How to charge the iPad 2 when planning a trip to Trinidad

Instructions showing how to power your iPad 2 with a Trinidad power outlet with an Apple USB 30-pin connector and a three pinned Type A power charger and how to charge the iPad 2 using a three pinned Type B power plug.

Trinidad power outlet

Different combinations of standards and plugs can all be daunting when planning to travel to another country, especially if you've never visited before. These instructions have been written to stop you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPad 2 when you are going to Trinidad.The following step-by-step guide shows exactly how to charge your iPad 2 when you are visiting Trinidad by using their types B or A Trinidad 115 volt 60Hz plug outlets, please be aware that Type B power outlets are normally used by a majority of Trinidadians. If your iPad 2 charges slowly or does not power up when visiting Trinidad from a different country check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically devices which originated from a different country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) can take longer to charge or won't power up, so check your iPad 2 is a dual voltage device (you'll find these are normally indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to ensure proper use. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 2.

Charging the iPad 2 in Trinidad

Can the iPad 2 be used in Trinidad?

You can use the iPad 2 in Trinidad by using the correct power convertor.

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

When you are travelling to more than one country and bringing along more than just your iPad 2 the best international travel charger for Trinidad is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two standards of power outlets that Trinidadians use (types B and A) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type A.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the included heads over. If your iPad 2 supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these types of USB power chargers, along with support for more power hungry devices like tablets. This will allow you to recharge multiple devices at once without needing to buy multiple travel chargers for your trip to Trinidad or using up additional wall outlets. Because you are only needing to bring a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage as well as being suitable for recharging your iPad 2 at an airport or on a plane. Due to their versatility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones, tablets and speakers and using just a single plug socket.

We suggest searching for a flexible travel charger similar to this online. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Trinidad

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Trinidad and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from America visiting Trinidad.
  • 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 from the US using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at almost half the 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 Trinidad. [8] [AD]
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad 2 in Trinidad?

Charging the iPad 2 from a Trinidad power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

Using a USB 30 pin connector and a Type A power charger to charge the iPad 2 from a Trinidad power outlet.

  1. To power the iPad 2 from a Trinidad power outlet you will need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple normally supply this cable when you buy the iPad 2.
  2. Plug in the Type A USB power adapter in the power supply. You can identify the plug supply by two thin adjacent slots next to each other where the pins go.
  3. Connect one end of the cable into the mains USB adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector can be found at the base of the iPad 2.
  4. Switch on the Trinidad power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad 2 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging which typically takes around one-four hours to fully recharge.
Charging the iPad 2 from a Trinidad power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

Powering the iPad 2 with a Trinidad power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Instructions showing how to power your iPad 2 with a Trinidad power outlet with a USB 30-pin connector and a three pinned Type B power charger.

  1. To supply power to your iPad 2 from the Trinidad power outlet you will need a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], usually already included with your iPad 2 by Apple.
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type B USB power adapter in the Trinidad power outlet. You can identify this power outlet by the 2 thin slots with a single hole below for the slightly longer ground pin.
  3. Then connect one end of the cord into the mains USB charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector is found at the base of the iPad 2.
  4. Switch on the Trinidad power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad 2 is charging, typically taking around 1-4 hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPad 2 with a Trinidad power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia web page about Trinidad
  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, between $5 to $10 USD (around £5 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, costing between $5 to $10 USD (£15-£20 GBP / under 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 between $15 to $20 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).