Charging the iPad 4 when planning a trip to Suriname

Instructions on how to recharge the iPad 4 from a Surinamese power outlet with the Apple USB Lightning connector with a Type C Europlug power adapter and how to power the iPad 4 using a Type F Schuko power adapter.

Surinamese power outlet

Complicated combinations of frequencies and standards can often be confusing when planning on staying in another country for the first time traveller. These instructions were specifically written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPad 4 when travelling abroad.When you're visiting Suriname these instructions show powering the iPad 4 by using their standard F or C type Surinamese 127 volt 60Hz plug outlets. If your iPad 4 slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when travelling to Suriname from a different country please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Normally electrical devices which originate from a different country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) may take longer to charge or won't turn on, so check the device is dual voltage (you'll find these are normally 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 4.

Charging the iPad 4 in Suriname

Can you use the iPad 4 in Suriname?

You can use the iPad 4 in Suriname by using a power adaptor.

Suriname

What is the best power adapter for the iPad 4 in Suriname?

When travelling with more than just your iPad 4 and visiting multiple countries the best international travel adapter for Suriname to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two standards of plug sockets in Suriname (F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your type of iPad 4 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers and compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

Unlike other adapters this will allow you to charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack multiple power adapters for your Surinamese trip. By only bringing a single international travel charger will keep the size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage and convenient for recharging your iPad 4 at the airport or on your flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers without using up an additional plug socket.

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

Alternative travel adapter for Suriname

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPad 4, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of counties with unstable power supplies. These power converters come 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 option for travellers originating from America going to Suriname using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This gives almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Suriname. [8]
What is the best power adapter for the iPad 4 in Suriname?

Charging the iPad 4 from a Surinamese power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Instructions on how to recharge the iPad 4 from a Surinamese power outlet with the Apple USB Lightning connector with a Type C Europlug power adapter.

  1. To charge the iPad 4 from a Surinamese power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - this USB cable is typically supplied with your iPad 4.
  2. Start by inserting the Type C USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the two round holes next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the mains power adapter 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 Surinamese 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, typically taking between one-four hours to completely recharge.
Charging the iPad 4 from a Surinamese power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Charging the iPad 4 from a Surinamese power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

Using a Lightning connector with a Schuko Type F USB charger to charge your iPad 4 with a Surinamese power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the iPad 4 using the Surinamese power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple usually include this USB cable with the iPad 4).
  2. Insert the Type F USB power adapter into the Surinamese power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the two large adjacent holes for live and neutral pins, plus two thin grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad 4.
  4. Turn on the Surinamese 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 4 is powering up and takes around one to four hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPad 4 from a Surinamese power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia.org web page about Suriname
  2. Apple - official iPad user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, estimated cost between $10 to $15.
  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, priced between $15 to $20.
  6. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  7. 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, costing 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, priced at around $15.