How to charge the iPad in The Isle of Man

How to connect a Manx power outlet to the iPad

Manx power outlet

Various combinations of frequencies and standards can all be confusing when planning on travelling to a new country if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of sockets being used in the world this guide tells you exactly what to purchase in advance to power the iPad in The Isle of Man. When you are going to The Isle of Man these useful instructions show how to power your iPad by using the 240 volt 50Hz G Type Manx plug outlet, the Manx will use a 13 amp plug for charging. You will discover that power sockets will vary depending on which area you are visiting therefore we suggest reading the World power supplies page for a full list of countries. If you are visiting The Isle of Man from another region please double check your iPad can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v check the iPad is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from overloading during charging. This page details the original iPad first generation, visit the Apple category page for the latest range of Apple iPads. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 5 or greater on the iPad.

Charging the iPad in The Isle of Man

Can the iPad be used in The Isle of Man?

Yes, you can use the iPad in The Isle of Man.

What is the best travel adapter for the iPad in The Isle of Man?

If you are travelling to more than one country then the best international travel adapter for The Isle of Man to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by switching the included heads. If your type of iPad supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these types of USB power chargers, and compatibility with more power demanding devices.

This will allow you to charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring seperate power adapters on your Manx trip or using up additional wall outlets. Because you are only packing a single travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers without using up an additional wall outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of versatile power charger at an electronics retailer, the travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for The Isle of Man

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPad, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both The Isle of Man 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 power adapter for travellers originating from America going to The Isle of Man 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 Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting The Isle of Man. [6] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for the iPad in The Isle of Man?

Charging the iPad from a Manx power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

A guide showing how to power the iPad with a Manx power outlet with the Apple 30-pin cable and a Type G power adapter.

  1. In order to power the iPad from the Manx power outlet you will need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple should typically include this cable when you buy the iPad.
  2. Start the process by taking the Type G USB power adapter and inserting it in the power outlet. The power supply (known as the Type G power outlet [3]) looks like three rectangular holes with shutters forming a triangle shape.
  3. Connect one end of the cord into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad.
  4. Switch on the Manx power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up, typically taking between 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
Charging the iPad from a Manx power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - entry about The Isle of Man
  2. Apple - official iPad user guide
  3. - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - A Type G USB charger has three thick rectangular blades in a triangular shape with the longer top blade acting as the earthing pin, estimated price around £30.
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, £5-£10.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costs around £10.