How to charge the iPad 3 in Guam

Instructions showing you how to power your iPad 3 with a Guamanian power outlet with a 30 pin cable and a three pinned Type A power adapter and recharging the iPad 3 using a three pinned Type B power charger.

Guamanian power outlet

Differing combinations of voltages and plug types can often lead to confusion when planning on staying in a different country, especially to the first time traveller. When you are going to Guam these instructions show how to power your iPad 3 by using the Type B or A Guamanian 110 volt 60Hz power outlets. If your iPad 3 does not power up or charges slowly when you are visiting Guam from another region then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Electrical devices which come from a country which use a higher voltage such as 240 volts sometimes take longer to charge or won't power up, so check your iPad 3 is a dual voltage device (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to ensure proper use. If you're planning on taking a trip to a destination like Tamuning or Mangilao read the Guamanian Wikipedia web page [1] for more indepth details on travelling to the location. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 3.

Charging the iPad 3 in Guam

Can the iPad 3 be used in Guam?

Yes, you can use the iPad 3 in Guam.

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad 3 in Guam?

When travelling with more than your iPad 3 the best international travel charger for Guam is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different types of plug sockets in Guam (types B and A) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type A. Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the supplied plugs. If your model of iPad 3 is compatible with Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these types of travel adapters plus additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other adapters having a 4 port charger means you can charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack multiple travel chargers. By only packing a single international travel charger will help keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage while travelling and on hand for charging your iPad 3 at the airport or on a plane. Due to their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers without using up an additional wall outlet.

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

Alternative travel adapter for Guam

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 3, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial when visiting counties with unstable power supplies. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting Guam.
  • 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 and offers almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Guam. [8] [AD]
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad 3 in Guam?

Powering the iPad 3 with a Guamanian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Using the 30-pin Apple connector with a Type A USB charger to power the iPad 3 with a Guamanian power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to your iPad 3 from a Guamanian power outlet you will need to use a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (usually included with the iPad 3).
  2. Firstly plug the Type A USB power adapter in the power supply. The power supply (known as the Type A power outlet [3]) is recognised by 2 slots adjacent to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 3. The iPad 3 dock connector can be found at the base of the iPad 3.
  4. Turn on the Guamanian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging and takes around 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad 3 with a Guamanian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Charging the iPad 3 from a Guamanian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Instructions showing you how to recharge your iPad 3 with a Guamanian power outlet with a USB 30 pin Apple cable with a three pinned Type B power charger.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPad 3 from the Guamanian power outlet you will need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (usually already included with your iPad 3).
  2. Firstly plug the Type B USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can recognise this power outlet by two thin slots parallel to each other for live and neutral blades with a single semicircular hole below for the long earth pin.
  3. Connect one end of the cord 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 can be found at the bottom of the iPad 3.
  4. Switch on the Guamanian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad 3 is powering up which takes between 60-240 minutes to fully recharge.
Charging the iPad 3 from a Guamanian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Guamanian Wikipedia web 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, under £2.
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, around £5.
  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, £15-£20.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, £10-£15.