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

Instructions on how to charge an iPad Air 2 from a Jamaican power outlet with the Lightning Apple cable with a Type A USB adapter and how to charge an iPad Air 2 using a three pinned Type B USB charger.

Jamaican power outlet

When organizing a vacation it can be useful to know if you'll be able to use any electrical devices such as cell phones or laptop computers when you're there. But without knowing which power supply to expect you may end up either over packing with too many spare adaptors or bring the wrong power adaptor, meaning needing to borrow a suitable adaptor on arrival. Different voltages and standards can all be daunting when planning to travel to another country, especially if you've never visited before. If you are planning a vacation to Jamaica this page has useful instructions showing how to charge your iPad Air 2 using the standard Type B or A 110 volt 50Hz power outlets, most Jamaicans normally use the Type B power outlets. If the iPad Air 2 does not power up or charges slowly when travelling to Jamaica from another country please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Devices which originate from a country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts either take longer to charge or won't turn on, check that the iPad Air 2 is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to ensure proper use. These instructions assume that you've have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on an iPad Air 2.

Charging an iPad Air 2 in Jamaica

Can the iPad Air 2 be used in Jamaica?

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

What is the best travel charger for an iPad Air 2 in Jamaica?

When you are travelling with more than just your iPad Air 2 then the best international travel charger for Jamaica is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Jamaicans use two different types of plug sockets (types B and A) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type A.

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the heads over. If your iPad Air 2 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these power adapters, and support for more power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other chargers having a 4 port adapter means you can power multiple devices at the same time without needing to bring individual power chargers or using up additional wall outlets. Only needing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the size down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage while travelling. Due to their versatility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones, tablets and e-readers with only a single wall outlet.

We suggest searching for an adaptable travel adapter like this at an electronics retailer, 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 Jamaica

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 three power strips offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unstable 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 both Jamaica and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America going to Jamaica using type B American plug sockets.
  • 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 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Jamaica. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for an iPad Air 2 in Jamaica?

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from a Jamaican power outlet

Instructions on how to charge an iPad Air 2 from a Jamaican power outlet with a USB Lightning cable with a Type A USB adapter.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad Air 2 using a Jamaican power outlet you will need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple typically supply this USB cable when you buy the iPad Air 2).
  2. Insert the Type A USB power adapter in the Jamaican power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by two thin slots next to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Turn on the Jamaican 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 2 is recharging which should take around one-four hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from a Jamaican power outlet

How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from a Jamaican power outlet

Instructions on how to charge an iPad Air 2 from a Jamaican power outlet with a USB Lightning cable with a Type B USB adapter.

  1. To power the iPad Air 2 from a Jamaican power outlet you will need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this cable is normally supplied with the iPad Air 2).
  2. Firstly plug the Type B USB power adapter into the Jamaican power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by the 2 thin slots adjacent to each other for live and neutral blades with a semicircular hole below for the grounded pin.
  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 bottom of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Turn on the Jamaican power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Air 2 is recharging which should take around one-four hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from a Jamaican power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Jamaican country page on Wikipedia
  2. Apple - official iPad user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type A power outlet
  4. Type A USB power adapter - An unearthed Type A USB charger has 2 parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes near the tip of each blade, £1-£2.
  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, estimated cost £10-£15.
  6. iec.ch - Type B power outlet
  7. Type B USB power adapter - 3 pinned Type B USB chargers have a single unearthed round pin along with 2 shorter parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes in the end of each blade, around £15.
  8. 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.