Charging the iPad 4 when planning a trip to Dominica

Instructions showing you how to power the iPad 4 from a Dominicand power outlet with the USB Lightning Apple cable and a Type G USB charger and how to power the iPad 4 using a 3 pin Type D power adapter.

Dominicand power outlet

Different frequencies and standards can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country, especially if you've never been there before. This guide has been written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPad 4 when you are going abroad.When you are planning a holiday to Dominica this page contains useful instructions showing charging the iPad 4 by using their standard Type G or D Dominicand 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets, most Dominicansd normally use Type G plugs in their wall outlets. Most power will change regionally therefore we suggest reading the North America page for a complete list of regions and countries. When travelling to Dominica from a different country please double check the iPad 4 can accept a 240 volt supply. If your iPad 4 was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) make sure that your iPad 4 is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from being damaged when powering up. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 4.

Charging the iPad 4 in Dominica

Can you use the iPad 4 in Dominica?

You can use the iPad 4 in Dominica.

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad 4 in Dominica?

If you are travelling with more than your iPad 4 or visiting more than one country the best international travel adapter for Dominica is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different types of power outlets that Dominicansd use (G and D) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type G. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 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 4 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers and compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

This means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power adapters for your Dominicand trip or using up additional power sockets. Only packing a single lightweight travel charger will keep the weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling as well as being suitable for charging your iPad 4 at the airport or on your flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and smartphones with just a single power outlet.

For those travelling to Dominica we suggest searching for this type of flexible travel charger online; the travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Dominica

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, 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 or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 Dominica using 3 pin 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 is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half 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 suitable for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Dominica. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad 4 in Dominica?

Powering the iPad 4 with a Dominicand power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using a Lightning connector with a Type G USB charger to charge your iPad 4 with a Dominicand power outlet.

  1. To charge the iPad 4 from a Dominicand power outlet you'll need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will typically supply the cable with the iPad 4).
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type G USB power adapter and inserting it in the wall supply. The wall outlet (technically called the Type G power outlet [3]) can be recognised by 3 rectangular slots containing shutters in a triangular configuration for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB charger 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. Switch on the Dominicand power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging which takes between 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad 4 with a Dominicand power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Powering the iPad 4 with a Dominicand power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Instructions showing how to recharge your iPad 4 with a Dominicand power outlet using a Lightning connector with a Type D USB charger.

  1. To charge your iPad 4 from a Dominicand power outlet you'll need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], usually supplied with your iPad 4.
  2. Start by taking the Type D USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. You can identify this power supply by the three holes forming a triangle pattern.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad 4.
  4. Turn on the Dominicand power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad 4 is powering up taking around 1-4 hours to recharge.
Powering the iPad 4 with a Dominicand power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Dominica Wikipedia page
  2. Apple - official iPad user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - A Type G USB charger has three thick rectangular blades in a triangular shape with the longer top blade acting as the earthing pin, costing £15-£20.
  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, estimated price under £20.
  6. iec.ch - Type D power outlet
  7. Type D USB power adapter - The three pinned earthed Type D USB chargers have large rounded pins placed in a triangular shape, estimated price under £10.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, £10-£15.