Charging the iPad 3 in Aruba

Instructions showing you how to charge your iPad 3 from an Aruban power outlet by using an Apple USB 30-pin connector and a Type B power adapter, how to recharge the iPad 3 using a Type A power adapter and how to power the iPad 3 using a two pinned Type F power charger

Aruban power outlet

Varying complicated voltages and region codes can often lead to confusion when planning on travelling to a different country, especially if you've never visited before. However this isn't as complicated as it appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets used in the world this article tells you exactly what to buy in advance to power the iPad 3 in Aruba. This page was specifically written to prevent you having to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPad 3 when you are travelling to Aruba.This page contains step-by-step instructions showing exactly what you'll need to charge the iPad 3 when you are in Aruba using their standard types F, A or B 127 volt 60Hz power outlets. If the iPad 3 charges slowly or does not power up when visiting Aruba from a different country please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically devices which originate from another country which use a higher voltage such as 240 volts may take longer to charge or won't turn on, check that the device is dual-voltage (usually marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else 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 Aruba

Can you use the iPad 3 in Aruba?

Yes, you can connect the iPad 3 to an Aruban power outlet.

What is the best travel adapter for the iPad 3 in Aruba?

If you are travelling to multiple countries and bringing more than just your iPad 3 the best international travel charger for Aruba is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Arubans use three different standards of wall outlets (types F, A and B) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type A.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied plugs. If your model of iPad 3 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these types of USB power chargers, along with support for more power hungry devices. Unlike other travel adapters this means you can charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack individual travel adapters. Because you are only packing a single USB travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being on hand for recharging your iPad 3 at the airport or on a plane. Due to their versatility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets without using up an additional plug socket.

We suggest searching for this type of versatile power charger at your preferred electronics retailer - the power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Aruba

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial when visiting counties with unstable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Aruba and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from America visiting Aruba.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs and gives almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with only 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 a 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Aruba. [10] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for the iPad 3 in Aruba?

Charging the iPad 3 from an Aruban power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

Instructions showing you how to recharge your iPad 3 from an Aruban power outlet by using an Apple USB 30-pin connector and a Type A USB adapter.

  1. To power the iPad 3 from an Aruban power outlet you'll need to use a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (the USB cable is usually included with the iPad 3).
  2. Begin by plugging the Type A USB power adapter in the power outlet. The wall supply (sometimes known as a Type A power outlet [3]) is recognised by two slots next to each other for live and neutral blades.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB 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 Aruban power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up which takes between 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPad 3 from an Aruban power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

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

Using a USB 30 pin Apple cable with a three pin Type B USB charger to recharge the iPad 3 with an Aruban power outlet.

  1. To charge the iPad 3 using an Aruban power outlet you'll need to use a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], the USB cable is typically included with the iPad 3.
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type B USB power adapter into the Aruban power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by two thin slots parallel to each other where the blades go with a hole below for the longer ground pin.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB mains 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 Aruban power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad 3 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging which takes around 1-4 hours to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from an Aruban power outlet

How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPad 3 from an Aruban power outlet

Using the Apple 30-pin cable and a two pinned Type F power charger to charge the iPad 3 from an Aruban power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPad 3 using the Aruban power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple should normally include this cable when you buy the iPad 3.
  2. First plug in the Type F USB power adapter into the Aruban power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by the two round holes 19 mm adjacent to each other where the two plug outlet pins go and two thin grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB mains 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 Aruban power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad 3 is charging, typically taking roughly one-four hours to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPad 3 from an Aruban power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Aruban page on Wikipedia.org
  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 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, estimated price 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 cost between $5 to $10.
  8. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  9. Type F USB power adapter - Type F USB chargers are earthed using two clips at the top and bottom with two rounded 4.8mm pins set 19mm apart, priced at between $10 to $15.
  10. 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.