How to charge the iPad from a power outlet in Saint Kitts

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge the iPad from a St Kitts power outlet with a USB 30 pin cable with a Type A USB adapter, powering the iPad using a Type G power plug and how to charge the iPad using a three pin Type B USB charger

St Kitts power outlet

If organizing to travel it can be useful to know if you'll be able to use your electronics such as cell phones and laptops at your destination. Without knowing which plug socket is being used in Saint Kitts you are likely to bring the wrong power adaptor, leaving you needing to buy or borrow a suitable adaptor on arrival that might not be compatible. Varying different combinations of frequencies and standards can often be daunting when planning on staying in a new country to the first time traveller. The following useful guide shows exactly how to power the iPad when you're visiting Saint Kitts by using the standard G, A, B or D type 230 volt 60Hz plug outlets, please be aware Type G wall outlets will be normally used by most Kittitian. Power sources will vary regionally so we recommend that you read the WikiConnections world power connections guide for a full list showing charging devices in different destinations. If you are travelling to Saint Kitts from a different country make sure that the iPad can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts ensure that the device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from overloading when charging it. 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 Saint Kitts

Can you use the iPad in Saint Kitts?

Yes, you can use the iPad in Saint Kitts by using a power convertor.

What is the best travel adapter for the iPad in Saint Kitts?

If travelling with more than just your iPad or visiting multiple countries the best travel adapter for Saint Kitts to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Kittitian use four different types of plug sockets (types G, A, B and D) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for both types A and G. As these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by changing the included plugs. If your type of iPad can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times with one of these travel adapters, plus support for more power hungry devices like tablets. Having a 4 port charger will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to pack individual travel adapters for your St Kitts trip. Because you are only needing to bring a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage while travelling and suitable for recharging your iPad at an airport or on a plane. Because of their flexibility these types of chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets without using up an additional power outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of versatile travel charger at an electronics retailer; the multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Saint Kitts

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is necessary when visiting counties with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Saint Kitts and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 visiting Saint Kitts.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at almost half the 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 Saint Kitts. [12] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for the iPad in Saint Kitts?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad from a St Kitts power outlet

Using a USB 30-pin cable with a Type G power adapter to charge the iPad from a St Kitts power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad from a St Kitts power outlet you will need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple will normally include the cable with your iPad).
  2. Start by taking the Type G USB power adapter and inserting it into the power outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by 3 vertical rectangular holes in a triangular pattern.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector is found at the base of the iPad.
  4. Switch on the St Kitts power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up which typically takes between 1-4 hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad from a St Kitts power outlet

How to use a Type A power charger for charging your iPad from a St Kitts power outlet

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge the iPad from a St Kitts power outlet with a USB 30 pin cable with a Type A USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to your iPad from the St Kitts power outlet you will need a Type A USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple should typically include the cable with your iPad.
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type A USB power adapter in the St Kitts power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by the 2 slots adjacent to each other where the live and neutral blades sit.
  3. Connect one end of the power cord into the bottom of the mains USB 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. Turn on the St Kitts power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging which takes around 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type A power charger for charging your iPad from a St Kitts power outlet

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

A step-by-step guide showing how to charge the iPad from a St Kitts power outlet with a USB 30 pin cable and a three pin Type B USB adapter.

  1. To power the iPad from the St Kitts power outlet you will need a Type B USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple should typically include the USB cable when you first purchase your iPad).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type B USB power adapter into the power supply. You can identify this plug outlet by the 2 slots next to each other with a single hole below for the long earthed pin.
  3. Connect one end of the USB cord into the bottom of the mains USB 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 St Kitts power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is charging, typically taking around one-four hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPad from a St Kitts power outlet

How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPad from a St Kitts power outlet

Using a USB 30 pin cable and a three pin Type D USB adapter to recharge your iPad from a St Kitts power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad from a St Kitts power outlet you will need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple will normally include this cable with your iPad).
  2. Start by taking the Type D USB power adapter and inserting it into the power outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by 3 circular holes forming a triangular shape for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Then connect one end of the cable into the USB mains charger 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 St Kitts power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging and takes roughly one to four hours to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPad from a St Kitts power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia.org page 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, 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, costing 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, under C$20.
  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, under 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, 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, under C$20.