How to charge your iPad 3 from a power outlet in Miquelon

How to connect a Miquelonnais power outlet to the iPad 3

Miquelonnais power outlet

Complicated voltages and standards can often be confusing when planning to travel to a different country especially to the first time traveller. However this isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of sockets used in the world this guide shows exactly what to pick up in advance to charge your iPad 3 in Miquelon. This useful guide shows what you'll need to charge your iPad 3 when going to Miquelon by using the standard 230 volt 50Hz Type E Miquelonnais plug outlet, the Miquelonnais will use CEE 7/5 French sockets for wall outlets. When visiting Miquelon from another region please ensure that the iPad 3 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from being damaged during charging. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 3.

Charging the iPad 3 in Miquelon

Can you use the iPad 3 in Miquelon?

Yes, you can use the iPad 3 in Miquelon.

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What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad 3 in Miquelon?

When you are travelling with more than your iPad 3 then the best international travel power adapter for Miquelon to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world simply by switching the plugs over. If your model of iPad 3 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power demanding devices. Unlike other chargers having a four port charger will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power chargers for your trip to Miquelon or occupying additional power outlets. Only bringing a single travel charger will help keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple phones and tablets and using only a single plug socket.

We suggest searching for a versatile travel adapter like this at an electronics retailer. The travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Miquelon

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPad 3, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Miquelon and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America going to Miquelon.
  • 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 from the US using type B plugs and offers almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 Miquelon. [6]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad 3 in Miquelon?

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

Using the 30 pin Apple cable with a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter to recharge your iPad 3 from a Miquelonnais power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your iPad 3 using a Miquelonnais power outlet you will need a Type E USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], this cable is typically included with your device.
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type E USB power adapter in the Miquelonnais power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by two 4.8mm round adjacent holes with a single long metal grounding pin protruding from the top in a triangle configuration.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the mains USB adapter 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. Switch on the Miquelonnais power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up, typically taking roughly 60-240 minutes to recharge.
Powering the iPad 3 with a Miquelonnais power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Miquelonnais Wikipedia page
  2. Apple - official iPad user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  4. 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, 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, 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.