How to charge the iPad 3 when planning a trip to East Timor

Using an Apple USB 30-pin cable and a two pinned Type C power charger to recharge the iPad 3 with an East Timor power outlet, how to charge the iPad 3 using a two pinned Type E power plug and powering the iPad 3 using a Type F power charger

East Timor power outlet

Complicated voltages and plugs can often be daunting when planning on staying in a new country for the first time traveller. This page was specifically written to assist visitors wanting to power the iPad 3 when they are staying abroad.This page is a simple guide demonstrating exactly how to supply power to your iPad 3 in East Timor by using their types E, C, F or I East Timor 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. When you are travelling to East Timor from another country please double check your iPad 3 can accept a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts ensure 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 over-heating during charging. If you plan on travelling to a destination like Dili or Dare we also recommend referring to the East Timor wikipedia page [1] for further information prior to the location. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 3.

Charging the iPad 3 in East Timor

Can the iPad 3 be used in East Timor?

You can use the iPad 3 in East Timor by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best travel charger for the iPad 3 in East Timor?

If you are travelling with more than just your iPad 3 and visiting more than one country the best travel adapter for East Timor to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. East Timorese use four different standards of wall outlets (E, C, F and I) and using a power adapter like 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 you can travel to over 100 countries around the world just by changing the included plugs. If your model of iPad 3 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these travel adapters, plus compatibility with more power demanding devices. Having a 4 port adapter will also allow you to charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring multiple power chargers. Because you are only needing to bring a single travel charger will keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage as well as being suitable for recharging your iPad 3 at an airport or on a plane. Due to their versatility these types of power chargers 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 using just a single plug socket.

We suggest searching for an adaptable travel adapter like this online. The travel adapter illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for East Timor

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPad 3, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is necessary when visiting regions with unstable power supplies. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from North America going to East Timor 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 from North America using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting East Timor.
What is the best travel charger for the iPad 3 in East Timor?

Powering the iPad 3 with an East Timor power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using an Apple USB 30-pin cable and a two pinned Type C power charger to recharge the iPad 3 with an East Timor power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPad 3 from the East Timor power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple typically supply this USB cable when you purchase the iPad 3).
  2. Start by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it into the power outlet. You can identify this power outlet by the 2 round adjacent holes next to each other where the twin plug outlet pins go.
  3. Connect one end of the cable into the mains USB 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 East Timor power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad 3 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging taking around one-four hours to fully recharge.
Powering the iPad 3 with an East Timor power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type E power charger for charging your iPad 3 from an East Timor power outlet

Learn how to charge the iPad 3 from an East Timor power outlet with a USB 30-pin Apple connector with a Type E power adapter.

  1. In order to charge the iPad 3 using the East Timor power outlet you'll need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple normally supply this cable when you buy the iPad 3).
  2. Start the process by taking the Type E USB power adapter and inserting it into the power supply. You can identify this power outlet by the two circular adjacent holes plus a metal grounding pin protruding in the top forming a triangular shape.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin 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 East Timor power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up taking between 60 to 240 minutes to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type E power charger for charging your iPad 3 from an East Timor power outlet

Powering the iPad 3 with an East Timor power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Using an Apple USB 30-pin cable and a two pinned Type F power charger to recharge the iPad 3 with an East Timor power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your iPad 3 from the East Timor power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple will usually supply the USB cable with your iPad 3).
  2. Begin by taking the Type F USB power adapter and plugging it in the East Timor power outlet. The sunken round power outlet, sometimes called a Type F power outlet [8] or Schuko plug, can be identified by two large round holes 19 mm apart from each other along with thin metal grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Connect one end of the cable into the mains USB 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 East Timor power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad 3 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging taking around one-four hours to fully recharge.
Powering the iPad 3 with an East Timor power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timor-Leste - East Timor wikipedia 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/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C 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/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  7. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  9. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F 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