How to charge your iPad Air from a power outlet in Saint Martin

Instructions showing how to power your iPad Air from a St Martins power outlet by using the Apple Lightning cable and a Type C Europlug USB adapter and charging the iPad Air using a Type F USB adapter.

St Martins power outlet

Various standards and plugs can all be confusing when planning to travel to another country, especially if you've never visited before. These instructions were written to stop you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPad Air abroad.When going to Saint Martin this page contains instructions showing how to supply power to your iPad Air by using the standard Type F or C 230 volt 60Hz power outlets, Type F plug outlets will be typically used by most Saint Martins. Power sources will vary regionally so we recommend that you read the WikiConnections world power connections guide for a full list showing charging devices in different destinations. If you are travelling to Saint Martin from a different country make sure the iPad Air can be charged using a 240v supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure that the device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating when charging it. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Air.

Charging the iPad Air in Saint Martin

Can the iPad Air be used in Saint Martin?

You can use the iPad Air in Saint Martin by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad Air in Saint Martin?

When travelling with more than your iPad Air and visiting multiple countries then the best international travel charger for Saint Martin is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Saint Martins use two different standards of wall outlets (F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied heads. If your iPad Air supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these power adapters, and support for certain power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a 4 port charger will also allow you to recharge multiple devices at once without needing to pack individual travel adapters. Because you are only needing to bring a single international travel charger will help keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage while travelling and suitable for recharging your iPad Air at an airport or on a plane. Because of their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional power outlet.

We recommend searching for an adaptable travel adapter of this nature at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Saint Martin

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of regions with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These travel converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Saint Martin and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 portable power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Saint Martin.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise 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 more cost effective alternative to 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 a 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Saint Martin. [8]
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad Air in Saint Martin?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad Air from a St Martins power outlet

Using the Lightning Apple cable with a Type C USB adapter to charge your iPad Air from a St Martins power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your iPad Air from the St Martins power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should typically include the USB cable when you first purchase your iPad Air).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter into the power supply. This plug outlet can be recognised by the two round adjacent holes for live and neutral.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Apple Lightning charging cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad Air.
  4. Turn on the St Martins power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging and takes roughly 60 to 240 minutes to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad Air from a St Martins power outlet

How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPad Air from a St Martins power outlet

Instructions showing how to power your iPad Air from a St Martins power outlet by using the Apple Lightning cable and a double pin Type F Schuko USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge your iPad Air using a St Martins power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], typically already supplied with the device.
  2. First plug the Type F USB power adapter into the St Martins power outlet. You can identify this power outlet by the two adjacent holes, plus a pair of two grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad Air.
  4. Switch on the St Martins power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up, typically taking roughly 1-4 hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your iPad Air from a St Martins power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Saint Martin Wikipedia page
  2. Apple - official iPad user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, under $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  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, around $15 USD (£15-£20 GBP / C$10-C$15).
  6. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  7. Type F USB power adapter - Type F USB chargers are earthed using two clips at the top and bottom with two rounded 4.8mm pins set 19mm apart, costing between $10 to $15 USD (£15-£20 GBP / under C$20).
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costing between $15 to $20 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).