Charging your iPad Air 2 from a power outlet in Grenada

Using the Apple USB Lightning cable and a Type G USB adapter to power an iPad Air 2 with a Grenadian power outlet.

Grenadian power outlet

Varying different combinations of standards and voltages can all be confusing when planning on staying in a foreign country, especially for the first time traveller. This page has been written to help prepare travellers wanting to charge the iPad Air 2 abroad.This page is a simple guide telling you how to charge your iPad Air 2 when staying in Grenada using their standard 230 volt 50Hz Type G wall outlet, with the Grenadians using 13 amp plugs for charging. If travelling to Grenada from a different country ensure that your iPad Air 2 can accept a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check that the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from overheating when powering up. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on an iPad Air 2.

Charging an iPad Air 2 in Grenada

Can you use an iPad Air 2 in Grenada?

You can connect an iPad Air 2 to a Grenadian power outlet by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best power adapter for an iPad Air 2 in Grenada?

If you are travelling to more than one country or bringing more than your iPad Air 2 the best international travel charger for Grenada to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the supplied heads. If your model of iPad Air 2 is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these types of USB power adapters, plus additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. This will allow you to power multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack individual travel chargers or occupying additional wall sockets. Because you are only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand baggage while travelling. Because of their flexibility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets using just a single power outlet.

If you travel frequently we suggest searching for a flexible power adapter like this online; the multipurpose power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Grenada

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of counties with unstable power grids. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Grenada 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 best selling compact power converter for travellers originating from North America visiting Grenada.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This gives the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Grenada. [6] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for an iPad Air 2 in Grenada?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from a Grenadian power outlet

A guide showing how to recharge an iPad Air 2 from a Grenadian power outlet using an Apple USB Lightning connector and a Type G USB charger.

  1. If you want to charge an iPad Air 2 using the Grenadian power outlet you will need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (usually included with the device).
  2. Start by plugging the Type G USB power adapter into the Grenadian power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by the three vertical holes containing shutters forming a triangle shape.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Switch on the Grenadian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging and takes around one-four hours to recharge.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from a Grenadian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Grenadian Wikipedia web page
  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, costs between $10 to $15 USD (around £15 GBP / under C$15).
  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, under $20 USD (£15-£20 GBP / C$20-C$25).
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced at between $10 to $15 USD (under £15 GBP / under C$20).