How to charge the iPad Air 2 when staying in Saint Lucia

Using the Lightning Apple connector and a Type G power charger to power your iPad Air 2 from a St Lucian power outlet.

St Lucian power outlet

If packing for a vacation it can be useful to know in advance if you can charge any electronics like mobiles or laptop computers when you arrive. Without knowing which power supply is being used you are more likely to bring the wrong power adaptor, therefore having to buy or borrow a suitable charger when you arrive. Varying different combinations of standards and plugs can all cause confusion when planning on visiting another country especially for the first time traveller. These instructions were written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPad Air 2 when you're going abroad.This page has simple instructions showing you exactly how to power the iPad Air 2 when travelling to Saint Lucia by using the standard 240 volt 50Hz Type G St Lucian wall outlet, with the St Lucians using a 13 amp plug for charging. When you are visiting Saint Lucia from a different country check your iPad Air 2 can be used with a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) double check your device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from overloading whilst powering it up. If you intend to stay at a St Lucian place like Castries please read the St Lucian Wikipedia page [1] for more information on visiting the area. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on an iPad Air 2.

Charging an iPad Air 2 in Saint Lucia

Can the iPad Air 2 be used in Saint Lucia?

You can connect an iPad Air 2 to a St Lucian power outlet by using a power convertor.

What is the best power charger for an iPad Air 2 in Saint Lucia?

If travelling with more than your iPad Air 2 and visiting more than one country then the best international travel power adapter for Saint Lucia to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of iPad Air 2 can support Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, and additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices. Having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power chargers. Because you are only bringing a single travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage. Due to their versatility these types of travel chargers can be used back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets without using up an additional power outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend searching for this type of versatile travel adapter online, the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Saint Lucia

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unstable power grids. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Saint Lucia and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Saint Lucia.
  • 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 from the US using type B plugs and 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 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 ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Saint Lucia. [6] [AD]
What is the best power charger for an iPad Air 2 in Saint Lucia?

Powering an iPad Air 2 with a St Lucian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Instructions showing how to recharge your iPad Air 2 from a St Lucian power outlet with an Apple Lightning cable with a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge the iPad Air 2 from the St Lucian power outlet you'll need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will typically supply this cable when you first purchase your iPad Air 2.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type G USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 3 slots containing shutters in a triangle shape for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the mains USB 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. Turn on the St Lucian 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 tablet is powering up, typically taking around 1 to 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering an iPad Air 2 with a St Lucian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - St Lucian Wikipedia 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, estimated price £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, £15-£20.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced £10-£15.