Charging your iPad 4 from a power outlet in Saint Kitts

A guide showing how to recharge your iPad 4 with a St Kitts power outlet using the USB Lightning Apple connector with a Type A power adapter, how to power the iPad 4 using a Type G USB plug and charging the iPad 4 using a three pinned Type B power adapter

St Kitts power outlet

When organizing a trip it is helpful to know in advance if you'll be able to charge your essential electronics such as mobiles and cameras when you get there. Without knowing which power socket is used you may pack the wrong power adaptor, therefore needing to buy a potentially expensive charger when you're there that could be incompatible and damage the device. Various combinations of standards and voltages can all be daunting when planning on visiting another country if you've never been there before. If planning a trip to Saint Kitts the following useful instructions show how to power your iPad 4 by using their standard Type G, A, B or D 230 volt 60Hz wall outlets, Type G plug outlets will be used by a majority of Kittitian. You will find power supplies are different depending on which area you are visiting so please read the power supplies and North America page for a full list of countries. When travelling to Saint Kitts from a different region ensure that your iPad 4 can be charged using a 240v supply. If your iPad 4 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts make sure that your iPad 4 is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from overheating whilst powering it. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 4.

Charging the iPad 4 in Saint Kitts

Can the iPad 4 be used in Saint Kitts?

Yes, you can connect the iPad 4 to a St Kitts power outlet by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best power adapter for the iPad 4 in Saint Kitts?

When you are travelling with more than your iPad 4 or visiting more than one country the best international travel adapter for Saint Kitts to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Kittitian use four different standards of power outlets (types G, A, B and D) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for both types A and G.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the plugs over. If your type of iPad 4 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these travel chargers, and compatibility with certain power hungry devices. This will allow you to power more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy multiple power adapters or occupying additional wall sockets. Because you are only packing a single international travel charger will also keep the size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage while travelling. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used when you return home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets without needing an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling to Saint Kitts we suggest buying this type of versatile power adapter at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign 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 who only have USB devices such as the iPad 4, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Saint Kitts using 3 pinned type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Saint Kitts. [12] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for the iPad 4 in Saint Kitts?

Charging the iPad 4 from a St Kitts power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using the Apple USB Lightning connector with a three pinned Type G power adapter to power the iPad 4 with a St Kitts power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad 4 using the St Kitts power outlet you'll need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - this USB cable is usually supplied with your iPad 4 by Apple.
  2. Start by plugging the Type G USB power adapter into the wall supply. This plug supply (technically called the Type G power outlet [3]) looks like 3 rectangular slots containing shutters forming a triangle pattern for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Plug in one end of the Lightning cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad 4.
  4. Switch on the St Kitts power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad 4 is powering up which typically takes roughly one-four hours to completely recharge.
Charging the iPad 4 from a St Kitts power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Powering the iPad 4 with a St Kitts power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

A guide showing how to recharge your iPad 4 with a St Kitts power outlet using the USB Lightning Apple connector with a Type A power adapter.

  1. To charge your iPad 4 using the St Kitts power outlet you will need to use a Type A USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should typically include this USB cable with the iPad 4).
  2. Start by plugging the Type A USB power adapter into the power supply. You can identify the wall outlet by the two adjacent slots for live and neutral pins.
  3. Connect one end of the Apple power cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad 4.
  4. Switch on the St Kitts power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPad 4 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up and takes around 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge.
Powering the iPad 4 with a St Kitts power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Powering the iPad 4 with a St Kitts power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Instructions on how to power the iPad 4 from a St Kitts power outlet by using a USB Lightning Apple cable and a Type B USB charger.

  1. To power the iPad 4 using the St Kitts power outlet you will need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple will usually include this USB cable with the iPad 4.
  2. Start by plugging the Type B USB power adapter into the wall supply. The power supply (sometimes called the Type B power outlet [8]) is identified by 2 thin slots next to each other where the live and neutral blades go with a hole below for the slightly long ground pin.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad 4.
  4. Turn on the St Kitts power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging which takes roughly 1-4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad 4 with a St Kitts power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Charging the iPad 4 from a St Kitts power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

A guide showing how to power the iPad 4 from a St Kitts power outlet using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a Type D USB charger.

  1. To charge the iPad 4 from the 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 should normally supply this USB cable when you buy the iPad 4).
  2. Plug the Type D USB power adapter into the St Kitts power outlet. You can identify the plug supply by the three round holes in a triangular configuration.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Apple USB charging cord into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad 4.
  4. Switch on the St Kitts power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging which typically takes around one to four hours to fully recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPad 4 from a St Kitts power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - St Kitts Wikipedia web 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, estimated cost 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, estimated cost C$10-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, estimated cost under 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, costs 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, priced under C$20.
  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.