How to charge your iPad 3 from a power outlet in Nicaragua

A page on how to power your iPad 3 with a Nicaraguan power outlet by using the Apple 30 pin cable with a Type A power charger and charging the iPad 3 using a 3 pinned Type B power plug.

Nicaraguan power outlet

Varying different combinations of frequencies and region codes can all cause confusion when planning on travelling to a different country to the first time traveller. These guidelines were written to stop travellers worrying if they can power their iPad 3 when they're visiting Nicaragua.The following useful guide shows how to power the iPad 3 when visiting Nicaragua by using the standard Type B or A 120 volt 60Hz power outlets. If your iPad 3 charges slowly or does not power up when travelling to Nicaragua from another region check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Devices which come from a different country which use a higher voltage such as 240 volts may take longer to charge or won't power up, so check your device is dual-voltage (you'll find these are normally marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to ensure proper use. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 3.

Charging the iPad 3 in Nicaragua

Can you use the iPad 3 in Nicaragua?

Yes, you can use the iPad 3 in Nicaragua by using the correct power convertor.

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

When you are travelling with more than just your iPad 3 then the best international travel charger for Nicaragua is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different types of plug sockets that Nicaraguans use (types B and A) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type A. Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the included plugs. If your type of iPad 3 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel chargers plus compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other chargers this means you can power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring multiple travel chargers or occupying additional power outlets. Only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage while travelling and suitable for recharging your iPad 3 at an airport or on a flight. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets and using only a single plug socket.

For those travelling frequently we recommend searching for this type of flexible power charger at an electronics retailer. The travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Nicaragua

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 North America going to Nicaragua.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more generous 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 Nicaragua. [8]
What is the best power charger for the iPad 3 in Nicaragua?

Powering the iPad 3 with a Nicaraguan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

A page on how to power your iPad 3 with a Nicaraguan power outlet by using the Apple 30 pin cable with a Type A power charger.

  1. In order to power your iPad 3 using a Nicaraguan power outlet you will need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], normally included with the iPad 3 by Apple.
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type A USB power adapter in the wall outlet. The plug outlet, sometimes called a Type A power outlet [3], is recognised by two thin slots next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple cable into the power 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 Nicaraguan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad 3 is recharging and takes roughly 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPad 3 with a Nicaraguan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Powering the iPad 3 with a Nicaraguan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Using a USB 30 pin Apple connector and a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter to power your iPad 3 from a Nicaraguan power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the iPad 3 using a Nicaraguan power outlet you will need to use a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple will normally include the USB cable when you first purchase the iPad 3.
  2. Insert the Type B USB power adapter in the Nicaraguan power outlet. The plug outlet, sometimes called a Type B power outlet [6], is recognised by two thin slots parallel to each other with a single semicircle shaped hole below for the ground pin.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the 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. Switch on the Nicaraguan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is charging and takes between 1-4 hours to fully recharge.
Powering the iPad 3 with a Nicaraguan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia web page about Nicaragua
  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, 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, estimated cost around $5.
  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, estimated price 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, between $15 to $20.