Charging your iPad 3 from a power outlet in Ghana

Instructions on how to power the iPad 3 with a Ghanaian power outlet using an Apple USB 30 pin cable and a Type G USB charger and how to charge the iPad 3 using a Type D USB plug.

Ghanaian power outlet

Varying complicated standards and sockets can often lead to confusion when planning to travel to another country if you've never been there before. These instructions have been written to help assist visitors wanting to power their iPad 3 when they're going abroad.When you are visiting Ghana the following instructions show how to power your iPad 3 by using their standard types G or D 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If visiting Ghana from a different country please make sure that your iPad 3 can be charged using a 240v supply. If your iPad 3 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v ensure that your iPad 3 is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from being damaged whilst powering it up. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 3.

Charging the iPad 3 in Ghana

Can you use the iPad 3 in Ghana?

You can use the iPad 3 in Ghana.

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad 3 in Ghana?

If travelling to more than one country or bringing along more than your iPad 3 the best international travel charger for Ghana to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two different standards of plug sockets in Ghana (G and D) and using a travel adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type G.

Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the included heads. If your model of iPad 3 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of power adapters and additional support for more power hungry devices.

Unlike other chargers having a 4 port charger will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy seperate travel chargers or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only bringing a single international travel charger will help keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional power outlet.

We recommend buying this type of flexible travel charger online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Ghana

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from North America going to Ghana.
  • 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 America using type B plugs. This is a cheaper alternative to 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 a 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Ghana.
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad 3 in Ghana?

Powering the iPad 3 with a Ghanaian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using the USB 30-pin Apple cable and a Type G power adapter to power the iPad 3 with a Ghanaian power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad 3 using a Ghanaian power outlet you'll need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - usually already included with the device.
  2. Start by plugging the Type G USB power adapter into the wall supply. This plug supply, sometimes known as a Type G power outlet [3], can be recognised by 3 vertical rectangular slots forming a triangular configuration.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB mains 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. Switch on the Ghanaian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPad 3 will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad 3 is charging which takes between 1 to 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad 3 with a Ghanaian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from a Ghanaian power outlet

Using the USB 30-pin Apple cable and a Type D power adapter to power your iPad 3 with a Ghanaian power outlet.

  1. In order to power your iPad 3 from a Ghanaian power outlet you will need to use a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], the cable is normally already included with your iPad 3.
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type D USB power adapter and inserting it in the Ghanaian power outlet. This power outlet (known as the Type D power outlet [6]) looks like three holes forming a triangular configuration.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB mains 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 Ghanaian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPad 3 will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad 3 is charging, typically taking between 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from a Ghanaian power outlet

See also

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