How to charge your iPad 3 from a power outlet in El Salvador

Using a USB 30 pin Apple connector and a two pinned Type A USB adapter to recharge your iPad 3 from a Salvadoranf power outlet and recharging the iPad 3 using a 3 pinned Type B USB charger.

Salvadoranf power outlet

Different combinations of voltages and region codes can all cause confusion when planning on visiting a foreign country to the first time traveller. This guide was specifically written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPad 3 abroad.This page contains a step by step guide showing you exactly how to power the iPad 3 when you are visiting El Salvador by using their B or A type 115 volt 60Hz plug outlets. Power sources differ depending on which area you visiting therefore please read the Wiki Connections world power connections list where you'll find a complete list showing regions and countries. If the iPad 3 slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when you are visiting El Salvador from a different country please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically electrical devices which originated from a country which use a higher voltage such as 240 volts can take longer to charge or won't turn on, check the iPad 3 is a dual voltage device (normally marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to ensure proper use. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 3.

Charging the iPad 3 in El Salvador

Can you use the iPad 3 in El Salvador?

Yes, you can use the iPad 3 in El Salvador by using the correct power convertor.

El Salvador

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

When you are travelling to multiple countries the best travel adapter for El Salvador to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two types of wall outlets in El Salvador (B and A) and using a travel charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type A.

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the included heads over. If your model of iPad 3 is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these power adapters, along with additional support for certain power demanding devices.

Unlike other travel adapters having a 4 port adapter will also allow you to recharge multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power adapters or using up additional wall sockets. By only packing a single travel charger will help keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage. Due to their versatility these types of power chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers without needing an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling to different continents we recommend searching for this type of versatile travel charger online. The power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for El Salvador

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting 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 unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 El Salvador.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and gives practically 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 a more 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting El Salvador. [8]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad 3 in El Salvador?

How to use a Type A power charger for charging your iPad 3 from a Salvadoranf power outlet

A guide on how to power your iPad 3 from a Salvadoranf power outlet by using a 30 pin cable with a Type A power charger.

  1. To supply power to the iPad 3 using the Salvadoranf power outlet you'll need to use a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple normally supply this cable with your iPad 3.
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type A USB power adapter in the Salvadoranf power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by 2 thin adjacent slots.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the mains power 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 Salvadoranf 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 charging which typically takes between 1-4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type A power charger for charging your iPad 3 from a Salvadoranf power outlet

How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from a Salvadoranf power outlet

Using a USB 30 pin Apple connector and a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter to power your iPad 3 from a Salvadoranf power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your iPad 3 from the Salvadoranf power outlet you'll need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple normally include the cable when you first purchase your iPad 3).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type B USB power adapter in the power supply. You can recognise the power supply by 2 thin slots where the twin plug outlet blades go with a semicircular hole below for the slightly longer earth pin.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB power 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 Salvadoranf power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPad 3 will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up, typically taking roughly one-four hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from a Salvadoranf power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Salvadoranf 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, 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 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, under C$20.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, under C$20.