Charging your iPad 2 from a power outlet in Saint Vincent

Instructions showing how to power your iPad 2 with a St Vincentian power outlet using the USB 30 pin Apple cable and a Type E USB adapter, how to power the iPad 2 using a Type G USB charger and how to power the iPad 2 using a Type C USB adapter

St Vincentian power outlet

Various combinations of region codes and voltages can often be confusing when planning on travelling to a new country, especially for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of standards being used in the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need to buy in advance to charge your iPad 2 . This page contains step by step instructions showing what you'll need to power your iPad 2 in Saint Vincent using the standard G, C, E, I or K type St Vincentian 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets, please note Type G plug outlets are typically used by a majority of St Vincentians. When travelling to Saint Vincent from a different region ensure that your iPad 2 can accept a 240 volt supply. If your iPad 2 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure the device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overloading during charging. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 2.

Charging the iPad 2 in Saint Vincent

Can the iPad 2 be used in Saint Vincent?

Yes, you can connect the iPad 2 to a St Vincentian power outlet by using a power adaptor.

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

When travelling with more than just your iPad 2 and visiting more than one country the best international travel charger for Saint Vincent to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are five standards of plug sockets that St Vincentians use (types G, C, E, I and K) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for both types C and G.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by changing the heads. If your type of iPad 2 is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these types of USB power adapters plus additional support for certain power hungry devices.

Unlike other travel chargers having a 4 port adapter means you can recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring seperate travel adapters or occupying additional wall sockets. Because you are only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage as well as being suitable for charging your iPad 2 at an airport or on the plane. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used when you return home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets using only a single power outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of flexible travel adapter at an 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 Vincent

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, however 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 can be crucial when visiting regions with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, 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 best selling portable power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Saint Vincent.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more flexible 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 majority of travellers from around the world visiting Saint Vincent. [12] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad 2 in Saint Vincent?

Charging the iPad 2 from a St Vincentian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using an Apple USB 30 pin cable and a Type G USB charger to power the iPad 2 from a St Vincentian power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad 2 from a St Vincentian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - typically already included with the iPad 2.
  2. Start the process by taking the Type G USB power adapter and inserting it in the wall supply. This plug supply, sometimes known as a Type G power outlet [3], can be recognised by 3 rectangular slots forming a triangular configuration.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB mains adapter 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 Vincentian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad 2 is charging, typically taking between 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPad 2 from a St Vincentian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Powering the iPad 2 with a St Vincentian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using an Apple USB 30 pin cable and a Type C USB adapter to power the iPad 2 from a St Vincentian power outlet.

  1. To power the iPad 2 using the St Vincentian power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple should normally supply this USB cable with the iPad 2.
  2. Start by inserting the Type C USB power adapter into the wall supply. The wall outlet, sometimes called the Europlug or Type C power outlet [6], can be identified by the 2 circular adjacent holes where the live and neutral pins slide into.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into 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 bottom of the iPad 2.
  4. Switch on the St Vincentian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is charging, typically taking between one to four hours to fully recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad 2 with a St Vincentian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Charging the iPad 2 from a St Vincentian power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

Instructions showing how to power your iPad 2 with a St Vincentian power outlet using the USB 30 pin Apple cable and a Type E USB adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPad 2 from a St Vincentian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - typically already included with the iPad 2.
  2. Start the process by taking the Type E USB power adapter and inserting it in the St Vincentian power outlet. This recessed round wall outlet (sometimes known as a CEE 7/7 plug) can be identified by the two circular adjacent holes for live and neutral along with one long metal earth pin protruding in the top to form a triangle shape.
  3. Then 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 base of the iPad 2.
  4. Switch on the St Vincentian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPad 2 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad 2 is powering up which should take between 1 to 4 hours to recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPad 2 from a St Vincentian power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

Powering the iPad 2 with a St Vincentian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type K USB adapter

Using the USB 30-pin Apple cable and a Type K power adapter to power your iPad 2 with a St Vincentian power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad 2 using a St Vincentian power outlet you'll need a Type K USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - usually already included with the device.
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type K USB power adapter in the wall supply. This plug supply, sometimes known as a Type K power outlet [10], can be recognised by 3 holes forming an inverted triangular pattern for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector is found at the bottom of the iPad 2.
  4. Switch on the St Vincentian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the tablet will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging which takes roughly 60-240 minutes to fully recharge.
Powering the iPad 2 with a St Vincentian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type K USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - St Vincentian 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, estimated cost around £15.
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, £5-£10.
  6. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  7. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, priced under £10.
  8. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  9. 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, costing under £10.
  10. iec.ch - Type K power outlet
  11. Type K USB power adapter - There are three pins on a Type K USB charger comprising of two large rounded pins and a bottom semi-circular grounding pin, £5-£10.
  12. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, under £15.