Charging your iPad 3 from a power outlet in The Ascension Islands

Instructions showing how to power your iPad 3 with an Ascensionian Island power outlet with the 30-pin Apple connector with a three pinned Type G power adapter.

Ascensionian Island power outlet

Varying different standards and plugs can all be confusing when planning on staying in a foreign country, especially to the first time traveller. If travelling to The Ascension Islands these useful instructions show how to power your iPad 3 by using their standard 240 volt 50Hz Type G plug outlet, with the Ascensionians using 13 amp plugs for power outlets. If you are visiting The Ascension Islands from a different region please double check 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 device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from over-heating during charging. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 3.

Charging the iPad 3 in The Ascension Islands

Can you use the iPad 3 in The Ascension Islands?

You can connect the iPad 3 to an Ascensionian Island power outlet by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best travel charger for the iPad 3 in The Ascension Islands?

When travelling with more than just your iPad 3 or visiting more than one country then the best travel power adapter for The Ascension Islands is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger.

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 supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these USB power chargers, plus compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets. This will also allow you to power more than one device at the same time without needing to pack individual travel chargers on your Ascensionian Island trip or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only bringing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being suitable for charging your iPad 3 at an airport or on the flight. Due to their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers without needing an additional plug socket.

We recommend buying this type of versatile travel charger online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for The Ascension Islands

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPad 3, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both The Ascension Islands 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 The Ascension Islands.
  • 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 gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting The Ascension Islands. [6] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for the iPad 3 in The Ascension Islands?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from an Ascensionian Island power outlet

Using the USB 30 pin Apple cable and a Type G USB adapter to power the iPad 3 with an Ascensionian Island power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad 3 using the Ascensionian Island power outlet you will need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (usually included with the device by Apple).
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type G USB power adapter in the power outlet. The wall supply, technically called a Type G power outlet [3], can be identified by 3 vertical rectangular slots forming a triangular configuration.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB 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 Ascensionian Island power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging and takes around one-four hours to recharge.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from an Ascensionian Island power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Ascensionian Island Wikipedia web page
  2. Apple - official iPad user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - A Type G USB charger has three thick rectangular blades in a triangular shape with the longer top blade acting as the earthing pin, priced at under $15 USD (£15-£20 GBP / C$15-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, between $5 to $10 USD (around £5 GBP / under C$15).
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, around $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).