Charging your iPad 2 from a power outlet in Jamaica

Using a USB 30 pin cable and a Type A USB adapter to power the iPad 2 with a Jamaican power outlet and powering the iPad 2 using a three pinned Type B power charger.

Jamaican power outlet

Differing combinations of region codes and voltages can often be confusing when planning to visit a new country if you've never visited before. This page was written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPad 2 when you're in travelling to Jamaica.If travelling to Jamaica these useful instructions show how to power your iPad 2 by using their types B or A 110 volt 50Hz plug outlets, please be aware Type B plug outlets are typically used by most Jamaicans. Power sockets will change depending on which region you visiting so please read our WikiConnections global power sockets page where you'll find a full list showing countries. If the iPad 2 does not power up or charges slowly when travelling to Jamaica from a different country please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically electrical devices which come from a different country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts sometimes take longer to charge or won't power up, so check the iPad 2 is dual-voltage (you'll find these are normally marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to ensure proper use. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 2.

Charging the iPad 2 in Jamaica

Can you use the iPad 2 in Jamaica?

You can connect the iPad 2 to a Jamaican power outlet by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad 2 in Jamaica?

If travelling with more than just your iPad 2 and visiting more than one country the best travel power adapter for Jamaica is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different types of power outlets in Jamaica (B and A) and using a power adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type A.

Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by changing the heads over. If your type of iPad 2 can support 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 chargers having a 4 port charger means you can recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring seperate power adapters. By only needing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage and convenient for charging your iPad 2 at the airport or on a plane. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers without using up an additional plug socket.

If you travel to Jamaica we recommend buying this type of versatile travel charger online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Jamaica

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPad 2, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, 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 Jamaica.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 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 wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Jamaica. [8] [AD]
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad 2 in Jamaica?

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPad 2 from a Jamaican power outlet

Using a USB 30 pin cable and a Type A USB adapter to power the iPad 2 with a Jamaican power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad 2 from the Jamaican power outlet you will need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (this USB cable is usually supplied with the device by Apple).
  2. Begin by inserting the Type A USB power adapter into the wall supply. The power supply, technically called a Type A power outlet [3], is identified by the two adjacent slots next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector is found at the bottom of the iPad 2.
  4. Turn on the Jamaican power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad 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.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPad 2 from a Jamaican power outlet

How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPad 2 from a Jamaican power outlet

Using a USB 30 pin cable and a Type B USB adapter to power the iPad 2 with a Jamaican power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPad 2 from a Jamaican power outlet you will need to use a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (this USB cable is typically supplied with the device by Apple).
  2. Plug in the Type B USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can recognise this power outlet by two slots next to each other where the twin blades go with a single semicircular hole below for the long ground pin.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector is found at the bottom of the iPad 2.
  4. Turn on the Jamaican 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 tablet is charging and takes around one-four hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPad 2 from a Jamaican power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia entry about Jamaica
  2. Apple - official iPad user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type A power outlet
  4. Type A USB power adapter - An unearthed Type A USB charger has 2 parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes near the tip of each blade, between $5 to $10 USD (£1-£2 GBP / under C$20).
  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 (£5-£10 GBP / under C$15).
  6. iec.ch - Type B power outlet
  7. Type B USB power adapter - 3 pinned Type B USB chargers have a single unearthed round pin along with 2 shorter parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes in the end of each blade, priced between $5 to $10 USD (£15-£20 GBP / around C$20).
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced around $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).