Charging the iPad when visiting Miquelon

How to connect a Miquelonnais power outlet to the iPad

Miquelonnais power outlet

Various combinations of region codes and sockets can often be confusing when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never been there before. These instructions have been specifically written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPad when travelling abroad.When you're visiting Miquelon these instructions show how to supply power to the iPad by using their standard 230 volt 50Hz E Type Miquelonnais power outlet, with the Miquelonnais using CEE 7/5 French sockets for power outlets. When travelling to Miquelon from a different country please check the iPad can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that your iPad is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from overloading whilst powering it. If you're planning on taking a trip to a Miquelonnais place such as Miquelon read the Miquelon wikipedia page [1] for more indepth information. 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 have installed Apple iOS 5 or greater on the iPad.

Charging the iPad in Miquelon

Can you use the iPad in Miquelon?

Yes, you can connect the iPad to a Miquelonnais power outlet.

What is the best power adapter for the iPad in Miquelon?

When travelling with more than just your iPad and visiting multiple countries the best international travel adapter for Miquelon to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the included heads. If your iPad can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times by using one of these USB power adapters along with compatibility with more power demanding devices like tablets. This means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power adapters. By only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage as well as being suitable for charging your iPad at the airport or on your 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 sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers without using up an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling to Miquelon we suggest searching for a flexible power charger like this at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Miquelon

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, 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 useful for visitors of counties with unstable power supplies. These power converters come 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 America going to Miquelon using 3 pin 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 originating from America using type B plugs. This gives almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half the 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 Miquelon. [6] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for the iPad in Miquelon?

Charging the iPad from a Miquelonnais power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

Using the USB 30 pin Apple cable and a 2 pin Type E power adapter to power the iPad from a Miquelonnais power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your iPad using the Miquelonnais power outlet you will need to use a Type E USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple usually include this USB cable with the iPad).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type E USB power adapter into the Miquelonnais power outlet. This recessed round plug supply (sometimes called the CEE 7/7 outlet) can be recognised by the two circular holes 19mm apart from each other along with a single metal earth pin protruding in the top forming a triangular shape.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector is found at the bottom of the iPad.
  4. Switch on the Miquelonnais power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the tablet will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is charging which takes between 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPad from a Miquelonnais power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Miquelon wikipedia page
  2. Apple - official iPad user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  4. 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, estimated cost £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, priced around £5.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced at under £15.