USB power adapter - There are two 4.8mm pins on Type E USB chargers which are placed 19mm apart and may include a hole for an earthing pin, C$15-C$20.
  10. iec.ch - Type K power outlet
  11. Type K USB power adapter - There are three pins on a Type K USB charger comprising of two large rounded pins and a bottom semi-circular grounding pin, under C$10.
  12. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced under C$20.