Charging your iPad 3 from a power outlet in Saint Helena

How to connect a St Helenian power outlet to the iPad 3

St Helenian power outlet

Various combinations of voltages and region codes can all lead to confusion when planning to stay in another country if you've never visited before. If planning a trip to Saint Helena the following useful instructions show how to supply power to the iPad 3 by using their 240 volt 50Hz Type G wall outlet, the St Helenians will use 13 amp plugs for charging. If you are visiting Saint Helena from another country make sure that the iPad 3 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure your device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to avoid the device from being damaged when charging it. If you intend to visit a destination such as Jamestown please refer to the Saint Helena entry on wikipedia [1] for more indepth information. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 3.

Charging the iPad 3 in Saint Helena

Can you use the iPad 3 in Saint Helena?

You can use the iPad 3 in Saint Helena.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad 3 in Saint Helena?

If you are travelling with more than your iPad 3 the best travel charger for Saint Helena to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [6].

Because these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your type of iPad 3 supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these types of travel chargers, and compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers having a four port adapter will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power chargers or using up additional power sockets. Only bringing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage while travelling and on hand for recharging your iPad 3 at an airport or on the flight. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers with just a single power outlet.

We recommend buying a versatile power charger of this nature online; the travel adapter illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Saint Helena

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPad 3, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Saint Helena 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 portable option for travellers originating from America going to Saint Helena.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper 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 a more 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Saint Helena.
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad 3 in Saint Helena?

Powering the iPad 3 with a St Helenian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using a 30-pin Apple connector with a Type G power adapter to power the iPad 3 with a St Helenian power outlet.

  1. To charge your iPad 3 using the St Helenian power outlet you will need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple will usually include this USB cable with the iPad 3.
  2. Start by inserting the Type G USB power adapter into the wall supply. The power supply (sometimes called the Type G power outlet [3]) looks like 3 vertical rectangular slots containing shutters forming a triangle pattern for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Plug in one end of the cord 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 can be found at the base of the iPad 3.
  4. Switch on the St Helenian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the iPad 3 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging and takes around 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad 3 with a St Helenian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Helena,_Ascension_and_Tristan_da_Cunha - Saint Helena entry on wikipedia
  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. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters