How to charge your iPad 2 from a power outlet in Martinique

A page on how to recharge the iPad 2 with a Martinican power outlet by using a USB 30-pin Apple connector and a three pinned Type D USB charger, charging the iPad 2 using a Type C power charger and how to charge the iPad 2 using a two pin Type E USB adapter

Martinican power outlet

Various region codes and plugs can often cause confusion when planning on staying in a foreign country to the first time traveller. The following step by step instructions shows you what you'll need to supply power to your iPad 2 when visiting Martinique by using the D, C or E type 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets, most Martiniquais use Type D wall outlets. If travelling to Martinique from another country please check that your iPad 2 can be used with a 240v supply. If the iPad 2 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v double check your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from overheating when powering up. If you are planning on visiting a destination like Fort-de-France refer to the Martinican entry on wikipedia.org [1] for more information prior to the location. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 2.

Charging the iPad 2 in Martinique

Can the iPad 2 be used in Martinique?

You can connect the iPad 2 to a Martinican power outlet.

What is the best power charger for the iPad 2 in Martinique?

When you are travelling to more than one country or bringing along more than just your iPad 2 the best travel power adapter for Martinique to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Martiniquais use three different types of plug sockets (D, C and E) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the plugs over. If your model of iPad 2 supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these USB travel adapters, and support for certain power hungry devices like tablets.

This means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to buy individual power chargers for your trip to Martinique. Only packing a single travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage and suitable for recharging your iPad 2 at an airport or on a flight. Because of their space saving versatility these types of adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers without needing an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling to different continents we recommend searching for this type of versatile power charger at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Martinique

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPad 2, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to regions with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Martinique 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 most popular compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Martinique using 3 pin type B US 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 from North America using type B plugs. This offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Martinique. [10] [AD]
What is the best power charger for the iPad 2 in Martinique?

Charging the iPad 2 from a Martinican power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

A guide on how to power the iPad 2 with a Martinican power outlet by using a USB 30-pin Apple connector and a two pinned Type C USB adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad 2 using the Martinican power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple will normally include the cable when you first purchase your iPad 2.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can recognise the power supply by 2 circular adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector is found at the base of the iPad 2.
  4. Switch on the Martinican power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad 2 is charging, typically taking around 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPad 2 from a Martinican power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPad 2 from a Martinican power outlet

A page on how to recharge the iPad 2 with a Martinican power outlet by using a USB 30-pin Apple connector and a three pinned Type D USB charger.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad 2 from a Martinican power outlet you will need a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (the cable is usually already included with your device by Apple).
  2. Insert the Type D USB power adapter in the Martinican power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by 3 round holes forming a triangular shape.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector is found at the base of the iPad 2.
  4. Switch on the Martinican power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up, typically taking around 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPad 2 from a Martinican power outlet

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

Instructions showing how to charge the iPad 2 with a Martinican power outlet with a 30 pin Apple connector with a 2 pinned Type E power charger.

  1. In order to power the iPad 2 using a Martinican power outlet you'll need to use a Type E USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple should typically include the USB cable when you purchase the iPad 2.
  2. Begin by taking the Type E USB power adapter and plugging it into the power outlet. This sunken circular plug outlet, sometimes called a CEE 7/7 outlet, can be identified by two adjacent holes for live and neutral and a long metal grounding pin protruding in the top in a triangular pattern.
  3. Then connect one end of the 30 pin cord into the USB mains charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector is found at the base of the iPad 2.
  4. Turn on the Martinican power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPad 2 will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up which should take between 1-4 hours to fully recharge.
Powering the iPad 2 with a Martinican power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Martinican entry on wikipedia.org
  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, under £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, priced £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, £5-£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, under £10.
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costs £10-£15.