Charging your iPad from a power outlet in Anguilla

How to connect an Anguillan power outlet to the iPad

Anguillan power outlet

Various combinations of region codes and plugs can often be daunting when planning on travelling to a foreign country, especially if you've never been there before. These guidelines were specifically written to prevent travellers worrying if they'll be able to charge the iPad when staying in Anguilla.The following guide tells you exactly what you'll need to charge the iPad when you're visiting Anguilla using the 110 volt 60Hz A Type Anguillan power outlet, with the Anguillans using NEMA 1-15 ungrounded plugs for charging. Power sockets will vary depending on which area you are travelling to so we recommend reading the power supplies list for a complete list of regions and countries. If the iPad charges slowly or does not power up when you are travelling to Anguilla from a different region then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Devices which originated from another country which use a higher voltage such as 240 volts can take longer to charge or won't turn on, so check the device is dual voltage (you'll find these are normally marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to ensure proper use. This page details the original iPad first generation, visit the Apple category page for the latest range of Apple iPads. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 5 or greater on the iPad.

Charging the iPad in Anguilla

Can the iPad be used in Anguilla?

Yes, you can connect the iPad to an Anguillan power outlet.

Anguilla

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad in Anguilla?

If you are travelling with more than your iPad the best international travel adapter for Anguilla is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your type of iPad is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these USB power adapters and support for more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers having a four port adapter will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to buy individual power adapters for your Anguillan trip. By only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers using just a single power outlet.

For those travelling to different destinations we recommend buying this type of versatile power adapter online; the multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Anguilla

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPad, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Anguilla and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America going to Anguilla using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This is a cheaper 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 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 ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Anguilla. [6]
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad in Anguilla?

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

Using the USB 30-pin Apple cable and a 2 pin Type A USB charger to charge your iPad with an Anguillan power outlet.

  1. To charge your iPad using the Anguillan power outlet you will need to use a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (typically already included with the device by Apple).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type A USB power adapter into the wall supply. This ungrounded plug supply (technically called the Type A power outlet [3]) can be recognised by 2 thin adjacent slots for live and neutral blades.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector is found at the bottom of the iPad.
  4. Switch on the Anguillan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is charging taking around one to four hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad with an Anguillan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia.org web page 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, priced under £3.
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, £5-£10.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, around £10.