Charging an iPad Air 2 from a power outlet in Anguilla

How to connect an Anguillan power outlet to an iPad Air 2

Anguillan power outlet

Various combinations of voltages and region codes can often be daunting when planning to visit a new country especially if you've never visited before. These instructions have been specifically written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPad Air 2 abroad.When you are visiting Anguilla the following useful instructions show how to supply power to the iPad Air 2 by using the 110 volt 60Hz Type A Anguillan power outlet, with the Anguillans using a NEMA 1-15 ungrounded plug for wall outlets. If the iPad Air 2 charges slowly or does not power up when you are visiting Anguilla from a different region then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Devices which originate from a country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) can take longer to charge or won't power up, check that the device is dual voltage (usually indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to ensure proper use. These instructions assume that you've have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on an iPad Air 2.

Charging an iPad Air 2 in Anguilla

Can the iPad Air 2 be used in Anguilla?

Yes, you can connect an iPad Air 2 to an Anguillan power outlet by using a power adaptor.

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What is the best travel charger for an iPad Air 2 in Anguilla?

When travelling with more than your iPad Air 2 then the best travel power adapter for Anguilla is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger.

Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by changing the heads over. If your type of iPad Air 2 supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these USB power chargers, and compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets. This will allow you to power multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack individual travel chargers on your Anguillan trip or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only bringing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being suitable for recharging your iPad Air 2 at an airport or on the flight. Due to their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers without needing an additional plug socket.

We recommend buying this type of flexible travel charger online. The multipurpose 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 Anguilla

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPad Air 2, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Anguilla and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power converter for travellers originating from North America visiting Anguilla.
  • 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 suitable for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Anguilla. [6]
What is the best travel charger for an iPad Air 2 in Anguilla?

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

Instructions showing how to recharge your iPad Air 2 with an Anguillan power outlet with a Lightning Apple cable and a Type A power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPad Air 2 from an Anguillan power outlet you will need to use a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], this USB cable is usually supplied with the device by Apple.
  2. Start the process by taking the Type A USB power adapter and inserting it in the Anguillan power outlet. This plug supply (sometimes known as a Type A power outlet [3]) is identified by two adjacent slots next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB power 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 bottom of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Switch on the Anguillan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging taking around 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
How to use a Type A power charger for charging your iPad Air 2 from an Anguillan power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia entry about Anguilla
  2. Apple - official iPad user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type A power outlet
  4. Type A USB power adapter - An unearthed Type A USB charger has 2 parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes near the tip of each blade, £2-£3.
  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, estimated price £15-£20.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, £10-£15.