Charging your iPad 4 from a power outlet in Haiti

Instructions on how to power the iPad 4 from a Haitian power outlet using the USB Lightning Apple connector with a double pin Type A power adapter and charging the iPad 4 using a three pinned Type B power adapter.

Haitian power outlet

Complicated combinations of standards and voltages can all be daunting when planning on staying in another country, especially to the first time traveller. These instructions have been written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPad 4 abroad.If planning a trip to Haiti these instructions show charging the iPad 4 using the Type B or A Haitian 110 volt 60Hz power outlets, you'll discover a majority of Haitians normally use the Type B wall outlets. If the iPad 4 charges slowly or does not power up when you are travelling to Haiti from a different region then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Devices which originate from a country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) may take longer to charge or won't power up, check that your device is a dual voltage device (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to ensure proper use. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 4.

Charging the iPad 4 in Haiti

Can you use the iPad 4 in Haiti?

You can use the iPad 4 in Haiti.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad 4 in Haiti?

If you are travelling to more than one country or bringing more than just your iPad 4 then the best international travel adapter for Haiti is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Haitians use two different types of power outlets (B and A) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type A. As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world simply by changing the plugs over. If your type of iPad 4 supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these types of USB power adapters and additional support for more power hungry devices.

Unlike other travel chargers having a 4 port charger will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy individual travel chargers on your Haitian trip. Only packing a single international travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers using just a single power outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of flexible travel adapter at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Haiti

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Haiti 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 compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Haiti using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half 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 suitable for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Haiti. [8] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad 4 in Haiti?

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from a Haitian power outlet

Instructions on how to power the iPad 4 from a Haitian power outlet using the USB Lightning Apple connector with a double pin Type A power adapter.

  1. If you want to power the iPad 4 from a Haitian power outlet you will need to use a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - typically already included with the iPad 4.
  2. Plug the Type A USB power adapter into the power outlet. This ungrounded power outlet (known as a Type A power outlet [3]) is identified by 2 slots adjacent to each other where the twin plug outlet blades go.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of 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 bottom of the iPad 4.
  4. Switch on the Haitian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPad 4 will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad 4 is charging which takes between 1 to 4 hours to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from a Haitian power outlet

How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from a Haitian power outlet

Using the USB Lightning Apple connector with a three pinned Type B power adapter to recharge your iPad 4 with a Haitian power outlet.

  1. In order to power your iPad 4 from a Haitian power outlet you'll need to use a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple should normally supply this USB cable with the iPad 4.
  2. First insert the Type B USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by two slots next to each other with a hole below for the earth pin.
  3. Connect one end of the USB cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad 4.
  4. Turn on the Haitian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the iPad 4 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up and takes around one-four hours to recharge.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from a Haitian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Haitian country 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 £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, £15-£20.
  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, priced £10-£15.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, under £15.