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

A guide on how to power the iPad 3 with a Palauan power outlet by using a USB 30-pin Apple connector and a 3 pinned Type A power charger and how to recharge the iPad 3 using a three pinned Type B USB charger.

Palauan power outlet

Varying complicated standards and voltages can often be daunting when planning on staying in another country to the first time traveller. This guide was specifically written to stop visitors worrying if they can charge their iPad 3 when they are visiting abroad.These instructions will show exactly how to charge your iPad 3 when you're travelling to Palau by using the standard B or A type 120 volt 60Hz power outlets. If the iPad 3 charges slowly or does not power up when travelling to Palau from another country please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Devices which come from a different country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts may take longer to charge or won't power up, check your iPad 3 is a dual voltage device (normally marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to ensure proper use. If you intend on visiting a destination like Koror refer to the Palauan entry on wikipedia.org [1] for more details prior to the location. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 3.

Charging the iPad 3 in Palau

Can you use the iPad 3 in Palau?

Yes, you can use the iPad 3 in Palau by using a power convertor.

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What is the best power charger for the iPad 3 in Palau?

When you are travelling to more than one country the best travel power adapter for Palau to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different standards of wall outlets that Palauans use (types B and A) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type A. As these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle 100 to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world simply by changing the supplied heads. If your iPad 3 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these types of power chargers, along with additional support for certain power demanding devices.

Unlike other travel adapters having a four port charger means you can power more than one device at the same time without needing to bring individual power chargers for your trip to Palau. Only packing a single travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage while travelling and convenient for charging your iPad 3 at an airport or on a plane. Because of their flexibility these types of chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets with only a single wall outlet.

We suggest buying this type of versatile travel adapter online. The power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Palau

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 wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to regions with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These travel converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Palau 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 converter for travellers originating from America visiting Palau.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs and gives the same set of features as the BESTEK with one 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 perfect for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Palau. [8]
What is the best power charger for the iPad 3 in Palau?

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

A guide on how to power the iPad 3 with a Palauan power outlet by using a USB 30-pin Apple connector and a 3 pinned Type A power charger.

  1. If you want to power the iPad 3 using the Palauan power outlet you'll need to use a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (normally already supplied with the iPad 3).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type A USB power adapter in the Palauan power outlet. This unearthed wall outlet, technically known as the Type A power outlet [3], is recognised by the 2 adjacent slots.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 3. The iPad 3 dock connector is found at the base of the iPad 3.
  4. Switch on the Palauan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad 3 will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up which takes roughly 1-4 hours to fully recharge.
Powering the iPad 3 with a Palauan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Powering the iPad 3 with a Palauan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

A guide on how to power the iPad 3 with a Palauan power outlet by using a USB 30-pin Apple connector and a 3 pinned Type B power charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad 3 using the Palauan power outlet you'll need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (typically already supplied with the device).
  2. Start by taking the Type B USB power adapter and inserting it into the power supply. This wall supply, technically known as the Type B power outlet [6], is recognised by the two slots for live and neutral blades with a semicircular hole below for the ground pin.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into 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 base of the iPad 3.
  4. Switch on the Palauan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad 3 will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up which takes roughly 1-4 hours to fully recharge.
Powering the iPad 3 with a Palauan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Palauan entry on wikipedia.org
  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, around £3.
  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 £5-£10.
  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, £20-£25.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, £10-£15.