How to charge the iPad 3 when planning a trip to Nauru

How to connect a Nauruan power outlet to the iPad 3

Nauruan power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of frequencies and standards can often lead to confusion when planning on staying in a foreign country for the first time traveller. This guide was written to assist people wanting to power the iPad 3 when they are travelling to Nauru.The following step-by-step guide will show you how to power the iPad 3 when you're visiting Nauru using their 240 volt 50Hz Type I Nauruan plug outlet. Power will differ from country to country so please read the travel power supplies page for a complete list of countries. If you are travelling to Nauru from a different country ensure the iPad 3 can accept a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check that your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from overloading during charging. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 3.

Charging the iPad 3 in Nauru

Can you use the iPad 3 in Nauru?

Yes, you can use the iPad 3 in Nauru.

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad 3 in Nauru?

When you are travelling with more than your iPad 3 and visiting more than one country then the best travel charger for Nauru to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger.

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the included heads over. If your iPad 3 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these travel adapters, plus support for more power hungry devices. Unlike other adapters having a 4 port adapter means you can power more than one device at the same time without needing to buy seperate power chargers or using up additional power outlets. Because you are only needing a single international travel charger will help keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage while travelling. Due to their versatility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones with only a single power outlet.

We recommend searching for a multipurpose travel adapter like this online, the power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Nauru

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is necessary when visiting regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These travel converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Nauru and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting Nauru using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Nauru. [6] [AD]
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad 3 in Nauru?

Powering the iPad 3 with a Nauruan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type J USB adapter

Using a 30 pin Apple cable with a Type I USB adapter to recharge your iPad 3 from a Nauruan power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPad 3 using a Nauruan power outlet you'll need to use a Type I USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - normally supplied with the iPad 3.
  2. Begin by plugging the Type I USB power adapter in the power supply. This power outlet, technically called a Type I power outlet [3], can be identified by three thin slots in an upside-down triangle pattern with the top two slots sloping upward for the live, neutral and earth.
  3. Connect one end of the cable into the USB mains 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 Nauruan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad 3 is charging, typically taking around one-four hours to fully recharge.
Powering the iPad 3 with a Nauruan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type J USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia.org entry about Nauru
  2. Apple - official iPad user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type I power outlet
  4. Type I USB power adapter - Type I USB chargers use three short flat blades in a V format with the top blade acting as a grounding pin, priced at under C$15.
  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.