How to charge the iPad Air 2 when staying in Saint Helena

Learn how to recharge an iPad Air 2 with a St Helenian power outlet by using a USB Lightning cable with a Type G power charger.

St Helenian power outlet

Various voltages and sockets can all cause confusion when planning on staying in another country, especially if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of common standards used in the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your iPad Air 2 in Saint Helena. This guide has been specifically written to stop you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPad Air 2 when you are staying abroad.If you are going to travel to Saint Helena these useful instructions show powering your iPad Air 2 using their 240 volt 50Hz G Type power outlet, the St Helenians will use 13 amp plugs for power outlets. When you are visiting Saint Helena from a different country double check your iPad Air 2 can accept a 240v supply. If the iPad Air 2 came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts ensure the iPad Air 2 is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from over-heating whilst powering it up. If you intend on visiting a city such as Jamestown or Half Tree Hollow refer to the St Helenian Wikipedia page [1] for more information on visiting the area. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on an iPad Air 2.

Charging an iPad Air 2 in Saint Helena

Can the iPad Air 2 be used in Saint Helena?

You can connect an iPad Air 2 to a St Helenian power outlet by using a power convertor.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging an iPad Air 2 in Saint Helena?

When you are travelling to more than one country the best travel charger for Saint Helena is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [6].

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by switching the plugs. If your iPad Air 2 is compatible with Fast Charge (note not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, and additional support for certain power demanding devices. Having a four port charger 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 Saint Helena. Because you are only bringing a single travel charger will help keep the size down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage whilst travelling and suitable for recharging your iPad Air 2 at the airport or on the plane. Because of their flexibility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple phones and tablets without using up an additional power outlet.

If you travel on a regular basis we suggest buying an adaptable power charger similar to this at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Saint Helena

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of regions with unreliable 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 travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Saint Helena.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs. This offers almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at 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 Saint Helena.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging an iPad Air 2 in Saint Helena?

How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPad Air 2 from a St Helenian power outlet

The WikiConnections page on how to power your iPad Air 2 from a St Helenian power outlet using a USB Lightning cable with a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to an iPad Air 2 using a St Helenian power outlet you will need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should usually supply this cable when you first purchase the iPad Air 2).
  2. Begin by inserting the Type G USB power adapter in the St Helenian power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 3 slots containing shutters forming a triangular pattern for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Turn on the St Helenian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up which takes roughly one to four hours to recharge.
How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPad Air 2 from a St Helenian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Helena,_Ascension_and_Tristan_da_Cunha - St Helenian Wikipedia page
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1595/en_US/ipad_user_guide.pdf - Official iPad user guide
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeG.htm - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply
  5. USB to Apple Lightning cable - The Apple Lightning cable is a charging and syncing cable for more recent Apple devices and connects compatible iPhones and iPads to a USB port
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters