Charging your iPad 2 from a power outlet in The Grenadines

Using the USB 30-pin Apple cable with a two pinned Type C power adapter to recharge your iPad 2 with a Grenadines power outlet, how to power the iPad 2 using a Type G USB charger and powering the iPad 2 using a two pinned Type E power adapter

Grenadines power outlet

Varying different frequencies and region codes can all be daunting when planning on staying in a different country, especially to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of sockets being used in the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need to buy in advance to charge your iPad 2 . This page was written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPad 2 when you're in staying in The Grenadines.This page contains useful instructions which shows how to power your iPad 2 in The Grenadines by using their standard Type G, C, E, I or K 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets, most Vincentians typically use the Type G plug outlets. You will find power will change depending on which region you are in so we recommend reading the power supplies and North America page for a full list of regions and countries. If you are visiting The Grenadines from another country please check the iPad 2 can accept a 240v supply. If the iPad 2 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts make sure that your iPad 2 is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from being damaged whilst powering it up. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 2.

Charging the iPad 2 in The Grenadines

Can you use the iPad 2 in The Grenadines?

You can connect the iPad 2 to a Grenadines power outlet by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best travel charger for the iPad 2 in The Grenadines?

When travelling to multiple countries then the best travel adapter for The Grenadines is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are five different types of wall outlets in The Grenadines (G, C, E, I and K) and using a power adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for both types C and G.

Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by changing the heads over. If your type of iPad 2 supports Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these USB power chargers, and compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets. This will allow you to power multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack individual travel chargers for your Grenadines trip or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being suitable for recharging your iPad 2 at an airport or on the flight. Because of their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones, tablets and speakers without needing an additional plug socket.

We recommend buying this type of flexible travel charger at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for The Grenadines

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPad 2, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids. These power converters are supplied 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 international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power converter for travellers originating from North America visiting The Grenadines.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting The Grenadines. [12] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for the iPad 2 in The Grenadines?

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

A guide on how to charge your iPad 2 from a Grenadines power outlet with a 30 pin connector and a Type G USB charger.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPad 2 from a Grenadines 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 normally supply this USB cable with the iPad 2.
  2. Start by plugging the Type G USB power adapter in the Grenadines power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by the three vertical holes with plastic shutters forming a triangle pattern for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB mains 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 Grenadines power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging, typically taking roughly one to four hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPad 2 from a Grenadines power outlet

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad 2 from a Grenadines power outlet

Using the USB 30-pin Apple cable with a two pinned Type C power adapter to recharge your iPad 2 with a Grenadines power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad 2 from the Grenadines power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - usually included with the device.
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it in the Grenadines power outlet. This ungrounded power outlet (sometimes known as a Europlug) can be recognised by the 2 circular adjacent holes for live and neutral.
  3. Plug in one end of the cord into the bottom of the power 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 Grenadines power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up and takes roughly 1 to 4 hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad 2 from a Grenadines power outlet

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

Using a USB 30 pin cable and a Type E USB adapter to power the iPad 2 with a Grenadines power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPad 2 from a Grenadines power outlet you will need to use a Type E USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], this USB cable is usually supplied with the device by Apple.
  2. Start the process by taking the Type E USB power adapter and inserting it in the Grenadines power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by the two 4.8mm circular adjacent holes where the live and neutral pins go along with one long metal earth pin protruding from the top to form a triangular configuration.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector is found at the bottom of the iPad 2.
  4. Switch on the Grenadines power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging taking around 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPad 2 from a Grenadines power outlet

How to use a Type K power charger for recharging your iPad 2 from a Grenadines power outlet

Using the USB 30 pin Apple cable and a Type K power adapter to power your iPad 2 with a Grenadines power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPad 2 from a Grenadines power outlet you will need to use a Type K USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - usually supplied with the device by Apple.
  2. Start the process by taking the Type K USB power adapter and inserting it in the Grenadines power outlet. You can identify the wall supply by the 3 large holes in an upside-down triangular configuration for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector is found at the bottom of the iPad 2.
  4. Turn on the Grenadines power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging and takes around one-four hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type K power charger for recharging your iPad 2 from a Grenadines power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - The Grenadines wikipedia page
  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, £5-£10.
  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, £5-£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, priced at £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, estimated cost £5-£10.
  12. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costs under £15.