Charging the iPad 3 when planning a trip to Suriname

A page showing how to charge your iPad 3 with a Surinamese power outlet using the USB 30 pin Apple cable and a 2 pin Type C power adapter and powering the iPad 3 using a Type F USB plug.

Surinamese power outlet

Differing combinations of region codes and voltages can all lead to confusion when planning to visit a foreign country especially for the first time traveller. This isn't as complicated as it appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards being used in the world this article shows exactly what you'll need to buy in advance to power your iPad 3 . These instructions have been specifically written to prevent travellers worrying if they'll be able to charge the iPad 3 abroad.If you're planning a trip to Suriname this page contains useful instructions showing charging the iPad 3 by using their standard Type F or C 127 volt 60Hz plug outlets. If the iPad 3 charges slowly or does not power up when you are visiting Suriname from another country check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically devices which come from a country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) may take longer to charge or won't turn on, so check the iPad 3 is dual voltage (usually indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to ensure proper use. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 3.

Charging the iPad 3 in Suriname

Can you use the iPad 3 in Suriname?

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

Suriname

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad 3 in Suriname?

If you are travelling with more than your iPad 3 or visiting more than one country the best international travel charger for Suriname to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Surinamers use two different types of power outlets (types F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the heads. If your iPad 3 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these USB power adapters along with compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

Unlike other adapters this will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to bring individual travel chargers for your Surinamese trip or using up additional power sockets. Because you are only needing a single USB travel charger will keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling as well as being suitable for charging your iPad 3 at the airport or on your flight. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones, tablets and speakers without using up an additional plug socket.

We recommend buying this type of versatile travel charger online; the travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

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 3, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to 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 portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Suriname using 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 originating from America using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Suriname. [8]
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad 3 in Suriname?

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

A page showing how to charge your iPad 3 with a Surinamese power outlet using the USB 30 pin Apple cable and a 2 pin Type C power adapter.

  1. To charge the iPad 3 from a Surinamese power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (usually supplied with your iPad 3).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can identify this power supply by the two adjacent holes next to each other where the twin plug outlet pins slide into.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 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 base of the iPad 3.
  4. Turn on the Surinamese 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, typically taking between one-four hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPad 3 with a Surinamese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Charging the iPad 3 from a Surinamese power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

Instructions showing you how to power the iPad 3 from a Surinamese power outlet with the Apple 30-pin connector with a Type F USB charger.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad 3 from a Surinamese power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple will normally supply the cable with the iPad 3).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type F USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can identify the power supply by the two large adjacent holes next to each other where the twin pins slide into, plus two metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the mains 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. Switch on the Surinamese 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 fully recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPad 3 from a Surinamese power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia.org web page about Suriname
  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, £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, around £5.
  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, priced £10-£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.