How to charge the iPad 3 when planning a trip to Martinique

A guide on how to recharge the iPad 3 with a Martinican power outlet with the USB 30-pin Apple connector with a Type E power adapter, how to recharge the iPad 3 using a Type C power charger and charging the iPad 3 using a Type D USB adapter

Martinican power outlet

Varying different combinations of standards and plugs can all be daunting when planning to travel to another country, especially to the first time traveller. The following step by step guide shows you how to power your iPad 3 when you're travelling to Martinique by using the D, C or E type Martinican 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets, you will find a majority of Martiniquais will use Type D plug outlets. Most power sources will vary from region to region therefore please read our Wiki Connections global power sockets list for a complete list of countries. When you are visiting Martinique from another region please make sure that your iPad 3 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v ensure that the device 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. If you plan on travelling to a destination like Fort-de-France or Le Lamentin we also recommend referring to the Martinique Wikipedia web page [1] for further information on the location. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 3.

Charging the iPad 3 in Martinique

Can the iPad 3 be used in Martinique?

You can use the iPad 3 in Martinique by using the correct power convertor.

Martinique

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad 3 in Martinique?

When travelling to more than one country then the best international travel charger for Martinique is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are three standards of power outlets that Martiniquais use (types D, C and E) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the included heads over. If your iPad 3 can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these types of USB power chargers, along with support for more power hungry devices like tablets. This will allow you to recharge more than one device at once without needing to pack multiple travel chargers for your trip or using up additional wall outlets. Only needing a single international travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage as well as being convenient for recharging your iPad 3 at the airport or on a plane. Because of their flexibility these types of power chargers can be used when you return home so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

We suggest buying an adaptable travel adapter like this online. The power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Martinique

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, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is necessary when visiting regions with unstable power supplies. These travel adapters come 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 compact power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Martinique using type B American 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 originating from the US using type B plugs and gives almost 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 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 Martinique. [10]
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad 3 in Martinique?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from a Martinican power outlet

Instructions on how to charge the iPad 3 from a Martinican power outlet using a USB 30 pin Apple cable with a Type C USB adapter.

  1. If you want to charge your iPad 3 using a Martinican power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple typically supply this USB cable when you purchase your iPad 3.
  2. Start the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it into the power outlet. The plug supply (called the Europlug) can be identified by the 2 round adjacent holes next to each other where the plug outlet pins go.
  3. Connect one end of the cable into the mains 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 Martinican power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad 3 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging taking around one-four hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from a Martinican power outlet

Powering the iPad 3 with a Martinican power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Using a USB 30-pin connector and a 3 pinned Type D power charger to recharge the iPad 3 from a Martinican power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad 3 from the Martinican power outlet you will need a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple usually supply the USB cable when you purchase your iPad 3).
  2. Begin by taking the Type D USB power adapter and plugging it in the Martinican power outlet. The power supply, technically known as the Type D power outlet [6], looks like three holes in a triangular pattern.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple 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 Martinican 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 charging, typically taking around 1-4 hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPad 3 with a Martinican power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from a Martinican power outlet

A guide on how to recharge the iPad 3 with a Martinican power outlet with the USB 30-pin Apple connector with a Type E power adapter.

  1. To power the iPad 3 from a Martinican power outlet you will need to use a Type E USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple normally supply this cable when you buy the iPad 3.
  2. Plug in the Type E USB power adapter in the power supply. You can identify this power outlet by the two round adjacent holes plus a metal grounding pin protruding in the top forming a triangular shape.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB mains charger 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. Turn on the Martinican power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up and takes between 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from a Martinican power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Martinique Wikipedia web page
  2. Apple - official iPad user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, 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, around C$15.
  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, priced C$15-C$20.
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, under C$20.