How to charge the iPad 3 when visiting The British Virgin Islands

A guide showing you how to power your iPad 3 with a British Virgin Islands power outlet with the USB 30-pin Apple connector with a Type A USB adapter and charging the iPad 3 using a Type B USB charger.

British Virgin Islands power outlet

Complicated standards and voltages can often cause confusion when planning to travel to another country, especially to the first time traveller. These guidelines have been written to stop travellers having to worry if they'll be able to power their iPad 3 abroad.This page contains useful instructions which shows what you'll need to power the iPad 3 when you're visiting The British Virgin Islands using their standard Type B or A 110 volt 60Hz plug outlets. If your iPad 3 does not power up or charges slowly when you are visiting The British Virgin Islands from a different region then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically electrical devices which come from a different country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts either take longer to charge or won't turn on, check that the device is dual voltage (normally marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to ensure proper use. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 3.

Charging the iPad 3 in The British Virgin Islands

Can the iPad 3 be used in The British Virgin Islands?

Yes, you can use the iPad 3 in The British Virgin Islands.

What is the best travel adapter for the iPad 3 in The British Virgin Islands?

If you are travelling to multiple countries and bringing more than just your iPad 3 the best international travel charger for The British Virgin Islands is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. British Virgin Islanders use two different standards of wall outlets (B and A) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type A.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied plugs. If your model of iPad 3 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these types of USB power chargers, along with support for more power hungry devices. Unlike other travel adapters this means you can power more than one device at the same time without needing to pack individual travel adapters for your trip or using up additional wall outlets. Because you are only packing a single travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being on hand for recharging your iPad 3 at the airport or on a plane. Due to their versatility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets without using up an additional plug socket.

We suggest searching for this type of versatile power charger at your preferred electronics retailer - the multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for The British Virgin Islands

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 3, 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. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both The British Virgin Islands and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from America visiting The British Virgin Islands.
  • 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 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting The British Virgin Islands. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for the iPad 3 in The British Virgin Islands?

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from a British Virgin Islands power outlet

A guide showing you how to power your iPad 3 with a British Virgin Islands power outlet with the USB 30-pin Apple connector with a Type A USB adapter.

  1. If you want to charge your iPad 3 using a 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] - the cable is typically supplied with the device.
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type A USB power adapter into the British Virgin Islands power outlet. This unearthed power outlet (technically known as a Type A power outlet [3]) is recognised by 2 adjacent slots for live and neutral blades.
  3. Plug in one end of the 30 pin cable into the mains USB charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 3. The iPad 3 dock connector is found at the base of the iPad 3.
  4. Turn on the British Virgin Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up and takes between one to four hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from a British Virgin Islands power outlet

How to use a Type B power charger for charging your iPad 3 from a British Virgin Islands power outlet

Using a USB 30 pin Apple cable with a three pin Type B USB charger to recharge the iPad 3 with a British Virgin Islands power outlet.

  1. To charge the iPad 3 using a British Virgin Islands power outlet you'll need to use a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (the USB cable is usually included with the iPad 3).
  2. Begin by inserting the Type B USB power adapter into the British Virgin Islands power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by two thin slots parallel to each other where the blades go with a hole below for the longer ground pin.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple 30 pin cord into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 3. The iPad 3 dock connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad 3.
  4. Switch on the British Virgin Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad 3 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging which takes around 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type B power charger for charging your iPad 3 from a British Virgin Islands power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - British Virgin Islands country Wiki 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, under 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, costing C$10-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, costing 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, priced at under C$20.