Charging the iPad 4 when staying in Grenada

Using a USB Lightning connector with a Type G USB charger to power the iPad 4 from a Grenadian power outlet.

Grenadian power outlet

Various combinations of voltages and plug types can often lead to confusion when planning to visit another country especially if you've never been there before. This page was written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPad 4 when you're in staying in Grenada.The following simple instructions shows exactly what you'll need to charge the iPad 4 when you're visiting Grenada using a standard 230 volt 50Hz G Type wall outlet, the Grenadians will use 13 amp plugs for charging. You'll discover power will vary regionally therefore please read the North America and power supplies page for a full list of countries. If you are visiting Grenada from another country please check the iPad 4 can be charged using a 240v supply. If your iPad 4 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v ensure that your device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating whilst powering it. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 4.

Charging the iPad 4 in Grenada

Can the iPad 4 be used in Grenada?

Yes, you can connect the iPad 4 to a Grenadian power outlet.

What is the best travel charger for the iPad 4 in Grenada?

When travelling to multiple countries or bringing more than just your iPad 4 then the best international travel charger for Grenada to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like 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 around the world just by switching the included heads. If your type of iPad 4 supports Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times by using one of these USB travel chargers along with support for more power demanding devices.

Unlike other travel chargers having a 4 port adapter means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to buy multiple power chargers on your Grenadian trip or occupying additional wall outlets. 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 space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers without using up an additional plug socket.

We recommend buying this type of flexible travel adapter at your preferred electronics retailer - the power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world on a daily basis.

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 these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids. These power adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Grenada using type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 suitable for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Grenada. [6] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for the iPad 4 in Grenada?

Powering the iPad 4 with a Grenadian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using an Apple USB Lightning connector and a Type G USB adapter to power the iPad 4 with a Grenadian power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad 4 from a Grenadian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the cable is normally already supplied with your device by Apple).
  2. Start by plugging the Type G USB power adapter into the Grenadian power outlet. The wall outlet, technically called a Type G power outlet [3], can be identified by three rectangular holes with shutters in a triangle pattern for live, neutral and ground.
  3. 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 the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad 4.
  4. Switch on the Grenadian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up and takes roughly 1 to 4 hours to recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad 4 with a Grenadian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia.org entry 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, between $10 to $15 USD (£15-£20 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, costing between $15 to $20 USD (£15-£20 GBP / under 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 between $10 to $15 USD (under £15 GBP / under C$20).