Charging the iPad 4 when staying in Martinique

Instructions showing you how to recharge your iPad 4 with a Martinican power outlet with a Lightning connector with a Type C Europlug power charger, charging the iPad 4 using a three pin Type D power plug and how to charge the iPad 4 using a Type E power adapter

Martinican power outlet

If you are organizing a trip to Martinique it can be useful to know if you'll be able to charge all your common electronics when you get there. By not knowing which power socket is being used you may end up either bringing too many adaptors or pack the wrong adaptor, leaving you having to buy a suitable charger on arrival that might be incompatible. Complicated frequencies and standards can all be confusing when planning on staying in a foreign country especially if you've never visited before. This page was written to stop travellers having to worry if they'll be able to power their iPad 4 when they are travelling to Martinique.When you are planning a vacation to Martinique these useful instructions show how to power your iPad 4 by using their types D, C or E Martinican 220 volt 50Hz power outlets, a majority of Martiniquais will normally use Type D power outlets. If you are travelling to Martinique from a different country please ensure your iPad 4 can accept a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) check the iPad 4 is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from being damaged whilst powering it. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 4.

Charging the iPad 4 in Martinique

Can the iPad 4 be used in Martinique?

Yes, you can use the iPad 4 in Martinique.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad 4 in Martinique?

If you are travelling with more than just your iPad 4 and visiting more than one country then the best travel adapter for Martinique to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Martiniquais use three different standards of wall outlets (types D, C and E) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by switching the supplied plugs. If your model of iPad 4 is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these travel chargers along with additional support for more power hungry devices. This will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to bring seperate power adapters for your trip. Only bringing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage while travelling and on hand for charging your iPad 4 at the airport or on a plane. Due to their space saving versatility these types of adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets and phones with just a single plug socket.

If you travel to Martinique we recommend buying an adaptable travel adapter similar to this at your preferred electronics retailer; the multipurpose power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

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 4, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial when visiting counties with unstable power supplies. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, 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 America visiting Martinique using type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise 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 more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 Martinique. [10] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad 4 in Martinique?

Powering the iPad 4 with a Martinican power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using a USB Lightning connector and a Europlug Type C USB charger to recharge the iPad 4 from a Martinican power outlet.

  1. To power the iPad 4 using a Martinican power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the cable is normally supplied with the device by Apple).
  2. Firstly plug the Type C USB power adapter in the power supply. The wall supply can be recognised by the 2 adjacent holes for live and neutral pins.
  3. Connect one end of the Lightning power cord into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad 4.
  4. Switch on the Martinican power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad 4 is powering up which should take between one to four hours to fully recharge. [AD]
Powering the iPad 4 with a Martinican power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Charging the iPad 4 from a Martinican power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Using a USB Lightning connector and a Type D USB adapter to power your iPad 4 with a Martinican power outlet.

  1. To charge the iPad 4 using a Martinican power outlet you'll need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the cable is normally already supplied with your device by Apple).
  2. Begin by inserting the Type D USB power adapter into the power outlet. You can recognise the wall supply by the 3 round holes forming a triangle shape.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB charging cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad 4.
  4. Switch on the Martinican power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up and takes roughly 1 to 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity. [AD]
Charging the iPad 4 from 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 4 from a Martinican power outlet

Using a USB Lightning Apple connector with a two pin Type E USB charger to recharge the iPad 4 from a Martinican power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge your iPad 4 using the Martinican power outlet you'll need a Type E USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - normally already supplied with your device by Apple.
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type E USB power adapter and plugging it into the Martinican power outlet. The round plug supply (known as the Type E power outlet [8] or CEE 7/7 plug) can be recognised by two round adjacent holes where the twin pins go plus one metal earth pin protruding the top in a triangular pattern.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad 4.
  4. Turn on the Martinican power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPad 4 will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging which takes around one-four hours to recharge to 100% capacity. [AD]
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from a Martinican power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Martinican country entry on wikipedia
  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.
  5. USB to Apple Lightning cable - The Apple Lightning cable is a charging and syncing cable for more recent Apple devices and connects compatible iPhones and iPads to a USB port.
  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.
  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.
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters.