How to charge the iPad 2 when visiting Saint Kitts

Using a USB 30 pin Apple cable with a three pin Type B USB charger to power the iPad 2 with a St Kitts power outlet, powering the iPad 2 using a Type G power adapter and how to charge the iPad 2 using a two pinned Type A power charger

St Kitts power outlet

Various standards and voltages can often cause confusion when planning to travel to another country, especially to the first time traveller. However this isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets used in the world this guide tells you exactly what to buy in advance to charge the iPad 2 . This page was written to prepare people wanting to charge their iPad 2 when they are travelling to Saint Kitts.This page has instructions showing you what you'll need to power the iPad 2 when you're in Saint Kitts by using their types G, A, B or D St Kitts 230 volt 60Hz power outlets, Type G plug outlets will be normally used by most Kittitian. You will discover most power sources will vary from region to region therefore we recommend reading the WikiConnections global power supplies list where you'll find a full list showing powering devices in different regions and countries. If you are visiting Saint Kitts from a different region please make sure your iPad 2 can accept a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged when powering up. If you intend to visit a St Kitts city such as Basseterre we recommend reading the Saint Kitts Wikipedia web page [1] for more indepth information on the location. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 2.

Charging the iPad 2 in Saint Kitts

Can the iPad 2 be used in Saint Kitts?

Yes, you can use the iPad 2 in Saint Kitts by using a power convertor.

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad 2 in Saint Kitts?

When travelling with more than your iPad 2 then the best travel charger for Saint Kitts to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Kittitian use four different standards of plug sockets (types G, A, B and D) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for both types A and G.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the supplied heads. If your type of iPad 2 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these travel adapters and additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets.

This will allow you to recharge multiple devices at once without needing to buy multiple travel chargers. Because you are only bringing a single USB travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage while travelling and on hand for charging your iPad 2 at the airport or on a flight. Because of their flexibility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers and using only a single power outlet.

If you travel to different continents we recommend buying a multipurpose power adapter of this nature online, the power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Saint Kitts

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, but 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 can be crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from North America going to Saint Kitts using type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more generous 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 Saint Kitts. [12] [AD]
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad 2 in Saint Kitts?

Powering the iPad 2 with a St Kitts power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using a USB 30 pin Apple cable with a three pin Type G USB charger to power the iPad 2 with a St Kitts power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your iPad 2 from a St Kitts power outlet you will need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - normally already supplied with your device by Apple.
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type G USB power adapter into the power outlet. The plug supply, sometimes known as the Type G power outlet [3], can be identified by 3 rectangular holes with shutters forming a triangle configuration.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple cable into the mains USB charger 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 St Kitts 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 2 is powering up, typically taking between one to four hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPad 2 with a St Kitts power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPad 2 from a St Kitts power outlet

A guide on how to charge the iPad 2 from a St Kitts power outlet using the Apple 30-pin cable with a three pin Type A USB charger.

  1. In order to charge your iPad 2 using the St Kitts power outlet you'll need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (the cable is typically included with the iPad 2).
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type A USB power adapter into the St Kitts power outlet. This plug outlet, sometimes called the Type A power outlet [6], is identified by two slots next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad 2.
  4. Switch on the St Kitts power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad 2 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad 2 is recharging which takes around 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPad 2 from a St Kitts power outlet

How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPad 2 from a St Kitts power outlet

Using a USB 30 pin Apple cable with a three pin Type B USB charger to power the iPad 2 with a St Kitts power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge your iPad 2 using a St Kitts power outlet you'll need to use a Type B USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple typically supply the USB cable when you first purchase your iPad 2).
  2. First plug in the Type B USB power adapter into the St Kitts power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by two thin slots parallel to each other with a semicircular shaped hole below for the long earth pin.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple cable into the mains USB charger 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. Switch on the St Kitts 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 2 is powering up which takes between 60 to 240 minutes to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPad 2 from a St Kitts power outlet

How to use a Type D power charger for charging your iPad 2 from a St Kitts power outlet

Using a USB 30 pin Apple cable with a three pin Type D USB charger to power the iPad 2 with a St Kitts power outlet.

  1. To power the iPad 2 using a St Kitts power outlet you will need to use a Type D USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple will normally include this cable when you buy the iPad 2.
  2. Start the process by taking the Type D USB power adapter and inserting it into the St Kitts power outlet. You can recognise this power outlet by the 3 round holes forming a triangle configuration.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple cable into the mains USB charger 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 St Kitts 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 2 is powering up, typically taking between one to four hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type D power charger for charging your iPad 2 from a St Kitts power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Saint Kitts Wikipedia web 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, costs £5-£10.
  6. iec.ch - Type A power outlet
  7. 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.
  8. iec.ch - Type B power outlet
  9. 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, costing £10-£15.
  10. iec.ch - Type D power outlet
  11. Type D USB power adapter - The three pinned earthed Type D USB chargers have large rounded pins placed in a triangular shape, £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 £10-£15.