Charging the iPad 4 when planning a trip to Guadeloupe

A page showing how to charge your iPad 4 with a Guadeloupe power outlet using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a Type C Europlug power adapter, charging the iPad 4 using a Type D USB charger and how to power the iPad 4 using a Type E USB plug

Guadeloupe power outlet

Various combinations of region codes and plugs can often be confusing when planning on visiting a foreign country especially if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of standards being used in the world this article shows exactly what you'll need to pick up in advance to power your iPad 4 . These instructions have been written to help assist people wanting to power their iPad 4 when staying abroad.When you are visiting Guadeloupe these instructions show how to supply power to the iPad 4 by using their standard D, C or E type Guadeloupe 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. When travelling to Guadeloupe from a different country please double check the iPad 4 can accept a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that your iPad 4 is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overheating during charging. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 4.

Charging the iPad 4 in Guadeloupe

Can you use the iPad 4 in Guadeloupe?

You can use the iPad 4 in Guadeloupe by using a power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for the iPad 4 in Guadeloupe?

When travelling with more than just your iPad 4 and visiting more than one country the best travel charger for Guadeloupe to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are three types of power outlets that Guadeloupians use (D, C and E) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the included heads. If your iPad 4 can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB power chargers, plus additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. This will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers for your Guadeloupe trip or using up additional power sockets. Only bringing a single international travel charger will also keep the weight and size down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand baggage and on hand for recharging your iPad 4 at an airport or on your flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel adapters can be used when you return home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers using only a single power outlet.

For those travelling to Guadeloupe we suggest searching for an adaptable travel charger of this nature online - the travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Guadeloupe

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be useful when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Guadeloupe 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 portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Guadeloupe using 3 pinned type B American 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 America using type B plugs. This gives almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at 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 suitable for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Guadeloupe. [10] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for the iPad 4 in Guadeloupe?

Powering the iPad 4 with a Guadeloupe power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

A page showing how to charge your iPad 4 with a Guadeloupe power outlet using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a Type C Europlug power adapter.

  1. To charge the iPad 4 from a Guadeloupe power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will usually include this USB cable when you buy the iPad 4).
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the Guadeloupe power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the two holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad 4.
  4. Switch on the Guadeloupe power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging, typically taking between 1 - 4 hours to recharge.
Powering the iPad 4 with a Guadeloupe power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Powering the iPad 4 with a Guadeloupe power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

A page showing how to charge your iPad 4 with a Guadeloupe power outlet using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a Type D USB charger.

  1. To charge your iPad 4 from the Guadeloupe power outlet you will need to use a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple usually include this USB cable with the iPad 4).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type D USB power adapter into the power supply. The wall outlet, sometimes known as a Type D power outlet [6], looks like 3 round holes in a triangular shape.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad 4.
  4. Turn on the Guadeloupe power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the tablet will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad 4 is powering up taking roughly 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad 4 with a Guadeloupe power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Powering the iPad 4 with a Guadeloupe power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

Using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a 2 pin Type E power charger to charge your iPad 4 with a Guadeloupe power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your iPad 4 using the Guadeloupe power outlet you will need to use a Type E USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will typically supply the cable with the iPad 4.
  2. Start by taking the Type E USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. The circular power supply can be recognised by two circular adjacent holes next to each other where the live and neutral pins slide into and a single metal earth pin protruding the top to form a triangle pattern.
  3. Plug in one end of the Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad 4.
  4. Turn on the Guadeloupe power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad 4 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is charging and takes around 1-4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad 4 with a Guadeloupe power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Guadeloupe Wiki page
  2. Apple - official iPad user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, around $10 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  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, estimated price around $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$10-C$15).
  6. iec.ch - Type D power outlet
  7. Type D USB power adapter - The three pinned earthed Type D USB chargers have large rounded pins placed in a triangular shape, under $15 USD (£20-£25 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  8. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  9. Type E USB power adapter - There are two 4.8mm pins on Type E USB chargers which are placed 19mm apart and may include a hole for an earthing pin, between $10 to $15 USD (around £5 GBP / under C$20).
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, around $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).