Charging the iPad 3 from a power outlet in India

The WikiConnections guide showing how to charge your iPad 3 with an Indian power outlet with the Apple USB 30-pin cable and a 3 pin Type D USB charger, how to power the iPad 3 using a Type C USB plug and charging the iPad 3 using a three pinned Type M power adapter

Indian power outlet

Varying different voltages and plugs can often be daunting when planning to visit a new country, especially to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need to pick up in advance to power your iPad 3 . This guide was written to prepare travellers wanting to power their iPad 3 abroad.These step by step instructions shows how to supply power to the iPad 3 in India using the Type D, C or M Indian 230 volt 50Hz power outlets, most Indians typically use Type D power outlets. If you are visiting India from another region please check the iPad 3 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure that the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from being damaged when powering up. If you're planning on staying somewhere like Mumbai we also suggest reading the India entry on wikipedia [1] for further information. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 3.

Charging the iPad 3 in India

Can you use the iPad 3 in India?

You can use the iPad 3 in India.

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

If you are travelling with more than your iPad 3 the best international travel charger for India to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. Indians use three different types of power outlets (types D, C and M) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 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 supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these types of travel chargers, and compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers having a 4 port adapter will allow you to power more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack multiple power adapters or occupying additional power sockets. Because you are only bringing a single international travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand luggage while travelling as well as being convenient for recharging your iPad 3 at an airport or on the plane. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and smartphones without using up an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling to India we recommend buying this type of versatile power adapter at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for India

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 those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both India and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting India using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting India.
What is the best power adapter for the iPad 3 in India?

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

Using a USB 30 pin connector with a two pinned Type C power adapter to power the iPad 3 with an Indian power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad 3 from an Indian power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple should normally supply the USB cable when you buy your iPad 3).
  2. Firstly plug the Type C USB power adapter in the Indian power outlet. You can identify the wall outlet by two adjacent holes where the live and neutral pins go.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 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 Indian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad 3 is powering up which typically takes roughly one-four hours to recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from an Indian power outlet

Powering the iPad 3 with an Indian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

The WikiConnections guide showing how to charge your iPad 3 with an Indian power outlet with the Apple USB 30-pin cable and a 3 pin Type D USB charger.

  1. To power the iPad 3 using the Indian power outlet you will need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple will usually include this USB cable with the iPad 3.
  2. Start by plugging the Type D USB power adapter into the wall supply. The power supply (sometimes called the Type D power outlet [6]) looks like 3 round holes in a triangle pattern.
  3. Connect 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 can be found at the base of the iPad 3.
  4. Turn on the Indian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging which takes roughly 1-4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad 3 with an Indian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

How to use a Type M power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from an Indian power outlet

Learn how to charge your iPad 3 with an Indian power outlet with the Apple USB 30 pin connector and a 3 pin Type M power charger.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPad 3 from an Indian power outlet you'll need a Type M USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - usually supplied with the device by Apple.
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type M USB power adapter into the Indian power outlet. You can identify the wall outlet by three round holes in a triangle pattern.
  3. Connect 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 can be found at the base of the iPad 3.
  4. Turn on the Indian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging, typically taking roughly 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type M power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from an Indian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/India - India entry on wikipedia
  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/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  7. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeM.htm - Type M power outlet
  9. Type M USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type M 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