Charging your iPad 2 from a power outlet in Jersey

Using an Apple USB 30 pin connector with a 3 pin Type G power adapter to recharge your iPad 2 with a Jersey power outlet.

Jersey power outlet

Differing combinations of region codes and plugs can often lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country especially for the first time traveller. These instructions have been written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPad 2 when you're staying abroad.These instructions tells you exactly what you'll need to power your iPad 2 when going to Jersey by using their standard 230 volt 50Hz G Type wall outlet, the Channel Islanders will use a 13 amp plug for power outlets. You'll find power sockets will change depending on which area you are travelling to so please read the Europe and power supplies page for a full list of regions and countries. When visiting Jersey from another country ensure that your iPad 2 can accept a 240 volt supply. If your iPad 2 was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v ensure your iPad 2 is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overloading when powering up. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 2.

Charging the iPad 2 in Jersey

Can the iPad 2 be used in Jersey?

Yes, you can connect the iPad 2 to a Jersey power outlet by using the correct power convertor.

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What is the best power adapter for the iPad 2 in Jersey?

When travelling to more than one country and bringing along more than your iPad 2 the best international travel adapter for Jersey is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by changing the heads. If your model of iPad 2 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times by using one of these USB power chargers, plus additional support for certain power hungry devices.

This means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to bring individual power adapters or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only packing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used when you return home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets without needing an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling to Jersey we recommend buying this type of versatile power adapter at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Jersey

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPad 2, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Jersey and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America going to Jersey using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • 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 from North America using type B plugs and offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a flexible 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 Jersey. [6]
What is the best power adapter for the iPad 2 in Jersey?

Powering the iPad 2 with a Jersey power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

A page showing how to recharge the iPad 2 from a Jersey power outlet with the 30-pin Apple cable and a Type G USB charger.

  1. To charge your iPad 2 using the Jersey power outlet you will need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple will usually include this USB cable with the iPad 2.
  2. Start by inserting the Type G USB power adapter into the wall supply. The power supply (sometimes called the Type G power outlet [3]) looks like 3 rectangular slots containing shutters forming a triangle pattern for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Plug in one end of the cord into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector can be found at the base of the iPad 2.
  4. Switch on the Jersey power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPad 2 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is charging and takes around 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad 2 with a Jersey power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Jersey entry on wikipedia
  2. Apple - official iPad user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply, costs between $10 to $15 USD (£15-£20 GBP / around C$15).
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, costs around $5 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$10-C$15).
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated price between $10 to $15 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$20).