Charging your iPad 4 from a power outlet in Guam

Using the USB Lightning Apple cable with a Type A power adapter to power your iPad 4 with a Guamanian power outlet and powering the iPad 4 using a Type B power adapter.

Guamanian power outlet

Complicated voltages and standards can often be daunting when planning to visit a new country especially for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of common standards being used in the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need to buy in advance to charge the iPad 4 . This guide has been specifically written to prevent you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPad 4 when you're in staying in Guam.When you are visiting Guam the following instructions show how to power your iPad 4 by using their standard types B or A 110 volt 60Hz wall outlets. Most power will differ depending on which country you are visiting so please read the power supplies and Oceania page for a full list of regions and countries. If the iPad 4 slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when travelling to Guam from a different country please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically devices which come from a different country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts sometimes take longer to charge or won't power up, so check the device is dual voltage (normally indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to ensure proper use. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 4.

Charging the iPad 4 in Guam

Can the iPad 4 be used in Guam?

Yes, you can connect the iPad 4 to a Guamanian power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad 4 in Guam?

If you are travelling to more than one country or bringing more than your iPad 4 then the best international travel adapter for Guam to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different types of wall outlets in Guam (B and A) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type A. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your iPad 4 can support Fast Charge (note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these USB power chargers, plus additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers having a four port adapter means you can recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring seperate travel adapters or occupying additional wall sockets. Because you are only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets and phones without needing an additional plug socket.

If you travel to Guam we recommend buying a versatile power charger of this nature online; the power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Guam

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 4, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Guam and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Guam.
  • 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. This gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a flexible 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 wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Guam. [8] [AD]
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad 4 in Guam?

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from a Guamanian power outlet

Using a USB Lightning Apple cable and a Type A power adapter to power the iPad 4 with a Guamanian power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPad 4 from a Guamanian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple should normally supply this USB cable with the iPad 4.
  2. Plug the Type A USB power adapter into the power outlet. This ungrounded power outlet (known as a Type A power outlet [3]) is identified by two slots adjacent to each other for live and neutral blades.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Apple Lightning power cord into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad 4.
  4. Switch on the Guamanian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your tablet will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging, typically taking roughly one to four hours to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from a Guamanian power outlet

How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from a Guamanian power outlet

Using a USB Lightning Apple cable and a Type B USB adapter to power the iPad 4 with a Guamanian power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPad 4 from a Guamanian power outlet you will need to use a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - typically already included with the iPad 4.
  2. Plug the Type B USB power adapter into the power supply. You can identify the power supply by the two thin slots parallel to each other where the short twin blades go with a single hole below for the grounded pin.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple Lightning power cord into the bottom of the USB power 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 Guamanian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is charging, typically taking between 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from a Guamanian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Guamanian country page on Wikipedia.org
  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, costing under C$20.
  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, estimated cost 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, 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, under C$20.