How to charge the iPad 4 when staying in Miquelon

How to connect a Miquelonnais power outlet to the iPad 4

Miquelonnais 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. These instructions were written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPad 4 when you're visiting abroad.This page contains step-by-step instructions demonstrating exactly how to power the iPad 4 when staying in Miquelon by using a standard 230 volt 50Hz Type E plug outlet, the Miquelonnais will use CEE 7/5 French sockets for power outlets. Power sources will change depending on which region you're taking a trip to therefore we suggest that you read our Wikiconnections travel power sockets list where you'll find a complete list of powering devices in different countries. If travelling to Miquelon from another country please ensure that the iPad 4 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the iPad 4 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure that the iPad 4 is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from being damaged whilst powering it. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 4.

Charging the iPad 4 in Miquelon

Can the iPad 4 be used in Miquelon?

You can connect the iPad 4 to a Miquelonnais power outlet by using a power convertor.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad 4 in Miquelon?

When you are travelling to multiple countries the best travel charger for Miquelon is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by switching the plugs. If your iPad 4 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel adapters this will also allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel adapters on your trip to Miquelon or occupying additional power outlets. Only packing a single lightweight travel charger will keep the weight 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 phones, tablets and speakers without using up an additional wall outlet.

If you travel on a regular basis we recommend searching for this type of versatile travel adapter online, the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Miquelon

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, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters 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 Miquelon 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 Miquelon.
  • 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 the US using type B plugs. This offers practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Miquelon. [6] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad 4 in Miquelon?

How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from a Miquelonnais power outlet

Using the Lightning Apple connector and a Type E power charger to power your iPad 4 from a Miquelonnais power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the iPad 4 using a Miquelonnais power outlet you will need a Type E USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (normally included with your device).
  2. Start the process by taking the Type E USB power adapter and plugging it into the wall outlet. You can identify this wall supply by two holes 19mm apart from each other where the twin pins slide into along with a long metal grounding pin protruding from the top to form a triangular pattern.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the mains USB 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. Turn on the Miquelonnais power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is charging taking between 60-240 minutes to recharge.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from a Miquelonnais power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Miquelonnais Wiki 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 under £10.
  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, priced at £15-£20.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, £10-£15.