Charging the iPad Air when staying in Grenada

How to connect a Grenadian power outlet to the iPad Air

Grenadian power outlet

Varying complicated standards and voltages can often be daunting when planning to travel to another country if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of standards being used in the world this guide tells you exactly what to purchase in advance to power the iPad Air in Grenada. These guidelines were specifically written to prevent people needing to worry if they can charge the iPad Air when travelling abroad.When you're planning a trip to Grenada the following instructions show how to charge the iPad Air using the 230 volt 50Hz G Type Grenadian wall outlet, the Grenadians will use 13 amp plugs for charging. When travelling to Grenada from another region make sure the iPad Air can be used with a 240v supply. If the iPad Air was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure that your device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from overheating when powering up. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Air.

Charging the iPad Air in Grenada

Can you use the iPad Air in Grenada?

You can connect the iPad Air to a Grenadian power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

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

If travelling to multiple countries then the best international travel charger 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 are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the supplied plugs. If your model of iPad Air is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these travel adapters and additional support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other adapters this means you can recharge more than one device at once without needing to buy multiple power chargers or occupying additional wall sockets. By only needing a single lightweight travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of chargers can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and phones without using up an additional plug socket.

We recommend searching for an adaptable power adapter like this online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries on a daily basis.

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 using USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel converters come 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 converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Grenada using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs. This gives the same set of features as the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 perfect for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Grenada. [6] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad Air in Grenada?

Charging the iPad Air from a Grenadian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using a Lightning connector and a Type G USB adapter to power your iPad Air with a Grenadian power outlet.

  1. To power the iPad Air using a Grenadian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will usually include the cable when you buy the iPad Air.
  2. Start the process by taking the Type G USB power adapter and inserting it in the Grenadian power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by the 3 vertical rectangular slots containing plastic shutters in a triangular shape for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Apple USB power cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad Air.
  4. Switch on the Grenadian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which 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 roughly 1 to 4 hours to fully recharge.
Charging the iPad Air from a Grenadian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Grenada country entry on wikipedia
  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, estimated price around $10 USD (£15-£20 GBP / C$10-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, estimated cost 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, under $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).