Charging the iPad 3 from a power outlet in Micronesia

Using the Apple USB 30 pin connector with a two pin Type A power adapter to power the iPad 3 from a Micronesian power outlet and powering the iPad 3 using a Type B USB charger.

Micronesian power outlet

Varying different region codes and voltages can all be confusing when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never been there before. This page has been written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPad 3 when staying abroad.When you are staying in Micronesia these instructions show how to supply power to the iPad 3 by using their standard Type B or A 120 volt 60Hz wall outlets. Power sockets differ depending on which area you are visiting therefore please read the World power supplies page for a complete list of regions and countries. If the iPad 3 doesn't power up or recharges slowly when travelling to Micronesia from a different country then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Electrical devices which originate from a different country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) may take longer to charge or won't turn on, so check your iPad 3 is dual-voltage (normally indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to ensure proper use. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 3.

Charging the iPad 3 in Micronesia

Can you use the iPad 3 in Micronesia?

You can use the iPad 3 in Micronesia.

Micronesia

What is the best power adapter for the iPad 3 in Micronesia?

If you are travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your iPad 3 then the best international travel adapter for Micronesia is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two standards of plug sockets in Micronesia (B and A) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type A. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your type of iPad 3 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times by using one of these USB power adapters and additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other adapters having a four port adapter will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power adapters or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only needing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage and convenient for charging your iPad 3 at the airport or on your flight. Due to their versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

If you travel to Micronesia we suggest searching for this type of flexible power adapter online; the travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Micronesia

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, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These power converters come 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 international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from America going to Micronesia.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs and offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half the 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Micronesia. [8]
What is the best power adapter for the iPad 3 in Micronesia?

Powering the iPad 3 with a Micronesian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Using a 30-pin cable and a 2 pin Type A power charger to charge your iPad 3 with a Micronesian power outlet.

  1. To power your iPad 3 using the Micronesian power outlet you will need to use a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple usually include the cable with the iPad 3.
  2. Insert the Type A USB power adapter into the Micronesian power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the two thin adjacent slots for live and neutral pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the mains power adapter 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. Switch on the Micronesian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad 3 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up and takes around one to four hours to fully recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad 3 with a Micronesian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Powering the iPad 3 with a Micronesian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

A guide showing how to charge your iPad 3 with a Micronesian power outlet with the Apple USB 30 pin connector with a three pinned Type B power adapter.

  1. To charge your iPad 3 using the Micronesian power outlet you will need to use a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (the cable is normally already included with the device by Apple).
  2. Start by taking the Type B USB power adapter and plugging it in the Micronesian power outlet. This plug supply, sometimes known as a Type B power outlet [6], can be recognised by 2 thin slots parallel to each other for live and neutral blades with a single semicircle hole below for the grounded pin.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of 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 base of the iPad 3.
  4. Turn on the Micronesian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the tablet will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad 3 is charging which should take between one-four hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPad 3 with a Micronesian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Micronesian 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, estimated price 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, 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, priced at 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, C$15-C$20.