How to charge the iPad when staying in Jersey

How to connect a Jersey power outlet to the iPad

Jersey power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of voltages and standards can all be daunting when planning on visiting another country, especially for the first time traveller. However this isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what to purchase in advance to charge your iPad in Jersey. This page has been specifically written to help prepare people wanting to charge their iPad abroad.This page contains step by step instructions telling you exactly how to power the iPad when staying in Jersey by using the standard 230 volt 50Hz Type G Jersey wall outlet, with the Channel Islanders using a 13 amp plug for charging. When travelling anywhere you'll find that most power sockets will vary regionally so please read the WikiConnections world power supplies page for a full list showing regions and countries. If travelling to Jersey from another country please ensure that the iPad can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the iPad originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure that the iPad 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 being damaged during charging. If you are planning to stay at a Jersey destination like Saint Helier please read the wikipedia.org page about Jersey [1] for more information on visiting the area. 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 Jersey

Can the iPad be used in Jersey?

You can connect the iPad to a Jersey power outlet by using a power convertor.

Jersey

What is the best power charger for the iPad in Jersey?

If travelling to more than one country the best travel charger for Jersey is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by switching the included plugs. If your iPad supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these power chargers and support for certain power demanding devices. Unlike other chargers this will also allow you to charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy individual travel adapters on your trip to Jersey or occupying additional power outlets. Only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the overall weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling and convenient for recharging your iPad at the airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel chargers can be used back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets without using up an additional power outlet.

If you travel on a regular basis we recommend searching for this type of versatile travel adapter online, the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger 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 Jersey

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPad, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable 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 international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America going to Jersey using 3 pinned type B US 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 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 the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more generous 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 wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Jersey. [6]
What is the best power charger for the iPad in Jersey?

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

Instructions on how to recharge the iPad with a Jersey power outlet by using a USB 30-pin cable with a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to the iPad using a Jersey power outlet you will need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple normally include the USB cable with your iPad.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type G USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 3 slots in a triangle configuration.
  3. Plug in one end of the power cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector is found at the base of the iPad.
  4. Switch on the Jersey power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is charging taking roughly one-four hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad from a Jersey power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia.org page about Jersey
  2. Apple - official iPad user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - A Type G USB charger has three thick rectangular blades in a triangular shape with the longer top blade acting as the earthing pin, priced at under $15 USD (£20-£25 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, priced between $5 to $10 USD (£5-£10 GBP / under C$15).
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, between $15 to $20 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$20).