How to charge the iPad 3 when planning a trip to Algeria

Simple instructions showing you how to recharge your iPad 3 with an Algerian power outlet with an Apple USB 30-pin connector and a Type C power adapter and charging the iPad 3 using a Type F USB adapter.

Algerian power outlet

Different combinations of standards and plugs can all be confusing when planning to travel to another country especially to the first time traveller. However this isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of sockets used in the world this article tells you exactly what to pick up in advance to power the iPad 3 in Algeria. This page was written to prevent travellers worrying if they can charge their iPad 3 when they are staying in Algeria.When visiting Algeria this page has useful instructions showing you how to charge your iPad 3 by using the F or C type Algerian 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. Power supplies vary depending on which area you taking a trip to so we recommend that you read the Wiki Connections world power supplies list for a full list of powering devices in different regions and countries. When you are visiting Algeria from another region please make sure that your iPad 3 can accept a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure 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 whilst powering it up. If you intend to visit an Algerian city such as Algiers please refer to the Algeria Wikipedia web page [1] for more indepth details. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 3.

Charging the iPad 3 in Algeria

Can the iPad 3 be used in Algeria?

Yes, you can use the iPad 3 in Algeria by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best travel charger for the iPad 3 in Algeria?

When you are travelling to more than one country and bringing more than just your iPad 3 the best international travel charger for Algeria is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two different standards of wall outlets that Algerians use (F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world just by changing the plugs over. If your iPad 3 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these types of USB power chargers, along with support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. Having a 4 port adapter will also allow you to charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring individual power chargers. Only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being on hand for recharging your iPad 3 at the airport or on a flight. Because of their flexibility 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 tablets, smartphones and e-readers and using only a single wall outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of flexible power adapter at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Algeria

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 the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary for travellers to regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Algeria and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 adapter for travellers originating from America visiting Algeria.
  • 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 from North America 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 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 Algeria.
What is the best travel charger for the iPad 3 in Algeria?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad 3 from an Algerian power outlet

Simple instructions showing you how to recharge your iPad 3 with an Algerian power outlet with an Apple USB 30-pin connector and a Type C power adapter.

  1. In order to power the iPad 3 using the Algerian power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple normally supply this USB cable when you purchase your iPad 3.
  2. Start the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it into the Algerian power outlet. This ungrounded wall outlet, sometimes called a Type C power outlet [3], is identified by 2 adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Connect one end of the 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 is found at the base of the iPad 3.
  4. Turn on the Algerian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up which should take between 60 to 240 minutes to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad 3 from an Algerian power outlet

Powering the iPad 3 with an Algerian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Using an Apple USB 30-pin cable and a two pinned Type F power charger to recharge the iPad 3 from an Algerian power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad 3 from the Algerian power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (normally already supplied with the device).
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type F USB power adapter into the Algerian power outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by two large round holes 19 mm apart from each other and two thin grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB mains 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. Turn on the Algerian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging and takes roughly 60-240 minutes to fully recharge.
Powering the iPad 3 with an Algerian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Algeria - Algeria 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, costs between $10 to $15 USD (£15-£20 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, costs between $5 to $10 USD (£5-£10 GBP / under C$15).
  6. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  7. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet, around $10 USD (£15-£20 GBP / C$20-C$25).
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced between $10 to $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).