Charging the iPad 3 from a power outlet in Tristan da Cunha

Using the Apple 30-pin cable and a 3 pin Type G power charger to charge your iPad 3 with a Tristanian power outlet.

Tristanian power outlet

Varying different region codes and voltages can all be daunting when planning on staying in another country if you've never been there before. When you are visiting Tristan da Cunha this page has instructions showing you charging the iPad 3 by using a 240 volt 50Hz Type G wall outlet, the Tristanians will use 13 amp plugs for charging. If you are visiting Tristan da Cunha from another country ensure your iPad 3 can accept a 240 volt supply. If your iPad 3 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) make sure your iPad 3 is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from overheating during charging. If you intend to stay in a place like Edinburgh or Tristan da Cunha please refer to the wikipedia entry about Tristan da Cunha [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 Tristan da Cunha

Can you use the iPad 3 in Tristan da Cunha?

You can use the iPad 3 in Tristan da Cunha.

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad 3 in Tristan da Cunha?

If you are travelling with more than just your iPad 3 the best international travel charger for Tristan da Cunha to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [6].

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs. If your iPad 3 can support Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of travel chargers, and compatibility with certain power hungry devices. This means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel adapters for your Tristanian trip. By only packing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall size down, making it perfect 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 flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

We suggest searching for a flexible travel charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer - the travel charger illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Tristan da Cunha

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPad 3, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 Tristan da Cunha.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs and offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Tristan da Cunha.
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad 3 in Tristan da Cunha?

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

Using the Apple 30-pin cable and a 3 pin Type G power charger to charge your iPad 3 with a Tristanian power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad 3 using the Tristanian power outlet you will need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], typically already included with the device by Apple.
  2. Start by plugging the Type G USB power adapter into the power supply. You can identify the power supply by the three rectangular holes forming a triangle shape for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Plug in one end of the 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 can be found at the base of the iPad 3.
  4. Turn on the Tristanian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the tablet will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging, typically taking between 1 to 4 hours to recharge.
Charging the iPad 3 from a Tristanian 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 - wikipedia entry about Tristan da Cunha
  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