Charging the iPad in Grenada

Using a USB 30 pin Apple cable with a three pin Type G USB charger to power the iPad with a Grenadian power outlet.

Grenadian power outlet

Varying different combinations of voltages and standards can all be confusing when planning on travelling to a new country for the first time traveller. If you're staying in Grenada the following instructions show how to charge the iPad using the standard 230 volt 50Hz G Type plug outlet, with the Grenadians using 13 amp plugs for wall outlets. If you are travelling to Grenada from a different country please ensure that your iPad can be used with a 240v supply. If the iPad was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v ensure that the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from being damaged during charging. If you plan to visit a Grenadian place such as St. George's or Gouyave please read the wikipedia page about Grenada [1] for more indepth details. 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 Grenada

Can you use the iPad in Grenada?

Yes, you can connect the iPad to a Grenadian power outlet.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad in Grenada?

If travelling with more than just your iPad then the best travel adapter for Grenada to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied plugs. If your model of iPad is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these types of USB travel chargers along with additional support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. Having a 4 port adapter will also allow you to charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring individual power chargers. By only bringing a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage whilst travelling as well as being convenient for recharging your iPad at the airport or on a plane. Due to their versatility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones, tablets and e-readers without using up an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling frequently we suggest buying an adaptable travel adapter like this online. The travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Grenada

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unstable power grids. These travel adapters come 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 converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from America visiting Grenada.
  • 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 America using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for 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 ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Grenada. [6] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad in Grenada?

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

Using a USB 30 pin Apple cable with a three pin Type G USB charger to power the iPad with a Grenadian power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the iPad from a Grenadian power outlet you will need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - normally already supplied with your device by Apple.
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type G USB power adapter into the power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by the 3 vertical rectangular holes with shutters forming a triangle shape.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple cable into the mains USB 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. Turn on the Grenadian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up which takes between 60 to 240 minutes to recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPad with a Grenadian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia page about Grenada
  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 around $10 USD (£15-£20 GBP / C$10-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, estimated price between $5 to $10 USD (around £5 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, under $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).