Charging the iPad 3 from a power outlet in Peru

Using the USB 30-pin Apple cable and a 3 pin Type B power adapter to recharge your iPad 3 with a Peruvian power outlet, charging the iPad 3 using a two pinned Type A power adapter and powering the iPad 3 using a Type C USB plug

Peruvian power outlet

Varying different region codes and voltages can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to a foreign country especially for the first time traveller. This page is a useful guide showing how to supply power to the iPad 3 when you're travelling to Peru using the types C, A or B 220 volt 60Hz plug outlets, a majority of Peruvians will use the Type C plug outlets. If you are visiting Peru from another country ensure that your iPad 3 can accept a 240v supply. If your iPad 3 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check the device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from being damaged when charging it. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 3.

Charging the iPad 3 in Peru

Can the iPad 3 be used in Peru?

Yes, you can connect the iPad 3 to a Peruvian power outlet.

Peru

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad 3 in Peru?

When travelling with more than just your iPad 3 the best international travel adapter for Peru is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are three standards of plug sockets in Peru (C, A and B) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for both types A and C.

Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your iPad 3 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these USB power adapters along with support for more power demanding devices like tablets. This means you can recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy seperate travel chargers or using up additional power sockets. Because you are only needing a single lightweight travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones, tablets and speakers without using up an additional plug socket.

If you travel often we suggest searching for a versatile power charger like this at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Peru

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, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Peru and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power converter for travellers originating from North America visiting Peru.
  • 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 originating from America using type B plugs and offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Peru. [10]
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad 3 in Peru?

Charging the iPad 3 from a Peruvian power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

A guide showing how to charge your iPad 3 with a Peruvian power outlet using a 30-pin Apple cable and a Type A USB charger.

  1. If you want to power the iPad 3 using the Peruvian power outlet you will need to use a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], this USB cable is normally already included with the device by Apple.
  2. Start by taking the Type A USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the two thin slots next to each other where the two plug outlet blades go.
  3. Connect one end of the Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 3. The iPad 3 dock connector can be found at the base of the iPad 3.
  4. Turn on the Peruvian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad 3 is powering up and takes around one to four hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPad 3 from a Peruvian power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from a Peruvian power outlet

Using the USB 30-pin Apple cable and a 3 pin Type B power adapter to recharge your iPad 3 with a Peruvian power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPad 3 using the Peruvian power outlet you will need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - this USB cable is normally already included with the iPad 3.
  2. Start by taking the Type B USB power adapter and plugging it into the wall supply. The power supply, technically called the Type B power outlet [6], is identified by the two slots parallel to each other for live and neutral blades with a single semicircular shaped hole below for the earth pin.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 3. The iPad 3 dock connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad 3.
  4. Switch on the Peruvian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the tablet will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging, typically taking between one-four hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from a Peruvian power outlet

Powering the iPad 3 with a Peruvian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using a 30-pin Apple cable and a Type C USB charger to charge your iPad 3 with a Peruvian power outlet.

  1. To charge the iPad 3 from a Peruvian power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple usually include this USB cable with the iPad 3).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the power outlet. You can identify this power supply by the two holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the mains power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 3. The iPad 3 dock connector is found at the bottom of the iPad 3.
  4. Switch on the Peruvian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPad 3 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging which takes roughly 1 - 4 hours to recharge.
Powering the iPad 3 with a Peruvian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Peru 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 $10 to $15 USD (around £3 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, around $5 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$10-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 $10 to $15 USD (around £20 GBP / under C$20).
  8. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  9. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, between $10 to $15 USD (£10-£15 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).