Charging your iPad Air from a power outlet in The Dominican Republic

A page showing how to charge your iPad Air from a Dominican Republic power outlet with the Apple USB Lightning connector with a two pin Type A power adapter and charging the iPad Air using a Type B power adapter.

Dominican Republic power outlet

If you are packing for a trip it's useful to know if you can power your devices when you arrive at your hotel. However, by not knowing which wall socket is being used in The Dominican Republic you are more likely to bring the wrong adaptor, thereby leaving you having to purchase a potentially expensive charger when you're there that could be incompatible and damage the iPad Air. Various combinations of voltages and region codes can all lead to confusion when planning to visit another country for the first time traveller. This page contains useful instructions showing you what you'll need to power your iPad Air when staying in The Dominican Republic using the Type B or A Dominican Republic 110 volt 60Hz power outlets, most Dominicanse typically use Type B plugs in their plug outlets. If your iPad Air doesn't power up or recharges slowly when you are travelling to The Dominican Republic from another country check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically devices which originate from a different country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts sometimes take longer to charge or won't power up, check that the device is a dual voltage device (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional converter to ensure proper use. If you plan on staying in a tourist destination such as Santo Domingo or Punta Cana please refer to the Wikipedia.org entry about The Dominican Republic [1] for more indepth information. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Air.

Charging the iPad Air in The Dominican Republic

Can the iPad Air be used in The Dominican Republic?

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

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

When travelling to more than one country or bringing along more than your iPad Air then 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. There are two standards of plug sockets in The Dominican Republic (B and A) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type A. As these 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 switching the supplied plugs over. If your iPad Air can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these travel chargers, plus additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

This means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel adapters for your Dominican Republic trip. By only packing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage and on hand for recharging your iPad Air at an airport or on the flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

If you travel to The Dominican Republic we suggest searching for this type of versatile power adapter online; the multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with perfect reliably.

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 Air, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies. These power adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both The Dominican Republic and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting The Dominican Republic using 3 pinned type B plug sockets.
  • 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. This is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for 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 suitable for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting The Dominican Republic. [8] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for the iPad Air in The Dominican Republic?

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

Using the Apple USB Lightning connector with a two pin Type A power adapter to recharge your iPad Air with a Dominican Republic power outlet.

  1. In order to power your iPad Air from a Dominican Republic power outlet you'll need a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (usually supplied with your device by Apple).
  2. Firstly you'll need to plug the Type A USB power adapter in the Dominican Republic power outlet. The power supply (sometimes called the Type A power outlet [3]) is identified by 2 thin slots next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple power cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad Air.
  4. Switch on the Dominican Republic power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging which takes roughly 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPad Air from a Dominican Republic power outlet

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

A page showing how to charge your iPad Air from a Dominican Republic power outlet with the Apple USB Lightning connector with a 3 pin Type B power adapter.

  1. If you want to power the iPad Air from a Dominican Republic power outlet you'll need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (usually included with the device by Apple).
  2. Insert the Type B USB power adapter into the Dominican Republic power outlet. You can identify the wall outlet by two slots adjacent to each other for live and neutral blades with a hole below for the slightly long earth pin.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the mains USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad Air.
  4. Turn on the Dominican Republic power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the tablet will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Air is charging which should take between one-four hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPad Air from a Dominican Republic power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia.org entry about The Dominican Republic
  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 cost £1-£2.
  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, £10-£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, estimated price £15-£20.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated price under £15.