Charging your iPad 4 from a power outlet in Saint Lucia

Using a Lightning Apple cable and a Type G USB charger to power the iPad 4 from a St Lucian power outlet.

St Lucian power outlet

Varying different voltages and sockets can often lead to confusion when planning to travel to another country if you've never visited before. When you're staying in Saint Lucia the following useful instructions show how to supply power to the iPad 4 by using a 240 volt 50Hz Type G power outlet, with the St Lucians using 13 amp plugs for power outlets. If you are visiting Saint Lucia from another region please check the iPad 4 can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check the iPad 4 is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from overheating whilst powering it up. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 4.

Charging the iPad 4 in Saint Lucia

Can you use the iPad 4 in Saint Lucia?

You can use the iPad 4 in Saint Lucia.

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad 4 in Saint Lucia?

When travelling with more than just your iPad 4 or visiting more than one country the best international travel charger for Saint Lucia to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. As these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world just by changing the heads over. If your type of iPad 4 supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these types of power adapters and additional support for more power hungry devices.

Unlike other chargers having a 4 port charger will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack individual travel chargers on your St Lucian trip. Only packing a single international travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their flexibility these types of power adapters can be used back at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers with just a single wall outlet.

If you travel regularly we suggest searching for this type of versatile power adapter at your preferred electronics retailer, the travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

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 using USB, 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 crucial when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Saint Lucia using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly 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 much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Saint Lucia. [6] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad 4 in Saint Lucia?

How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPad 4 from a St Lucian power outlet

Instructions showing how to power the iPad 4 with a St Lucian power outlet using an Apple USB Lightning connector with a 3 pin Type G power charger.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPad 4 from a St Lucian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (typically already included with the iPad 4).
  2. First insert the Type G USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by the three holes with shutters in a triangular shape.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad 4.
  4. Switch on the St Lucian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPad 4 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad 4 is powering up which should take between 1 to 4 hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPad 4 from a St Lucian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia.org entry 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, costing around £15.
  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, under £15.