How to charge your iPad 3 from a power outlet in Monaco

A step by step guide showing you how to charge your iPad 3 from a Monacan power outlet using the USB 30-pin Apple connector and a 2 pinned Type E power charger, recharging the iPad 3 using a two pin Type C USB charger and charging the iPad 3 using a Type D power charger

Monacan power outlet

Various standards and plugs can all be confusing when planning to visit another country especially to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of standards being used throughout the world this article shows exactly what to pick up in advance to power the iPad 3 . This page was specifically written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPad 3 when you're in Monaco.This page contains step-by-step instructions which shows what you'll need to supply power to the iPad 3 when staying in Monaco by using the D, C, E or F type 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets, Type D power outlets will be typically used by a majority of Monacans. Power supplies will vary from country to country therefore please read our Wikiconnections global power supplies page where you'll find a complete list showing destinations. If you are visiting Monaco from a different country ensure that the iPad 3 can accept a 240v supply. If your iPad 3 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) double check your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from being damaged during charging. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 3.

Charging the iPad 3 in Monaco

Can the iPad 3 be used in Monaco?

You can use the iPad 3 in Monaco by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad 3 in Monaco?

When travelling with more than your iPad 3 and visiting multiple countries the best travel adapter for Monaco to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Monegasques use four different standards of wall outlets (D, C, E and F) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by switching the plugs over. If your model of iPad 3 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these types of power chargers, along with support for certain power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other chargers this will also allow you to power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring multiple travel chargers for your trip to Monaco or using up additional wall sockets. By only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage and suitable for recharging your iPad 3 at an airport or on a plane. Because of their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers and using just a single plug socket.

We suggest buying this type of versatile travel adapter at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Monaco

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 3, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Monaco and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Monaco.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs. This offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half the 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 ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Monaco. [12] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad 3 in Monaco?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from a Monacan power outlet

Instructions showing how to charge the iPad 3 from a Monacan power outlet with a 30 pin connector and a two pinned Type C power charger.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad 3 from a Monacan power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (normally supplied with the iPad 3).
  2. First plug the Type C USB power adapter in the Monacan power outlet. This unearthed wall outlet can be identified by the two adjacent holes.
  3. Then connect one end of the cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 3. The iPad 3 dock connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad 3.
  4. Switch on the Monacan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up, typically taking roughly 1-4 hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from a Monacan power outlet

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

Using a USB 30 pin Apple connector with a Type D power adapter to charge the iPad 3 from a Monacan power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPad 3 using the Monacan power outlet you'll need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple typically supply this USB cable when you buy the iPad 3.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type D USB power adapter in the power outlet. This power outlet (sometimes known as the Type D power outlet [6]) can be identified by three circular holes in a triangle shape.
  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 is found at the base of the iPad 3.
  4. Turn on the Monacan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad 3 is recharging which typically takes around 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPad 3 with a Monacan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

How to use a Type E power charger for charging your iPad 3 from a Monacan power outlet

A step by step guide showing you how to charge your iPad 3 from a Monacan power outlet using the USB 30-pin Apple connector and a 2 pinned Type E power charger.

  1. To power the iPad 3 from the Monacan power outlet you will need a Type E USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (this cable is typically included with the iPad 3 by Apple).
  2. Firstly insert the Type E USB power adapter into the Monacan power outlet. The sunken round wall outlet can be identified by the two large round adjacent holes plus a metal earth pin protruding from the top in a triangle pattern.
  3. Then connect one end of the 30 pin cord into the mains USB charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 3. The iPad 3 dock connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad 3.
  4. Switch on the Monacan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up which should take between 1-4 hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type E power charger for charging your iPad 3 from a Monacan power outlet

How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPad 3 from a Monacan power outlet

Using a USB 30 pin Apple connector with a Type F power adapter to charge the iPad 3 from a Monacan power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your iPad 3 using a Monacan power outlet you'll need to use a Type F USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - this cable is normally included with the iPad 3.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type F USB power adapter in the power supply. You can identify this power outlet by the two round holes 19 mm adjacent to each other where the twin pins sit along with thin metal grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  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 is found at the base of the iPad 3.
  4. Turn on the Monacan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad 3 is recharging which typically takes around 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPad 3 from a Monacan power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia page about Monaco
  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 £5-£10.
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, costing £5-£10.
  6. iec.ch - Type D power outlet
  7. Type D USB power adapter - The three pinned earthed Type D USB chargers have large rounded pins placed in a triangular shape, under £10.
  8. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  9. Type E USB power adapter - There are two 4.8mm pins on Type E USB chargers which are placed 19mm apart and may include a hole for an earthing pin, £5-£10.
  10. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  11. 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, around £10.
  12. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated price around £10.