How to charge the iPad 3 when visiting New Caledonia

A guide showing you how to recharge your iPad 3 with a New Caledonian power outlet with the USB 30-pin Apple connector with a Type C USB adapter and charging the iPad 3 using a Type F USB adapter.

New Caledonian power outlet

Varying different combinations of region codes and plug types can all be confusing when planning on staying in a new country especially if you've never been there before. These instructions have been written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPad 3 abroad.If you're staying in New Caledonia these useful instructions show how to power the iPad 3 using the standard F or C type 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If you are travelling to New Caledonia from a different country please ensure that your iPad 3 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure that your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged whilst powering it up. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 3.

Charging the iPad 3 in New Caledonia

Can the iPad 3 be used in New Caledonia?

Yes, you can use the iPad 3 in New Caledonia.

New Caledonia

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad 3 in New Caledonia?

If travelling with more than just your iPad 3 the best travel power adapter for New Caledonia is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two standards of power outlets that New Caledonians use (F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the heads over. If your iPad 3 can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these travel adapters plus additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets.

This will allow you to recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring individual power chargers. By only packing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Due to their space saving versatility these types of adapters can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones using just a single wall outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of flexible power adapter at an electronics retailer, the power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for New Caledonia

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 those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unstable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both New Caledonia and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from America going to New Caledonia using type B 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 originating from the US using type B plugs and offers almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with only 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 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting New Caledonia. [8]
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad 3 in New Caledonia?

Powering the iPad 3 with a New Caledonian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

A guide showing you how to recharge your iPad 3 with a New Caledonian power outlet with the USB 30-pin Apple connector with a Type C USB adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to your iPad 3 from the New Caledonian power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple will normally include this cable when you buy the iPad 3.
  2. First plug in the Type C USB power adapter into the New Caledonian power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by two round adjacent holes next to each other where the plug outlet pins go.
  3. Connect one end of the cord into the bottom of the USB mains 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. Turn on the New Caledonian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging and takes roughly one-four hours to fully recharge.
Powering the iPad 3 with a New Caledonian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Powering the iPad 3 with a New Caledonian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Using a USB 30 pin Apple cable with a two pin Type F USB charger to power the iPad 3 with a New Caledonian power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the iPad 3 from a New Caledonian power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple typically supply this USB cable when you purchase your iPad 3).
  2. Plug the Type F USB power adapter in the power supply. You can recognise this power outlet by the two 4.8mm circular holes 19 mm next to each other and two thin grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the power adapter 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. Switch on the New Caledonian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad 3 is charging, typically taking roughly one to four hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPad 3 with a New Caledonian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - New Caledonia Wikipedia web page
  2. Apple - official iPad user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, estimated cost 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, estimated price C$10-C$15.
  6. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  7. Type F USB power adapter - Type F USB chargers are earthed using two clips at the top and bottom with two rounded 4.8mm pins set 19mm apart, 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, priced at under C$20.