How to charge your iPad 3 from a power outlet in Kiribati

Using an Apple 30 pin cable and a Type I USB adapter to charge the iPad 3 with a Kiribati power outlet.

Kiribati power outlet

Varying complicated region codes and plug types can all be confusing when planning to travel to another country, especially for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of sockets being used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your iPad 3 in Kiribati. This page has useful instructions showing you exactly how to charge your iPad 3 when you're travelling to Kiribati by using their 240 volt 50Hz I Type plug supply. When you are visiting Kiribati from a different country make sure the iPad 3 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check that the iPad 3 is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from overheating when powering up. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 3.

Charging the iPad 3 in Kiribati

Can the iPad 3 be used in Kiribati?

You can connect the iPad 3 to a Kiribati power outlet.

What is the best travel adapter for the iPad 3 in Kiribati?

If travelling to multiple countries then the best international travel power adapter for Kiribati to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the plugs over. If your model of iPad 3 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these power chargers along with additional compatibility with more power demanding devices. Having a 4 port charger will allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to buy seperate power chargers for your trip to Kiribati. Because you are only needing to bring a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage whilst travelling as well as being on hand for charging your iPad 3 at an airport or on a plane. Because of their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when you return home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets and phones without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest buying a versatile travel adapter similar to this at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated 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 Kiribati

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 3, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unreliable power grids. These travel adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Kiribati and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power adapter for travellers originating from America visiting Kiribati using 3 pin type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly 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 is a much more cost effective alternative to 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 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Kiribati. [6] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for the iPad 3 in Kiribati?

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

Using an Apple 30 pin connector and a three pin Type I USB adapter to charge the iPad 3 from a Kiribati power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your iPad 3 using a Kiribati power outlet you will need a Type I USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (the cable is usually already included with your device).
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type I USB power adapter into the wall outlet. This plug outlet (called a Type I power outlet [3]) can be recognised by the three thin slots forming a triangle configuration with the top pair of slots sloping upwards for the live, neutral and earth.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB power charger 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. Turn on the Kiribati power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPad 3 will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up which takes roughly one-four hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPad 3 with a Kiribati power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type J USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Kiribati country Wiki page
  2. Apple - official iPad user guide
  3. iec.ch - 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, £20-£25.
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, estimated price around £5.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, around £10.