How to charge the iPad from a power outlet in Haiti

Using the 30 pin Apple connector with a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter to recharge your iPad from a Haitian power outlet and charging the iPad using a 3 pinned Type B power plug.

Haitian power outlet

Varying different combinations of region codes and plugs can often be daunting when planning on visiting another country, especially if you've never been there before. This guide shows how to power the iPad when staying in Haiti using their B or A type 110 volt 60Hz power outlets, you will discover most Haitians will typically use the Type B sockets in their power outlets. If your iPad charges slowly or does not power up when travelling to Haiti from another country then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Normally devices which originate from another country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) sometimes take longer to charge or won't turn on, check that the iPad is a dual voltage device (normally marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to ensure proper use. This page details the original iPad first generation, visit the Apple category page for the latest range of Apple iPads. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 5 or greater on the iPad.

Charging the iPad in Haiti

Can the iPad be used in Haiti?

You can connect the iPad to a Haitian power outlet.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad in Haiti?

If travelling with more than your iPad then the best travel charger for Haiti is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Haitians use two different standards of wall outlets (B and A) and using a travel charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type A.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the supplied heads. If your iPad is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these power chargers and compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel chargers having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy seperate power chargers for your trip or occupying additional power outlets. Only bringing a single travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage as well as being on hand for charging your iPad at an airport or on a plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

If you travel on a regular basis we suggest buying this type of flexible power charger online. The power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Haiti

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Haiti 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 option for travellers originating from North America going to Haiti.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Haiti. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad in Haiti?

Charging the iPad from a Haitian power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

Using the 30 pin Apple connector with a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter to recharge your iPad from a Haitian power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the iPad from the Haitian power outlet you will need a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple will typically supply this cable with your iPad.
  2. Begin by taking the Type A USB power adapter and inserting it into the Haitian power outlet. This unearthed wall supply, sometimes called the Type A power outlet [3], is recognised by two thin slots adjacent to each other.
  3. Connect one end of the Apple 30 pin USB cord into the power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad.
  4. Turn on the Haitian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up, typically taking around 60-240 minutes to recharge.
Charging the iPad from a Haitian power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

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

Instructions showing how to charge the iPad with a Haitian power outlet by using an Apple 30 pin cable with a 3 pinned Type B power charger.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad from the Haitian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple typically include this cable when you first purchase the iPad.
  2. Begin by taking the Type B USB power adapter and inserting it into the Haitian power outlet. You can recognise this wall supply by 2 slots next to each other where the short live and neutral plug outlet blades go with a single semicircle shaped hole below for the ground pin.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector is found at the base of the iPad.
  4. Switch on the Haitian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is charging taking between one-four hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type B power charger for charging your iPad from a Haitian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Haitian entry on Wikipedia.org
  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, 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, between $5 to $10 USD (£15-£20 GBP / around C$25).
  8. 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 (£10-£15 GBP / under C$15).