How to charge the iPad when staying in Guadeloupe

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge the iPad with a Guadeloupe power outlet by using a USB 30-pin cable with a 2 pinned Type C USB adapter, recharging the iPad using a Type D power charger and recharging the iPad using a Type E power charger

Guadeloupe power outlet

Varying different combinations of standards and plugs can all cause confusion when planning on staying in another country, especially for the first time traveller. However this isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what to purchase in advance to charge your iPad in Guadeloupe. This page has been specifically written to help prepare people wanting to charge their iPad abroad.This page contains step by step instructions telling you exactly how to power the iPad when travelling to Guadeloupe by using the standard types D, C or E Guadeloupe 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If visiting Guadeloupe from another region please make sure the iPad can accept a 240 volt supply. If the iPad came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) make sure the iPad is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to avoid the device from over-heating whilst powering it up. 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 Guadeloupe

Can the iPad be used in Guadeloupe?

You can connect the iPad to a Guadeloupe power outlet by using a power convertor.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad in Guadeloupe?

When you are travelling with more than just your iPad or visiting multiple countries then the best international travel power adapter for Guadeloupe to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are three different standards of wall outlets in Guadeloupe (types D, C and E) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

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 Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the included heads over. If your model of iPad supports Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices will) 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 charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy individual power chargers. Only packing a single lightweight travel charger will keep the size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers with only a single plug socket.

We suggest buying an adaptable power charger similar to this at an electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Guadeloupe

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unstable power grids. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Guadeloupe 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 Guadeloupe.
  • 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 one less AC outlet for almost half 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Guadeloupe. [10] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad in Guadeloupe?

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

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge the iPad with a Guadeloupe power outlet by using a USB 30-pin cable with a 2 pinned Type C USB adapter.

  1. If you want to power your iPad from the Guadeloupe power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (this cable is typically already supplied with the iPad by Apple).
  2. Start the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it into the Guadeloupe power outlet. The plug outlet, sometimes known as the Europlug, is recognised by the two circular holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad.
  4. Turn on the Guadeloupe 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.
Charging the iPad from a Guadeloupe power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPad from a Guadeloupe power outlet

Using the 30 pin Apple connector and a Type D power charger to recharge your iPad from a Guadeloupe power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the iPad using a Guadeloupe power outlet you will need a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple normally include the USB cable with your iPad.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type D USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 3 holes in a triangle configuration.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector is found at the base of the iPad.
  4. Switch on the Guadeloupe power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging and takes between 60-240 minutes to recharge.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPad from a Guadeloupe power outlet

Powering the iPad with a Guadeloupe power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

Using the 30 pin Apple connector and a Type E power charger to recharge your iPad from a Guadeloupe power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the iPad from the Guadeloupe power outlet you'll need to use a Type E USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (this cable is usually already supplied with the iPad by Apple).
  2. Start the process by taking the Type E USB power adapter and plugging it into the Guadeloupe power outlet. The recessed circular plug outlet, sometimes known as the CEE 7/7 plug, can be recognised by the two large circular holes 19mm adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins plus a single long metal grounding pin protruding from the top to form a triangular pattern.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad.
  4. Turn on the Guadeloupe 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 iPad is charging which takes roughly one to four hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPad with a Guadeloupe power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Guadeloupe country Wikipedia page
  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, costing £5-£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 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, under £10.
  8. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  9. Type E USB power adapter - There are two 4.8mm pins on Type E USB chargers which are placed 19mm apart and may include a hole for an earthing pin, £5-£10.
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, £10-£15.