How to charge the iPad when planning a trip to Guam

Instructions showing how to power your iPad with a Guamanian power outlet by using an Apple USB 30-pin cable with a three pin Type A USB adapter and how to recharge the iPad using a three pinned Type B power plug.

Guamanian power outlet

Varying different voltages and standards can all be daunting when planning to travel to another country, especially if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of common standards being used throughout the world this article shows exactly what to pick up in advance to power the iPad in Guam. This page has simple instructions telling you exactly what you'll need to supply power to your iPad when travelling to Guam by using the B or A type Guamanian 110 volt 60Hz wall outlets. You'll discover that most power sources are different regionally so we suggest that you read the Wiki Connections travel power connections page where you'll find a complete list showing destinations. If the iPad slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when you are travelling to Guam from another country then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Electrical devices which come from a different country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts may take longer to charge or won't turn on, check the iPad is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power 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 you are running Apple iOS 5 or greater on the iPad.

Charging the iPad in Guam

Can you use the iPad in Guam?

Yes, you can connect the iPad to a Guamanian power outlet.

What is the best travel charger for the iPad in Guam?

When you are travelling with more than just your iPad then the best travel charger for Guam to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different standards of wall outlets that Guamanians use (types B and A) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type A.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by changing the included plugs. If your model of iPad supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these power adapters, and support for more power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other adapters having a 4 port adapter means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to buy seperate power adapters. Only packing a single travel charger will also keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage as well as being convenient for recharging your iPad at the airport or on a plane. Because of their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones, tablets and e-readers with only a single power outlet.

We recommend searching for a flexible travel adapter similar to this online. The power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Guam

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, 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 crucial for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Guam 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 power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Guam using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 Guam. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for the iPad in Guam?

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

Instructions showing how to power your iPad with a Guamanian power outlet by using an Apple USB 30-pin cable with a three pin Type A USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to your iPad from the Guamanian power outlet you will need a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - the cable is typically included with the iPad.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type A USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by two thin slots adjacent to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the charging cord into the bottom of the mains power charger 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 Guamanian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging and takes roughly 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPad from a Guamanian power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPad from a Guamanian power outlet

A guide on how to recharge the iPad with a Guamanian power outlet with a USB 30 pin connector and a three pinned Type B USB charger.

  1. To power the iPad from a Guamanian power outlet you will need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple typically supply this USB cable when you buy the iPad.
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type B USB power adapter in the Guamanian power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by 2 thin slots where the plug outlet blades go with a semicircle shaped hole below for the long earthed 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. Turn on the Guamanian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is charging, typically taking around 1 - 4 hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPad from a Guamanian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Guamanian 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, between $5 to $10 USD (£1-£2 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 (around £5 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 (around £15 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, between $15 to $20 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).