Charging the iPad 3 when visiting The Cook Islands

How to connect a Cook Islands power outlet to the iPad 3

Cook Islands power outlet

Differing combinations of standards and voltages can often cause confusion when planning to stay in a different country, especially if you've never visited before. This guide was specifically written to prevent you having to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPad 3 abroad.When visiting The Cook Islands these instructions show how to power the iPad 3 using the standard 240 volt 50Hz Type I power supply. You will find power will differ depending on which area you are travelling to so we suggest reading the Oceania page for a full list of countries. If you are travelling to The Cook Islands from a different country ensure that the iPad 3 can be used with a 240v supply. If the iPad 3 came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) double check the iPad 3 is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from overloading when charging it. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 3.

Charging the iPad 3 in The Cook Islands

Can you use the iPad 3 in The Cook Islands?

Yes, you can connect the iPad 3 to a Cook Islands power outlet.

What is the best travel charger for the iPad 3 in The Cook Islands?

When you are travelling with more than just your iPad 3 and visiting more than one country the best travel power adapter for The Cook Islands to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the included heads over. If your iPad 3 supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these types of USB power chargers along with additional support for certain power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other chargers having a 4 port adapter means you can charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate travel adapters for your Cook Islands trip or occupying additional wall sockets. By only bringing a single international USB travel charger will keep the size down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of chargers can be used at home so when you’re not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones, tablets and e-readers without using up an additional power outlet.

If you travel to different continents we recommend buying this type of flexible power adapter at your preferred electronics retailer; the multipurpose power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for The Cook Islands

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both The Cook Islands and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from America visiting The Cook Islands.
  • 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 originating from the US using type B plugs. This offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 most travellers from around the world visiting The Cook Islands. [6] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for the iPad 3 in The Cook Islands?

Powering the iPad 3 with a Cook Islands power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type J USB adapter

Using a USB 30 pin connector and a 3 pinned Type I power charger to recharge the iPad 3 with a Cook Islands power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to your iPad 3 from the Cook Islands power outlet you will need a Type I USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple will usually supply the USB cable when you first purchase your iPad 3).
  2. Begin by taking the Type I USB power adapter and plugging it in the Cook Islands power outlet. The power supply, sometimes known as the Type I power outlet [3], can be recognised by three slots for the live, neutral and ground blades.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 3. The iPad 3 dock connector is found at the bottom of the iPad 3.
  4. Turn on the Cook Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up which should take between one to four hours to recharge to full capacity. [AD]
Powering the iPad 3 with a Cook Islands power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type J USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - The Cook Islands Wikipedia web page
  2. Apple - official iPad user guide
  3. - Type I power outlet
  4. Type I USB power adapter - Type I USB chargers use three short flat blades in a V format with the top blade acting as a grounding pin.
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters.