Charging the iPad 2 when planning a trip to Saint Lucia

A page showing how to charge your iPad 2 with a St Lucian power outlet using a 30-pin connector and a 3 pin Type G power adapter.

St Lucian power outlet

Varying different voltages and region codes can often be daunting when planning to stay in a foreign country especially if you've never been there before. This page was written to stop people worrying if they'll be able to charge the iPad 2 when they are going abroad.The following instructions will show how to supply power to the iPad 2 when you're visiting Saint Lucia by using a standard 240 volt 50Hz G Type St Lucian power outlet, with the St Lucians using 13 amp plugs for charging. If you are visiting Saint Lucia from another country ensure that your iPad 2 can be charged using a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v make sure your iPad 2 is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from overheating during charging. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 2.

Charging the iPad 2 in Saint Lucia

Can you use the iPad 2 in Saint Lucia?

You can connect the iPad 2 to a St Lucian power outlet.

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad 2 in Saint Lucia?

When travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your iPad 2 then the best travel charger for Saint Lucia to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your type of iPad 2 is compatible with Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers, plus additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. This means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power adapters for your St Lucian trip or using up additional power sockets. Because you are only packing a single lightweight travel charger will keep the weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling as well as being suitable for charging your iPad 2 at the airport or on your flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel adapters can be used back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets with just a single power outlet.

For those travelling often we recommend buying an adaptable travel charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Saint Lucia

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies. These power adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international 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 Saint Lucia.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs and is a 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 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Saint Lucia. [6] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad 2 in Saint Lucia?

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

A page showing how to charge your iPad 2 with a St Lucian power outlet using a 30-pin Apple cable and a 3 pin Type G power adapter.

  1. To charge the iPad 2 from a St Lucian power outlet you'll need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], usually supplied with your iPad 2.
  2. Insert the Type G USB power adapter into the St Lucian power outlet. This plug supply, technically called the Type G power outlet [3], looks like 3 vertical holes forming a triangle pattern.
  3. Then connect one end of the power cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter 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. Turn on the St Lucian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad 2 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging, typically taking between one-four hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPad 2 with a St Lucian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia.org web page about Saint Lucia
  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, priced £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, priced around £5.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costing under £15.