Re-charging I Pad

Dec 30th, 2010, 02:45 AM
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Re-charging I Pad

Leaving for our 1st trip to South Africa in a couple of weeks. Thinking of bringing an I Pad instead of I Phone to communicate back home--by e-mail. Any problems recharging an I Pad? Does it take a Transformer or a Converter? Thanks...
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Dec 30th, 2010, 04:43 AM
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I don't have an iPad, but have recharged all manner of electronic gear without a transformer/converter. Take a look at your AC cord/recharger and see what the input specifies. Most will say Input of 100-240 V...and I'm guessing yours will also be multivoltage. You will need the correct adapter plug. SA uses the Type M ( http://electricaloutlet.org/type-m )
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Dec 30th, 2010, 06:20 AM
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Thank you so much! Yes, the Input is 100-240 V. The adapter I have says for India and parts of South Africa. It does look like the one I saw on the website you suggested, but doesn't say "M"
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Dec 30th, 2010, 08:16 AM
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I'm pretty sure the one that says India/South Africa will work for you. When I think harder on this I also remember that certain areas of SA may also use straight-edged 3-prong plugs a la the UK (Type G). I always bring each of the M and G.Take a look at this site:

http://users.telenet.be/worldstandar...ty.htm#plugs_c
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Dec 30th, 2010, 08:33 AM
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BTW, for what it's worth, mine doesn't say M either.
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Dec 30th, 2010, 09:14 AM
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We took ours to South Africa in September. But that is a 220V model. Still; it charged perfectly using the original charger (with an adapter to plug into those 110V outlets).

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