How to charge an iPad Air 2 from a power outlet in Dominica

A guide on how to power your iPad Air 2 with a Dominicand power outlet by using an Apple Lightning connector and a three pinned Type G USB charger and charging an iPad Air 2 using a Type D USB adapter.

Dominicand power outlet

If organizing to travel it can be useful to know if you'll be able to use your electronics such as cell phones and laptops when you arrive. Without knowing which power socket is being used in Dominica you are likely to bring the wrong power charger, leaving you needing to buy or borrow a suitable power adaptor when you're there. Varying complicated standards and plugs can often cause confusion when planning on staying in a foreign country to the first time traveller. These instructions were written to prevent travellers needing to worry if they'll be able to power the iPad Air 2 when they are visiting Dominica.This page contains step-by-step instructions which shows exactly what you'll need to supply power to your iPad Air 2 in Dominica using their Type G or D Dominicand 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets, most Dominicansd will typically use Type G sockets in their plug outlets. When travelling to Dominica from another country please double check your iPad Air 2 can accept a 240 volt supply. If the iPad Air 2 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) double check the iPad Air 2 is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from being damaged during charging. If you plan on staying at a city such as Roseau please read the Wikipedia page about Dominica [1] for more information prior to the location. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on an iPad Air 2.

Charging an iPad Air 2 in Dominica

Can you use an iPad Air 2 in Dominica?

Yes, you can use an iPad Air 2 in Dominica by using a power convertor.

What is the best power charger for recharging an iPad Air 2 in Dominica?

When you are travelling to multiple countries then the best international travel charger for Dominica is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Dominicansd use two different standards of power outlets (G and D) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type G.

Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the included heads over. If your iPad Air 2 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these types of power chargers, along with additional support for certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Having a 4 port adapter means you can recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate power adapters or using up additional power outlets. Only packing a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage as well as being suitable for recharging your iPad Air 2 at the airport or on a flight. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of adapters can be used back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets with only a single power outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of versatile travel charger at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Dominica

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Dominica 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 Dominica.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with 1 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 flexible 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Dominica. [8] [AD]
What is the best power charger for recharging an iPad Air 2 in Dominica?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from a Dominicand power outlet

A guide on how to power an iPad Air 2 with a Dominicand power outlet by using an Apple Lightning connector and a three pinned Type G USB charger.

  1. To supply power to your iPad Air 2 from the Dominicand power outlet you will need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should typically include the USB cable when you first purchase your iPad Air 2).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type G USB power adapter into the power outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by 3 vertical rectangular holes in a triangular pattern.
  3. Connect one end of the USB Apple Lightning power cord into the bottom of the mains USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Turn on the Dominicand 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 Air 2 is charging which takes around 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from a Dominicand power outlet

Powering an iPad Air 2 with a Dominicand power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Instructions showing how to power your iPad Air 2 from a Dominicand power outlet by using the Apple Lightning cable and a three pin Type D USB adapter.

  1. In order to power an iPad Air 2 using a Dominicand power outlet you'll need to use a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple should usually supply the USB cable when you purchase the iPad Air 2.
  2. Insert the Type D USB power adapter in the Dominicand power outlet. The power supply (technically called a Type D power outlet [6]) can be recognised by the three holes in a triangle pattern.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Apple Lightning charging 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 is found at the bottom of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Turn on the Dominicand 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 and takes roughly 60-240 minutes to recharge to full capacity.
Powering an iPad Air 2 with a Dominicand power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia page about Dominica
  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, around £15.
  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, priced at around £10.
  6. iec.ch - Type D power outlet
  7. Type D USB power adapter - The three pinned earthed Type D USB chargers have large rounded pins placed in a triangular shape, under £25.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, under £15.