Charging the iPad 3 when planning a trip to Cyprus

Using a 30-pin connector with a Type G USB charger to charge your iPad 3 with a Cypriot power outlet.

Cypriot power outlet

Varying different standards and plug types can often be confusing when planning on staying in another country for the first time traveller. These step-by-step instructions will show you how to charge the iPad 3 when you are visiting Cyprus by using a standard 240 volt 50Hz G Type Cypriot plug outlet, with the Cypriots using 13 amp plugs for power outlets. If you are visiting Cyprus from another country ensure that your iPad 3 can be charged using a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that your iPad 3 is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from being damaged when charging it. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 3.

Charging the iPad 3 in Cyprus

Can you use the iPad 3 in Cyprus?

You can use the iPad 3 in Cyprus by using a power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for the iPad 3 in Cyprus?

When travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your iPad 3 then the best travel charger for Cyprus to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [6]. 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 heads. If your iPad 3 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers, plus additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers this will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers. Only packing a single lightweight travel charger will keep the weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their versatility these types of travel chargers can be used when you return home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and phones with just a single wall outlet.

For those travelling to different places we suggest searching for this type of flexible travel charger online; the travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Cyprus

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] 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 unstable power supplies. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Cyprus 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 compact option for travellers originating from America going to Cyprus 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 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 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 Cyprus.
What is the best power adapter for the iPad 3 in Cyprus?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from a Cypriot power outlet

Using a 30-pin connector with a Type G USB charger to recharge your iPad 3 with a Cypriot power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPad 3 using the Cypriot power outlet you will need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], typically supplied with your iPad 3.
  2. Start by taking the Type G USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. The wall outlet (technically called the Type G power outlet [3]) can be recognised by 3 vertical holes forming a triangle pattern.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB cable into the bottom of the USB charger 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 Cypriot 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 3 is powering up and takes around 1-4 hours to recharge.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from a Cypriot power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyprus - Wikipedia entry about Cyprus
  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/typeG.htm - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply
  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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters