How to charge your iPad Air 2 from a power outlet in Saint Vincent

The Wiki Connections page on how to recharge an iPad Air 2 with a St Vincentian power outlet by using an Apple Lightning cable and a Type E USB adapter, powering an iPad Air 2 using a Type G USB adapter and how to recharge an iPad Air 2 using a two pinned Europlug Type C power plug

St Vincentian power outlet

Various region codes and plugs can often cause confusion when planning on staying in a foreign country to the first time traveller. This guide was specifically written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPad Air 2 abroad.If you are visiting Saint Vincent these useful instructions show charging your iPad Air 2 by using the standard Type G, C, E, I or K 230 volt 50Hz power outlets, you will discover most St Vincentians will normally use Type G sockets in their wall outlets. When you are visiting Saint Vincent from a different country ensure the iPad Air 2 can be charged using a 240v supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure that the iPad Air 2 is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to prevent the device from being damaged whilst powering it. These instructions assume that you've have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on an iPad Air 2.

Charging an iPad Air 2 in Saint Vincent

Can you use an iPad Air 2 in Saint Vincent?

Yes, you can use an iPad Air 2 in Saint Vincent by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best power charger for an iPad Air 2 in Saint Vincent?

If you are travelling with more than just your iPad Air 2 the best travel charger for Saint Vincent to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [12]. St Vincentians use five different standards of wall outlets (G, C, E, I and K) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for both types C and G.

Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the included plugs. If your type of iPad Air 2 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these power chargers, along with additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices.

Unlike other travel adapters having a 4 port charger will also allow you to power multiple devices at once without needing to buy multiple travel adapters or occupying additional power outlets. Because you are only packing a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their flexibility these types of power chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets with only a single plug socket.

If you travel frequently we suggest buying a versatile travel charger similar to this online, the multipurpose power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [12] which has been successfully tested for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Saint Vincent

The 4 port USB travel charger [12] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Saint Vincent 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 most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from America going to Saint Vincent.
  • 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 originating from North America using type B plugs. This gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 Saint Vincent.
What is the best power charger for an iPad Air 2 in Saint Vincent?

Powering an iPad Air 2 with a St Vincentian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Simple instructions showing how to recharge your iPad Air 2 from a St Vincentian power outlet using the Lightning Apple connector with a Type G power charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to an iPad Air 2 using the St Vincentian power outlet you'll need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - this cable is typically included with your iPad Air 2 by Apple.
  2. Begin by taking the Type G USB power adapter and plugging it into the power supply. This wall supply (sometimes called a Type G power outlet [3]) can be recognised by the three vertical slots containing shutters forming a triangular shape.
  3. Connect one end of the Apple Lightning charging cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Switch on the St Vincentian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your iPad Air 2 will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up, typically taking around one-four hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering an iPad Air 2 with a St Vincentian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from a St Vincentian power outlet

Using an Apple Lightning cable and a Europlug Type C USB adapter to recharge your iPad Air 2 from a St Vincentian power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the iPad Air 2 from the St Vincentian power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the cable is usually already included with your device).
  2. Firstly you'll need to plug in the Type C USB power adapter in the St Vincentian power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by two circular adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB Apple Lightning power cord into the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Turn on the St Vincentian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad Air 2 will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up which takes roughly one-four hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from a St Vincentian power outlet

How to use a Type E power charger for charging your iPad Air 2 from a St Vincentian power outlet

The Wiki Connections guide showing how to power your iPad Air 2 with a St Vincentian power outlet by using the Apple Lightning cable with a Type E power adapter.

  1. To supply power to your iPad Air 2 from the St Vincentian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will normally include the cable when you first purchase your iPad Air 2.
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type E USB power adapter and plugging it in the power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by the two adjacent holes for live and neutral and one long metal grounding pin protruding in the top in a triangle pattern.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB Apple Lightning cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Turn on the St Vincentian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPad Air 2 will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up which typically takes between 1-4 hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type E power charger for charging your iPad Air 2 from a St Vincentian power outlet

How to use a Type K power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from a St Vincentian power outlet

Using an Apple Lightning cable and a Type K USB adapter to charge your iPad Air 2 from a St Vincentian power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad Air 2 from the St Vincentian power outlet you will need a Type K USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the cable is usually already included with your device).
  2. Firstly you'll need to plug in the Type K USB power adapter in the St Vincentian power outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by the 3 holes in a triangular pattern for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Switch on the St Vincentian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Air 2 is recharging which should take around 60-240 minutes to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type K power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from a St Vincentian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Vincent_and_the_Grenadines - wikipedia.org page about Saint Vincent
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1595/en_US/ipad_user_guide.pdf - Official iPad user guide
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeG.htm - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply
  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
  6. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  7. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  9. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet
  10. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeK.htm - Type K power outlet
  11. Type K USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type K mains power outlet
  12. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters