Charging the iPad 3 in The Isle of Man

How to connect a Manx power outlet to the iPad 3

Manx power outlet

Complicated combinations of standards and plugs can all be confusing when planning to travel to another country to the first time traveller. This guide was written to prevent you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPad 3 when you are visiting The Isle of Man.This page contains simple instructions showing exactly what you'll need to charge the iPad 3 in The Isle of Man by using their 240 volt 50Hz Type G Manx power outlet, the Manx will use a 13 amp plug for charging. If you are travelling to The Isle of Man from a different country please ensure that your iPad 3 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure that your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged whilst powering it up. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 3.

Charging the iPad 3 in The Isle of Man

Can you use the iPad 3 in The Isle of Man?

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

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad 3 in The Isle of Man?

If travelling with more than just your iPad 3 the best travel power adapter for The Isle of Man is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the heads over. If your iPad 3 can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these travel adapters plus additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets.

This will allow you to recharge multiple devices at once without needing to buy multiple power chargers. Only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the size down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being convenient for recharging your iPad 3 at the airport or on a plane. Due to their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when you return home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets without using up an additional plug socket.

We suggest searching for this type of versatile power charger at your preferred electronics retailer; the multipurpose power charger illustrated below 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 The Isle of Man

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 the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting The Isle of Man.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half 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 wide range of travellers from around the world visiting The Isle of Man. [6] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad 3 in The Isle of Man?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from a Manx power outlet

Using a USB 30 pin Apple cable with a three pin Type G USB charger to power the iPad 3 with a Manx power outlet.

  1. To charge the iPad 3 using a Manx power outlet you'll need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (the USB cable is usually included with the iPad 3).
  2. Plug in the Type G USB power adapter in the power supply. This plug outlet, sometimes called the Type G power outlet [3], looks like 3 rectangular holes with shutters forming a triangle shape.
  3. Connect one end of the 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 Manx power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears 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 60-240 minutes to fully recharge.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from a Manx power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Manx Wikipedia web page
  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 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, priced around $5.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated price between $15 to $20.