How to charge the iPad Air when staying in Saint Lucia

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

St Lucian power outlet

Various frequencies and region codes can all cause confusion when planning on staying in another country, especially for the first time traveller. This guide has been specifically written to stop visitors needing to worry if they'll be able to power the iPad Air when going to Saint Lucia.This guide shows what you'll need to supply power to your iPad Air when you are visiting Saint Lucia using a 240 volt 50Hz G Type power outlet, the St Lucians will use 13 amp plugs for wall outlets. When you are travelling to Saint Lucia from a different country check your iPad Air can be used with a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v make sure that the iPad Air is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from being damaged during charging. If you are planning on travelling to a city such as Castries or Bexon we suggest referring to the Wikipedia entry about Saint Lucia [1] for further details on travelling to the area. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Air.

Charging the iPad Air in Saint Lucia

Can the iPad Air be used in Saint Lucia?

You can connect the iPad Air to a St Lucian power outlet by using a power convertor.

What is the best power charger for the iPad Air in Saint Lucia?

If travelling with more than your iPad Air then the best international travel power adapter for Saint Lucia to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger.

Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by changing the included heads over. If your model of iPad Air can support Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these power chargers plus support for certain power demanding devices. Unlike other travel adapters this will also allow you to charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy individual power chargers. Only packing a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when you return home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and smartphones with only a single plug socket.

We suggest buying this type of flexible power charger online, the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

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 via USB, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Saint Lucia 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 best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America going to Saint Lucia using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 Lucia. [6] [AD]
What is the best power charger for the iPad Air in Saint Lucia?

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

Instructions showing how to recharge the iPad Air with a St Lucian power outlet by using a USB Lightning cable with a Type G power charger.

  1. To supply power to the iPad Air using a St Lucian power outlet you will need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should typically supply this USB cable with your iPad Air).
  2. Start by inserting the Type G USB power adapter in the St Lucian power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 3 vertical rectangular holes with plastic shutters forming a triangular pattern for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Connect one end of the cord into the power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad Air.
  4. Turn on the St Lucian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is charging taking between 60-240 minutes to recharge.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad Air from a St Lucian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia entry 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, priced under C$15.
  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, costs under C$25.
  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.