How to charge the iPad 3 from a power outlet in Sierra Leone

The Wiki Connections guide on how to recharge the iPad 3 with a Sierra Leonean power outlet with a USB 30 pin connector and a three pinned Type G power charger and powering the iPad 3 using a Type D power charger.

Sierra Leonean power outlet

Different combinations of standards and voltages can often lead to confusion when planning on visiting a foreign country especially if you've never been there before. These guidelines were specifically written to stop visitors worrying if they can charge their iPad 3 abroad.When you are travelling to Sierra Leone this page has useful instructions showing how to power your iPad 3 using the standard Type G or D 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. If visiting Sierra Leone from a different country make sure the iPad 3 can accept a 240v supply. If your iPad 3 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts double check your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged during charging. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 3.

Charging the iPad 3 in Sierra Leone

Can the iPad 3 be used in Sierra Leone?

You can use the iPad 3 in Sierra Leone by using the correct power convertor.

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

When you are travelling with more than your iPad 3 and visiting multiple countries the best travel power adapter for Sierra Leone to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Sierra Leoneans use two different standards of power outlets (G and D) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type G. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by switching the heads over. If your iPad 3 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these travel adapters plus compatibility with more power demanding devices. This will allow you to recharge more than one device at once without needing to pack individual travel adapters for your Sierra Leonean trip. By only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage and suitable for recharging your iPad 3 at an airport or on a plane. Due to their versatility 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 overnight charging multiple phones and tablets without using up an additional power outlet.

For those travelling to different continents we recommend buying this type of flexible power adapter online. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Sierra Leone

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] 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 these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Sierra Leone 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 option for travellers originating from North America visiting Sierra Leone using 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 originating from the US using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more generous 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 majority of travellers from around the world visiting Sierra Leone.
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad 3 in Sierra Leone?

Powering the iPad 3 with a Sierra Leonean power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

The Wiki Connections guide on how to recharge the iPad 3 with a Sierra Leonean power outlet with a USB 30 pin connector and a three pinned Type G power charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to your iPad 3 from the Sierra Leonean power outlet you will need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - the cable is usually included with your iPad 3 by Apple.
  2. Begin by plugging the Type G USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can identify this power outlet by the 3 rectangular holes forming a triangular shape for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Then connect one end of the 30 pin cord into the bottom of the mains USB charger 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 Sierra Leonean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad 3 will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging and takes roughly 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPad 3 with a Sierra Leonean power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from a Sierra Leonean power outlet

Using the USB 30-pin Apple connector and a Type D power charger to charge the iPad 3 with a Sierra Leonean power outlet.

  1. To power the iPad 3 from a Sierra Leonean power outlet you will need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple typically supply this USB cable when you purchase the iPad 3.
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type D USB power adapter in the Sierra Leonean power outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by 3 round holes forming a triangle configuration for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. 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 is found at the base of the iPad 3.
  4. Turn on the Sierra Leonean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad 3 is recharging which should take around one-four hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from a Sierra Leonean power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sierra_Leone - Sierra Leone Wikipedia web 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
  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. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  7. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters