How to charge the iPad 2 from a power outlet in Anguilla

How to connect an Anguillan power outlet to the iPad 2

Anguillan power outlet

Varying different standards and plugs can often cause confusion when planning on travelling to a different country especially for the first time traveller. This guide was specifically written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPad 2 when you're in Anguilla.If you're going to Anguilla this page has instructions showing how to charge your iPad 2 using the standard 110 volt 60Hz Type A power outlet, with the Anguillans using a NEMA 1-15 ungrounded plug for charging. If the iPad 2 slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when visiting Anguilla from another country then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Electrical devices which come from a different country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts may take longer to charge or won't power up, check your iPad 2 is a dual voltage device (you'll find these are normally indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to ensure proper use. If you are planning to visit an Anguillan place such as North Side or The Valley we also suggest referring to the Anguilla country page on Wikipedia [1] for more information on the location. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 2.

Charging the iPad 2 in Anguilla

Can you use the iPad 2 in Anguilla?

Yes, you can use the iPad 2 in Anguilla by using a power convertor.

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad 2 in Anguilla?

When you are travelling with more than your iPad 2 and visiting more than one country then the best travel charger for Anguilla to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [6]. As these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by switching the plugs over. If your model of iPad 2 supports Fast Charge (note not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker charging times by using one of these types of USB power chargers along with additional support for certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Having a 4 port adapter will allow you to recharge more than one device at once without needing to pack individual travel adapters for your Anguillan trip. Because you are only needing to pack a single travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Due to their space saving versatility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones with only a single wall outlet.

We suggest searching for an adaptable power adapter of this nature at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Anguilla

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPad 2, however 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 is crucial for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power adapter for travellers originating from America visiting Anguilla.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a generous 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Anguilla.
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad 2 in Anguilla?

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

Using a 30 pin Apple cable with a Type A power adapter to charge the iPad 2 from an Anguillan power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad 2 using the Anguillan power outlet you'll need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple should usually include the USB cable when you first purchase your iPad 2).
  2. First plug in the Type A USB power adapter in the Anguillan power outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by 2 thin adjacent slots next to each other where the plug outlet pins go.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB mains 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 Anguillan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging and takes roughly 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPad 2 with an Anguillan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anguilla - Anguilla country page on Wikipedia
  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, estimated cost around £10.
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, £3-£4.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, around £15.