Charging the iPad 4 when planning a trip to French Guiana

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your iPad 4 with a French Guianese power outlet using a Lightning connector with a 3 pin Type D power adapter, powering the iPad 4 using a two pin Type C USB plug and how to charge the iPad 4 using a 2 pin Type E power adapter

French Guianese power outlet

Complicated combinations of region codes and voltages can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country especially if you've never been there before. The following useful guide will show exactly what you'll need to power your iPad 4 when staying in French Guiana using the types D, C or E 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If you are travelling to French Guiana from another region make sure that the iPad 4 can accept a 240 volt supply. If your iPad 4 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overheating whilst powering it. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 4.

Charging the iPad 4 in French Guiana

Can you use the iPad 4 in French Guiana?

You can connect the iPad 4 to a French Guianese power outlet.

What is the best power adapter for the iPad 4 in French Guiana?

When travelling with more than just your iPad 4 the best international travel adapter for French Guiana is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. There are three different types of power outlets that French Guianese use (D, C and E) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the included heads. If your model of iPad 4 supports Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB power adapters along with compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers this will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to bring individual travel chargers on your French Guianese trip or using up additional power sockets. Because you are only needing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage while travelling as well as being convenient for charging your iPad 4 at the airport or on your flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets with just a single power outlet.

For those travelling to different destinations we suggest searching for a multipurpose travel charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for French Guiana

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, 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 most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting French Guiana using type B American plug sockets.
  • 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 America using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a flexible 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 most travellers from around the world visiting French Guiana.
What is the best power adapter for the iPad 4 in French Guiana?

Powering the iPad 4 with a French Guianese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using a Lightning connector and a two pin Type C USB charger to charge your iPad 4 with a French Guianese power outlet.

  1. To charge the iPad 4 from a French Guianese power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], the USB cable is typically already included with the device by Apple.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the French Guianese power outlet. This unearthed power supply, sometimes called the Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug, can be recognised by 2 round adjacent holes for live and neutral pins.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad 4.
  4. Switch on the French Guianese 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 recharging, typically taking between 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad 4 with a French Guianese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Powering the iPad 4 with a French Guianese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Using the USB Lightning Apple connector with a Type D USB charger to charge your iPad 4 with a French Guianese power outlet.

  1. To charge the iPad 4 from a French Guianese power outlet you'll need a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], typically supplied with your device by Apple.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type D USB power adapter into the French Guianese power outlet. This plug supply (sometimes called the Type D power outlet [6]) can be recognised by 3 round holes in a triangular configuration for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad 4.
  4. Switch on the French Guianese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the tablet will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad 4 is powering up and takes around 1-4 hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPad 4 with a French Guianese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Charging the iPad 4 from a French Guianese power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

Learn how to recharge your iPad 4 from a French Guianese power outlet with the USB Lightning Apple cable and a 2 pin Type E power adapter.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad 4 from a French Guianese power outlet you'll need a Type E USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], usually supplied with your iPad 4.
  2. Insert the Type E USB power adapter into the French Guianese power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the two large adjacent holes for live and neutral pins and a single metal earth pin protruding in the top forming a triangular shape.
  3. Connect one end of the USB Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad 4.
  4. Turn on the French Guianese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad 4 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging, typically taking between one-four hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPad 4 from a French Guianese power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_Guiana - Wikipedia.org web page 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 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
  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