How to charge your iPad 3 from a power outlet in Namibia

Instructions showing how to charge the iPad 3 with a Namibian power outlet with an Apple 30 pin cable and a Type D power adapter and recharging the iPad 3 using a 3 pinned Type M USB charger.

Namibian power outlet

Varying different combinations of voltages and plug types can all be daunting when planning to visit a different country to the first time traveller. This page has simple instructions demonstrating exactly how to charge your iPad 3 when you're visiting Namibia by using the standard D or M type 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. When you are visiting Namibia from a different country ensure the iPad 3 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check that the iPad 3 is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from overheating when charging it. If you intend on travelling to a city such as Windhoek or Rundu we also recommend reading the Namibia Wiki page [1] for more indepth details prior to travelling to the area. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 3.

Charging the iPad 3 in Namibia

Can you use the iPad 3 in Namibia?

Yes, you can use the iPad 3 in Namibia by using the correct power adaptor.

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

When you are travelling with more than just your iPad 3 then the best international travel charger for Namibia is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8].

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the plugs over. If your model of iPad 3 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of power chargers and additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other chargers this means you can power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy multiple travel adapters or using up additional wall outlets. By only bringing a single travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage. Due to their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets and phones with only a single power outlet.

We suggest buying a versatile travel adapter like this at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Namibia

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial for travellers to regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 power converter for travellers originating from America going to Namibia using 3 pinned 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 from America using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at almost half the 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Namibia.
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad 3 in Namibia?

Charging the iPad 3 from a Namibian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Instructions showing how to charge the iPad 3 with a Namibian power outlet with an Apple 30 pin cable and a Type D power adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad 3 using a Namibian power outlet you'll need to use a Type D USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (this cable is typically included with your device by Apple).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type D USB power adapter in the Namibian power outlet. This wall supply, sometimes called the Type D power outlet [3], looks like 3 holes in a triangle shape for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the 30 pin cord into the 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. Switch on the Namibian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is charging and takes between 1-4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPad 3 from a Namibian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Charging the iPad 3 from a Namibian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

Using a USB 30 pin Apple connector and a three pinned Type M USB adapter to recharge your iPad 3 from a Namibian power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the iPad 3 from a Namibian power outlet you will need a Type M USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple typically supply this cable with your iPad 3.
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type M USB power adapter in the Namibian power outlet. The plug outlet, sometimes called a Type M power outlet [6], can be recognised by the three large round holes forming a triangle configuration.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the power 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. Turn on the Namibian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up which takes roughly one-four hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPad 3 from a Namibian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Namibia - Namibia Wiki 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/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  4. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet, between $15 to $20 USD (around £20 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/typeM.htm - Type M power outlet
  7. Type M USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type M mains power outlet, between $10 to $15 USD (under £5 GBP / under C$20).
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, between $10 to $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).