How to charge your iPad 3 from a power outlet in The Philippines

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge your iPad 3 from a Filipino power outlet with a USB 30 pin cable with a Type C USB adapter, charging the iPad 3 using a Type A power charger and recharging the iPad 3 using a 3 pinned Type B power plug

Filipino power outlet

Different combinations of standards and sockets can all be confusing when planning to travel to another country, especially if you've never visited before. This isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of sockets used in the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power the iPad 3 in The Philippines. This guide has been specifically written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPad 3 when you're in The Philippines.When you're travelling to The Philippines these useful instructions show powering your iPad 3 by using the standard Type C, A or B 220 volt 60Hz power outlets, Type C plug outlets will be typically used by most Filipinas. If travelling to The Philippines from another country please double check your iPad 3 can accept a 240 volt supply. If the iPad 3 was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your iPad 3 is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from over-heating during charging. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 3.

Charging the iPad 3 in The Philippines

Can the iPad 3 be used in The Philippines?

You can use the iPad 3 in The Philippines.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad 3 in The Philippines?

If travelling with more than your iPad 3 and visiting multiple countries then the best international travel charger for The Philippines is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. Filipinos use three different types of plug sockets (types C, A and B) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for both types A and C. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied heads over. If your iPad 3 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these types of power chargers, along with additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices.

Unlike other travel adapters having a four port charger means you can power more than one device at the same time without needing to bring individual power chargers for your trip to The Philippines. By only bringing a single travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling and convenient for charging your iPad 3 at an airport or on a plane. Due to their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets without using up an additional power outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of versatile travel charger at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for The Philippines

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPad 3, 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 visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 going to The Philippines.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at almost half 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 The Philippines.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad 3 in The Philippines?

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from a Filipino power outlet

Using a USB 30 pin cable and a Type A USB adapter to recharge your iPad 3 from a Filipino power outlet.

  1. To power your iPad 3 from the Filipino power outlet you will need a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple should usually supply the USB cable when you purchase the iPad 3.
  2. First plug in the Type A USB power adapter into the wall outlet. You can recognise the power supply by two thin adjacent slots next to each other for live and neutral. Please be aware power cables used with type A plugs which are rated at only 125 volts shouldn't be used so we suggest checking prior to continuing.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the power 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. Switch on the Filipino power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is charging, typically taking around one-four hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from a Filipino power outlet

How to use a Type B power charger for charging your iPad 3 from a Filipino power outlet

Using a USB 30-pin cable with a Type B power adapter to charge the iPad 3 from a Filipino power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your iPad 3 from the Filipino power outlet you'll need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - the USB cable is usually already supplied with your device.
  2. Begin by taking the Type B USB power adapter and plugging it into the wall outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by 2 thin slots parallel to each other with a single hole below for the long earthed pin. Note power cables with type B sockets which are rated at less that 240 volts shouldn't be used in The Philippines so we recommend checking first.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the mains USB 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. Switch on the Filipino 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 recharging which should take around 60-240 minutes to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type B power charger for charging your iPad 3 from a Filipino power outlet

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from a Filipino power outlet

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge your iPad 3 from a Filipino power outlet with a USB 30 pin cable with a Type C USB adapter.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad 3 using a Filipino power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple will normally include the cable with your iPad 3.
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter in the Filipino power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by the 2 adjacent holes.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 3. The iPad 3 dock connector is found at the base of the iPad 3.
  4. Switch on the Filipino power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad 3 will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up which takes roughly 1-4 hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from a Filipino power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philippines - The Philippines Wikipedia web page
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1595/en_US/ipad_user_guide.pdf - Official iPad user guide
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeA.htm - Type A power outlet
  4. Type A USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type A mains power outlet
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music
  6. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeB.htm - Type B power outlet
  7. Type B USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type B mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  9. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  10. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters