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

Instructions showing how to recharge the iPad 3 with a Vanuatuan power outlet with a USB 30 pin Apple connector with a 3 pinned Type G power charger and charging the iPad 3 using a Type C power charger.

Vanuatuan power outlet

Varying different combinations of standards and sockets can all be confusing when planning to travel to another country, especially if you've never visited before. These guidelines were written to prepare people wanting to charge the iPad 3 abroad.When you are visiting Vanuatu these useful instructions show charging your iPad 3 by using the standard Type G, C or I 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. Power sources differ depending on which country you're taking a trip to therefore please read our Wikiconnections travel power connections list for a full list of powering devices in different countries. If you are visiting Vanuatu from a different country make sure that the iPad 3 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v ensure the iPad 3 is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from being damaged whilst powering it. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 3.

Charging the iPad 3 in Vanuatu

Can the iPad 3 be used in Vanuatu?

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

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad 3 in Vanuatu?

If travelling with more than your iPad 3 and visiting multiple countries then the best international travel charger for Vanuatu is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are three different types of plug sockets that Ni-Vanuatu use (types G, C and I) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for both types C and G.

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world just by changing the supplied plugs. 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 compatibility with certain power demanding devices. Unlike other travel adapters having a 4 port charger means you can power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy multiple travel adapters for your Vanuatuan trip. Because you are only needing to bring a single international USB travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage. Due to their space saving versatility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and phones without needing an additional power outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of versatile travel charger at your preferred electronics retailer. The travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Vanuatu

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 visitors of regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Vanuatu and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 compact power adapter for travellers originating from America visiting Vanuatu using 3 pin type B US plug sockets.
  • 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. This offers the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a generous 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Vanuatu. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad 3 in Vanuatu?

Powering the iPad 3 with a Vanuatuan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using the Apple 30 pin connector and a three pin Type G USB adapter to recharge your iPad 3 from a Vanuatuan power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPad 3 using a Vanuatuan power outlet you'll need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple will typically include the USB cable when you first purchase your iPad 3.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type G USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by the 3 holes containing plastic shutters in a triangle shape for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Connect one end of the power cord 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 Vanuatuan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is charging and takes between 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPad 3 with a Vanuatuan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Powering the iPad 3 with a Vanuatuan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using a USB 30 pin cable with a Type C power adapter to charge the iPad 3 with a Vanuatuan power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the iPad 3 using a Vanuatuan power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple will typically include the USB cable when you first purchase your iPad 3.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can recognise the power supply by two circular holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Then connect one end of the 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. Turn on the Vanuatuan 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 Vanuatuan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia entry about Vanuatu
  2. Apple - official iPad user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - A Type G USB charger has three thick rectangular blades in a triangular shape with the longer top blade acting as the earthing pin, estimated cost £15-£20.
  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. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  7. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, £10-£15.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, around £10.