Charging your iPad 3 from a power outlet in Guinea-Bissau

Learn how to recharge the iPad 3 from a Bissau-Guinean power outlet with the 30-pin Apple cable with a Type C USB adapter.

Bissau-Guinean power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of region codes and plugs can often be daunting when planning to travel to a new country especially for the first time traveller. These instructions have been specifically written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPad 3 when staying in Guinea-Bissau.This page contains instructions telling you what you'll need to power your iPad 3 when travelling to Guinea-Bissau by using their standard 220 volt 50Hz C Type Bissau-Guinean plug outlet, the Bissau-Guineans will use a Europlug for wall outlets. You will find power supplies are different depending on which area you are visiting so please read the power supplies and Africa page for a full list of countries. When travelling to Guinea-Bissau from another region ensure that your iPad 3 can accept a 240 volt supply. If your iPad 3 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) make sure your iPad 3 is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overheating whilst powering it up. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 3.

Charging the iPad 3 in Guinea-Bissau

Can the iPad 3 be used in Guinea-Bissau?

Yes, you can connect the iPad 3 to a Bissau-Guinean power outlet by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad 3 in Guinea-Bissau?

When travelling to more than one country or bringing more than just your iPad 3 then the best travel power adapter for Guinea-Bissau is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [6]. As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs. If your iPad 3 can support Fast Charge (note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these types of USB power adapters and additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other adapters this means you can recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring seperate travel chargers for your Bissau-Guinean trip. By only needing a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage. Because of their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones without needing an additional plug socket.

If you travel often we suggest searching for this type of flexible power adapter online. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Guinea-Bissau

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 compact power converter for travellers originating from North America visiting Guinea-Bissau using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This gives the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half the 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 Guinea-Bissau.
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad 3 in Guinea-Bissau?

Powering the iPad 3 with a Bissau-Guinean power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using a USB 30 pin connector with a two pinned Type C power adapter to power the iPad 3 with a Bissau-Guinean power outlet.

  1. To power your iPad 3 using the Bissau-Guinean power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - this USB cable is typically supplied with your iPad 3.
  2. Start by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the wall supply. The wall outlet is identified by 2 circular holes next to each other where the live and neutral pins go.
  3. Plug in one end of the 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter 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 Bissau-Guinean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPad 3 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up and takes around 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge.
Powering the iPad 3 with a Bissau-Guinean power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guinea-Bissau - Guinea-Bissau 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. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters