Charging an iPad Air 2 in Saint Kitts

A guide showing you how to power your iPad Air 2 with a St Kitts power outlet with a USB Lightning cable and a double pinned Type A power charger, how to charge an iPad Air 2 using a Type G power charger and charging an iPad Air 2 using a Type B USB adapter

St Kitts power outlet

Various combinations of standards and plugs can all be daunting when planning to travel to another country especially to the first time traveller. This page contains step-by-step instructions showing exactly what you'll need to supply power to the iPad Air 2 when travelling to Saint Kitts by using their Type G, A, B or D St Kitts 230 volt 60Hz plug outlets, most Kittitian normally use the Type G sockets in their plug outlets. When travelling to Saint Kitts from another region double check the iPad Air 2 can be charged using a 240v supply. If your iPad Air 2 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) double check the iPad Air 2 is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from overheating whilst powering it. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on an iPad Air 2.

Charging an iPad Air 2 in Saint Kitts

Can you use an iPad Air 2 in Saint Kitts?

Yes, you can connect an iPad Air 2 to a St Kitts power outlet.

What is the best travel charger for an iPad Air 2 in Saint Kitts?

When you are travelling to more than one country then the best international travel charger for Saint Kitts to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Kittitian use four different standards of wall outlets (types G, A, B and D) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for both types A and G.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the supplied heads. If your type of iPad Air 2 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these USB travel chargers along with additional support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. Having a 4 port adapter will also allow you to power multiple devices at the same time without needing to bring seperate power adapters on your St Kitts trip or occupying additional wall sockets. By only needing a single international travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of chargers can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple phones, tablets and speakers and using only a single wall outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of flexible power adapter at an electronics retailer, the power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Saint Kitts

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial when visiting counties with unstable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Saint Kitts 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 Saint Kitts.
  • 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 practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with just 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 Saint Kitts. [12] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for an iPad Air 2 in Saint Kitts?

Charging an iPad Air 2 from a St Kitts power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

A guide showing how to power an iPad Air 2 with a St Kitts power outlet with a Lightning connector and a Type G power adapter.

  1. In order to power an iPad Air 2 from the St Kitts power outlet you'll need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - the cable is normally supplied with the device.
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type G USB power adapter into the St Kitts power outlet. You can identify this power outlet by three vertical slots containing plastic shutters in a triangular pattern for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Switch on the St Kitts power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Air 2 is charging, typically taking roughly one-four hours to recharge to full capacity.
Charging an iPad Air 2 from a St Kitts power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from a St Kitts power outlet

A guide showing you how to power your iPad Air 2 with a St Kitts power outlet with a USB Lightning cable and a double pinned Type A power charger.

  1. To power the iPad Air 2 using a St Kitts power outlet you'll need to use a Type A USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the USB cable is usually included with the iPad Air 2).
  2. Plug the Type A USB power adapter in the power supply. You can recognise this wall outlet by the 2 thin adjacent slots next to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the Lightning charging cord into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Switch on the St Kitts power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad Air 2 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging which should take around 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from a St Kitts power outlet

How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from a St Kitts power outlet

Using a Lightning Apple cable with a three pin Type B USB charger to recharge an iPad Air 2 with a St Kitts power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge your iPad Air 2 using a St Kitts power outlet you'll need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the USB cable is typically included with the iPad Air 2).
  2. Begin by plugging the Type B USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by the 2 thin slots adjacent to each other where the two blades go with a single semicircular hole below for the earthed pin.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB charging cable into the mains USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Turn on the St Kitts 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 60-240 minutes to fully recharge.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from a St Kitts power outlet

Powering an iPad Air 2 with a St Kitts power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

A guide on how to recharge an iPad Air 2 with a St Kitts power outlet with a Lightning connector and a Type D power adapter.

  1. To supply power to the iPad Air 2 from a St Kitts power outlet you will need to use a Type D USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple normally supply this USB cable when you purchase your iPad Air 2).
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type D USB power adapter in the power supply. This power outlet (technically called a Type D power outlet [10]) looks like three holes in a triangular shape for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB Lightning cord into the USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Switch on the St Kitts 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 Air 2 is powering up which takes between 60 to 240 minutes to recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering an iPad Air 2 with a St Kitts power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia.org entry about Saint Kitts
  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, priced under C$20.
  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, under C$15.
  6. iec.ch - Type A power outlet
  7. 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, C$25-C$30.
  8. iec.ch - Type B power outlet
  9. 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, estimated price C$15-C$20.
  10. iec.ch - Type D power outlet
  11. Type D USB power adapter - The three pinned earthed Type D USB chargers have large rounded pins placed in a triangular shape, costing around C$15.
  12. 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.