How to charge the iPad 4 when staying in Nicaragua

A step by step guide showing you how to charge the iPad 4 with a Nicaraguan power outlet by using the Lightning Apple connector and a Type A power charger and how to recharge the iPad 4 using a Type B power charger.

Nicaraguan power outlet

Differing region codes and plugs can often be confusing when planning to visit another country especially for the first time traveller. These instructions were written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPad 4 when abroad.This page has simple instructions demonstrating exactly how to charge your iPad 4 when you are travelling to Nicaragua by using the standard types B or A Nicaraguan 120 volt 60Hz wall outlets. If the iPad 4 slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when you are visiting Nicaragua from a different region please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Normally devices which originate from a different country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts may take longer to charge or won't power up, so check that the iPad 4 is a dual voltage device (usually marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to ensure proper use. If you intend on visiting a city such as Managua or León refer to the Wikipedia entry about Nicaragua [1] for further information on visiting the area. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 4.

Charging the iPad 4 in Nicaragua

Can the iPad 4 be used in Nicaragua?

Yes, you can use the iPad 4 in Nicaragua.

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What is the best power charger for the iPad 4 in Nicaragua?

If travelling with more than your iPad 4 then the best international travel power adapter for Nicaragua to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Nicaraguans use two different types of wall outlets (B and A) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type A. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of iPad 4 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these power chargers and additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel adapters this means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power chargers or using up additional wall outlets. By only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage. Due to their flexibility these types of travel adapters can be used back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and smartphones with only a single plug socket.

We suggest buying this type of flexible power charger online, the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Nicaragua

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Nicaragua 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 portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Nicaragua using type B American plug sockets.
  • 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 North America using type B plugs. This offers almost 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 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Nicaragua. [8]
What is the best power charger for the iPad 4 in Nicaragua?

Powering the iPad 4 with a Nicaraguan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

A page on how to power your iPad 4 from a Nicaraguan power outlet by using a USB Lightning cable with a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge the iPad 4 from the Nicaraguan power outlet you'll need to use a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple should usually supply this cable with your iPad 4.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type A USB power adapter in the Nicaraguan power outlet. The power supply (called a Type A power outlet [3]) can be identified by two thin adjacent slots next to each other where the twin plug outlet blades slide into.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the cord into the bottom of the mains USB adapter 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. Turn on the Nicaraguan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad 4 is recharging and takes between 60-240 minutes to recharge.
Powering the iPad 4 with a Nicaraguan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Powering the iPad 4 with a Nicaraguan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

A guide showing you how to charge the iPad 4 with a Nicaraguan power outlet by using a Lightning Apple connector and a Type B power charger.

  1. In order to charge the iPad 4 from the Nicaraguan power outlet you'll need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will typically supply the USB cable with your iPad 4.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type B USB power adapter in the Nicaraguan power outlet. This power supply (called a Type B power outlet [6]) can be identified by two thin slots parallel to each other where the twin blades slide into with a hole below for the ground pin.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad 4.
  4. Switch on the Nicaraguan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad 4 will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is charging which should take roughly 1 - 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPad 4 with a Nicaraguan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia entry about Nicaragua
  2. Apple - official iPad user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type A power outlet
  4. Type A USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type A mains power outlet, 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, priced between $15 to $20.
  6. iec.ch - Type B power outlet
  7. Type B USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type B mains power outlet, under $15.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, under $15.