How to charge the iPad 3 when visiting Gambia

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

Gambian power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of region codes and plug types can all be confusing when planning on visiting a new country if you've never been there before. This page has been specifically written to prevent people needing to worry if they can power their iPad 3 when they're abroad.The following step-by-step instructions shows what you'll need to power the iPad 3 when you're visiting Gambia using their standard 230 volt 50Hz Type G power outlet, with the Gambians using a 13 amp plug for wall outlets. When travelling you'll find power sockets will change regionally therefore please read our Wiki Connections travel power connections page where you'll find a full list showing powering devices in different countries. When you are visiting Gambia from another region please make sure that your iPad 3 can accept a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts make sure that your device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to prevent the device from over-heating when charging it. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 3.

Charging the iPad 3 in Gambia

Can the iPad 3 be used in Gambia?

Yes, you can use the iPad 3 in Gambia.

What is the best travel adapter for the iPad 3 in Gambia?

If you are travelling to multiple countries and bringing more than just your iPad 3 the best international travel charger for Gambia is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [6].

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by switching the included heads over. If your iPad 3 can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these travel adapters and additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets.

This will allow you to recharge multiple devices at once without needing to bring multiple power chargers. By only bringing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Due to their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple phones and tablets using just a single plug socket.

We recommend searching for this type of flexible power adapter at your preferred electronics retailer - the multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the 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 Gambia

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] 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 the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel converters come supplied 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 converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting Gambia.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs. This 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 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 Gambia.
What is the best travel adapter for the iPad 3 in Gambia?

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

The WikiConnections guide showing how to power the iPad 3 with a Gambian power outlet with a USB 30 pin Apple cable with a three pin Type G USB charger.

  1. If you want to charge your iPad 3 using a Gambian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (the USB cable is typically included with the iPad 3).
  2. Begin by plugging the Type G USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by the 3 vertical rectangular slots with shutters in a triangle shape.
  3. Connect one end of the cord 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 Gambian 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 charging and takes roughly one to four hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from a Gambian power outlet

See also

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