Charging the iPad 3 when planning a trip to Venezuela

Instructions showing you how to power the iPad 3 from a Venezuelan power outlet with a 30-pin Apple cable and a 3 pin Type A USB charger and charging the iPad 3 using a Type B USB plug.

Venezuelan power outlet

Different voltages and sockets can often be confusing when planning on staying in another country for the first time traveller. This page was written to stop people worrying if they'll be able to charge the iPad 3 when they're visiting abroad.When you are planning a holiday to Venezuela this page contains useful instructions showing charging the iPad 3 by using their standard B or A type Venezuelan 120 volt 60Hz power outlets. If your iPad 3 slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when travelling to Venezuela from a different country then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Devices which originated from another country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts sometimes take longer to charge or won't power up, check that your iPad 3 is dual-voltage (usually indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to ensure proper use. If you intend to stay in a place such as Caracas or Maracaibo we also suggest reading the Wikipedia entry about Venezuela [1] for further details. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 3.

Charging the iPad 3 in Venezuela

Can you use the iPad 3 in Venezuela?

You can use the iPad 3 in Venezuela by using a power adaptor.

Venezuela

What is the best power adapter for the iPad 3 in Venezuela?

When travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your iPad 3 then the best international travel adapter for Venezuela is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different types of wall outlets that Venezuelans use (B and A) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type A.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your type of iPad 3 is compatible with Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB power adapters and compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

Unlike other adapters this will allow you to charge more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers. By only bringing a single international travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling as well as being suitable for charging your iPad 3 at the airport or on your flight. 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 be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and smartphones with just a single wall outlet.

For those travelling to different places we suggest searching for this type of flexible travel charger online; the travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Venezuela

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable power supplies. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Venezuela.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This gives almost the same functionality 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 a more 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Venezuela. [8]
What is the best power adapter for the iPad 3 in Venezuela?

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from a Venezuelan power outlet

Instructions showing you how to power the iPad 3 from a Venezuelan power outlet with a 30-pin Apple cable and a 3 pin Type A USB charger.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPad 3 using the Venezuelan 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 typically 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 power supply by the 2 thin adjacent slots next to each other for live and neutral blades.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 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 is found at the bottom of the iPad 3.
  4. Switch on the Venezuelan 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 3 is powering up and takes around 1-4 hours to recharge.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from a Venezuelan power outlet

How to use a Type B power charger for charging your iPad 3 from a Venezuelan power outlet

Instructions showing how to recharge your iPad 3 with a Venezuelan power outlet using a 30-pin connector with a Type B USB charger.

  1. If you want to power your iPad 3 using the Venezuelan 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 device by Apple.
  2. Start by taking the Type B USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the two slots adjacent to each other with a semicircle hole below for the earth pin.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 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 is found at the bottom of the iPad 3.
  4. Switch on the Venezuelan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is charging which typically takes roughly one-four hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type B power charger for charging your iPad 3 from a Venezuelan power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia entry about Venezuela
  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, costs 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, 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, between $10 to $15 USD (£20-£25 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 (around £10 GBP / under C$20).