How to charge the iPad 3 when planning a trip to Guinea

A guide showing you how to power your iPad 3 with a Guinean power outlet by using an Apple USB 30-pin cable with a two pin Type F USB adapter, how to recharge the iPad 3 using a 2 pinned Type C power plug and charging the iPad 3 using a Type K power adapter

Guinean power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of standards and plugs can often cause confusion when planning to stay in a different country, especially if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of common standards used throughout the world this article shows exactly what to pick up in advance to power the iPad 3 . When you're visiting Guinea these instructions show how to power the iPad 3 using their standard types F, C or K 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. Most power sockets will change depending on which area you taking a trip to so we recommend reading the WikiConnections travel power sockets page for a complete list of regions. When you are visiting Guinea from a different region please ensure your iPad 3 can be used with a 240v supply. If the iPad 3 was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check that the iPad 3 is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from overheating when charging it. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 3.

Charging the iPad 3 in Guinea

Can the iPad 3 be used in Guinea?

You can use the iPad 3 in Guinea by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad 3 in Guinea?

If travelling to more than one country the best international travel charger for Guinea is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. There are three standards of power outlets in Guinea (types F, C and K) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world just by changing the included plugs. If your model of iPad 3 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these power adapters, and support for more power hungry devices. This means you can recharge more than one device at once without needing to pack individual travel adapters for your trip or occupying additional wall sockets. By only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage while travelling. Due to their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones, tablets and speakers using just a single plug socket.

We suggest buying an adaptable power adapter of this nature online, the power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Guinea

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, however 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 can be crucial for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Guinea 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 portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting Guinea using type B US plug sockets.
  • 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 the US using type B plugs and gives almost the same set of features as 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 perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Guinea.
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad 3 in Guinea?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad 3 from a Guinean power outlet

Learn how to power your iPad 3 with a Guinean power outlet with an Apple USB 30-pin cable and a two pin Type C USB charger.

  1. To power the iPad 3 from a Guinean power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple will usually supply the USB cable when you first purchase your iPad 3).
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter in the power supply. This plug outlet, also called a Europlug, is identified by two round holes next to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple 30 pin cord into the bottom of the mains USB charger 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 Guinean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPad 3 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging taking around one-four hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad 3 from a Guinean power outlet

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from a Guinean power outlet

A guide showing you how to power your iPad 3 with a Guinean power outlet by using an Apple USB 30-pin cable with a two pin Type F USB adapter.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad 3 using a Guinean power outlet you'll need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (typically already supplied with your device by Apple).
  2. Begin by taking the Type F USB power adapter and inserting it in the power outlet. This recessed circular wall supply can be recognised by the two adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral pins and two thin grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect one end of the cord into the mains USB charger 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 Guinean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad 3 will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging and takes roughly 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from a Guinean power outlet

Charging the iPad 3 from a Guinean power outlet by using a two pinned Type K USB adapter

Using a USB 30 pin connector and a 2 pinned Type K power charger to charge the iPad 3 with a Guinean power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your iPad 3 from the Guinean power outlet you will need a Type K USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple will usually supply the USB cable when you purchase your iPad 3.
  2. Firstly insert the Type K USB power adapter in the Guinean power outlet. This wall outlet, technically known as a Type K power outlet [8], can be identified by three holes in a triangular shape for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin 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 base of the iPad 3.
  4. Turn on the Guinean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad 3 is charging, typically taking around 1-4 hours to fully recharge.
Charging the iPad 3 from a Guinean power outlet by using a two pinned Type K USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guinea - Guinea 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/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet, costing between $10 to $15 USD (around £15 GBP / under C$20).
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, priced at under $10 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$10-C$15).
  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, around $10 USD (£15-£20 GBP / C$20-C$25).
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeK.htm - Type K power outlet
  9. Type K USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type K mains power outlet, priced at under $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced under $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).