Charging the iPad 2 when planning a trip to Saint Helena

How to connect a St Helenian power outlet to the iPad 2

St Helenian power outlet

Varying different standards and plug types can often be confusing when planning on visiting another country especially if you've never been there before. This page was written to stop people worrying if they'll be able to charge the iPad 2 when they're visiting abroad.If travelling to Saint Helena this page has useful instructions showing powering the iPad 2 by using their standard 240 volt 50Hz G Type St Helenian power outlet, with the St Helenians using 13 amp plugs for charging. When visiting Saint Helena from a different country please double check the iPad 2 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If your iPad 2 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check the device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to avoid the device from over-heating when powering up. If you plan to stay in a destination such as Jamestown read the Saint Helena Wikipedia page [1] for further details. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 2.

Charging the iPad 2 in Saint Helena

Can you use the iPad 2 in Saint Helena?

You can use the iPad 2 in Saint Helena by using a power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for the iPad 2 in Saint Helena?

When travelling with more than just your iPad 2 the best international travel adapter for Saint Helena is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [6].

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the heads. If your iPad 2 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB power adapters along with compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

Unlike other adapters having a four port adapter will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers. Only needing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage and on hand for recharging your iPad 2 at an airport or on the flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers with just a single power outlet.

For those travelling to Saint Helena we suggest searching for this type of flexible travel charger at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Saint Helena

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPad 2, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters 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 with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover 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 Saint Helena.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half 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 suitable for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Saint Helena.
What is the best power adapter for the iPad 2 in Saint Helena?

Charging the iPad 2 from a St Helenian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your iPad 2 with a St Helenian power outlet using a 30-pin connector and a 3 pin Type G power adapter.

  1. If you want to power your iPad 2 using the St Helenian power outlet you will need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (usually supplied with your iPad 2).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type G USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can identify the power outlet by the three rectangular slots with plastic shutters in a triangular configuration for live, neutral and earth.
  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 2. The iPad 2 dock connector is found at the bottom of the iPad 2.
  4. Switch on the St Helenian 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 2 is powering up taking roughly one to four hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPad 2 from a St Helenian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Helena,_Ascension_and_Tristan_da_Cunha - Saint Helena Wikipedia page
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1683/en_US/ipad_ios7_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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters