Charging the iPad 3 from a power outlet in Tuvalu

Using the Apple USB 30-pin connector and a 3 pin Type I power adapter to recharge your iPad 3 with a Tuvaluan power outlet.

Tuvaluan power outlet

Various combinations of voltages and region codes can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country especially for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need to pick up in advance to charge your iPad 3 . This guide has been written to prevent visitors having to worry if they can charge the iPad 3 when they're travelling to Tuvalu.If you're planning a holiday to Tuvalu the following useful instructions show how to charge your iPad 3 by using their standard 220 volt 50Hz I Type Tuvaluan plug outlet. When travelling to Tuvalu from a different country please check that your iPad 3 can be charged using a 240v supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) double check the device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from being damaged when charging it. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 3.

Charging the iPad 3 in Tuvalu

Can you use the iPad 3 in Tuvalu?

You can use the iPad 3 in Tuvalu.

What is the best power adapter for the iPad 3 in Tuvalu?

If you are travelling to more than one country and bringing along more than your iPad 3 then the best international travel adapter for Tuvalu is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. As these chargers come 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 plugs over. If your type of iPad 3 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times by using one of these USB power chargers, plus additional support for more power hungry devices.

Unlike other adapters this means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy individual travel chargers on your trip or using up additional power sockets. Only bringing a single international travel charger will also keep the size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Because of their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers with just a single power outlet.

We recommend buying this type of versatile power charger at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Tuvalu

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wishing 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 travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Tuvalu and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Tuvalu using 3 pinned type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also 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 cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Tuvalu. [6] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for the iPad 3 in Tuvalu?

How to use a Type J power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from a Tuvaluan power outlet

Instructions showing how to charge your iPad 3 with a Tuvaluan power outlet using the Apple USB 30 pin connector with a three pinned Type I power adapter.

  1. In order to power your iPad 3 from a Tuvaluan power outlet you'll need a Type I USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple usually include this cable with the iPad 3).
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type I USB power adapter and inserting it in the wall supply. This plug supply (sometimes called the Type I power outlet [3]) can be recognised by 3 thin slots in a triangle shape with the top pair of slots sloping upward for the live, neutral and ground blades.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the mains power 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. Switch on the Tuvaluan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad 3 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad 3 is powering up and takes around 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type J power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from a Tuvaluan power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Tuvaluan 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, estimated price £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, costs around £10.