How to charge your iPad from a power outlet in Seychelles

How to connect a Seychellois power outlet to the iPad

Seychellois power outlet

If you are organizing a vacation it can be useful to know if you'll be able to use your electronics like cell phones and cameras when you reach your destination. Without knowing which plug socket is being used in Seychelles you are likely to bring the wrong power adaptor, leaving you needing to buy or borrow a suitable power adaptor on arrival. Varying different standards and voltages can often lead to confusion when planning on staying in a foreign country to the first time traveller. This guide was specifically written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPad when Seychelles.This page contains step-by-step instructions which shows exactly how to supply power to your iPad when you are visiting Seychelles using their 240 volt 50Hz Type G Seychellois wall outlet, with the Seychellois using 13 amp plugs for wall outlets. Power supplies will vary regionally so we suggest that you read the WikiConnections global power sockets guide for a full list showing powering devices in different regions. When you are visiting Seychelles from a different country please ensure that the iPad can accept a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts make sure your device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from overheating when powering up. This page details the original iPad first generation, visit the Apple category page for the latest range of Apple iPads. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 5 or greater on the iPad.

Charging the iPad in Seychelles

Can the iPad be used in Seychelles?

You can use the iPad in Seychelles by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best travel charger for the iPad in Seychelles?

If you are travelling to more than one country the best international travel power adapter for Seychelles is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger.

Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the heads over. If your iPad is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these types of USB power chargers along with additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices.

This means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to buy seperate power chargers or using up additional wall outlets. Only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage. Because of their space saving versatility these types of adapters can be used when you return home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones and using only a single wall outlet.

We suggest buying this type of versatile travel adapter at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Seychelles

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

  • 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 adapter for travellers originating from America visiting Seychelles.
  • 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 North America using type B plugs and is a much cheaper 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 ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Seychelles. [6] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for the iPad in Seychelles?

Charging the iPad from a Seychellois power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

A guide on how to recharge the iPad with a Seychellois power outlet with a 30 pin Apple cable with a Type G power charger.

  1. To supply power to your iPad from the Seychellois power outlet you'll need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple should usually include the USB cable when you first purchase the iPad).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type G USB power adapter in the power supply. You can identify this plug outlet by the 3 rectangular holes in a triangular pattern.
  3. Plug in 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. The iPad dock connector is found at the base of the iPad.
  4. Switch on the Seychellois power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up which typically takes between 1-4 hours to completely recharge.
Charging the iPad from a Seychellois power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Seychellois entry on
  2. Apple - official iPad user guide
  3. - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - A Type G USB charger has three thick rectangular blades in a triangular shape with the longer top blade acting as the earthing pin, estimated price between $10 to $15 USD (£15-£20 GBP / under C$15).
  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 (around £5 GBP / under C$15).
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, under $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).