Charging your iPad 3 from a power outlet in Cape Verde

Using the USB 30 pin Apple cable and a 2 pin Type C USB charger to charge your iPad 3 with a Cape Verdean power outlet and powering the iPad 3 using a 2 pin Type F power adapter.

Cape Verdean power outlet

When organizing a holiday it's useful to know in advance if you'll be able to charge all your vital gadgets that you are bringing along. But by not knowing which wall socket is being used you are likely to bring the wrong adaptor, thereby leaving you having to purchase a potentially expensive adaptor on arrival that could be incompatible and damage the iPad 3. Various combinations of voltages and region codes can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to another country for 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 charge your iPad 3 . This guide has been written to prevent visitors having to worry if they can charge the iPad 3 when they're travelling to Cape Verde.If you're planning a holiday to Cape Verde the following useful instructions show how to charge the iPad 3 by using their standard F or C type Cape Verdean 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets, Type F wall outlets are typically used by most Cape Verdeans. When travelling to Cape Verde from a different country please double check the iPad 3 can accept a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v make sure that the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to avoid the device from being damaged when charging it. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 3.

Charging the iPad 3 in Cape Verde

Can the iPad 3 be used in Cape Verde?

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

What is the best power adapter for the iPad 3 in Cape Verde?

When travelling to more than one country or bringing more than just your iPad 3 then the best travel charger for Cape Verde is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Cape Verdeans use two different types of power outlets (F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the heads. If your type of iPad 3 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these USB power adapters and additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other adapters having a four port adapter will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power adapters or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only needing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage and convenient for charging your iPad 3 at the airport or on your flight. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used when you return home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones, tablets and speakers without using up an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling to Cape Verde we suggest buying this type of versatile power adapter online. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Cape Verde

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPad 3, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering 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 option for travellers originating from North America visiting Cape Verde.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Cape Verde.
What is the best power adapter for the iPad 3 in Cape Verde?

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

Using the USB 30 pin Apple cable and a 2 pin Type C USB charger to charge your iPad 3 with a Cape Verdean power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPad 3 using a Cape Verdean power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], the cable is normally already included with the device.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can identify the wall outlet by the two holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Connect one end of the Apple 30 pin USB 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 base of the iPad 3.
  4. Turn on the Cape Verdean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging, typically taking between 1 - 4 hours to recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from a Cape Verdean power outlet

Powering the iPad 3 with a Cape Verdean power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

The WikiConnections guide showing how to charge your iPad 3 with a Cape Verdean power outlet using the Apple USB 30 pin connector with a two pinned Type F power adapter.

  1. If you want to power the iPad 3 using the Cape Verdean power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], typically already included with the device by Apple.
  2. Start by plugging the Type F USB power adapter into the power outlet. You can identify this plug supply by the two 4.8mm round adjacent holes next to each other where the live and neutral pins slide into, plus two grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin 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 Cape Verdean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPad 3 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is charging and takes around one to four hours to fully recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad 3 with a Cape Verdean power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cape_Verde - Cape Verdean 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/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  7. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet
  8. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters