How to charge the iPad 3 when planning a trip to Equatorial Guinea

A step by step guide showing you how to recharge your iPad 3 from an Equatorial Guinean power outlet by using a USB 30 pin Apple cable with a Type C USB adapter and powering the iPad 3 using a Type E power charger.

Equatorial Guinean power outlet

Differing combinations of standards and voltages can often cause confusion when planning on visiting a different country especially if you've never been there before. This isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what to pick up in advance to charge the iPad 3 . These instructions shows you what you'll need to charge the iPad 3 when going to Equatorial Guinea using their standard types E or C 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. Most power sockets are different depending on which area you visiting therefore we recommend reading our WikiConnections travel power sockets list for a complete list of countries. If you are visiting Equatorial Guinea from a different country please ensure that the iPad 3 can be used with a 240v supply. If the iPad 3 came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) double check the iPad 3 is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from overloading when charging it. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 3.

Charging the iPad 3 in Equatorial Guinea

Can the iPad 3 be used in Equatorial Guinea?

You can use the iPad 3 in Equatorial Guinea by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best travel adapter for the iPad 3 in Equatorial Guinea?

If travelling to more than one country then the best international travel charger for Equatorial Guinea is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Equatoguineans use two different standards of power outlets (E and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the included heads over. If your iPad 3 can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times with one of these types of USB power chargers along with additional support for certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other chargers this means you can power multiple devices at the same time without needing to bring seperate power chargers. Because you are only packing a single travel charger will keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage as well as being convenient for recharging your iPad 3 at the airport or on a plane. Because of their flexibility these types of power chargers can be used back at home so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple phones and tablets without using up an additional power outlet.

For those travelling often we recommend buying this type of flexible power adapter at your preferred electronics retailer; the multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Equatorial Guinea

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 the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of regions with unstable power supplies. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from America going to Equatorial Guinea.
  • 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 America using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with 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 generous 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 Equatorial Guinea.
What is the best travel adapter for the iPad 3 in Equatorial Guinea?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from an Equatorial Guinean power outlet

A step by step guide showing you how to recharge your iPad 3 from an Equatorial Guinean power outlet by using a USB 30 pin Apple cable with a Type C USB adapter.

  1. To power the iPad 3 from an Equatorial Guinean power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple should usually include the USB cable with your iPad 3).
  2. Start by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it into the power supply. The plug outlet, also called the Europlug, can be identified by two round holes next to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the charging cord into the bottom of the mains power 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 Equatorial Guinean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad 3 is recharging which should take around one-four hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from an Equatorial Guinean power outlet

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

Using a USB 30 pin connector and a two pinned Type E power charger to recharge the iPad 3 with an Equatorial Guinean power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the iPad 3 from an Equatorial Guinean power outlet you will need a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple will usually supply the USB cable when you purchase your iPad 3).
  2. Plug in the Type E USB power adapter in the Equatorial Guinean power outlet. This circular plug supply (sometimes known as a CEE 7/7 outlet) can be identified by two large round holes 19mm apart from each other and one long metal grounding pin protruding in the top to form a triangular configuration.
  3. Plug in 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 bottom of the iPad 3.
  4. Turn on the Equatorial Guinean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up which typically takes between one to four hours to recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPad 3 from an Equatorial Guinean power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Equatorial_Guinea - Equatorial Guinea 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, priced at between $10 to $15 USD (under £10 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, costing between $5 to $10 USD (under £4 GBP / under C$15).
  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, between $15 to $20 USD (£5-£10 GBP / under C$20).
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, under $15 USD (£15-£20 GBP / C$15-C$20).