Charging your iPad Air from a power outlet in Anguilla

How to connect an Anguillan power outlet to the iPad Air

Anguillan power outlet

Complicated region codes and voltages can all be confusing when planning on staying in a foreign country, especially to the first time traveller. This page was written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPad Air abroad.This page contains a simple guide showing you how to supply power to the iPad Air in Anguilla using a standard 110 volt 60Hz A Type Anguillan plug outlet, the Anguillans will use a NEMA 1-15 ungrounded plug for wall outlets. If your iPad Air does not power up or charges slowly when you are visiting Anguilla from another country please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Normally electrical devices which originated from another country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts either take longer to charge or won't turn on, so check the iPad Air is dual-voltage (normally marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to ensure proper use. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Air.

Charging the iPad Air in Anguilla

Can the iPad Air be used in Anguilla?

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

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

When travelling to more than one country or bringing more than your iPad Air then the best international travel adapter for Anguilla is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [6]. Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world simply by changing the heads over. If your type of iPad Air supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these types of travel chargers along with compatibility with more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel adapters having a four port adapter means you can recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring seperate travel chargers for your Anguillan trip. Only needing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage while travelling as well as being suitable for recharging your iPad Air at an airport or on the plane. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers with just a single wall outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of flexible travel adapter online. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Anguilla

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPad Air, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover 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 most popular compact option for travellers originating from America going to Anguilla.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise 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 is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Anguilla.
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad Air in Anguilla?

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

Using the USB Lightning Apple cable with a Type A power adapter to power the iPad Air from an Anguillan power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPad Air from an Anguillan power outlet you'll need a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple should typically include this USB cable with the iPad Air.
  2. Start by plugging the Type A USB power adapter into the Anguillan power outlet. The power supply (sometimes called the Type A power outlet [3]) can be recognised by two adjacent slots for live and neutral pins.
  3. Connect one end of the USB Lightning cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad Air.
  4. Turn 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 charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging, typically taking roughly 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type A power charger for charging your iPad Air from an Anguillan power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anguilla - Anguilla entry on wikipedia
  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, priced at £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, £4-£5.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costing £15-£20.