Charging the iPad 4 when planning a trip to Jersey

How to connect a Jersey power outlet to the iPad 4

Jersey power outlet

If you are packing for a trip to Jersey it can be helpful to know in advance if you can use any common electronics such as mobiles and laptops that you'll be bringing along with you. However by not knowing which wall socket is being used in Jersey you may pack the wrong power charger, thereby leaving you needing to buy or borrow a suitable power adaptor on arrival that might be incompatible and cause damage to your iPad 4. Various combinations of voltages and sockets can often be daunting when planning to stay in a new country, especially if you've never been there before. However this isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards being used in the world this article shows exactly what to buy in advance to power your iPad 4 . This guide has been written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPad 4 when staying in Jersey.When you're visiting Jersey this page has instructions showing you charging the iPad 4 by using their standard 230 volt 50Hz G Type wall outlet, the Channel Islanders will use a 13 amp plug for wall outlets. If visiting Jersey from a different region please check the iPad 4 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If your iPad 4 came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v ensure your iPad 4 is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from overloading whilst powering it. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 4.

Charging the iPad 4 in Jersey

Can you use the iPad 4 in Jersey?

You can use the iPad 4 in Jersey by using a power adaptor.

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad 4 in Jersey?

If you are travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your iPad 4 then the best international travel adapter for Jersey is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger.

As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your iPad 4 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times by using one of these USB power adapters and additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. This means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers on your trip or using up additional power sockets. Because you are only packing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage and on hand for recharging your iPad 4 at an airport or on the plane. Due to 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, smartphones and e-readers without using up an additional wall outlet.

If you travel to different places we suggest searching for a flexible travel charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer. The travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Jersey

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 4, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of regions 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 Jersey and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Jersey.
  • 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 America using type B plugs and offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 suitable for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Jersey. [6] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad 4 in Jersey?

Powering the iPad 4 with a Jersey power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a Type G USB charger to charge your iPad 4 with a Jersey power outlet.

  1. To charge your iPad 4 using the Jersey power outlet you will need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple usually include this USB cable with the iPad 4).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type G USB power adapter into the wall supply. The wall outlet, sometimes known as a Type G power outlet [3], looks like 3 vertical holes containing shutters in a triangular configuration for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Apple power cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad 4.
  4. Turn on the Jersey power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad 4 is powering up and takes around one to four hours to fully recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad 4 with a Jersey power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia entry about Jersey
  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 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, estimated cost under C$20.