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

Using the Lightning Apple connector with a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter to recharge your iPad Air 2 from a Montserratian power outlet and powering an iPad Air 2 using a Type B power plug.

Montserratian power outlet

Different region codes and plug types can all cause confusion when planning on visiting a foreign country if you've never visited before. This isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need in advance to power your iPad Air 2 in Montserrat. These guidelines were written to assist visitors wanting to power the iPad Air 2 when abroad.When staying in Montserrat these useful instructions show powering your iPad Air 2 using their standard types B or A Montserratian 230 volt 60Hz wall outlets. When visiting Montserrat from another country please ensure that the iPad Air 2 can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check that the iPad Air 2 is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from overloading when charging it. These instructions assume that you've downloaded Apple iOS 7 or greater on an iPad Air 2.

Charging an iPad Air 2 in Montserrat

Can you use an iPad Air 2 in Montserrat?

Yes, you can use an iPad Air 2 in Montserrat.

What is the best travel adapter for an iPad Air 2 in Montserrat?

If travelling to multiple countries or bringing along more than just your iPad Air 2 the best travel charger for Montserrat is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Montserratians use two different types of plug sockets (B and A) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type A.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the included plugs. If your iPad Air 2 is compatible with Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times with one of these power chargers and additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other chargers having a four port charger will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power chargers for your trip to Montserrat. Because you are only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage as well as being on hand for charging your iPad Air 2 at the airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest buying this type of flexible power charger at your preferred electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Montserrat

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, however for those also wishing 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 travellers to regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Montserrat 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 most popular compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Montserrat.
  • 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 North America using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Montserrat. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for an iPad Air 2 in Montserrat?

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

Using the Lightning Apple connector and a two pinned Type A USB adapter to charge an iPad Air 2 from a Montserratian power outlet.

  1. To power your iPad Air 2 from the Montserratian power outlet you'll need to use a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should usually supply this cable with your iPad Air 2).
  2. Start by inserting the Type A USB power adapter in the Montserratian power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by 2 slots next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins go. Please note that power cords used with type A sockets which are rated at 125 volts shouldn't be used in Montserrat so please check first.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB power 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 base of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Switch on the Montserratian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging and takes between 1-4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from a Montserratian power outlet

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

Instructions on how to recharge your iPad Air 2 from a Montserratian power outlet with a USB Lightning cable with a Type B power charger.

  1. If you want to power the iPad Air 2 from the Montserratian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - this cable is usually already supplied with your device.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type B USB power adapter into the Montserratian power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by 2 slots with a single semicircle shaped hole below for the slightly longer ground pin. Please be aware power cables with type B sockets which are rated at less that 240 V should not be used so please check prior to proceeding.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB Apple cord into the power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Switch on the Montserratian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up, typically taking around 60-240 minutes to recharge.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from a Montserratian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Montserrat country entry on wikipedia.org
  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, £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, costing £15-£20.
  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, estimated price £10-£15.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, £10-£15.