How to charge your iPad 3 from a power outlet in San Marino

Instructions showing how to charge the iPad 3 from a Sammarinese power outlet with a USB 30-pin cable with a Type L USB adapter, recharging the iPad 3 using a 2 pinned Type C power plug and charging the iPad 3 using a Type F power adapter

Sammarinese power outlet

Various combinations of standards and plugs can all be confusing when planning to travel to another country, especially if you've never visited before. When staying in San Marino this page contains instructions showing powering your iPad 3 by using the standard Type F, C or L 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. Power supplies will vary regionally so we suggest that you read the WikiConnections global power sockets guide for a full list showing powering devices in different regions. When you are visiting San Marino from a different country please ensure that the iPad 3 can accept a 240v supply. If your iPad 3 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts make sure that your device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from overheating when powering up. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 3.

Charging the iPad 3 in San Marino

Can the iPad 3 be used in San Marino?

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

What is the best power charger for the iPad 3 in San Marino?

When you are travelling to more than one country the best international travel power adapter for San Marino is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are three different types of plug sockets that Sammarinese use (F, C and L) and using a travel charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the heads over. If your iPad 3 is compatible with Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker charging times by using one of these types of USB power chargers along with additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices.

This means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to buy seperate power chargers or using up additional wall outlets. By only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones, tablets and e-readers and using only a single wall outlet.

We suggest buying this type of versatile travel adapter at your preferred electronics retailer. The travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for San Marino

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power adapter for travellers originating from America visiting San Marino.
  • 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 North America using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at 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 San Marino. [10] [AD]
What is the best power charger for the iPad 3 in San Marino?

Powering the iPad 3 with a Sammarinese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using a 30 pin Apple cable with a Type C power adapter to charge the iPad 3 from a Sammarinese power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad 3 using the Sammarinese power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple should usually include the USB cable when you first purchase your iPad 3.
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter in the Sammarinese power outlet. You can recognise the plug supply by two circular holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Connect one end of the power cord into the bottom of 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 Sammarinese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad 3 is charging, typically taking around one-four hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPad 3 with a Sammarinese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

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

Using a USB 30 pin cable and a two pin Type F USB adapter to recharge your iPad 3 from a Sammarinese power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your iPad 3 from the Sammarinese power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple should usually include the USB cable when you first purchase your iPad 3).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type F USB power adapter into the power supply. This circular plug outlet can be identified by the two large circular holes 19 mm next to each other for live and neutral and 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 power charger 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. Switch on the Sammarinese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad 3 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 Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPad 3 from a Sammarinese power outlet

How to use a Type L power charger for charging your iPad 3 from a Sammarinese power outlet

Instructions showing how to charge the iPad 3 from a Sammarinese power outlet with a USB 30-pin cable with a Type L USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to your iPad 3 from the Sammarinese power outlet you will need a Type L USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple should typically include the USB cable when you first purchase your iPad 3).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type L USB power adapter into the power supply. This squashed hexagon shaped plug outlet (technically known as the Type L power outlet [8]) can be identified by three holes forming a line. There are two types of Type L plug outlet, one rated for 10 amps and one for 16 amps. The 10 amp power supply has 4mm thick round pins spaced 5.5mm apart and a 16 amp version has slightly larger 5mm thick pins spaced 8mm apart.
  3. Then connect one end of the cable into the USB mains 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. Turn on the Sammarinese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging and takes roughly 60 to 240 minutes to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type L power charger for charging your iPad 3 from a Sammarinese power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - San Marino Wikipedia web page
  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, costs £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, priced at around £5.
  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 around £15.
  8. iec.ch - Type L power outlet
  9. Type L USB power adapter - Earthed Type L USB chargers comprise of three 4mm pins placed in parallel 5.5mm apart, £5-£10.
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, under £15.