Charging your iPad 3 from a power outlet in Seychelles

How to connect a Seychellois power outlet to the iPad 3

Seychellois power outlet

Varying different frequencies and region codes can all lead to confusion when planning on travelling to another country if you've never been there before. These instructions have been written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPad 3 abroad.If planning a trip to Seychelles these instructions show charging the iPad 3 using the 240 volt 50Hz G Type Seychellois power outlet, with the Seychellois using a 13 amp plug for wall outlets. If you are travelling to Seychelles from a different country please double check your iPad 3 can be charged using a 240v supply. If the iPad 3 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts make sure that your iPad 3 is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged when charging it. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 3.

Charging the iPad 3 in Seychelles

Can you use the iPad 3 in Seychelles?

You can use the iPad 3 in Seychelles.

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

If travelling to more than one country or bringing more than your iPad 3 the best international travel adapter for Seychelles to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [6].

Because these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the included heads. If your model of iPad 3 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these types of travel chargers along with support for more power demanding devices like tablets.

This will also allow you to power more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack multiple power chargers on your trip. By only needing a single USB travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage while travelling as well as being convenient for recharging your iPad 3 at an airport or on the flight. Due to their versatility these types of adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones using just a single power outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of flexible travel adapter at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Seychelles

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Seychelles and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting Seychelles using type B 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 from North America using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half the 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Seychelles.
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad 3 in Seychelles?

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

Using the USB 30-pin Apple cable with a Type G power adapter to power your iPad 3 with a Seychellois power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPad 3 from a Seychellois power outlet you'll need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (typically already included with the iPad 3).
  2. First insert the Type G USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by the three holes with shutters in a triangular shape.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 3. The iPad 3 dock connector is found at the bottom of the iPad 3.
  4. Switch on the Seychellois power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging, typically taking between one to four hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPad 3 from a Seychellois power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seychelles - Seychellois 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/typeG.htm - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply, 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 (£3-£4 GBP / around C$10).
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated cost between $10 to $15 USD (around £15 GBP / under C$20).