Charging the iPad 3 in Wales

How to connect a Welsh power outlet to the iPad 3

Welsh power outlet

Various standards and plugs can all be daunting when planning to travel to another country to the first time traveller. This page contains a guide which shows exactly how to supply power to your iPad 3 when staying in Wales by using their 230 volt 50Hz Type G Welsh power outlet, the Welsh will use a BS 1363 13 amp plug for power outlets. When travelling to Wales from another country double check the iPad 3 can be charged using a 240v supply. If your iPad 3 came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check that the iPad 3 is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from over-heating during charging. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 3.

Charging the iPad 3 in Wales

Can you use the iPad 3 in Wales?

Yes, you can connect the iPad 3 to a Welsh power outlet.

What is the best travel charger for the iPad 3 in Wales?

When you are travelling to more than one country then the best international travel charger for Wales to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [6]. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world just by changing the plugs over. If your iPad 3 supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much 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 charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring individual power adapters on your Welsh trip or occupying additional wall sockets. By only needing a single international travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage and convenient for charging your iPad 3 at an airport or on the flight. Because of their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when you return home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers without using up an additional wall outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of versatile power charger at your preferred electronics retailer; the multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Wales

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] 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 strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial when visiting counties with unstable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Wales and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 Wales 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 practically the same functionality as 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 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 Wales.
What is the best travel charger for the iPad 3 in Wales?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from a Welsh power outlet

Using the USB 30 pin Apple cable with a three pin Type G USB charger to power the iPad 3 with a Welsh power outlet.

  1. To charge the iPad 3 using a Welsh power outlet you'll need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple should typically include the cable with the iPad 3.
  2. First plug in the Type G USB power adapter into the Welsh power outlet. This power outlet, technically called the Type G power outlet [3], looks like 3 rectangular holes with shutters forming a triangle shape.
  3. Connect one end of the cable 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 Welsh power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPad 3 will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging taking around 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from a Welsh power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Kingdom - Welsh 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/typeG.htm - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply
  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. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters