How to charge your iPad 2 from a power outlet in Grenada

How to connect a Grenadian power outlet to the iPad 2

Grenadian power outlet

Complicated region codes and plugs can all cause confusion when planning to stay in a different country especially for the first time traveller. This isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used in the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need to purchase in advance to power the iPad 2 . These instructions were specifically written to prevent travellers needing to worry if they can power the iPad 2 when they're going to Grenada.This page contains step-by-step instructions which shows exactly how to supply power to your iPad 2 when you are visiting Grenada by using their 230 volt 50Hz G Type Grenadian wall outlet, with the Grenadians using 13 amp plugs for wall outlets. Power sources will vary regionally so we recommend that you read the WikiConnections world power connections guide where you'll find a full list showing charging devices in different destinations. If visiting Grenada from a different country check that the iPad 2 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure that the device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from over-heating when charging it. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 2.

Charging the iPad 2 in Grenada

Can the iPad 2 be used in Grenada?

You can use the iPad 2 in Grenada by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad 2 in Grenada?

If travelling with more than your iPad 2 or visiting multiple countries then the best travel charger for Grenada to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. As these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle 100 to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by changing the supplied plugs. If your type of iPad 2 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times with one of these travel adapters, and support for more power hungry devices like tablets. Having a 4 port charger will also allow you to recharge multiple devices at once without needing to pack individual travel adapters. Because you are only needing to bring a single international travel charger will help keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage and suitable for recharging your iPad 2 at an airport or on a plane. Because of their flexibility these types of chargers can be used 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 without using up an additional 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.

Alternative travel adapter for Grenada

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 is 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 Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 most popular compact power adapter for travellers originating from America visiting Grenada.
  • 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 North America using type B plugs and 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 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 ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Grenada. [6] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad 2 in Grenada?

How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPad 2 from a Grenadian power outlet

Using a USB 30 pin cable with a Type G USB adapter to recharge your iPad 2 from a Grenadian power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your iPad 2 using a Grenadian power outlet you will need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (normally supplied with the iPad 2).
  2. Begin by taking the Type G USB power adapter and inserting it into the wall outlet. You can recognise the plug supply by three vertical rectangular holes containing shutters forming a triangular shape.
  3. Connect one end of the cable into the USB mains adapter 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. Turn on the Grenadian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPad 2 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging and takes between one to four hours to recharge.
How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPad 2 from a Grenadian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia.org page about Grenada
  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, £15-£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, estimated cost around £5.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, £10-£15.