How to charge your iPad 2 from a power outlet in The Dominican Republic

Using the Apple 30 pin connector and a two pin Type A USB adapter to recharge your iPad 2 from a Dominican Republic power outlet and charging the iPad 2 using a Type B power charger.

Dominican Republic power outlet

If you are organizing a vacation to The Dominican Republic it can often be useful to know in advance if you can power all your common electrical devices when you get there. But without knowing which plug socket is used you are more likely to bring the wrong charger, thereby leaving you having to buy or borrow a potentially expensive power adaptor when you're there. Varying different combinations of frequencies and standards can often be confusing when planning on travelling to another country especially if you've never visited before. However this isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards used in the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power your iPad 2 in The Dominican Republic. When going to The Dominican Republic this page has instructions showing how to power the iPad 2 using their standard types B or A Dominican Republic 110 volt 60Hz plug outlets, most Dominicanse will typically use the Type B sockets in their power outlets. If the iPad 2 charges slowly or does not power up when travelling to The Dominican Republic from another region 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 may take longer to charge or won't power up, check your iPad 2 is a dual voltage device (normally marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to ensure proper use. If you intend on staying in a destination like Santo Domingo or Santiago de los Caballeros refer to the Dominican Republic Wikipedia page [1] for further details prior to travelling to the area. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 2.

Charging the iPad 2 in The Dominican Republic

Can you use the iPad 2 in The Dominican Republic?

Yes, you can use the iPad 2 in The Dominican Republic by using a power convertor.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad 2 in The Dominican Republic?

If travelling with more than your iPad 2 or visiting multiple countries then the best international travel charger for The Dominican Republic is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Dominicanse use two different standards of power outlets (B and A) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type A.

Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by switching the plugs. If your model of iPad 2 can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these travel adapters, and support for more power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a 4 port adapter will allow you to recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate power adapters or using up additional wall outlets. By only bringing a single USB travel charger will also keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their flexibility these types of power chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets with only a single power outlet.

We suggest buying this type of versatile travel adapter online. The travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for The Dominican Republic

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPad 2, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to regions with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These travel converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both The Dominican Republic and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 compact power converter for travellers originating from America visiting The Dominican Republic.
  • 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 North America using type B plugs and gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers 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 most travellers from around the world visiting The Dominican Republic. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad 2 in The Dominican Republic?

Powering the iPad 2 with a Dominican Republic power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Using a USB 30 pin cable with a Type A USB adapter to charge the iPad 2 from a Dominican Republic power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the iPad 2 using the Dominican Republic power outlet you'll need to use a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (normally already supplied with the iPad 2).
  2. Insert the Type A USB power adapter in the Dominican Republic power outlet. This ungrounded wall supply (technically called a Type A power outlet [3]) can be recognised by the two thin adjacent slots where the plug outlet pins go.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad 2.
  4. Switch on the Dominican Republic power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad 2 is recharging which should take around 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPad 2 with a Dominican Republic power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Powering the iPad 2 with a Dominican Republic power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Using a USB 30 pin cable with a Type B USB adapter to charge the iPad 2 from a Dominican Republic power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad 2 using the Dominican Republic power outlet you'll need to use a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (typically already supplied with the device).
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type B USB power adapter in the Dominican Republic power outlet. This wall supply (technically called a Type B power outlet [6]) can be recognised by the two thin slots next to each other for live and neutral blades with a single hole below for the longer earth pin.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad 2.
  4. Switch on the Dominican Republic power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad 2 is recharging which should take around 60-240 minutes to recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPad 2 with a Dominican Republic power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Dominican Republic Wikipedia page
  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, priced around $5 USD (around £1 GBP / C$25-C$30).
  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 (£5-£10 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, costing between $5 to $10 USD (£20-£25 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, costs between $15 to $20 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).