Charging the iPad 4 when visiting Montserrat

Using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a Type A USB charger to charge your iPad 4 with a Montserratian power outlet and powering the iPad 4 using a three pin Type B power adapter.

Montserratian power outlet

Different combinations of frequencies and standards can often be confusing when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of standards being used in the world this article shows exactly what to purchase in advance to power your iPad 4 . These instructions have been specifically written to prevent you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPad 4 when you are abroad.When you are visiting Montserrat this page has instructions showing you charging the iPad 4 by using their Type B or A 230 volt 60Hz wall outlets. When travelling to Montserrat from a different country please check the iPad 4 can accept a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure your iPad 4 is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overheating whilst powering it up. If you plan to stay in a Montserratian city like Brades or Saint Peter's please refer to the Montserrat Wikipedia page [1] for more indepth information. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 4.

Charging the iPad 4 in Montserrat

Can you use the iPad 4 in Montserrat?

You can use the iPad 4 in Montserrat by using a power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for the iPad 4 in Montserrat?

When you are travelling to more than one country or bringing more than your iPad 4 then the best travel charger for Montserrat is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Montserratians use two different types of power outlets (types B and A) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type A.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your iPad 4 can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB travel chargers, plus additional support for more power demanding devices.

Unlike other adapters having a four port adapter will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power adapters. Only needing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling and on hand for recharging your iPad 4 at an airport or on the plane. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers with just a single power outlet.

We recommend buying this type of versatile power adapter online; the multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world on a daily basis.

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 4, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Montserrat and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Montserrat using 3 pinned type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also 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 is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Montserrat. [8] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for the iPad 4 in Montserrat?

Charging the iPad 4 from a Montserratian power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

Using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a Type A USB charger to charge your iPad 4 with a Montserratian power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad 4 using the Montserratian power outlet you will need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this USB cable is normally already included with the device).
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type A USB power adapter and inserting it in the wall supply. This ungrounded power supply (technically called the Type A power outlet [3]) can be recognised by 2 thin adjacent slots for live and neutral pins. Please note power cords used with type A outlets which are rated at only 125 V shouldn't be used so please check prior to turning the power on.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad 4.
  4. Switch on the Montserratian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPad 4 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging which typically takes around 1-4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPad 4 from a Montserratian power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

Powering the iPad 4 with a Montserratian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Instructions showing you how to recharge your iPad 4 with a Montserratian power outlet using a USB Lightning Apple cable and a 3 pin Type B USB charger.

  1. To power your iPad 4 using the Montserratian power outlet you will need to use a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the cable is normally already included with the device by Apple).
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type B USB power adapter into the power supply. The wall outlet, sometimes known as the Type B power outlet [6], can be recognised by the 2 slots next to each other for live and neutral blades with a semicircle hole below for the grounded pin. Please be aware that power cables used with type B sockets which are rated at less that 240 volts should not be used in Montserrat so please check first.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB power cable into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad 4.
  4. Turn on the Montserratian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad 4 is powering up and takes around 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad 4 with a Montserratian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Montserrat Wikipedia page
  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, £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, £15-£20.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced £10-£15.