How to charge the iPad in Saint Vincent

A step-by-step guide showing you how to recharge the iPad from a St Vincentian power outlet with the 30 pin Apple cable with a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter, powering the iPad using a Type C power plug and charging the iPad using a Type E power plug

St Vincentian power outlet

If packing for a vacation it can be useful to know in advance if you'll be able to power all your common devices when you're there. However without knowing which plug socket is being used you are more likely to bring the wrong power adaptor, meaning needing to purchase a potentially overpriced power adaptor on arrival. Varying different combinations of region codes and plugs can often be confusing when planning to travel to a different country to the first time traveller. These instructions were specifically written to stop you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPad abroad.If you are staying in Saint Vincent the following instructions show charging your iPad using their standard Type G, C, E, I or K St Vincentian 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets, Type G power outlets are used by most St Vincentians. If visiting Saint Vincent from another country please ensure that the iPad can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the iPad came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v check that your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overheating when powering up. This page details the original iPad first generation, visit the Apple category page for the latest range of Apple iPads. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 5 or greater on the iPad.

Charging the iPad in Saint Vincent

Can the iPad be used in Saint Vincent?

Yes, you can use the iPad in Saint Vincent.

Saint Vincent

What is the best travel charger for the iPad in Saint Vincent?

If travelling with more than your iPad then the best international travel power adapter for Saint Vincent to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. St Vincentians use five different types of plug sockets (G, C, E, I and K) and using a travel charger like this will ensure that you are covered for both types C and G.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world simply by switching the plugs. If your iPad supports Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel chargers plus support for certain power demanding devices. Unlike other chargers this will also allow you to recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy seperate power chargers or using up additional wall sockets. Only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall weight and size down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage as well as being on hand for charging your iPad at an airport or on the flight. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend searching for a multipurpose power charger similar to this at an electronics retailer. The power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Saint Vincent

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Saint Vincent and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America going to Saint Vincent using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly 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 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 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 suitable for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Saint Vincent. [12]
What is the best travel charger for the iPad in Saint Vincent?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad from a St Vincentian power outlet

A step-by-step guide showing you how to recharge the iPad from a St Vincentian power outlet with the 30 pin Apple cable with a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter.

  1. If you want to power your iPad from the St Vincentian power outlet you'll need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple will typically include the USB cable with your iPad.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type G USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 3 slots containing plastic shutters forming a triangular pattern for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector is found at the base of the iPad.
  4. Switch on the St Vincentian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up, typically taking around one to four hours to recharge.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad from a St Vincentian power outlet

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

A page on how to power your iPad from a St Vincentian power outlet with an Apple 30-pin cable with a 2 pinned Type C USB charger.

  1. If you want to power your iPad from the St Vincentian power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple will typically include the USB cable with your iPad.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 2 round adjacent holes next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins slide into.
  3. Connect one end of the power cord into the power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad.
  4. Turn on the St Vincentian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is charging taking between 60-240 minutes to recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad from a St Vincentian power outlet

Powering the iPad with a St Vincentian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

A page on how to power your iPad from a St Vincentian power outlet with an Apple 30 pin cable with a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge the iPad from the St Vincentian power outlet you'll need to use a Type E USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (typically included with your device).
  2. Begin by inserting the Type E USB power adapter in the St Vincentian power outlet. The recessed circular plug outlet (called a CEE 7/7 outlet or Type E power outlet [8]) can be recognised by the two large circular adjacent holes where the pins sit along with a single long metal grounding pin protruding from the top to form a triangular shape.
  3. Connect one end of the power cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad.
  4. Turn on the St Vincentian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is charging which typically takes between 60-240 minutes to recharge.
Powering the iPad with a St Vincentian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

Charging the iPad from a St Vincentian power outlet by using a two pinned Type K USB adapter

A page on how to power your iPad from a St Vincentian power outlet with an Apple 30-pin cable with a 2 pinned Type K USB charger.

  1. In order to charge the iPad from the St Vincentian power outlet you'll need to use a Type K USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (this cable is typically included with your device).
  2. Begin by inserting the Type K USB power adapter in the St Vincentian power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 3 holes forming an upside-down triangular pattern for the live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Connect one end of the power cord into the power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad.
  4. Turn on the St Vincentian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is charging taking between 60-240 minutes to recharge.
Charging the iPad from a St Vincentian power outlet by using a two pinned Type K USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia entry about Saint Vincent
  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, costing under $15 USD (£15-£20 GBP / C$4-C$5).
  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 around $5 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$10-C$15).
  6. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  7. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, between $10 to $15 USD (under £10 GBP / under C$5).
  8. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  9. 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, costs between $15 to $20 USD (under £10 GBP / under C$5).
  10. iec.ch - Type K power outlet
  11. Type K USB power adapter - There are three pins on a Type K USB charger comprising of two large rounded pins and a bottom semi-circular grounding pin, under $15 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$4-C$5).
  12. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, between $15 to $20 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$20).