Charging the iPad 4 when staying in Seychelles

Using a Lightning Apple cable with a three pin Type G power charger to charge the iPad 4 from a Seychellois power outlet.

Seychellois power outlet

Various frequencies and standards can all be confusing when planning on visiting a new country especially if you've never visited before. This guide has been specifically written to assist people wanting to charge the iPad 4 abroad.When you're planning a trip to Seychelles the following instructions show how to charge the iPad 4 using the standard 240 volt 50Hz G Type Seychellois wall outlet, the Seychellois will use 13 amp plugs for charging. When visiting Seychelles from another country double check the iPad 4 can accept a 240v supply. If your iPad 4 was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from being damaged when charging it. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 4.

Charging the iPad 4 in Seychelles

Can you use the iPad 4 in Seychelles?

You can connect the iPad 4 to a Seychellois power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad 4 in Seychelles?

When travelling with more than your iPad 4 the best travel charger for Seychelles is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world just by changing the heads over. If your iPad 4 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these USB power chargers, along with support for more power demanding devices.

This will allow you to charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring seperate power adapters on your trip or using up additional wall outlets. Because you are only packing a single USB travel charger will also keep the size down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets using just a single wall outlet.

If you travel to Seychelles we recommend buying an adaptable travel adapter similar to this at your preferred electronics retailer; the multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Seychelles

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Seychelles and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Seychelles using type B American plug sockets.
  • 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 America using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Seychelles. [6] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad 4 in Seychelles?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from a Seychellois power outlet

Instructions showing you how to recharge your iPad 4 with a Seychellois power outlet with a USB Lightning connector and a Type G power adapter.

  1. If you want to charge your iPad 4 using the Seychellois power outlet you'll need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple should typically include the cable when you buy the iPad 4.
  2. Start by taking the Type G USB power adapter and inserting it in the Seychellois power outlet. You can recognise the wall supply by the 3 vertical rectangular slots containing plastic shutters in a triangular pattern for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB Lightning charging cord into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad 4.
  4. Switch on the Seychellois power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up which typically takes between one to four hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from a Seychellois power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Seychelles country page on wikipedia
  2. Apple - official iPad user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - A Type G USB charger has three thick rectangular blades in a triangular shape with the longer top blade acting as the earthing pin, costing between $10 to $15.
  5. USB to Apple Lightning cable - The Apple Lightning cable is a charging and syncing cable for more recent Apple devices and connects compatible iPhones and iPads to a USB port, costing between $15 to $20.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced between $15 to $20.