Charging the iPad 3 when planning a trip to Saint Lucia

How to connect a St Lucian power outlet to the iPad 3

St Lucian power outlet

If planning a vacation it can often be helpful to know in advance if you'll be able to charge all your vital gadgets when you arrive. By not knowing which plug socket is being used you may end up either weighing yourself down with too many adaptors or bring the wrong power charger, leaving you having to purchase a potentially expensive adaptor on arrival that could be incompatible and damage the device. Various combinations of region codes and plugs can often be confusing when planning on visiting a foreign country especially if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of standards being used in the world this article shows exactly what to purchase in advance to power your iPad 3 . This guide has been written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPad 3 when staying in Saint Lucia.If visiting Saint Lucia this page has instructions showing charging the iPad 3 by using a 240 volt 50Hz Type G wall outlet, the St Lucians will use a 13 amp plug for power outlets. Power sockets will vary depending on which area you are travelling to so please read the list of World power supplies for a full list of regions and countries. When travelling to Saint Lucia from a different country please check that your iPad 3 can accept a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure your device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overheating whilst powering it. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 3.

Charging the iPad 3 in Saint Lucia

Can you use the iPad 3 in Saint Lucia?

You can use the iPad 3 in Saint Lucia by using a power adaptor.

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad 3 in Saint Lucia?

If you are travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your iPad 3 the best international travel adapter for Saint Lucia is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the included heads. If your iPad 3 can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB power chargers, plus additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other adapters having a four port adapter will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to bring individual travel adapters for your St Lucian trip. Only bringing a single international travel charger will keep the size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage and convenient for charging your iPad 3 at the airport or on your flight. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers with just a single power outlet.

We recommend buying this type of versatile power adapter online; the travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Saint Lucia

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable power supplies. 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 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from America going to Saint Lucia.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Saint Lucia. [6] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad 3 in Saint Lucia?

How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPad 3 from a St Lucian power outlet

Using a 30-pin cable and a 3 pin Type G power adapter to recharge the iPad 3 with a St Lucian power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the iPad 3 from a St Lucian power outlet you'll need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (typically supplied with your iPad 3).
  2. Start by plugging the Type G USB power adapter into the St Lucian power outlet. The power outlet, sometimes known as a Type G power outlet [3], looks like 3 vertical holes containing plastic shutters in a triangular configuration for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Plug in one end of the 30 pin cord into the bottom of the USB 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. Turn on the St Lucian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad 3 is powering up and takes around one to four hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPad 3 from a St Lucian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia.org web page about Saint Lucia
  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, under 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, costing under C$15.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, under C$20.