Charging your iPad 3 from a power outlet in Tobago

Instructions on how to power the iPad 3 from a Tobagonian power outlet using a 30 pin connector with a three pin Type A power adapter and charging the iPad 3 using a three pin Type B power charger.

Tobagonian power outlet

Varying different voltages and plugs can often cause confusion when planning to travel to a new country especially for the first time traveller. This simple guide will show exactly what you'll need to supply power to the iPad 3 when you're visiting Tobago using the standard B or A type Tobagonian 115 volt 60Hz power outlets, you will discover a majority of Tobagonians will use the Type B wall outlets. Most power supplies change depending on which area you are visiting so please read the power supplies and North America page for a full list of regions and countries. If the iPad 3 doesn't power up or recharges slowly when travelling to Tobago from a different country please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Normally devices which come from a country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) can take longer to charge or won't power up, check that the device is a dual voltage device (you'll find these are usually marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to ensure proper use. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 3.

Charging the iPad 3 in Tobago

Can the iPad 3 be used in Tobago?

Yes, you can connect the iPad 3 to a Tobagonian power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

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What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad 3 in Tobago?

When travelling to more than one country or bringing along more than your iPad 3 the best international travel adapter for Tobago to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Tobagonians use two different types of power outlets (types B and A) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type A. As these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the included heads. If your model of iPad 3 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times by using one of these travel chargers, and compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers having a four port adapter means you can recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy seperate travel chargers for your Tobagonian trip. Only needing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage while travelling as well as being convenient for recharging your iPad 3 at an airport or on the flight. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used when you return home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and phones without needing an additional plug socket.

If you travel to different countries we suggest searching for this type of versatile power adapter at your preferred electronics retailer. The travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Tobago

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 going to Tobago.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Tobago. [8]
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad 3 in Tobago?

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from a Tobagonian power outlet

Instructions on how to power the iPad 3 from a Tobagonian power outlet using a 30 pin connector with a three pin Type A power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPad 3 from a Tobagonian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], this USB cable is typically supplied with your iPad 3 by Apple.
  2. Plug the Type A USB power adapter into the power outlet. This ungrounded power outlet, sometimes known as a Type A power outlet [3], is identified by the 2 thin adjacent slots next to each other where the twin plug outlet blades go.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the mains power charger 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. Turn on the Tobagonian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging which should take around 60-240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from a Tobagonian power outlet

How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from a Tobagonian power outlet

A page showing how to recharge the iPad 3 from a Tobagonian power outlet with a 30-pin Apple connector with a three pinned Type B power adapter.

  1. In order to power the iPad 3 from a Tobagonian power outlet you will need to use a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple should typically include this USB cable with the iPad 3).
  2. Plug the Type B USB power adapter into the power supply. The power supply (sometimes called the Type B power outlet [6]) can be recognised by two slots for live and neutral blades with a single semicircle hole below for the long grounded pin.
  3. Connect one end of the USB cable into the mains power adapter 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 Tobagonian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the tablet will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging, typically taking roughly one to four hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from a Tobagonian power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Tobagonian Wikipedia web 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, estimated price around $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, estimated cost 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, 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.