Charging the iPad 3 from a power outlet in Papua New Guinea

Using the USB 30 pin Apple cable and a 3 pin Type I power adapter to recharge your iPad 3 with a Papua New Guinea power outlet.

Papua New Guinea power outlet

Different voltages and region codes can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country, especially to the first time traveller. If travelling to Papua New Guinea this page has useful instructions showing charging the iPad 3 by using the 240 volt 50Hz Type I wall outlet. When visiting Papua New Guinea from a different country please check the iPad 3 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that your iPad 3 is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to avoid the device from overheating during charging. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 3.

Charging the iPad 3 in Papua New Guinea

Can the iPad 3 be used in Papua New Guinea?

Yes, you can connect the iPad 3 to a Papua New Guinea power outlet.

What is the best power adapter for the iPad 3 in Papua New Guinea?

When travelling with more than just your iPad 3 or visiting more than one country then the best travel charger for Papua New Guinea to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the included heads over. If your type of iPad 3 is compatible with Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers, and compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

Unlike other adapters this will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power adapters. By only packing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used when you return home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets with just a single wall outlet.

We recommend buying this type of versatile power adapter online - the multipurpose power adapter illustrated 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 Papua New Guinea

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of counties with unstable power supplies. These power converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from America going to Papua New Guinea using 3 pin type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Papua New Guinea. [6] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for the iPad 3 in Papua New Guinea?

How to use a Type J power charger for charging your iPad 3 from a Papua New Guinea power outlet

Using the USB 30 pin Apple cable and a 3 pin Type I power adapter to recharge your iPad 3 with a Papua New Guinea power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPad 3 using the Papua New Guinea power outlet you will need to buy a Type I USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - this USB cable is normally already included with the device.
  2. Start by taking the Type I USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. The power supply, technically called the Type I power outlet [3], can be identified by 3 slots forming an upside-down triangular configuration with the top pair of slots sloping upward for the live, neutral and ground blades.
  3. Then connect one end of the power cable into the USB power 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. Switch on the Papua New Guinea power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the tablet will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is charging which takes between 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
How to use a Type J power charger for charging your iPad 3 from a Papua New Guinea power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Papua New Guinea Wikipedia web 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, priced £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, £5-£10.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, around £10.