How to charge your iPad Air 2 from a power outlet in Barbuda

A page on how to power your iPad Air 2 with a Barbudan power outlet by using the Lightning Apple cable with a 2 pinned Type A power charger and charging an iPad Air 2 using a Type B power charger.

Barbudan power outlet

Various standards and plugs can often be daunting when planning on visiting another country, especially if you've never visited before. This page has been specifically written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPad Air 2 abroad.If you're travelling to Barbuda the following instructions show charging your iPad Air 2 by using the standard types B or A Barbudan 230 volt 60Hz plug outlets. When you are visiting Barbuda from a different country make sure the iPad Air 2 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) double check your iPad Air 2 is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from overheating when charging it. If you intend on travelling to a city such as St. John's or All Saints we also recommend reading the Barbuda Wikipedia page [1] for more indepth details prior to travelling to the area. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on an iPad Air 2.

Charging an iPad Air 2 in Barbuda

Can you use an iPad Air 2 in Barbuda?

Yes, you can use an iPad Air 2 in Barbuda by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for recharging an iPad Air 2 in Barbuda?

When you are travelling with more than just your iPad Air 2 then the best travel charger for Barbuda is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two different types of plug sockets that Barbudans use (types B and A) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type A. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the supplied heads. If your iPad Air 2 is compatible with Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these USB travel adapters, and support for certain power demanding devices.

Unlike other travel adapters having a 4 port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate power chargers on your trip to Barbuda. Because you are only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage whilst travelling and on hand for charging your iPad Air 2 at an airport or on a plane. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets with only a single plug socket.

For those travelling frequently we recommend searching for this type of flexible power charger at your preferred electronics retailer. The power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Barbuda

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, 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 most popular portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Barbuda using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at almost half the 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Barbuda.
What is the best power adapter for recharging an iPad Air 2 in Barbuda?

How to use a Type A power charger for charging your iPad Air 2 from a Barbudan power outlet

Using a USB Lightning Apple connector and a double pin Type A USB adapter to charge an iPad Air 2 from a Barbudan power outlet.

  1. To supply power to an iPad Air 2 using the Barbudan power outlet you'll need to use a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (normally included with your iPad Air 2 by Apple).
  2. Begin by inserting the Type A USB power adapter into the wall outlet. You can recognise the power supply by 2 thin adjacent slots where the live and neutral plug outlet pins slide into.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB Lightning charging cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Turn on the Barbudan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Air 2 is charging which takes around 60-240 minutes to recharge.
How to use a Type A power charger for charging your iPad Air 2 from a Barbudan power outlet

How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from a Barbudan power outlet

A page on how to power your iPad Air 2 with a Barbudan power outlet by using the Lightning Apple cable with a 3 pinned Type B power charger.

  1. To supply power to your iPad Air 2 from the Barbudan power outlet you'll need to use a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], normally supplied with the iPad Air 2 by Apple.
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type B USB power adapter into the wall outlet. You can recognise the power supply by 2 thin slots adjacent to each other with a hole below for the longer earthed pin.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB Apple Lightning power cord into the USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Switch on the Barbudan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Air 2 is recharging and takes roughly 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from a Barbudan power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antigua_and_Barbuda - Barbuda Wikipedia page
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1595/en_US/ipad_user_guide.pdf - Official iPad user guide
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeA.htm - Type A power outlet
  4. Type A USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type A mains power outlet, costing £10-£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, costs £4-£5.
  6. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeB.htm - Type B power outlet
  7. Type B USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type B mains power outlet, estimated price £10-£15.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, £15-£20.