How to charge the iPad 4 when staying in El Salvador

A page on how to power your iPad 4 from a Salvadoranf power outlet by using a USB Lightning cable with a 2 pinned Type A USB charger and recharging the iPad 4 using a Type B power plug.

Salvadoranf power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of region codes and plugs can often be confusing when planning to travel to a different 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 going abroad.This page contains a useful guide demonstrating what you'll need to supply power to your iPad 4 when you're travelling to El Salvador by using the standard types B or A Salvadoranf 115 volt 60Hz plug outlets. Power sources will change from country to country so please read the WikiConnections global power connections list where you'll find a complete list of powering devices in different destinations. If your iPad 4 charges slowly or does not power up when travelling to El Salvador from another country then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically devices which originated from a different country which use a higher voltage such as 240 volts can take longer to charge or won't turn on, check your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to ensure proper use. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 4.

Charging the iPad 4 in El Salvador

Can the iPad 4 be used in El Salvador?

Yes, you can use the iPad 4 in El Salvador.

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad 4 in El Salvador?

When you are travelling with more than just your iPad 4 or visiting multiple countries then the best travel charger for El Salvador is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two types of plug sockets that Salvadoransf use (types B and A) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type A.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by switching the plugs. If your iPad 4 supports Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, and support for certain power demanding devices. Unlike other chargers having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel adapters. Because you are only bringing a single travel charger will keep the size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple phones and tablets without using up an additional power outlet.

We suggest buying an adaptable power charger similar to this at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for El Salvador

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 strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of 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 El Salvador 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 El Salvador.
  • 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 El Salvador. [8] [AD]
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad 4 in El Salvador?

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

Using a USB Lightning Apple connector and a Type A power charger to power your iPad 4 from a Salvadoranf power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the iPad 4 from the Salvadoranf power outlet you will need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple normally include the USB cable with your iPad 4.
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type A USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This wall supply, sometimes called the Type A power outlet [3], is recognised by the 2 slots next to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple USB Lightning charging cable into 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 Salvadoranf power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up, typically taking around one to four hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPad 4 with a Salvadoranf power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

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

Instructions showing how to recharge the iPad 4 with a Salvadoranf power outlet by using a USB Lightning cable with a Type B power charger.

  1. If you want to power your iPad 4 using a Salvadoranf power outlet you will need a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (normally included with your device).
  2. Begin by inserting the Type B USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can recognise the power supply by 2 slots parallel to each other with a single semicircle shaped hole below for the slightly longer earthed pin.
  3. Connect the USB end of the cord into the 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 Salvadoranf power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging and takes between 60-240 minutes to recharge.
Powering the iPad 4 with a Salvadoranf power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Salvadoranf Wiki page
  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 $5 to $10.
  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, around $15.
  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, priced at under $10.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, around $15.