Charging the iPad 3 when staying in Saint Kitts

A guide showing how to recharge the iPad 3 from a St Kitts power outlet using the USB 30 pin Apple cable and a three pinned Type A power adapter, recharging the iPad 3 using a three pinned Type G power adapter and how to power the iPad 3 using a Type B power adapter

St Kitts power outlet

Varying different standards and voltages can all be confusing when planning on travelling to a new country especially if you've never visited before. However this isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of standards used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what to purchase in advance to charge the iPad 3 in Saint Kitts. This page has been specifically written to prevent you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPad 3 abroad.This step-by-step guide will show exactly how to supply power to your iPad 3 when staying in Saint Kitts by using their standard types G, A, B or D 230 volt 60Hz plug outlets, please be aware Type G plug outlets are typically used by a majority of Kittitian. If visiting Saint Kitts from a different country please ensure your iPad 3 can accept a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check that the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overloading when charging it. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 3.

Charging the iPad 3 in Saint Kitts

Can the iPad 3 be used in Saint Kitts?

Yes, you can connect the iPad 3 to a St Kitts power outlet.

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What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad 3 in Saint Kitts?

If you are travelling with more than just your iPad 3 and visiting more than one country the best travel power adapter for Saint Kitts is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are four different types of wall outlets in Saint Kitts (G, A, B and D) and using a travel adapter like this ensures that you are covered for both types A and G.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by changing the supplied plugs over. If your iPad 3 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of USB power adapters, plus additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. This will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy seperate travel adapters. By only needing a single travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage and convenient for charging your iPad 3 at the airport or on the plane. Due to their versatility these types of adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and phones without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest searching for a multipurpose power adapter like this online; the multipurpose power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world 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 charge devices using USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from America going to Saint Kitts using type B American plug sockets.
  • 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 from America using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Saint Kitts. [12]
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad 3 in Saint Kitts?

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

Using a 30-pin connector and a Type G USB charger to power the iPad 3 from a St Kitts power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPad 3 from a St Kitts power outlet you will need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (the USB cable is typically supplied with your device by Apple).
  2. Start by plugging the Type G USB power adapter in the St Kitts power outlet. The wall outlet, technically called the Type G power outlet [3], can be identified by 3 rectangular holes containing plastic shutters in a triangular pattern for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple 30 pin USB cable into 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 St Kitts power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging which should take around 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
Charging the iPad 3 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 3 from a St Kitts power outlet

A guide showing how to recharge the iPad 3 from a St Kitts power outlet using the USB 30 pin Apple cable and a three pinned Type A power adapter.

  1. In order to charge the iPad 3 from the St Kitts power outlet you will need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], the cable is normally already supplied with your device by Apple.
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type A USB power adapter in the power outlet. The wall outlet, technically called the Type A power outlet [6], can be identified by the 2 adjacent slots next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Connect one end of the cord into the bottom of the power adapter 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 St Kitts power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPad 3 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad 3 is charging, typically taking between one to four hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from a St Kitts power outlet

How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from a St Kitts power outlet

Using the Apple 30-pin connector with a 3 pin Type B USB charger to recharge the iPad 3 from a St Kitts power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad 3 using the St Kitts power outlet you will need a Type B USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], the USB cable is typically supplied with your device by Apple.
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type B USB power adapter into the power supply. You can recognise this wall outlet by the two thin slots for live and neutral blades with a hole below for the earthed pin.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple cable 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 base of the iPad 3.
  4. Switch on the St Kitts power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging, typically taking roughly 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from a St Kitts power outlet

Charging the iPad 3 from a St Kitts power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Using a 30 pin cable and a Type D USB adapter to power the iPad 3 with a St Kitts power outlet.

  1. To charge your iPad 3 using the St Kitts power outlet you'll need a Type D USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], this USB cable is usually supplied with the device.
  2. Plug in the Type D USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can recognise the wall supply by the 3 round holes in a triangle pattern for live, neutral and ground.
  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 3. The iPad 3 dock connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad 3.
  4. Switch on the St Kitts power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging and takes around one-four hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPad 3 from a St Kitts power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - St Kitts Wiki page
  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 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 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, 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, costs 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, costing under C$20.