How to charge your iPad Air 2 from a power outlet in The Grenadines

A step-by-step guide showing how to recharge your iPad Air 2 from a Grenadines power outlet by using the Apple Lightning cable and a double pin Type E USB adapter, recharging an iPad Air 2 using a three pin Type G USB adapter and charging an iPad Air 2 using a Type C USB adapter

Grenadines power outlet

Varying different combinations of frequencies and standards can often lead to confusion when planning on staying in a foreign country to the first time traveller. However 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 Air 2 in The Grenadines. If you are staying in The Grenadines this page has useful instructions showing how to power the iPad Air 2 using their standard types G, C, E, I or K Grenadines 230 volt 50Hz power outlets, Type G wall outlets will be normally used by most Vincentians. If travelling to The Grenadines from another region double check the iPad Air 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 (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating when charging it. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on an iPad Air 2.

Charging an iPad Air 2 in The Grenadines

Can the iPad Air 2 be used in The Grenadines?

You can use an iPad Air 2 in The Grenadines by using the correct power adaptor.

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

When you are travelling with more than your iPad Air 2 and visiting multiple countries then the best travel charger for The Grenadines to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are five standards of power outlets in The Grenadines (types G, C, E, I and K) and using a power charger like this ensures that you are covered for both types C and G.

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by switching the 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 support for certain power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a 4 port charger will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to buy multiple travel chargers for your trip. Only bringing a single travel charger will also keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage. Because of their space saving versatility these types of adapters can be used when you return home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets without using up an additional power outlet.

We recommend searching for a multipurpose travel adapter like this online, the power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for The Grenadines

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPad Air 2, 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 power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both The Grenadines 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 The Grenadines.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise 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 offers almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting The Grenadines. [12] [AD]
What is the best power charger for recharging an iPad Air 2 in The Grenadines?

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

A step by step guide showing you how to charge an iPad Air 2 from a Grenadines power outlet with a Lightning cable with a Type G USB adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to an iPad Air 2 from the Grenadines power outlet you'll need to buy 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. Insert the Type G USB power adapter in the Grenadines power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by the 3 rectangular holes forming a triangular pattern.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the mains 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 base of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Switch on the Grenadines 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 charging and takes between one to four hours to recharge to full capacity.
Powering an iPad Air 2 with a Grenadines power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Powering an iPad Air 2 with a Grenadines power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using a Lightning Apple connector with a Type C USB adapter to charge your iPad Air 2 from a Grenadines power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to an iPad Air 2 using the Grenadines power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should usually include the USB cable when you first purchase your iPad Air 2).
  2. First plug the Type C USB power adapter in the Grenadines power outlet. This unearthed wall supply (called the Europlug) can be identified by the two round adjacent holes where the twin plug outlet pins go.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple USB 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 base of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Switch on the Grenadines power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up which takes between 1-4 hours to completely recharge.
Powering an iPad Air 2 with a Grenadines power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

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

A step-by-step guide showing how to recharge your iPad Air 2 from a Grenadines power outlet by using the Apple Lightning cable and a double pin Type E USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to your iPad Air 2 from the Grenadines power outlet you will need a Type E USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will usually supply this USB cable when you purchase the iPad Air 2.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type E USB power adapter in the power supply. This circular plug outlet (called the Type E power outlet [8] or CEE 7/7 outlet) can be recognised by the two holes 19mm apart from each other plus a metal grounding pin protruding from the top in a triangle pattern.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning 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. Turn on the Grenadines 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 is recharging and takes roughly 60-240 minutes to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type E power charger for charging your iPad Air 2 from a Grenadines power outlet

Powering an iPad Air 2 with a Grenadines power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type K USB adapter

Instructions showing how to recharge your iPad Air 2 from a Grenadines power outlet by using the Apple Lightning cable and a double pin Type K USB charger.

  1. In order to supply power to an iPad Air 2 using the Grenadines power outlet you'll need to buy a Type K USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should usually include the USB cable when you first purchase your iPad Air 2).
  2. First plug the Type K USB power adapter in the Grenadines power outlet. You can identify this power outlet by the 3 holes forming a triangular configuration with the bottom hole appearing semicircular in shape.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the 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. Turn on the Grenadines 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 taking roughly 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering an iPad Air 2 with a Grenadines power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type K USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - The Grenadines country entry on Wikipedia.org
  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 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, under £20.
  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, costs under £10.
  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, £5-£10.
  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, £5-£10.
  12. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced at £10-£15.