Charging the iPad 3 when planning a trip to Barbuda

Using the Apple USB 30 pin connector with a Type A USB charger to charge your iPad 3 with a Barbudan power outlet and charging the iPad 3 using a three pinned Type B power charger.

Barbudan power outlet

Complicated combinations of voltages and sockets can often be confusing when planning on visiting another country especially if you've never been there before. This page was written to prepare travellers wanting to power their iPad 3 abroad.If staying in Barbuda this page contains useful instructions showing charging the iPad 3 by using their Type B or A 230 volt 60Hz wall outlets. You'll find power will differ from region to region therefore we suggest reading the South America page for a complete list of regions and countries. When visiting Barbuda from a different region make sure your iPad 3 can be charged using a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure your iPad 3 is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from overheating during charging. If you're planning on travelling to a Barbudan place such as St. John's read the Barbudan country entry on wikipedia [1] for more indepth information. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 3.

Charging the iPad 3 in Barbuda

Can you use the iPad 3 in Barbuda?

Yes, you can connect the iPad 3 to a Barbudan power outlet.

Barbuda

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad 3 in Barbuda?

If you are travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your iPad 3 then the best travel power adapter for Barbuda is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different types of power outlets that Barbudans use (B and A) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type A. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your type of iPad 3 supports Fast Charge 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 having a four port adapter will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers on your Barbudan trip or using up additional power sockets. Because you are only needing a single USB travel charger will keep the weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers without using up an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling to different places we suggest searching for a versatile power adapter like this at your preferred electronics retailer. 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 Barbuda

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 visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Barbuda 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 compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting Barbuda.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly 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 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Barbuda. [8]
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad 3 in Barbuda?

How to use a Type A power charger for charging your iPad 3 from a Barbudan power outlet

Using the Apple USB 30 pin connector with a Type A USB charger to charge your iPad 3 with a Barbudan power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPad 3 using the Barbudan power outlet you will need to use a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], usually supplied with your iPad 3.
  2. Start by taking the Type A USB power adapter and plugging it into the wall supply. This ungrounded plug supply (sometimes known as the Type A power outlet [3]) is identified by the 2 thin adjacent slots where the plug outlet blades slide into.
  3. Connect one end of the power cable into the bottom of the USB charger 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. Turn on the Barbudan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad 3 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging which takes roughly 1 - 4 hours to recharge.
How to use a Type A power charger for charging your iPad 3 from a Barbudan power outlet

How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from a Barbudan power outlet

Instructions showing you how to power the iPad 3 from a Barbudan power outlet using a 30-pin connector with a three pinned Type B power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPad 3 using the Barbudan power outlet you will need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], usually supplied with your iPad 3 by Apple.
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type B USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the two thin slots next to each other for live and neutral blades with a semicircle hole below for the earth pin.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin 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. Turn on the Barbudan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad 3 is powering up and takes around one to four hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from a Barbudan power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Barbudan country entry on wikipedia
  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, £2-£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, costing around £5.
  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, priced around £20.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, £10-£15.