Charging the iPad when visiting The British Virgin Islands

A guide on how to recharge the iPad with a British Virgin Islands power outlet with the USB 30-pin Apple connector with a Type A power adapter and charging the iPad using a three pin Type B USB charger.

British Virgin Islands power outlet

Various frequencies and region codes can often cause confusion when planning on travelling to a different country, especially if you've never visited before. These guidelines were written to help prepare travellers wanting to charge the iPad when they are visiting The British Virgin Islands.If staying in The British Virgin Islands the following instructions show how to charge the iPad using their standard types B or A 110 volt 60Hz power outlets. When travelling anywhere you'll discover power sockets will change regionally so please read our Wikiconnections world power connections guide for a full list of regions and countries. If the iPad slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when visiting The British Virgin Islands from another country please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Devices which originate from a country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts sometimes take longer to charge or won't turn on, so check that your device is dual voltage (normally marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional transformer to ensure proper use. If you are planning to visit a city like Road Town we recommend reading the wikipedia web page about The British Virgin Islands [1] for more indepth information on travelling to the location. This page details the original iPad first generation, visit the Apple category page for the latest range of Apple iPads. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 5 or greater on the iPad.

Charging the iPad in The British Virgin Islands

Can you use the iPad in The British Virgin Islands?

Yes, you can connect the iPad to a British Virgin Islands power outlet.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad in The British Virgin Islands?

If travelling with more than just your iPad then the best international travel charger for The British Virgin Islands to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. British Virgin Islanders use two different standards of power outlets (B and A) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type A. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world just by changing the included plugs. If your model of iPad is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these USB travel chargers and additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other chargers this means you can charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack individual travel adapters for your trip or using up additional wall sockets. By only packing a single international travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage as well as being convenient for recharging your iPad at the airport or on a plane. Due to their versatility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers and using just a single wall outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of versatile power charger at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for The British Virgin Islands

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 going to The British Virgin Islands 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 from North America using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting The British Virgin Islands. [8] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad in The British Virgin Islands?

How to use a Type A power charger for charging your iPad from a British Virgin Islands power outlet

A guide on how to recharge the iPad with a British Virgin Islands power outlet with the USB 30-pin Apple connector with a Type A power adapter.

  1. In order to charge the iPad using the British Virgin Islands power outlet you'll need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple typically supply this USB cable when you purchase your iPad).
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type A USB power adapter in the British Virgin Islands power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by two thin adjacent slots next to each other where the twin pins go.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple cable into the mains USB adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector can be found at the base of the iPad.
  4. Switch on the British Virgin Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging which takes around 1 - 4 hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type A power charger for charging your iPad from a British Virgin Islands power outlet

Charging the iPad from a British Virgin Islands power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Using a USB 30 pin connector and a Type B power adapter to charge the iPad from a British Virgin Islands power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPad using the British Virgin Islands power outlet you'll need a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], typically already supplied with your device by Apple.
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type B USB power adapter in the power supply. You can identify this plug outlet by 2 thin slots next to each other where the two plug outlet blades go with a single semicircular hole below for the grounded pin.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector is found at the bottom of the iPad.
  4. Turn on the British Virgin Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up which typically takes between 60 to 240 minutes to recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPad from a British Virgin Islands power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia web page about The British Virgin Islands
  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, estimated cost C$15-C$20.
  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 under C$15.
  6. iec.ch - Type B power outlet
  7. Type B USB power adapter - 3 pinned Type B USB chargers have a single unearthed round pin along with 2 shorter parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes in the end of each blade, costs under C$20.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, C$15-C$20.