Charging your iPad 3 from a power outlet in Saint Martin

Using a 30 pin cable and a Type C USB adapter to power the iPad 3 with a St Martins power outlet and charging the iPad 3 using a 2 pin Type F USB plug.

St Martins power outlet

When packing for a vacation to Saint Martin it can often be useful to know if you can charge all your essential electronics when you get there. However, without knowing which wall socket is being used you are likely to bring the wrong charger, meaning needing to buy or borrow a potentially overpriced charger on arrival. Various standards and plug types can often lead to confusion when planning on travelling to another country, especially to the first time traveller. This step by step guide will show you exactly what you'll need to supply power to the iPad 3 when you are in Saint Martin using their standard Type F or C 230 volt 60Hz wall outlets, please be aware Type F power outlets are typically used by most Saint Martins. If travelling to Saint Martin from a different country please ensure that your iPad 3 can accept a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v double check the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from being damaged when charging it. If you are planning on visiting a St Martins place such as Marigot refer to the Wikipedia web page about Saint Martin [1] for further details on visiting the location. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 3.

Charging the iPad 3 in Saint Martin

Can you use the iPad 3 in Saint Martin?

You can connect the iPad 3 to a St Martins power outlet by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best travel adapter for the iPad 3 in Saint Martin?

When you are travelling to more than one country or bringing more than your iPad 3 the best international travel charger for Saint Martin to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Saint Martins use two different types of power outlets (F and C) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by changing the included plugs over. If your iPad 3 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these types of power adapters plus additional support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. This will allow you to power multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy seperate travel adapters or occupying additional power sockets. By only needing a single travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage and convenient for charging your iPad 3 at the airport or on the plane. Due to their versatility these types of adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets using only a single power outlet.

We suggest searching for a versatile power adapter of this nature online. The multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Saint Martin

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, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Saint Martin and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting Saint Martin using 3 pinned type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly 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 gives the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Saint Martin. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for the iPad 3 in Saint Martin?

Charging the iPad 3 from a St Martins power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Using a 30-pin connector and a Type C USB adapter to power the iPad 3 with a St Martins power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPad 3 from a St Martins power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple typically supply the cable with the iPad 3.
  2. Firstly you'll need to plug the Type C USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by two round adjacent holes for live and neutral pins.
  3. Connect one end of the cord into the bottom of the power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 3. The iPad 3 dock connector can be found at the base of the iPad 3.
  4. Turn on the St Martins power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPad 3 will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad 3 is recharging, typically taking roughly 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge.
Charging the iPad 3 from a St Martins power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from a St Martins power outlet

Using a 30 pin cable and a Type F USB adapter to power the iPad 3 with a St Martins power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPad 3 from the St Martins power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], the USB cable is normally supplied with your device by Apple.
  2. Plug in the Type F USB power adapter into the power supply. You can identify the wall supply by the two circular holes 19 mm next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins sit and two grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in one end of the cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 3. The iPad 3 dock connector can be found at the base of the iPad 3.
  4. Switch on the St Martins power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging which takes roughly 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from a St Martins power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia web page about Saint Martin
  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, priced at under £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, £5-£10.
  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, around £10.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, around £10.