Charging the iPad Air in Guernsey

A guide showing how to power the iPad Air with a Guernsey power outlet with a Lightning cable and a three pinned Type G power charger.

Guernsey power outlet

If packing for a vacation to Guernsey it is useful to know in advance if you'll be able to power any vital devices when you get there. By not knowing which wall socket is being used you may end up either having to bring unnecessary adaptors or pack the wrong adaptor, meaning needing to buy or borrow a potentially expensive power adaptor when you get there which could be incompatible. Varying complicated voltages and plugs can often lead to confusion when planning on staying in a foreign country especially if you've never visited before. This guide was written to prevent you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPad Air when you are visiting Guernsey.When visiting Guernsey this page contains useful instructions showing you how to charge your iPad Air by using the 230 volt 50Hz G Type Guernsey wall outlet, the Channel Islander will use 13 amp plugs for power outlets. Most power sources will vary depending on which country you travelling to therefore we recommend reading the WikiConnections global power supplies list where you'll find a full list showing powering devices in different regions and countries. When you are visiting Guernsey from another region please check that your iPad Air can accept a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts make sure your device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from being damaged when powering up. If you're planning to visit a city like Saint Peter Port we recommend reading the wikipedia web page about Guernsey [1] for further information on the location. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Air.

Charging the iPad Air in Guernsey

Can you use the iPad Air in Guernsey?

Yes, you can connect the iPad Air to a Guernsey power outlet.

What is the best travel adapter for the iPad Air in Guernsey?

If you are travelling to multiple countries and bringing more than just your iPad Air the best international travel power adapter for Guernsey is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the heads over. If your iPad Air supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these types of power adapters, and compatibility with more power demanding devices.

Unlike other travel adapters this means you can power more than one device at the same time without needing to pack seperate travel adapters for your trip or using up additional wall outlets. Only needing a single lightweight travel charger will keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of adapters can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple phones and tablets using just a single plug socket.

We suggest searching for this type of versatile power charger at your preferred electronics retailer; the multipurpose power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Guernsey

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, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary for travellers to regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Guernsey 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 best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Guernsey using type B plug sockets.
  • 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 and gives almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Guernsey. [6] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for the iPad Air in Guernsey?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad Air from a Guernsey power outlet

A guide showing how to power the iPad Air with a Guernsey power outlet with a Lightning cable and a three pinned Type G power charger.

  1. To power the iPad Air using a Guernsey power outlet you'll need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will normally include this cable when you buy the iPad Air.
  2. Start the process by taking the Type G USB power adapter and inserting it into the Guernsey power outlet. You can identify this power outlet by the 3 vertical rectangular slots with shutters in a triangle pattern.
  3. Connect one end of the Lightning charging cord into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad Air.
  4. Turn on the Guernsey power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging and takes roughly one to four hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad Air from a Guernsey power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia web page about Guernsey
  2. Apple - official iPad user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - A Type G USB charger has three thick rectangular blades in a triangular shape with the longer top blade acting as the earthing pin, under C$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, priced at C$10-C$15.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, under C$20.