How to charge your iPad from a power outlet in Saint Helena

Learn how to power your iPad from a St Helenian power outlet by using a 30 pin cable with a Type G power adapter.

St Helenian power outlet

Various region codes and plugs can all cause confusion when planning on staying in a foreign country to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of common standards used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power your iPad in Saint Helena. These instructions were written to prevent you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPad when you're going abroad.The following step-by-step guide will show you what you'll need to power the iPad when travelling to Saint Helena by using a 240 volt 50Hz G Type plug outlet, with the St Helenians using a 13 amp plug for charging. You'll discover power sockets differ regionally so we suggest that you read the WikiConnections global power supplies page where you'll find a complete list of regions and countries. If you are travelling to Saint Helena from a different country check that the iPad can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check that the iPad is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overloading whilst powering it. If you are planning on visiting a St Helenian destination like Jamestown refer to the Saint Helena Wikipedia web page [1] for more information. 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 Saint Helena

Can the iPad be used in Saint Helena?

You can connect the iPad to a St Helenian power outlet.

What is the best travel charger for the iPad in Saint Helena?

If travelling with more than just your iPad or visiting multiple countries then the best international travel charger for Saint Helena is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [6].

Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the included plugs. If your iPad supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these types of USB power chargers and additional compatibility with more power hungry devices. Having a 4 port charger will allow you to recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate power chargers on your trip to Saint Helena. By only packing a single travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets with only a single wall outlet.

We suggest buying a versatile travel charger similar to this online, the multipurpose power charger illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been successfully tested for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Saint Helena

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPad, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting Saint Helena using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Saint Helena.
What is the best travel charger for the iPad in Saint Helena?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad from a St Helenian power outlet

Learn how to power your iPad from a St Helenian power outlet by using a 30 pin cable with a Type G power adapter.

  1. To power your iPad from the St Helenian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], this cable is normally included with your iPad by Apple.
  2. Begin by taking the Type G USB power adapter and inserting it into the St Helenian power outlet. You can recognise the plug supply by 3 vertical rectangular holes in a triangle shape for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Connect one end of the USB cord into the bottom of 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 St Helenian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up which takes roughly one-four hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad from a St Helenian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Helena,_Ascension_and_Tristan_da_Cunha - Saint Helena Wikipedia web page
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1632/en_US/ipad_ios5_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 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music
  6. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters