How to charge your iPad Air from a power outlet in Belize

A step by step guide showing you how to charge your iPad Air from a Belizean power outlet using a Lightning cable and a double pin Type A USB adapter, how to charge the iPad Air using a three pinned Type G USB plug and how to recharge the iPad Air using a three pinned Type B power plug

Belizean power outlet

Varying different combinations of standards and voltages can often lead to confusion when planning on staying in a foreign country for the first time traveller. This guide was written to assist visitors wanting to charge the iPad Air when visiting abroad.This page is a guide which shows what you'll need to power the iPad Air in Belize by using their G, A or B type Belizean 110 volt 60Hz wall outlets. If the iPad Air doesn't power up or recharges slowly when travelling to Belize from another country please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Devices which come from a different country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts either take longer to charge or won't turn on, check the iPad Air is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to ensure proper use. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Air.

Charging the iPad Air in Belize

Can the iPad Air be used in Belize?

You can use the iPad Air in Belize by using the correct power adaptor.

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What is the best travel charger for the iPad Air in Belize?

If you are travelling to more than one country then the best international travel charger for Belize is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Belizeans use three different standards of wall outlets (G, A and B) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for both types A and G. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the plugs over. If your model of iPad Air supports Fast Charge (note not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker charging times by using one of these types of power chargers, along with additional support for certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Having a 4 port charger will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to buy multiple travel chargers for your trip. By only bringing a single USB travel charger will also keep the overall size down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage as well as being convenient for recharging your iPad Air at the airport or on a flight. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of adapters can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and phones without needing an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling on a regular basis we recommend buying this type of flexible power adapter online. The travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Belize

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to regions with unreliable power supplies. These travel adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 option for travellers originating from America visiting Belize using 3 pin type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 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 Belize. [10]
What is the best travel charger for the iPad Air in Belize?

Powering the iPad Air with a Belizean power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

A step by step guide showing you how to charge the iPad Air from a Belizean power outlet using a Lightning cable with a Type G USB adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad Air from the Belizean power outlet you'll need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will usually supply the USB cable when you purchase the iPad Air.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type G USB power adapter in the power outlet. This power outlet, technically called a Type G power outlet [3], can be identified by three vertical slots with shutters in a triangle configuration for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Apple Lightning charging cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad Air.
  4. Switch on the Belizean 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 iPad is powering up, typically taking roughly 1-4 hours to fully recharge.
Powering the iPad Air with a Belizean power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

How to use a Type A power charger for charging your iPad Air from a Belizean power outlet

A step by step guide showing you how to charge your iPad Air from a Belizean power outlet using a Lightning cable and a double pin Type A USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to your iPad Air from the Belizean power outlet you will need a Type A USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple should usually include the USB cable when you first purchase your iPad Air.
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type A USB power adapter into the wall outlet. The power supply (technically known as a Type A power outlet [6]) is recognised by the 2 adjacent slots next to each other for live and neutral blades.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Apple Lightning power cord into the bottom of the mains USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad Air.
  4. Switch on the Belizean 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 iPad is powering up which takes roughly 1-4 hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type A power charger for charging your iPad Air from a Belizean power outlet

Charging the iPad Air from a Belizean power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

A step by step guide showing you how to charge your iPad Air from a Belizean power outlet using a Lightning cable with a three pin Type B USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to your iPad Air from the Belizean power outlet you will need a Type B USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will usually supply the USB cable when you purchase the iPad Air.
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type B USB power adapter in the power outlet. This plug outlet (sometimes known as the Type B power outlet [8]) can be identified by the two slots with a single hole below for the long earthed pin.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Apple Lightning power cord into the mains USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad Air.
  4. Switch on the Belizean 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 iPad is powering up, typically taking roughly 1-4 hours to completely recharge.
Charging the iPad Air from a Belizean power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia.org entry about Belize
  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, estimated cost between $10 to $15 USD (£15-£20 GBP / under C$5).
  5. USB to Apple Lightning cable - The Apple Lightning cable is a charging and syncing cable for more recent Apple devices and connects compatible iPhones and iPads to a USB port, between $15 to $20 USD (£15-£20 GBP / under C$15).
  6. iec.ch - Type A power outlet
  7. Type A USB power adapter - An unearthed Type A USB charger has 2 parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes near the tip of each blade, between $10 to $15 USD (£2-£3 GBP / under C$5).
  8. iec.ch - Type B power outlet
  9. Type B USB power adapter - 3 pinned Type B USB chargers have a single unearthed round pin along with 2 shorter parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes in the end of each blade, costs between $10 to $15 USD (£20-£25 GBP / under C$5).
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costing around $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).