Charging your iPad from a power outlet in El Salvador

Using a USB 30 pin connector with a Type A power adapter to power the iPad from a Salvadoranf power outlet and charging the iPad using a three pin Type B power adapter.

Salvadoranf power outlet

Complicated combinations of standards and voltages can all be daunting when planning on travelling to another country if you've never visited before. These guidelines have been specifically written to prepare visitors wanting to power their iPad abroad.If you're planning a holiday to El Salvador these instructions show powering the iPad by using their types B or A 115 volt 60Hz wall outlets. You'll find power supplies vary depending on which country you are travelling to so please read the power supplies and North America page for a full list of countries. If the iPad charges slowly or does not power up when you are travelling to El Salvador from a different region then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Devices which originated from a different country which use a higher voltage (for example 220 volts) may take longer to charge or won't turn on, so check the iPad is dual-voltage (normally indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to ensure proper use. If you're planning on staying at a destination such as San Salvador or Santa Ana please refer to the Salvadoranf country page on Wikipedia [1] for more indepth information. This page details the original iPad first generation, visit the Apple category page for the latest range of Apple iPads. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 5 or greater on the iPad.

Charging the iPad in El Salvador

Can the iPad be used in El Salvador?

Yes, you can connect the iPad to a Salvadoranf power outlet by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best travel adapter for the iPad in El Salvador?

When travelling to more than one country or bringing along more than your iPad then the best travel adapter for El Salvador is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two standards of plug sockets that Salvadoransf use (B and A) and using a power adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type A. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs. If your iPad can support Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these types of travel adapters along with compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers having a four port adapter will allow you to power more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack multiple power adapters or occupying additional wall sockets. Because you are only packing a single international travel charger will also keep the size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Because of their flexibility these types of power adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones without needing an additional plug socket.

We suggest searching for a multipurpose travel charger of this nature online; the travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for El Salvador

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, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies. These power adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both El Salvador and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting El Salvador using 3 pin type B 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 from the US using type B plugs. This offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half the 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting El Salvador. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for the iPad in El Salvador?

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPad from a Salvadoranf power outlet

Using a USB 30 pin connector with a Type A power adapter to power the iPad from a Salvadoranf power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the iPad from a Salvadoranf power outlet you'll need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - usually supplied with the device by Apple.
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type A USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can identify the wall outlet by the two adjacent slots for live and neutral pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector is found at the bottom of the iPad.
  4. Switch on the Salvadoranf power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up taking roughly 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPad from a Salvadoranf power outlet

How to use a Type B power charger for charging your iPad from a Salvadoranf power outlet

A guide showing how to power the iPad from a Salvadoranf power outlet by using a 30-pin Apple cable with a Type B USB charger.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad from a Salvadoranf power outlet you will need to use a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - usually included with the device by Apple.
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type B USB power adapter into the wall supply. The power supply (sometimes called the Type B power outlet [6]) is identified by 2 thin slots next to each other with a semicircle hole below for the long grounded pin.
  3. Connect one end of the charging cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad.
  4. Switch on the Salvadoranf power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging taking around one to four hours to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type B power charger for charging your iPad from a Salvadoranf power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Salvadoranf country page on Wikipedia
  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, priced at between $5 to $10.
  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 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, between $5 to $10.
  8. 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.