How to charge your iPad 3 from a power outlet in Anguilla

Using a 30 pin Apple connector and a two pinned Type A USB adapter to recharge your iPad 3 from an Anguillan power outlet.

Anguillan power outlet

Various voltages and standards can often be confusing when planning to visit another country, especially for the first time traveller. If you're travelling to Anguilla these useful instructions show powering your iPad 3 using a standard 110 volt 60Hz Type A Anguillan wall outlet, with the Anguillans using NEMA 1-15 ungrounded plugs for wall outlets. If your iPad 3 charges slowly or does not power up when travelling to Anguilla from another region please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Devices which come from another country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) can take longer to charge or won't power up, so check that the iPad 3 is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to ensure proper use. If you are planning on travelling to a city such as North Side or The Valley we also recommend reading the Anguilla Wikipedia web page [1] for more indepth details prior to travelling to the area. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 3.

Charging the iPad 3 in Anguilla

Can you use the iPad 3 in Anguilla?

Yes, you can use the iPad 3 in Anguilla by using the correct power adaptor.

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What is the best power charger for the iPad 3 in Anguilla?

If you are travelling to multiple countries then the best international travel power adapter for Anguilla to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the supplied plugs. If your iPad 3 is compatible with Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times with one of these travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices. Having a 4 port charger means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel chargers or occupying additional power outlets. By only bringing a single travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage as well as being convenient for recharging your iPad 3 at the airport or on the plane. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple phones and tablets with only a single plug socket.

For those travelling frequently we recommend searching for this type of flexible power charger online. The power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

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 3, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental 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 best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America going to Anguilla.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Anguilla. [6]
What is the best power charger for the iPad 3 in Anguilla?

Powering the iPad 3 with an Anguillan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Using the 30 pin Apple connector with a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter to recharge your iPad 3 from an Anguillan power outlet.

  1. In order to power your iPad 3 using an Anguillan power outlet you will need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple normally include this cable when you first purchase your iPad 3.
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type A USB power adapter into the wall outlet. You can recognise the plug supply by 2 slots next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins slide into.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple 30 pin cord into the power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 3. The iPad 3 dock connector can be found at the base of the iPad 3.
  4. Switch on the Anguillan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging taking between one-four hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPad 3 with an Anguillan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Anguilla Wikipedia web page
  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 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, priced at around £5.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, £10-£15.