How to charge the iPad 3 in Belarus

A guide showing how to recharge the iPad 3 from a Belarus power outlet using the Apple 30-pin connector and a Type C power adapter and powering the iPad 3 using a two pinned Type F power plug.

Belarus power outlet

Varying complicated voltages and region codes can often cause confusion when planning to travel to another country especially to the first time traveller. This page was specifically written to prevent you having to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPad 3 when you are visiting Belarus.If you're travelling to Belarus this page contains useful instructions showing you how to charge your iPad 3 by using the Type F or C Belarus 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. You will discover that power sockets will vary depending on which area you are visiting therefore we suggest reading the World power supplies page for a full list of countries. If you are visiting Belarus from a different region please check that your iPad 3 can accept a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts check your iPad 3 is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating whilst powering it. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 3.

Charging the iPad 3 in Belarus

Can the iPad 3 be used in Belarus?

Yes, you can use the iPad 3 in Belarus.

What is the best travel adapter for the iPad 3 in Belarus?

If you are travelling to more than one country then the best international travel charger for Belarus to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two types of power outlets in Belarus (types F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by switching the supplied heads. If your type of iPad 3 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these types of USB power chargers, and compatibility with more power demanding devices.

This will allow you to recharge multiple devices at once without needing to bring individual power chargers on your Belarus trip or occupying additional wall sockets. By only needing a single lightweight travel charger will keep the overall size down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage while travelling and on hand for charging your iPad 3 at the airport or on the plane. Due to their versatility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple phones and tablets using just a single wall outlet.

If you travel to Belarus we recommend buying an adaptable power adapter like this online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Belarus

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 visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial when visiting counties with unstable power grids. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Belarus and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Belarus using type B US 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 1 less AC outlet for almost half 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Belarus. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for the iPad 3 in Belarus?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad 3 from a Belarus power outlet

A guide showing how to recharge the iPad 3 from a Belarus power outlet using the Apple 30-pin connector and a Type C power adapter.

  1. In order to power the iPad 3 from the Belarus power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], this USB cable is usually included with the iPad 3.
  2. Firstly plug in the Type C USB power adapter into the Belarus power outlet. The plug supply (known as the Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug) is identified by 2 round holes adjacent to each other where the two plug outlet pins go.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple 30 pin USB cable into the mains USB charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 3. The iPad 3 dock connector is found at the base of the iPad 3.
  4. Turn on the Belarus power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging taking around 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad 3 from a Belarus power outlet

Powering the iPad 3 with a Belarus power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Using a USB 30 pin Apple cable and a two pinned Type F power charger to charge the iPad 3 from a Belarus power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to your iPad 3 from a Belarus power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple should usually include the cable when you buy the iPad 3.
  2. First plug in the Type F USB power adapter in the power supply. This recessed round wall outlet, sometimes called a Schuko plug or Type F power outlet [6], can be recognised by two 4.8mm holes 19 mm next to each other for live and neutral pins along with two thin grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB adapter 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. Switch on the Belarus power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up and takes between one to four hours to fully recharge.
Powering the iPad 3 with a Belarus power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Belarus page on wikipedia
  2. Apple - official iPad user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. 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.
  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.
  6. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  7. Type F USB power adapter - Type F USB chargers are earthed using two clips at the top and bottom with two rounded 4.8mm pins set 19mm apart, costs between $10 to $15.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, around $15.