Charging the iPad 4 when planning a trip to Saint Vincent

Instructions showing you how to power the iPad 4 from a St Vincentian power outlet with the USB Lightning Apple connector with a Type E USB charger, how to power the iPad 4 using a 3 pin Type G power adapter and charging the iPad 4 using a Europlug Type C power charger

St Vincentian power outlet

When packing for a holiday to Saint Vincent it can often be helpful to know in advance if you'll be able to power your essential electrical devices when you're there. But by not knowing which wall socket is being used in Saint Vincent you are more likely to bring the wrong adaptor, thereby leaving you needing to buy a potentially expensive adaptor when you're there which might not be compatible and cause problems with your iPad 4. Various combinations of region codes and voltages can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new 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 4 when they are going abroad.The following guide tells you exactly what you'll need to power your iPad 4 when visiting Saint Vincent using the types G, C, E, I or K 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets, you will discover a majority of St Vincentians typically use Type G plugs in their wall outlets. If you are travelling to Saint Vincent from another country ensure your iPad 4 can be charged using a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that your iPad 4 is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from being damaged when charging it. If you plan to stay in a place such as Kingstown we also suggest reading the Saint Vincent Wikipedia page [1] for more details. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 4.

Charging the iPad 4 in Saint Vincent

Can you use the iPad 4 in Saint Vincent?

You can use the iPad 4 in Saint Vincent by using a power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for the iPad 4 in Saint Vincent?

When travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your iPad 4 then the best travel charger for Saint Vincent to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. St Vincentians use five different types of wall outlets (types G, C, E, I and K) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for both types C and G.

Because these types of 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 4 is compatible with Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB power chargers, and additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers this will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers. Only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones, tablets and speakers without using up an additional plug socket.

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 good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Saint Vincent

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 converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Saint Vincent and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting Saint Vincent.
  • 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 from the US using type B plugs. This gives almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with 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 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Saint Vincent. [12] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for the iPad 4 in Saint Vincent?

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

Using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a Type G USB charger to recharge your iPad 4 with a St Vincentian power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your iPad 4 from a St Vincentian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this USB cable is normally already included with the device by Apple).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type G USB power adapter into the St Vincentian power outlet. This plug supply (sometimes known as a Type G power outlet [3]) can be recognised by 3 vertical holes forming a triangle pattern.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Apple Lightning cable into the USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad 4.
  4. Switch on the St Vincentian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the tablet will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad 4 is powering up and takes around 1-4 hours to recharge.
How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPad 4 from a St Vincentian power outlet

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from a St Vincentian power outlet

Instructions showing you how to power the iPad 4 from a St Vincentian power outlet with the Apple USB Lightning connector with a Type C Europlug power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPad 4 using the St Vincentian power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], typically already included with the device by Apple.
  2. Start by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it in the St Vincentian power outlet. The power outlet is identified by the 2 circular holes next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Connect one end of the USB Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad 4.
  4. Switch on the St Vincentian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the tablet will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is charging which typically takes roughly one to four hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from a St Vincentian power outlet

How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from a St Vincentian power outlet

Instructions showing you how to power the iPad 4 from a St Vincentian power outlet with the USB Lightning Apple connector with a Type E USB charger.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPad 4 using the St Vincentian power outlet you will need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - this USB cable is normally already included with the device by Apple.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type E USB power adapter into the St Vincentian power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the two large holes 19mm adjacent to each other plus one long metal grounding pin protruding the top forming a triangular shape.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB power 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. Turn on the St Vincentian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad 4 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is charging which should take roughly one to four hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from a St Vincentian power outlet

How to use a Type K power charger for charging your iPad 4 from a St Vincentian power outlet

Instructions showing you how to power the iPad 4 from a St Vincentian power outlet with the USB Lightning Apple cable and a two pin Type K USB charger.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPad 4 using the St Vincentian power outlet you will need to use a Type K USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], typically already included with the device by Apple.
  2. Start by taking the Type K USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the three holes forming an inverted triangular configuration and the bottom hole appearing in a semicircle shape.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB power 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. Turn on the St Vincentian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad 4 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging which takes between one-four hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type K power charger for charging your iPad 4 from a St Vincentian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Saint Vincent 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, 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, costing £15-£20.
  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, £5-£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, priced £5-£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, costs under £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.