How to charge the iPad in The Grenadines

Instructions showing you how to recharge your iPad from a Grenadines power outlet with the USB 30-pin Apple connector with a Type E USB adapter, charging the iPad using a Type G USB charger and powering the iPad using a two pin Type C USB plug

Grenadines power outlet

Various standards and plugs can all be confusing when planning to travel to another country to the first time traveller. This page was specifically written to prevent you having to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPad when you are travelling to The Grenadines.When you are going to The Grenadines the following instructions show how to power the iPad using the standard G, C, E, I or K type Grenadines 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets, you will find most Vincentians use the Type G plugs in their power outlets. When you are travelling to The Grenadines from another country please check the iPad can be charged using a 240v supply. If your iPad originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) double check the iPad is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from overloading during charging. 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 have installed Apple iOS 5 or greater on the iPad.

Charging the iPad in The Grenadines

Can the iPad be used in The Grenadines?

Yes, you can use the iPad in The Grenadines.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad in The Grenadines?

If travelling to multiple countries and bringing more than just your iPad the best international travel charger for The Grenadines is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Vincentians use five different standards of wall outlets (types G, C, E, I and K) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for both types C and G.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world just by changing the plugs over. If your iPad supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these travel adapters plus additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Having a 4 port adapter will also allow you to power multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy seperate power adapters for your trip or using up additional wall outlets. Because you are only needing to bring a single travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being on hand for recharging your iPad at the airport or on a plane. Due to their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones using only a single wall outlet.

If you travel to The Grenadines we recommend buying an adaptable power adapter like this online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for The Grenadines

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, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both The Grenadines 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 Grenadines 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 offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half 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 perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting The Grenadines. [12] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad in The Grenadines?

Charging the iPad from a Grenadines power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using a USB 30 pin Apple cable with a three pin Type G power charger to recharge the iPad from a Grenadines power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPad from the Grenadines power outlet you will need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple will normally supply this USB cable when you purchase your iPad).
  2. Begin by inserting the Type G USB power adapter into the Grenadines power outlet. This wall outlet (technically known as a Type G power outlet [3]) looks like 3 rectangular holes with shutters forming a triangle shape.
  3. Connect one end of the cord 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 Grenadines power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging which takes around 1-4 hours to recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPad from a Grenadines power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Charging the iPad from a Grenadines power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

A guide on how to charge the iPad from a Grenadines power outlet using the Apple 30-pin connector and a Type C power adapter.

  1. In order to power the iPad from the Grenadines power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple will normally supply this USB cable when you purchase your iPad).
  2. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter into the Grenadines power outlet. This unearthed power outlet can be recognised by two holes next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad.
  4. Switch on the Grenadines power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up which takes between 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPad from a Grenadines power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPad from a Grenadines power outlet

Using a USB 30 pin Apple cable with a two pin Type E USB charger to recharge the iPad with a Grenadines power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the iPad using the Grenadines power outlet you'll need a Type E USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple should normally include this cable when you buy the iPad).
  2. Begin by plugging the Type E USB power adapter in the Grenadines power outlet. The round plug outlet, also called the CEE 7/7 plug, can be identified by two round holes 19mm adjacent to each other with a single metal grounding pin protruding in the top to form a triangular configuration.
  3. Plug in one end of the cable into the USB power 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 Grenadines 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 iPad is recharging which typically takes around 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPad from a Grenadines power outlet

How to use a Type K power charger for charging your iPad from a Grenadines power outlet

Instructions on how to charge the iPad from a Grenadines power outlet by using an Apple USB 30-pin connector and a Type K power adapter.

  1. In order to power the iPad using the Grenadines power outlet you will need a Type K USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple should normally include this cable when you buy your iPad).
  2. Begin by plugging the Type K USB power adapter in the Grenadines power outlet. The wall supply (sometimes known as a Type K power outlet [10]) looks like three holes in a triangular configuration and the bottom hole appearing semicircular in shape.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the power 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 Grenadines power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up which should take between 60-240 minutes to completely recharge.
How to use a Type K power charger for charging your iPad from a Grenadines power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Grenadines page on Wikipedia.org
  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, C$10-C$15.
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, costs C$10-C$15.
  6. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  7. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, estimated price under C$20.
  8. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  9. Type E USB power adapter - There are two 4.8mm pins on Type E USB chargers which are placed 19mm apart and may include a hole for an earthing pin, estimated price C$10-C$15.
  10. iec.ch - Type K power outlet
  11. Type K USB power adapter - There are three pins on a Type K USB charger comprising of two large rounded pins and a bottom semi-circular grounding pin, estimated price C$5-C$10.
  12. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costs under C$20.