Charging the iPad 3 when planning a trip to Haiti

Instructions showing how to recharge your iPad 3 with a Haitian power outlet using a 30-pin Apple cable and a Type A USB charger and recharging the iPad 3 using a 3 pin Type B power adapter.

Haitian power outlet

Varying different standards and voltages can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country especially for the first time traveller. This page is a useful guide showing exactly how to supply power to the iPad 3 when you're travelling to Haiti using the types B or A 110 volt 60Hz wall outlets, a majority of Haitians will use the Type B plug outlets. If your iPad 3 slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when travelling to Haiti from a different country then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Devices which originated from a different country which use a higher voltage such as 240 volts either take longer to charge or won't turn on, so check the device is a dual voltage device (you'll find these are usually marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to ensure proper use. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 3.

Charging the iPad 3 in Haiti

Can you use the iPad 3 in Haiti?

You can use the iPad 3 in Haiti by using a power adaptor.

Haiti

What is the best power adapter for the iPad 3 in Haiti?

When travelling to more than one country then the best travel charger for Haiti to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different types of power outlets that Haitians use (B and A) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type A. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world simply by changing the heads. If your iPad 3 supports Fast Charge (note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these travel chargers, plus additional support for more power demanding devices.

Unlike other adapters having a four port adapter will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to buy individual power adapters for your Haitian trip. By only bringing a single international travel charger will keep the size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage and convenient for charging your iPad 3 at the airport or on your flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers with just a single power outlet.

For those travelling to different destinations we recommend buying this type of versatile power adapter online; the travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Haiti

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America going to Haiti using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • 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 originating from the US using type B plugs. This gives almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Haiti. [8]
What is the best power adapter for the iPad 3 in Haiti?

Powering the iPad 3 with a Haitian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Instructions showing how to recharge your iPad 3 with a Haitian power outlet using a 30-pin Apple cable and a Type A USB charger.

  1. If you want to power your iPad 3 using the Haitian power outlet you will need to use a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple usually include this cable with the iPad 3).
  2. Start by taking the Type A USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the two slots adjacent to each other.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB charger 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 Haitian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad 3 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is charging taking around 1-4 hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPad 3 with a Haitian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

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

A page showing how to charge your iPad 3 with a Haitian power outlet using a 30-pin Apple cable with a Type B USB charger.

  1. To charge your iPad 3 from the Haitian power outlet you will need to use a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple usually include this USB cable with the iPad 3).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type B USB power adapter into the power supply. The wall outlet, sometimes known as a Type B power outlet [6], can be recognised by 2 thin slots parallel to each other with a single hole below for the slightly long grounded pin.
  3. Connect one end of the power cable 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 can be found at the base of the iPad 3.
  4. Turn on the Haitian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad 3 is powering up and takes around 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad 3 with a Haitian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Haiti 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 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, under 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 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, priced C$15-C$20.