Charging the iPad when planning a trip to Saint Pierre

Using a 30-pin Apple cable and a Type E USB charger to charge your iPad with a St Pierrais power outlet.

St Pierrais power outlet

Various combinations of region codes and plugs can often be confusing when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of sockets being used in the world this article shows exactly what you'll need to pick up in advance to power your iPad . These instructions have been written to help assist people wanting to power their iPad when staying abroad.If you're visiting Saint Pierre this page has instructions showing you charging the iPad by using a 230 volt 50Hz Type E wall outlet, the Saint-Pierrais will use a CEE 7/5 French socket for wall outlets. You'll discover power sockets vary depending on which area you are travelling to so please read the North America and power supplies page for a full list of countries. When travelling to Saint Pierre from a different country please double check the iPad can accept a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure your iPad is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overheating whilst powering it. 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 Saint Pierre

Can you use the iPad in Saint Pierre?

You can use the iPad in Saint Pierre by using a power adaptor.

What is the best travel adapter for the iPad in Saint Pierre?

When travelling with more than just your iPad the best international travel charger for Saint Pierre to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the heads. If your model of iPad is compatible with Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers, and compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

Unlike other adapters this will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power adapters. By only packing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

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

Alternative travel adapter for Saint Pierre

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, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Saint Pierre and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting Saint Pierre.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs and offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 suitable for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Saint Pierre. [6] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for the iPad in Saint Pierre?

How to use a Type E power charger for charging your iPad from a St Pierrais power outlet

Instructions showing you how to power the iPad from a St Pierrais power outlet using the USB 30-pin Apple cable and a 2 pin Type E power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPad using the St Pierrais power outlet you will need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - this USB cable is normally already included with your iPad.
  2. Start by plugging the Type E USB power adapter into the St Pierrais power outlet. You can identify this power supply by the two large holes 19mm adjacent to each other for live and neutral plus one long metal grounding pin protruding in the top in a triangular configuration.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector is found at the bottom of the iPad.
  4. Switch on the St Pierrais power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging, typically taking between one-four hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type E power charger for charging your iPad from a St Pierrais power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia.org web page about Saint Pierre
  2. Apple - official iPad user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  4. Type E USB power adapter - There are two 4.8mm pins on Type E USB chargers which are placed 19mm apart and may include a hole for an earthing pin, estimated price between $10 to $15 USD (around £10 GBP / under 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, between $5 to $10 USD (around £15 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, between $10 to $15 USD (under £15 GBP / under C$15).