Charging the iPad 3 from a power outlet in Tunisia

Instructions showing how to charge your iPad 3 with a Tunisian power outlet with the 30-pin Apple connector with a two pin Type C power charger and charging the iPad 3 using a two pin Type E power plug.

Tunisian power outlet

Different combinations of standards and voltages can all be confusing when planning on staying in a foreign country, especially to the first time traveller. These guidelines have been specifically written to prevent visitors worrying if they'll be able to power their iPad 3 when they're going abroad.This page is a guide telling you how to supply power to your iPad 3 when staying in Tunisia using the standard E or C type Tunisian 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets, Type E wall outlets are normally used by a majority of Tunisians. If you are travelling to Tunisia from a different country please check that your iPad 3 can be charged using a 240v supply. If your iPad 3 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v ensure that your iPad 3 is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from over-heating whilst powering it. If you're planning on travelling to places like Tunis or Sfax please refer to the Tunisian Wikipedia web page [1] for more details on visiting the location. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 3.

Charging the iPad 3 in Tunisia

Can the iPad 3 be used in Tunisia?

Yes, you can connect the iPad 3 to a Tunisian power outlet by using a power adaptor.

What is the best travel adapter for the iPad 3 in Tunisia?

When you are travelling to multiple countries then the best travel adapter for Tunisia is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two different types of wall outlets in Tunisia (E and C) and using a power adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of 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 heads. If your type of iPad 3 is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these types of USB power adapters, plus additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices. Having a four port adapter means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to buy multiple power adapters on your trip. By only needing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets using only a single power outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of flexible travel adapter at your preferred electronics retailer, the travel adapter illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Tunisia

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPad 3, but 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 necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids. These power adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Tunisia 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 best selling compact power converter for travellers originating from North America visiting Tunisia using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • 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 originating from America using type B plugs. This gives almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Tunisia.
What is the best travel adapter for the iPad 3 in Tunisia?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from a Tunisian power outlet

Instructions showing how to charge your iPad 3 with a Tunisian power outlet with the 30-pin Apple connector with a two pin Type C power charger.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad 3 from the Tunisian power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - usually included with the device by Apple.
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter in the Tunisian power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by two holes next to each other.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB mains 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 Tunisian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPad 3 will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad 3 is charging, typically taking between one to four hours to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from a Tunisian power outlet

Charging the iPad 3 from a Tunisian power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

Instructions showing how to recharge your iPad 3 with a Tunisian power outlet with the 30-pin Apple connector with a two pin Type E power charger.

  1. To charge your iPad 3 using the Tunisian power outlet you will need a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - usually already included with the iPad 3.
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type E USB power adapter and inserting it in the Tunisian power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by the two large round adjacent holes and a long metal grounding pin protruding in the top to form a triangle pattern.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB mains 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 Tunisian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPad 3 will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad 3 is charging, typically taking between one to four hours to fully recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPad 3 from a Tunisian power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tunisia - Tunisian 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/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  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/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  7. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet
  8. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters