Charging the iPad in Martinique

Using a USB 30 pin Apple cable with a two pin Type E USB charger to recharge the iPad from a Martinican power outlet, powering the iPad using a two pin Type C USB plug and charging the iPad using a three pin Type D USB plug

Martinican power outlet

If you are packing for a holiday it's useful to know in advance if you'll be able to use your gadgets when you're there. By not knowing which plug socket is being used in Martinique you are more likely to bring the wrong power charger, therefore having to purchase a suitable adaptor when you're there that might be incompatible. Varying different voltages and region codes can often lead to confusion when planning on travelling to another country, especially to the first time traveller. These instructions have been written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPad abroad.The following step by step guide will show you exactly how to supply power to your iPad when travelling to Martinique by using their types D, C or E Martinican 220 volt 50Hz power outlets, a majority of Martiniquais typically use the Type D sockets in their wall outlets. When travelling to Martinique from another country double check the iPad can accept a 240v supply. If your iPad came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure that the device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from being damaged during charging. 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 have installed Apple iOS 5 or greater on the iPad.

Charging the iPad in Martinique

Can you use the iPad in Martinique?

Yes, you can connect the iPad to a Martinican power outlet by using a power adaptor.

What is the best travel adapter for the iPad in Martinique?

If you are travelling to more than one country then the best international travel charger for Martinique to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are three different types of wall outlets in Martinique (types D, C and E) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world just by switching the heads over. If your iPad supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these travel adapters and additional support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. Having a 4 port adapter will also allow you to power multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy seperate travel adapters for your trip or using up additional wall outlets. Because you are only needing to bring a single travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being on hand for recharging your iPad at the airport or on a plane. Due to their versatility these types of power adapters can be used when you return home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets using just a single plug socket.

We recommend searching for a multipurpose power adapter of this nature online. The travel adapter illustrated 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 Martinique

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, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting Martinique.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs and gives practically the same set of features as 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 flexible 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 Martinique. [10]
What is the best travel adapter for the iPad in Martinique?

Charging the iPad from a Martinican power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Using a 30 pin cable and a two pinned Type C power charger to charge the iPad from a Martinican power outlet.

  1. To power the iPad using a Martinican power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - the cable is typically supplied with the device.
  2. First plug in the Type C USB power adapter into the Martinican power outlet. The plug supply is recognised by 2 holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector can be found at the base of the iPad.
  4. Switch on the Martinican power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up which takes between 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
Charging the iPad from a Martinican power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Charging the iPad from a Martinican power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Using a 30 pin cable and a three pinned Type D power charger to charge the iPad from a Martinican power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPad from the Martinican power outlet you will need a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple will normally supply this USB cable when you purchase your iPad).
  2. Begin by plugging the Type D USB power adapter in the Martinican power outlet. The wall supply (known as the Type D power outlet [6]) can be identified by the three circular holes in a triangular pattern for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector can be found at the base of the iPad.
  4. Switch on the Martinican power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up which takes between 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
Charging the iPad from a Martinican power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPad from a Martinican power outlet

Using a USB 30 pin Apple cable with a two pin Type E USB charger to recharge the iPad from a Martinican power outlet.

  1. To charge your iPad using a Martinican power outlet you'll need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple should typically include this cable when you buy the iPad.
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type E USB power adapter in the power supply. You can identify this plug outlet by two large round adjacent holes next to each other along with one metal grounding pin protruding the top forming a triangle shape.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB mains 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. Switch on the Martinican power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is charging, typically taking roughly 60 to 240 minutes to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPad from a Martinican power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Martinique page on Wikipedia.org
  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, estimated price between $10 to $15 USD (around £10 GBP / under 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 (£5-£10 GBP / under 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, estimated price between $10 to $15 USD (under £25 GBP / under 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, priced at between $10 to $15 USD (£5-£10 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, between $15 to $20 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$20).