Charging your iPad 3 from a power outlet in The Maldives

Simple instructions showing you how to power your iPad 3 with a Maldivian power outlet using an Apple USB 30 pin connector and a 3 pin Type D power charger, how to charge the iPad 3 using a 3 pin Type G USB plug and charging the iPad 3 using a Type J power adapter

Maldivian power outlet

Varying different voltages and sockets can often be daunting when planning to visit a new country especially for the first time traveller. This page has been written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPad 3 when you're going abroad.The following step by step instructions shows how to supply power to the iPad 3 when visiting Maldives using their standard G, D, J, K or L type Maldivian 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets, most Maldivians will use the Type G sockets in their wall outlets. When travelling to Maldives from a different country please make sure that your iPad 3 can be charged using a 240v supply. If the iPad 3 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts double check 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 whilst powering it. If you plan on taking a trip to a Maldivian place such as Mal' we also suggest reading the Maldives entry on Wikipedia.org [1] for further information. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 3.

Charging the iPad 3 in The Maldives

Can the iPad 3 be used in The Maldives?

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

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad 3 in Maldives?

If you are travelling to more than one country then the best travel power adapter for Maldives is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [14]. There are five standards of wall outlets that Maldivians use (types G, D, J, K and L) and using a travel adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type G.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your type of iPad 3 supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of travel chargers along with compatibility with more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other adapters having a four port adapter means you can recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring seperate travel chargers for your Maldivian trip. Only needing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being suitable for charging your iPad 3 at an airport or on the plane. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers with just a single power outlet.

We recommend searching for a flexible travel charger of this nature online; the multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [14] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for The Maldives

The 4 port USB travel charger [14] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, however 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 visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both The Maldives and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America going to The Maldives.
  • 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 and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just 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 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 Maldives.
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad 3 in Maldives?

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

Instructions on how to recharge your iPad 3 with a Maldivian power outlet with the Apple USB 30 pin cable and a Type G USB charger.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPad 3 using a Maldivian power outlet you'll need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (usually supplied with the device by Apple).
  2. Begin by taking the Type G USB power adapter and plugging it into the wall supply. You can recognise the wall outlet by three rectangular slots forming a triangular configuration.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB cable into the mains power 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 Maldivian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the tablet will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging, typically taking between 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPad 3 from a Maldivian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Powering the iPad 3 with a Maldivian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Simple instructions showing you how to power your iPad 3 with a Maldivian power outlet using an Apple USB 30 pin connector and a 3 pin Type D power charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad 3 using the Maldivian power outlet you'll need a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (usually supplied with your device by Apple).
  2. Start by plugging the Type D USB power adapter into the wall supply. The power supply (sometimes called the Type D power outlet [6]) looks like three holes forming a triangle shape for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Connect one end of the charging cable into the bottom of the mains power 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. Switch on the Maldivian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad 3 is charging which takes between 1 to 4 hours to recharge.
Powering the iPad 3 with a Maldivian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Powering the iPad 3 with a Maldivian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type J USB adapter

Using a USB 30 pin connector with a three pin Type J power adapter to recharge your iPad 3 with a Maldivian power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the iPad 3 using the Maldivian power outlet you'll need a Type J USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (this USB cable is usually supplied with your device by Apple).
  2. Start by plugging the Type J USB power adapter into the power supply. You can identify the hexagon shaped power supply by the three large holes forming a triangle pattern.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 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. Switch on the Maldivian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPad 3 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up and takes around 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge.
Powering the iPad 3 with a Maldivian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type J USB adapter

How to use a Type K power charger for charging your iPad 3 from a Maldivian power outlet

A guide showing you how to power the iPad 3 from a Maldivian power outlet using a USB 30 pin connector with a two pin Type K power adapter.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad 3 from the Maldivian power outlet you will need to use a Type K USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - this USB cable is typically supplied with your iPad 3 by Apple.
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type K USB power adapter into the Maldivian power outlet. You can identify this plug supply by the 3 large holes in an upside-down triangular configuration with the bottom hole being semicircular in shape.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple 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 is found at the bottom of the iPad 3.
  4. Switch on the Maldivian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad 3 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad 3 is powering up taking roughly one-four hours to recharge.
How to use a Type K power charger for charging your iPad 3 from a Maldivian power outlet

How to use a Type L power charger for charging your iPad 3 from a Maldivian power outlet

Instructions on how to recharge your iPad 3 with a Maldivian power outlet with the Apple USB 30 pin cable and a Type L USB charger.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPad 3 using a Maldivian power outlet you'll need a Type L USB power adapter [13] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (usually included with the device by Apple).
  2. Begin by taking the Type L USB power adapter and plugging it into the wall supply. This flattened hexagon shaped plug supply, sometimes known as a Type L power outlet [12], can be identified by the 3 large adjecent holes forming a line. You'll find there are two different variations of Type L plug supply, one rated for 10 amps and one at 16 amps. A 10 amp plug supply has 4mm thick pins spaced 5.5mm apart whilst a 16 amp version has slightly larger 5mm round pins spaced 8mm apart.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB cable into the mains power 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 Maldivian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the tablet will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging, typically taking between 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type L power charger for charging your iPad 3 from a Maldivian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maldives - Maldives entry on Wikipedia.org
  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, 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, estimated price between $5 to $10 USD (around £5 GBP / under C$15).
  6. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  7. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet, costing under $20 USD (£20-£25 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeJ.htm - Type J power outlet
  9. Type J USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type J mains power outlet, between $10 to $15 USD (around £20 GBP / under C$20).
  10. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeK.htm - Type K power outlet
  11. Type K USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type K mains power outlet, between $10 to $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / around C$15).
  12. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeL.htm - Type L power outlet
  13. Type L USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type L mains power outlet, under $15 USD (£30-£35 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  14. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, between $10 to $15 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$20).