How to charge the iPad Air when planning a trip to The Grenadines

A guide showing how to power the iPad Air with a Grenadines power outlet with a USB Lightning cable with a double pin Type E USB charger, how to charge the iPad Air using a three pinned Type G power plug and how to power the iPad Air using a double pinned Europlug Type C power charger

Grenadines power outlet

Various frequencies and region codes can often lead to confusion when planning on staying in a foreign country especially if you've never been there before. This isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards used throughout the world this article shows exactly what to pick up in advance to power the iPad Air in The Grenadines. When you're travelling to The Grenadines this page has useful instructions showing how to charge your iPad Air by using the G, C, E, I or K type 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets, you'll find a majority of Vincentians will normally use Type G wall outlets. When you are visiting The Grenadines from another country please check that your iPad Air can accept a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure that your device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from over-heating during charging. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Air.

Charging the iPad Air in The Grenadines

Can the iPad Air be used in The Grenadines?

You can use the iPad Air in The Grenadines by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad Air in The Grenadines?

If travelling to more than one country then the best international 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 different standards of wall outlets that Vincentians use (G, C, E, I and K) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for both types C and G. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied heads. If your type of iPad Air can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these power adapters, plus compatibility with more power hungry devices. Having a 4 port adapter will also allow you to charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring individual power chargers. Because you are only packing a single travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage. Due to their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when you return home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers and using only a single power outlet.

If you travel to The Grenadines we recommend searching for this type of flexible power adapter at your preferred electronics retailer; the multipurpose 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.

Alternative travel adapter for The Grenadines

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 adapter for travellers originating from America going to 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 from North America using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 perfect for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting The Grenadines. [12] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad Air in The Grenadines?

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

A guide showing how to power the iPad Air with a Grenadines power outlet with a USB Lightning cable with a three pin Type G USB charger.

  1. If you want to charge your iPad Air using a Grenadines power outlet you'll need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will normally supply this cable when you buy the iPad Air).
  2. Start by taking the Type G USB power adapter and inserting it into the wall outlet. The plug supply, sometimes known as the Type G power outlet [3], looks like three slots in a triangular pattern.
  3. Then connect one end of the Lightning charging cord into the bottom of the mains USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad Air.
  4. Turn on the Grenadines power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Air is charging, typically taking around 1-4 hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad Air from a Grenadines power outlet

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad Air from a Grenadines power outlet

Instructions showing you how to charge your iPad Air from a Grenadines power outlet using the Apple Lightning connector and a Type C USB adapter.

  1. To power the iPad Air from a Grenadines power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple normally supply this USB cable when you buy the iPad Air.
  2. Plug in the Type C USB power adapter in the power supply. The plug supply (called the Europlug) can be identified by the 2 adjacent holes next to each other where the plug outlet pins go.
  3. Connect one end of the USB charging cable into the mains USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad Air.
  4. Switch on the Grenadines power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad Air screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging which typically takes around one-four hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad Air from a Grenadines power outlet

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

A guide showing how to power the iPad Air with a Grenadines power outlet with a USB Lightning cable with a double pin Type E USB charger.

  1. If you want to charge your iPad Air using a Grenadines power outlet you'll need to use a Type E USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will normally include this cable when you buy the iPad Air).
  2. Start by taking the Type E USB power adapter and inserting it into the power outlet. The recessed round wall outlet, sometimes known as a CEE 7/7 plug or Type E power outlet [8], can be identified by two large round holes 19mm apart from each other and a long metal earth pin protruding the top forming a triangle shape.
  3. Then connect one end of the Lightning charging cord into the bottom of the mains USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad Air.
  4. Turn on the Grenadines power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Air is charging, typically taking around 1-4 hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPad Air from a Grenadines power outlet

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

A guide on how to recharge the iPad Air with a Grenadines power outlet with a Lightning cable and a double pinned Type K USB charger.

  1. To power the iPad Air from a Grenadines power outlet you will need to buy a Type K USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple normally supply this cable when you buy the iPad Air.
  2. Plug in the Type K USB power adapter in the power supply. You can identify this plug outlet by three large holes forming an inverted triangle pattern and the bottom hole appearing semicircular in shape.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Lightning charging cord into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad Air.
  4. Turn on the Grenadines power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Air is charging, typically taking roughly 1-4 hours to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type K power charger for charging your iPad Air from a Grenadines power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - The Grenadines country Wiki 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, 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 £15-£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, 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, under £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, estimated price under £15.