How to charge the iPad when staying in Suriname

A page on how to power your iPad from a Surinamese power outlet with the 30 pin Apple connector and a Type C power charger and powering the iPad using a 2 pinned Type F USB charger.

Surinamese power outlet

Varying different combinations of voltages and standards can all be daunting when planning on travelling to a foreign country especially if you've never visited before. These instructions were written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPad when you're visiting abroad.This page contains step-by-step instructions demonstrating exactly how to power the iPad when staying in Suriname by using the standard types F or C Surinamese 127 volt 60Hz wall outlets. If the iPad slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when you are visiting Suriname from a different country check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Electrical devices which come from another country which use a higher voltage (for example 220 volts) can take longer to charge or won't turn on, check your device is dual voltage (you'll find these are normally marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to ensure proper use. If you intend to stay at a Surinamese destination like Paramaribo please read the Suriname country Wikipedia page [1] for more information on visiting the area. This page details the original iPad first generation, visit the Apple category page for the latest range of Apple iPads. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 5 or greater on the iPad.

Charging the iPad in Suriname

Can the iPad be used in Suriname?

You can connect the iPad to a Surinamese power outlet by using a power convertor.

Suriname

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad in Suriname?

When you are travelling to more than one country the best travel charger for Suriname is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Surinamers use two different types of plug sockets (F and C) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by switching the plugs. If your iPad supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel adapters this will also allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel adapters on your trip to Suriname or occupying additional power outlets. By only needing to pack a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the overall weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers with only a single plug socket.

We suggest buying an adaptable power charger like this at an electronics retailer. The travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Suriname

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPad, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America going to Suriname using 3 pinned type B American 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 the US using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Suriname. [8]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad in Suriname?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad from a Surinamese power outlet

A page on how to power your iPad from a Surinamese power outlet with the 30 pin Apple connector and a Type C power charger.

  1. If you want to power your iPad using a Surinamese power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (the USB cable is typically already supplied with the iPad by Apple).
  2. Plug in the Type C USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 2 adjacent holes.
  3. Plug in one end of the power cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector is found at the bottom of the iPad.
  4. Turn on the Surinamese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up which takes around 1 to 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad from a Surinamese power outlet

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad from a Surinamese power outlet

Using the 30 pin Apple connector and a Type F power charger to recharge your iPad from a Surinamese power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the iPad using a Surinamese power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple normally include the USB cable with your iPad).
  2. Start the process by taking the Type F USB power adapter and plugging it into the Surinamese power outlet. You can identify this power supply by two 4.8mm adjacent holes and grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector is found at the base of the iPad.
  4. Switch on the Surinamese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is charging which typically takes roughly one to four hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad from a Surinamese power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Suriname country Wikipedia page
  2. Apple - official iPad user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, priced £5-£10.
  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 F power outlet
  7. Type F USB power adapter - Type F USB chargers are earthed using two clips at the top and bottom with two rounded 4.8mm pins set 19mm apart, estimated cost under £15.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, £10-£15.