Charging the iPad 3 from a power outlet in Curacao

Instructions showing you how to power the iPad 3 with a Curacaon power outlet with the Apple 30-pin connector with a Type C USB charger, charging the iPad 3 using a two pin Type A power plug and charging the iPad 3 using a three pin Type B power plug

Curacaon power outlet

Varying different standards and plugs can all be confusing when planning on visiting a new country especially if you've never visited before. However this isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of sockets used throughout the world this article shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge the iPad 3 . These instructions have been written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPad 3 when you're in staying in Curacao.This page contains a step by step guide showing exactly what you'll need to supply power to the iPad 3 when you are in Curacao by using their standard types C, A or B 127 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If the iPad 3 charges slowly or does not power up when visiting Curacao from a different country please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically electrical devices which come from a different country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts sometimes take longer to charge or won't turn on, so check your iPad 3 is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to ensure proper use. If you are planning on travelling to a Curacaon place such as Willemstad we also recommend referring to the wikipedia page about Curacao [1] for more details. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 3.

Charging the iPad 3 in Curacao

Can you use the iPad 3 in Curacao?

You can connect the iPad 3 to a Curacaon power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad 3 in Curacao?

If travelling to multiple countries then the best travel adapter for Curacao is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Curacaoans use three different standards of plug sockets (types C, A and B) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for both types A and C. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by changing the heads over. If your iPad 3 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times by using one of these types of power adapters plus additional support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. This will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to bring seperate travel adapters. By only packing a single international travel charger will keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Because of their flexibility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers without using up an additional plug socket.

We recommend searching for an adaptable travel adapter similar to this at your preferred electronics retailer; the power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Curacao

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 converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Curacao 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 most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting Curacao.
  • 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 the US using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Curacao. [10] [AD]
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad 3 in Curacao?

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from a Curacaon power outlet

Using a 30-pin connector and a Type A USB charger to power the iPad 3 with a Curacaon power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPad 3 from the Curacaon power outlet you will need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple should typically include this cable when you buy your iPad 3).
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type A USB power adapter into the Curacaon power outlet. This unearthed plug outlet (called the Type A power outlet [3]) can be recognised by 2 adjacent slots next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Connect one end of the cord 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 can be found at the base of the iPad 3.
  4. Switch on the Curacaon power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging which should take around 60 to 240 minutes to recharge.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from a Curacaon power outlet

How to use a Type B power charger for charging your iPad 3 from a Curacaon power outlet

Using a 30-pin connector and a Type B USB adapter to power the iPad 3 with a Curacaon power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPad 3 from a Curacaon power outlet you will need to use a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], the USB cable is typically supplied with the device by Apple.
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type B USB power adapter and plugging it into the Curacaon power outlet. This power outlet, sometimes called the Type B power outlet [6], can be recognised by the two slots next to each other where the twin blades go with a single semicircle hole below for the earth pin.
  3. Plug in one end of the cord 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 can be found at the base of the iPad 3.
  4. Switch on the Curacaon power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging which should take around one-four hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type B power charger for charging your iPad 3 from a Curacaon power outlet

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

Instructions showing you how to power the iPad 3 with a Curacaon power outlet with the Apple 30-pin connector with a Type C USB charger.

  1. To charge your iPad 3 using the Curacaon power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple usually supply the cable with the iPad 3).
  2. Firstly plug the Type C USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by the two circular holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Plug in one end of the charging cable into the USB mains adapter 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. Switch on the Curacaon power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging and takes roughly 1 to 4 hours to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad 3 from a Curacaon power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia page about Curacao
  2. Apple - official iPad user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type A power outlet
  4. 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, around $10 USD (£10-£15 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, priced between $5 to $10 USD (around £15 GBP / under C$15).
  6. iec.ch - Type B power outlet
  7. 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, under $10 USD (£15-£20 GBP / C$25-C$30).
  8. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  9. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, under $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$10-C$15).
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, under $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$10-C$15).