How to charge the iPad 2 in Saint Pierre

How to connect a St Pierrais power outlet to the iPad 2

St Pierrais power outlet

Complicated frequencies and region codes can often be daunting when planning on staying in another country, especially for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of common standards used in the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need in advance to power your iPad 2 in Saint Pierre. This page has useful instructions which shows exactly how to charge your iPad 2 when you are travelling to Saint Pierre by using the standard 230 volt 50Hz Type E St Pierrais plug outlet, the Saint-Pierrais will use CEE 7/5 French sockets for wall outlets. When you are visiting Saint Pierre from a different country double check your iPad 2 can accept a 240 volt supply. If the iPad 2 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure that the iPad 2 is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to avoid the device from overheating when powering up. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 2.

Charging the iPad 2 in Saint Pierre

Can the iPad 2 be used in Saint Pierre?

Yes, you can use the iPad 2 in Saint Pierre.

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

If travelling with more than your iPad 2 then the best international travel power adapter for Saint Pierre to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 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 iPad 2 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets. Having a four port charger will allow you to charge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel adapters on your trip to Saint Pierre. Because you are only bringing a single travel charger will keep the overall weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when you return home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and smartphones with only a single plug socket.

We suggest searching for this type of versatile travel adapter online. The power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Saint Pierre

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPad 2, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following 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 power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Saint Pierre.
  • 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 North America using type B plugs. This offers almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Saint Pierre. [6] [AD]
What is the best power charger for the iPad 2 in Saint Pierre?

How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPad 2 from a St Pierrais power outlet

Using a USB 30-pin connector and a Type E power charger to power your iPad 2 from a St Pierrais power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the iPad 2 using a St Pierrais power outlet you will need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple should usually supply this USB cable with your iPad 2.
  2. Plug in the Type E USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify this wall supply by two 4.8mm round adjacent holes next to each other where the twin plug outlet pins slide into and one metal earth pin protruding in the top forming a triangular pattern.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB power 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 Pierrais power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up, typically taking around 1 to 4 hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPad 2 from a St Pierrais power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia entry about Saint Pierre
  2. Apple - official iPad user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  4. Type E USB power adapter - There are two 4.8mm pins on Type E USB chargers which are placed 19mm apart and may include a hole for an earthing pin, estimated cost under £10.
  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 at £5-£10.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, under £15.