Charging the iPad when planning a trip to The Dominican Republic

Instructions on how to recharge the iPad from a Dominican Republic power outlet with the Apple USB 30 pin connector with a Type A USB charger and how to power the iPad using a 3 pin Type B power adapter.

Dominican Republic power outlet

If planning a vacation to The Dominican Republic it can often be helpful to know in advance if you'll be able to charge all your devices when you're there. Without knowing which plug socket is used you are likely to bring the wrong adaptor, therefore needing to buy or borrow a suitable power adaptor when you're there which might be incompatible and cause problems with your iPad. Various combinations of voltages and sockets can often be confusing when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never been there before. This guide has been specifically written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPad when staying in The Dominican Republic.These step by step instructions shows exactly what you'll need to power your iPad when staying in The Dominican Republic using the Type B or A Dominican Republic 110 volt 60Hz plug outlets, a majority of Dominicanse will use the Type B plug outlets. If your iPad slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when visiting The Dominican Republic from a different region please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically electrical devices which come from a country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) may take longer to charge or won't turn on, so check the device is dual voltage (usually indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to ensure proper use. This page details the original iPad first generation, visit the Apple category page for the latest range of Apple iPads. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 5 or greater on the iPad.

Charging the iPad in The Dominican Republic

Can you use the iPad in The Dominican Republic?

Yes, you can connect the iPad to a Dominican Republic power outlet.

What is the best power adapter for the iPad in The Dominican Republic?

When travelling with more than just your iPad the best international travel adapter for The Dominican Republic is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Dominicanse use two different types of power outlets (types B and A) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type A.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 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 supports Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB power chargers, plus additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. This means you can recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy individual travel chargers. Only needing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand luggage while travelling as well as being suitable for charging your iPad at the airport or on your flight. Due to their versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers without using up an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling to The Dominican Republic we suggest searching for a flexible power charger like this at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for The Dominican Republic

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both The Dominican Republic 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 most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting The Dominican Republic 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 travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs and offers practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting The Dominican Republic. [8] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for the iPad in The Dominican Republic?

How to use a Type A power charger for charging your iPad from a Dominican Republic power outlet

Instructions on how to recharge the iPad from a Dominican Republic power outlet with the Apple USB 30 pin connector with a Type A USB charger.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPad using the Dominican Republic power outlet you will need to use a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple usually include this USB cable with the iPad).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type A USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the two slots adjacent to each other.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector is found at the bottom of the iPad.
  4. Switch on the Dominican Republic 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 is charging which takes between 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type A power charger for charging your iPad from a Dominican Republic power outlet

How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPad from a Dominican Republic power outlet

Using the 30-pin Apple cable and a 3 pin Type B power adapter to recharge the iPad with a Dominican Republic power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPad using the Dominican Republic power outlet you will need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple will typically supply the cable with the iPad).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type B USB power adapter into the Dominican Republic power outlet. This plug supply (known as a Type B power outlet [6]) is identified by the 2 slots where the live and neutral blades slide into with a single hole below for the slightly long grounded pin.
  3. Connect one end of the Apple 30 pin USB cable into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector is found at the bottom of the iPad.
  4. Turn on the Dominican Republic power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging which takes roughly 1 - 4 hours to recharge.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPad from a Dominican Republic power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - The Dominican Republic country wikipedia page
  2. Apple - official iPad user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type A power outlet
  4. Type A USB power adapter - An unearthed Type A USB charger has 2 parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes near the tip of each blade, estimated price £1-£2.
  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 B power outlet
  7. Type B USB power adapter - 3 pinned Type B USB chargers have a single unearthed round pin along with 2 shorter parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes in the end of each blade, £15-£20.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, £10-£15.