Charging the iPad 3 in Liberia

The WikiConnections guide showing how to recharge the iPad 3 with a Liberian power outlet with a USB 30 pin Apple cable with a two pin Type C USB charger, charging the iPad 3 using a two pin Type A USB charger and how to recharge the iPad 3 using a Type B power adapter

Liberian power outlet

Varying different region codes and sockets can often lead to confusion when planning on staying in a different country, especially if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used in the world this guide tells you exactly what to purchase in advance to charge the iPad 3 . If visiting Liberia this page contains useful instructions showing you how to charge your iPad 3 by using the B, A,C, E or F type Liberian 240 volt 50Hz wall outlets. Most power sockets will change depending on which area you are travelling to therefore we recommend reading the Africa page for a full list of countries. If you are visiting Liberia from a different region please make sure 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 your device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter 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 Liberia

Can you use the iPad 3 in Liberia?

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

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

If you are travelling to multiple countries then the best international travel charger for Liberia to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [13]. Liberians use five different standards of wall outlets (types B, A,C, E and F) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for both types A and C.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied plugs. If your model of iPad 3 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these types of USB power chargers, along with support for more power hungry devices. Unlike other travel adapters this means you can power more than one device at the same time without needing to buy seperate travel adapters for your trip or using up additional wall outlets. Only needing to bring a single lightweight travel charger will keep the overall size down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage while travelling and convenient for charging your iPad 3 at the airport or on the flight. Because of their flexibility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers without using up an additional power outlet.

For those travelling on a regular basis we suggest buying an adaptable travel adapter similar to this online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [13] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Liberia

The 4 port USB travel charger [13] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPad 3, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Liberia using type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 Liberia.
What is the best travel adapter for the iPad 3 in Liberia?

Powering the iPad 3 with a Liberian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Using a USB 30 pin Apple cable with a two pin Type A USB charger to power the iPad 3 with a Liberian power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPad 3 from the Liberian power outlet you will need a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple should normally include this cable when you buy the iPad 3.
  2. First plug in the Type A USB power adapter into the Liberian power outlet. This plug outlet, sometimes called the Type A power outlet [3], is identified by 2 adjacent slots where the twin blades go.
  3. Connect one end of the cable into the mains USB charger 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 Liberian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand 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.
Powering the iPad 3 with a Liberian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Powering the iPad 3 with a Liberian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Simple instructions showing you how to power your iPad 3 with a Liberian power outlet with the USB 30-pin Apple connector with a Type B USB adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to your iPad 3 from the Liberian power outlet you will need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple will normally supply this USB cable when you purchase your iPad 3).
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type B USB power adapter in the power supply. This power outlet, sometimes called the Type B power outlet [6], is identified by 2 slots next to each other for live and neutral blades with a single semicircular hole below for the earthed pin.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB 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 Liberian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad 3 is powering up, typically taking between 60 to 240 minutes to recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPad 3 with a Liberian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

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

Instructions on how to power your iPad 3 with a Liberian power outlet with the USB 30-pin Apple connector with a Type C USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge the iPad 3 using the Liberian power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - the cable is normally supplied with the device.
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter into the Liberian power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by the 2 circular holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB 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 Liberian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up which takes between 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from a Liberian power outlet

Charging the iPad 3 from a Liberian power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

Using the Apple 30-pin cable and a two pinned Type E power charger to charge the iPad 3 from a Liberian power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPad 3 from the Liberian power outlet you will need a Type E USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple should typically include this cable when you buy the iPad 3.
  2. Insert the Type E USB power adapter into the Liberian power outlet. This circular plug supply, also known as the CEE 7/7 outlet, can be identified by two holes 19mm adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins and one long metal earth pin protruding the top in a triangle pattern.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger 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 Liberian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad 3 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad 3 is recharging, typically taking around 1-4 hours to recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPad 3 from a Liberian power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

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

Learn how to power the iPad 3 with a Liberian power outlet with a USB 30 pin Apple cable with a two pin Type F USB charger.

  1. To charge the iPad 3 using a Liberian power outlet you'll need to use a Type F USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (the USB cable is usually included with the iPad 3).
  2. Begin by plugging the Type F USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by two large round adjacent holes next to each other where the pins go along with a pair of two grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB 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 Liberian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up which should take between 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from a Liberian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liberia - Wikipedia.org entry about Liberia
  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/typeA.htm - Type A power outlet
  4. Type A USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type A mains power outlet, between $10 to $15 USD (£10-£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, between $5 to $10 USD (£5-£10 GBP / under C$15).
  6. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeB.htm - Type B power outlet
  7. Type B USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type B mains power outlet, between $20 to $25 USD (under £15 GBP / under C$20).
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  9. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet, under $15 USD (£15-£20 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  10. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  11. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet, priced between $10 to $15 USD (£5-£10 GBP / around C$20).
  12. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  13. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costing between $10 to $15 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$20).