How to charge the iPad 3 when staying in Saint Pierre

A page on how to recharge your iPad 3 from a St Pierrais power outlet by using a USB 30-pin cable with a Type E power charger.

St Pierrais power outlet

Different region codes and plugs can often be confusing when planning to visit another country especially for the first time traveller. These instructions were written to help prepare visitors wanting to charge their iPad 3 when they're visiting abroad.The following simple guide will show you what you'll need to supply power to your iPad 3 when you're travelling to Saint Pierre by using the standard 230 volt 50Hz Type E St Pierrais plug outlet, the Saint-Pierrais will use CEE 7/5 French sockets for wall outlets. Power sources are different regionally so please read the Wiki Connections travel power sockets guide where you'll find a complete list of powering devices in different regions. If travelling to Saint Pierre from another region please make sure that your iPad 3 can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to avoid the device from over-heating whilst powering it. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 3.

Charging the iPad 3 in Saint Pierre

Can the iPad 3 be used in Saint Pierre?

You can connect the iPad 3 to a St Pierrais power outlet by using a power convertor.

Saint Pierre

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

When you are travelling with more than just your iPad 3 or visiting multiple countries then the best travel charger for Saint Pierre is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the supplied heads over. If your iPad 3 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these power adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power chargers for your trip to Saint Pierre or occupying additional power outlets. By only needing to pack a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage as well as being on hand for charging your iPad 3 at an airport or on a plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers with only a single wall outlet.

For those travelling on a regular basis we recommend searching for this type of versatile travel adapter at an electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Saint Pierre

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, however 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 useful for visitors of regions with unstable power grids. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international 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 Saint Pierre.
  • 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 from the US using type B plugs and gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with only 1 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 suitable for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Saint Pierre. [6]
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad 3 in Saint Pierre?

How to use a Type E power charger for charging your iPad 3 from a St Pierrais power outlet

A page on how to power your iPad 3 from a St Pierrais power outlet using a USB 30-pin cable with a 2 pinned Type E power charger.

  1. If you want to power the iPad 3 from the St Pierrais power outlet you'll need to use a Type E USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple should usually supply this cable with your iPad 3.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type E USB power adapter in the St Pierrais power outlet. This sunken round wall supply, also called a Type E power outlet [3] or CEE 7/7 outlet, can be recognised by the two 4.8mm round holes 19mm apart from each other plus a single long metal grounding pin protruding from the top to form a triangular shape.
  3. Connect one end of the Apple 30 pin USB cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 3. The iPad 3 dock connector is found at the base of the iPad 3.
  4. Switch on the St Pierrais power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up, typically taking around one to four hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type E power charger for charging your iPad 3 from a St Pierrais power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia entry about Saint Pierre
  2. Apple - official iPad user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  4. 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 $15 to $20 USD (under £10 GBP / under C$5).
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, estimated price between $5 to $10 USD (around £5 GBP / under C$15).
  6. 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).