Charging your iPad 2 from a power outlet in Barbuda

A guide showing how to recharge your iPad 2 with a Barbudan power outlet using the Apple USB 30 pin connector and a 3 pin Type A USB charger and powering the iPad 2 using a 3 pin Type B power charger.

Barbudan power outlet

Differing combinations of voltages and region codes can all lead to confusion when planning to visit another country if you've never been there before. However this isn't as complex as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards being used in the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need to buy in advance to charge the iPad 2 . These instructions have been specifically written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPad 2 when you're travelling abroad.If planning a holiday to Barbuda these instructions show charging the iPad 2 using the types B or A Barbudan 230 volt 60Hz power outlets. If you are visiting Barbuda from another region please check the iPad 2 can accept a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) double check the device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overloading during charging. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 2.

Charging the iPad 2 in Barbuda

Can the iPad 2 be used in Barbuda?

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

What is the best travel adapter for the iPad 2 in Barbuda?

When travelling with more than just your iPad 2 or visiting more than one country the best international travel charger for Barbuda to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Barbudans use two different types of power outlets (B and A) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type A. As these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the included heads. If your iPad 2 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these USB power chargers, plus additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices. Unlike other travel chargers having a 4 port charger will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple travel chargers on your trip. By only packing a single USB travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage. 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 and smartphones using only a single power outlet.

We recommend buying a versatile power charger of this nature online; the power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Barbuda

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] 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 strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Barbuda 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 most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Barbuda.
  • 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 more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at 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 suitable for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Barbuda.
What is the best travel adapter for the iPad 2 in Barbuda?

Powering the iPad 2 with a Barbudan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Using a 30-pin Apple connector with a two pinned Type A power adapter to power the iPad 2 with a Barbudan power outlet.

  1. To power the iPad 2 using the Barbudan power outlet you will need a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (this USB cable is typically supplied with your device by Apple).
  2. Start by plugging the Type A USB power adapter into the wall supply. The wall outlet (known as the Type A power outlet [3]) is identified by the 2 thin adjacent slots next to each other where the twin plug outlet blades slide into.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the mains power 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. Turn on the Barbudan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging which should take around one to four hours to fully recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad 2 with a Barbudan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Powering the iPad 2 with a Barbudan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Using the 30-pin Apple cable and a Type B USB adapter to power the iPad 2 from a Barbudan power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad 2 using the Barbudan power outlet you'll need a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (usually supplied with the device by Apple).
  2. Start by taking the Type B USB power adapter and plugging it into the wall supply. You can identify the wall outlet by the two slots for live and neutral blades with a semicircle hole below for the slightly long grounded pin.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB cable into the mains power adapter 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. Turn on the Barbudan 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 iPad is recharging, typically taking between 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad 2 with a Barbudan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antigua_and_Barbuda - wikipedia entry about Barbuda
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1683/en_US/ipad_ios7_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, £10-£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, under £4.
  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, £10-£15.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costs around £15.