How to charge the iPad 4 from a power outlet in Jamaica

A step-by-step guide showing how to charge your iPad 4 from a Jamaican power outlet using a Lightning cable with a Type A USB adapter and how to charge the iPad 4 using a three pinned Type B USB charger.

Jamaican power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of frequencies and region codes can often be daunting when planning on visiting another country to the first time traveller. These instructions have been written to stop you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPad 4 abroad.The following step-by-step guide will show you how to power the iPad 4 when you're visiting Jamaica by using their B or A type Jamaican 110 volt 50Hz wall outlets, a majority of Jamaicans will typically use the Type B sockets in their plug outlets. You'll discover most power supplies will change depending on which area you're taking a trip to so we recommend reading our Wiki Connections world power connections guide where you'll find a full list showing charging devices in different destinations. If the iPad 4 slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when you are visiting Jamaica from another region then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically devices which originate from another country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) either take longer to charge or won't power up, so check your device is a dual voltage device (normally marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to ensure proper use. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 4.

Charging the iPad 4 in Jamaica

Can you use the iPad 4 in Jamaica?

Yes, you can use the iPad 4 in Jamaica by using a power convertor.

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

If you are travelling to more than one country the best international travel power adapter for Jamaica is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Jamaicans use two different standards of power outlets (B and A) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type A. Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied heads. If your iPad 4 can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these USB travel adapters plus compatibility with more power hungry devices. Unlike other adapters having a 4 port adapter means you can power multiple devices at the same time without needing to bring individual power chargers or using up additional wall outlets. By only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage as well as being suitable for recharging your iPad 4 at the airport or on a flight. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of adapters can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional power outlet.

For those travelling to different continents we recommend searching for a versatile travel adapter similar to this online, the power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with good reliably.

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 4, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental 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 most popular compact power converter 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 Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Jamaica. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for the iPad 4 in Jamaica?

Powering the iPad 4 with a Jamaican power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

A step-by-step guide showing how to charge your iPad 4 from a Jamaican power outlet using a Lightning cable with a Type A USB adapter.

  1. In order to power the iPad 4 using a Jamaican power outlet you'll need to use a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will usually supply the USB cable when you purchase the iPad 4).
  2. Start by taking the Type A USB power adapter and inserting it into the wall outlet. The power supply (technically known as a Type A power outlet [3]) can be recognised by the 2 slots next to each other.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Lightning charging cable into the USB mains charger 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. Turn on the Jamaican power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging taking around 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPad 4 with a Jamaican power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Powering the iPad 4 with a Jamaican power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Instructions showing how to recharge your iPad 4 from a Jamaican power outlet by using the Apple Lightning cable and a three pin Type B USB adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad 4 using the Jamaican power outlet you'll need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should usually include the USB cable when you first purchase your iPad 4).
  2. Firstly plug the Type B USB power adapter into the Jamaican power outlet. The plug supply (technically known as a Type B power outlet [6]) can be recognised by the two slots next to each other with a single hole below for the long earthed pin.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Lightning charging cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad 4.
  4. Turn on the Jamaican power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad 4 is recharging which takes around one-four hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPad 4 with a Jamaican power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia page 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 (under £2 GBP / under C$20).
  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 price between $10 to $15 USD (around £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, between $5 to $10 USD (around £15 GBP / under C$25).
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated price between $15 to $20 USD (under £15 GBP / under C$20).