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

A step-by-step guide showing how to charge the iPad 3 from a Reunionese power outlet with a 30 pin Apple connector with a 2 pinned Type E power charger.

Reunionese power outlet

Different combinations of frequencies and region codes can all cause confusion when planning to stay in a different country especially for the first time traveller. This guide was specifically written to help prepare visitors wanting to power the iPad 3 abroad.The following useful guide shows how to power the iPad 3 when you are in Reunion using their 220 volt 50Hz E Type Reunionese wall outlet, the Reunionese will use CEE 7/5 French sockets for wall outlets. When you are travelling to Reunion from another region please ensure that the iPad 3 can be used with a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure that the device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from being damaged whilst powering it up. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 3.

Charging the iPad 3 in Reunion

Can the iPad 3 be used in Reunion?

You can connect the iPad 3 to a Reunionese power outlet.

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

When you are travelling to more than one country or bringing along more than just your iPad 3 the best travel adapter for Reunion to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [6]. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the plugs over. If your model of iPad 3 supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times with one of these power adapters, along with additional support for certain power demanding devices.

Unlike other travel adapters having a 4 port charger will also allow you to power multiple devices at once without needing to buy multiple travel adapters or using up additional power outlets. Only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage whilst travelling and convenient for charging your iPad 3 at an airport or on a plane. Because of their flexibility these types of adapters can be used back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of versatile travel charger online. The power adapter illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Reunion

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Reunion 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 most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Reunion using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs. This offers the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Reunion.
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad 3 in Reunion?

Powering the iPad 3 with a Reunionese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge the iPad 3 with a Reunionese power outlet with a USB 30 pin Apple connector and a 2 pinned Type E USB charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad 3 using a Reunionese power outlet you'll need to use a Type E USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple will normally include the cable when you first purchase your iPad 3).
  2. Insert the Type E USB power adapter in the Reunionese power outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by the two holes 19mm apart from each other and one metal grounding pin protruding from the top in a triangle shape.
  3. Then connect one end of the cable into the power 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. Switch on the Reunionese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad 3 is recharging which should take around 60-240 minutes to recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad 3 with a Reunionese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R%C3%A9union - Reunionese Wikipedia 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/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  4. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet
  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. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters