Trip to Scotland

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  1. EstherN

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    Will I be able to use my iPad 3 on a trip to Scotland in August? I live in the USA?
     
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    Yes. Wifi will work. Cellular will not. You will need a local charger since the British outlet is totally different.

    The voltage makes no difference to the iPad because the 220 or 110 volt supply is stepped down by the charger in any case.

    Enjoy your trip.
     
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    Just remembered something I read a few weeks ago. Make sure your iPad is charged up enough to be able to turn it on before heading for the plane.

    Airlines can refuse to load electronics onto a plane that cannot be proven to be what they claim. Put simply, this means you may be required to demonstrate that it is actually an iPad and not a bomb that looks like one.
     
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    We have a converter, will that work?
     
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    Yes, I read that, but when you say "local charger", are you talking about the iPad charger, or will an electrical converter work as well?
     
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    You'll need an adapter for your iPad that works with the British outlet. Something like this:
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    Look for a travel adapter in amazon.
     
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    All you need is a plug adapter. Apple sells a travel adapter kit with plug adapters for most countries. You could also get a third party plug adapter that you plug your charger into and which will fit the local wall sockets.

    This is the Apple adapter you will need for use in Scotland. It replaces the plug that was fitted to your charger when originally purchased. image.jpgimage.jpgimage.jpg
     
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    Pretty much any AC adaptor that converts US plugs to Scotland's standard will work. Some, like the adaptor kit shown, are prettier than others.

    You don't need something that changes the plug type on your charger. You can just plug the charger into a generic adaptor. Something you'd use for any other US appliance overseas. (provided the appliance is compatible with overseas AC voltage and frequencey)

    In the case of the iPad, the charger itself will adapt to the difference between US and European voltage and frequency. All Apple chargers and power supplies are world ready in that sense. All you need is square peg to round hole adaptor. :)
     
  9. EstherN

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    Thanks all...I ordered the adapter from Amazon, so we're set.
     

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