Charging your iPad 3 from a power outlet in French Guiana

The WikiConnections page showing how to charge your iPad 3 from a French Guianese power outlet with the USB 30-pin Apple cable and a Type D USB charger, recharging the iPad 3 using a Type C USB charger and powering the iPad 3 using a Type E USB charger

French Guianese power outlet

Varying different frequencies and standards can often be confusing when planning on visiting a foreign country, especially to the first time traveller. This isn't as complicated as it appears, with only a handful of different types of sockets used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need to pick up in advance to charge your iPad 3 . This guide has been written to prevent travellers worrying if they'll be able to power their iPad 3 abroad.These step by step instructions shows how to supply power to the iPad 3 when going to French Guiana using the Type D, C or E French Guianese 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. Most power will differ depending on which area you are in so we recommend reading the power supplies and South America page for a full list of countries. When travelling to French Guiana from a different region ensure your iPad 3 can be charged using a 240v supply. If your iPad 3 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check that your iPad 3 is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from overheating whilst powering it. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 3.

Charging the iPad 3 in French Guiana

Can the iPad 3 be used in French Guiana?

Yes, you can connect the iPad 3 to a French Guianese power outlet by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best power adapter for the iPad 3 in French Guiana?

If you are travelling with more than your iPad 3 the best international travel charger for French Guiana to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. French Guianese use three different types of power outlets (types D, C and E) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by switching the supplied plugs over. If your iPad 3 can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of travel adapters along with compatibility with more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel adapters having a four port adapter will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack individual travel chargers on your French Guianese trip. By only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage and on hand for recharging your iPad 3 at an airport or on your flight. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers with just a single wall outlet.

We suggest searching for a multipurpose travel charger of this nature online; the power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for French Guiana

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from America visiting French Guiana.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting French Guiana.
What is the best power adapter for the iPad 3 in French Guiana?

Charging the iPad 3 from a French Guianese power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Using the Apple USB 30 pin connector and a 2 pin Type C power charger to charge your iPad 3 with a French Guianese power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPad 3 using a French Guianese power outlet you'll need a Type C 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 C USB power adapter into the French Guianese power outlet. The power supply (known as a Europlug) can be recognised by two holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Connect one end of the USB cable into the bottom of 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 bottom of the iPad 3.
  4. Switch on the French Guianese 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 3 is powering up which typically takes roughly one-four hours to completely recharge.
Charging the iPad 3 from a French Guianese power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Powering the iPad 3 with a French Guianese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Learn how to recharge the iPad 3 from a French Guianese power outlet with the 30-pin Apple cable with a Type D USB adapter.

  1. To charge the iPad 3 using the French Guianese power outlet you will need to use a Type D 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. Start by plugging the Type D USB power adapter into the wall supply. The power supply (sometimes called the Type D power outlet [6]) looks like 3 round holes forming a triangle pattern for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB mains 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. Turn on the French Guianese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging which typically takes around one to four hours to fully recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad 3 with a French Guianese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from a French Guianese power outlet

Using the Apple USB 30 pin connector and a 2 pin Type E power charger to charge your iPad 3 with a French Guianese power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPad 3 from a French Guianese power outlet you'll need a Type E USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (usually included with the device by Apple).
  2. Firstly plug in the Type E USB power adapter in the French Guianese power outlet. This sunken circular wall outlet, also called the CEE 7/7 plug or Type E power outlet [8], can be identified by two round holes 19mm adjacent to each other where the live and neutral pins slide into with a metal earth pin protruding from the top to form a triangle shape.
  3. Then 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 bottom of the iPad 3.
  4. Switch on the French Guianese 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 3 is powering up which typically takes between one-four hours to recharge.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from a French Guianese power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_Guiana - Wikipedia.org entry about French Guiana
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1595/en_US/ipad_user_guide.pdf - Official iPad user guide
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music
  6. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  7. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  9. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters