Charging the iPad 4 when planning a trip to Barbuda

Instructions showing you how to power the iPad 4 from a Barbudan power outlet with a Lightning connector with a Type A USB adapter and powering the iPad 4 using a 3 pin Type B power adapter.

Barbudan power outlet

Varying different voltages and region codes can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country, especially if you've never been there before. However this isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards being used in the world this article shows exactly what you'll need to pick up in advance to charge your iPad 4 . If you're visiting Barbuda these instructions show powering the iPad 4 by using their standard B or A type Barbudan 230 volt 60Hz power outlets. You will discover that power supplies will change from country to country therefore we suggest reading the South America page for a complete list of regions and countries. When visiting Barbuda from a different region make sure 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 your iPad 4 is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overheating during charging. If you're planning on staying at a destination such as St. John's we recommend referring to the Barbudan Wikipedia page [1] for further details. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 4.

Charging the iPad 4 in Barbuda

Can you use the iPad 4 in Barbuda?

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

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad 4 in Barbuda?

If you are travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your iPad 4 then the best travel power adapter for Barbuda is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Barbudans use two different standards of wall outlets (types B and A) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type A. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the included plugs. If your iPad 4 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times by using one of these USB power adapters along with compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers this means you can charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power adapters for your Barbudan trip. By only bringing a single international travel charger will keep the size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage and on hand for recharging your iPad 4 at an airport or on the flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and phones without needing an additional plug socket.

We recommend buying this type of versatile travel charger online; the power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with good 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 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 converters offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover 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 best selling compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting 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 from the US using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Barbuda.
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad 4 in Barbuda?

Powering the iPad 4 with a Barbudan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Instructions showing you how to power the iPad 4 from a Barbudan power outlet with a Lightning connector with a Type A USB adapter.

  1. To charge the iPad 4 from a Barbudan power outlet you'll need a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - this USB cable is normally already included with your iPad 4.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type A USB power adapter into the power outlet. This unearthed plug supply, technically called the Type A power outlet [3], is identified by the 2 thin adjacent slots where the plug outlet blades slide into.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Apple Lightning power 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 is found at the base of the iPad 4.
  4. Turn on the Barbudan 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 charging which should take roughly 1 - 4 hours to recharge.
Powering the iPad 4 with a Barbudan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

How to use a Type B power charger for charging your iPad 4 from a Barbudan power outlet

Instructions showing you how to recharge the iPad 4 with a Barbudan power outlet using a Lightning connector with a three pin Type B power adapter.

  1. If you want to power the iPad 4 from a Barbudan power outlet you'll need a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this USB cable is typically already supplied with your iPad 4).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type B USB power adapter into the Barbudan power outlet. You can identify this power supply by the two slots next to each other for live and neutral blades with a single semicircular shaped hole below for the earth pin.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB mains 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 Barbudan 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 taking around 1-4 hours to recharge.
How to use a Type B power charger for charging your iPad 4 from a Barbudan power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antigua_and_Barbuda - Barbudan 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, £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, under £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, around £10.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, £15-£20.