How to charge the iPad 3 from a power outlet in Antigua

Instructions showing how to recharge your iPad 3 from an Antiguan power outlet by using a USB 30-pin Apple connector and a Type A power charger and how to charge the iPad 3 using a three pinned Type B USB charger.

Antiguan power outlet

Varying different combinations of frequencies and region codes can often be daunting when planning on staying in a new country to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need to purchase in advance to power the iPad 3 in Antigua. If you are staying in Antigua these instructions show how to power the iPad 3 using their standard types B or A Antiguan 230 volt 60Hz power outlets, Type B plug outlets will be typically used by most Antiguans. If travelling to Antigua from another region check your iPad 3 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure that the device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from overloading when charging it. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 3.

Charging the iPad 3 in Antigua

Can you use the iPad 3 in Antigua?

Yes, you can use the iPad 3 in Antigua by using a power convertor.

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What is the best power charger for the iPad 3 in Antigua?

When you are travelling to multiple countries then the best international travel charger for Antigua is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Antiguans use two different standards of plug sockets (B and A) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type A. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by changing the plugs. If your model of iPad 3 supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker charging times by using one of these types of USB power chargers and additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices.

Having a 4 port adapter will allow you to recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate travel adapters. Because you are only needing to bring a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Due to their versatility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones, tablets and e-readers and using only a single wall outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of versatile travel charger at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Antigua

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 wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Antigua.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 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 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Antigua. [8]
What is the best power charger for the iPad 3 in Antigua?

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

Instructions showing how to recharge your iPad 3 from an Antiguan power outlet by using a USB 30-pin Apple connector and a Type A power charger.

  1. To power the iPad 3 from the Antiguan power outlet you will need a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple will usually supply the USB cable when you purchase the iPad 3.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type A USB power adapter in the power supply. This plug outlet (sometimes known as the Type A power outlet [3]) can be identified by the two thin slots next to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple cord into the USB power charger 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. Turn on the Antiguan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad 3 is charging, typically taking around one-four hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from an Antiguan power outlet

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

Instructions on how to power your iPad 3 with an Antiguan power outlet by using a USB 30 pin Apple connector with a Type B power adapter.

  1. To power the iPad 3 from an Antiguan power outlet you will need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple should usually supply the USB cable when you first purchase your iPad 3.
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type B USB power adapter in the power outlet. This power outlet, technically called a Type B power outlet [6], can be identified by two thin slots where the twin plug outlet blades go with a semicircular shaped hole below for the earthed pin.
  3. Then connect one end of the charging cord into the bottom of the mains USB charger 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 Antiguan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up, typically taking roughly 1-4 hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from an Antiguan power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Antigua country entry on Wikipedia.org
  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, priced between $10 to $15 USD (£2-£3 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 cost 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, priced at between $10 to $15 USD (around £20 GBP / under C$5).
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated cost between $15 to $20 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).