How to charge the iPad 4 when staying in The Dominican Republic

Instructions on how to recharge your iPad 4 from a Dominican Republic power outlet with the Lightning Apple connector and a Type A power charger and powering the iPad 4 using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter.

Dominican Republic power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of standards and plugs can all cause confusion when planning on staying in another country, especially for the first time traveller. These instructions were written to prevent people worrying if they can power the iPad 4 when going abroad.If you're travelling to The Dominican Republic the following instructions show powering your iPad 4 using their B or A type 110 volt 60Hz power outlets, a majority of Dominicanse use Type B sockets in their power outlets. If the iPad 4 slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when you are visiting The Dominican Republic from a different country check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Devices which come from another country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) sometimes take longer to charge or won't turn on, check your device is dual voltage (you'll find these are normally marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to ensure proper use. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 4.

Charging the iPad 4 in The Dominican Republic

Can the iPad 4 be used in The Dominican Republic?

You can connect the iPad 4 to a Dominican Republic power outlet by using a power convertor.

What is the best travel adapter for the iPad 4 in The Dominican Republic?

If travelling to more than one country the best travel charger for The Dominican Republic is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Dominicanse use two different types of plug sockets (B and A) and using a travel charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type A.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of iPad 4 can support Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB power chargers and support for certain power demanding devices. Having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power chargers or using up additional wall outlets. Only packing a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling and suitable for recharging your iPad 4 at the airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel chargers can be used back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers with only a single plug socket.

We suggest buying an adaptable power charger like this at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign 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 any country who only have USB devices such as the iPad 4, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both The Dominican Republic 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 best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting The Dominican Republic.
  • 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 from the US using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more generous 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting The Dominican Republic. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for the iPad 4 in The Dominican Republic?

Powering the iPad 4 with a Dominican Republic power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Using the Lightning Apple connector and a Type A power charger to power your iPad 4 from a Dominican Republic power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the iPad 4 from the Dominican Republic power outlet you'll need to use a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple normally include the USB cable with your iPad 4.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type A USB power adapter in the Dominican Republic power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by 2 adjacent slots.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the cord into the mains USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad 4.
  4. Turn on the Dominican Republic power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up, typically taking around 1 to 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPad 4 with a Dominican Republic power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Powering the iPad 4 with a Dominican Republic power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Using the Lightning Apple connector and a Type B power charger to power your iPad 4 from a Dominican Republic power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the iPad 4 from the Dominican Republic power outlet you'll need to use a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple normally include the USB cable with your iPad 4.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type B USB power adapter in the Dominican Republic power outlet. The plug outlet, technically known as the Type B power outlet [6], is recognised by the two thin slots with a hole below for the ground pin.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the cord into the power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad 4.
  4. Turn on the Dominican Republic power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up, typically taking around 1 to 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPad 4 with a Dominican Republic power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Dominican Republic Wiki 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, priced around £1.
  5. USB to Apple Lightning cable - The Apple Lightning cable is a charging and syncing cable for more recent Apple devices and connects compatible iPhones and iPads to a USB port, costing around £15.
  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, £20-£25.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced £10-£15.