Charging the iPad Air 2 when planning a trip to Saint Pierre

How to connect a St Pierrais power outlet to an iPad Air 2

St Pierrais power outlet

Various combinations of voltages and sockets can often be confusing when planning on staying in another country for the first time traveller. The following simple guide will show exactly what you'll need to power your iPad Air 2 when staying in Saint Pierre using the 230 volt 50Hz Type E plug outlet, the Saint-Pierrais will use a CEE 7/5 French socket for power outlets. When visiting Saint Pierre from a different country please check the iPad Air 2 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If your iPad Air 2 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts check that the device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from being damaged when charging it. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on an iPad Air 2.

Charging an iPad Air 2 in Saint Pierre

Can you use an iPad Air 2 in Saint Pierre?

Yes, you can connect an iPad Air 2 to a St Pierrais power outlet.

What is the best travel charger for recharging an iPad Air 2 in Saint Pierre?

If you are travelling to more than one country or bringing more than your iPad Air 2 then the best travel charger for Saint Pierre to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. As these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your iPad Air 2 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers and compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

Unlike other adapters having a four port adapter will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers or occupying additional wall sockets. Only needing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being suitable for charging your iPad Air 2 at the airport or on your flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional wall outlet.

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

Alternative travel adapter for Saint Pierre

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPad Air 2, but for those 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 useful for visitors of counties with unreliable power supplies. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Saint Pierre and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Saint Pierre.
  • 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 America using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a generous 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 Pierre. [6] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for recharging an iPad Air 2 in Saint Pierre?

How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from a St Pierrais power outlet

Using the Apple USB Lightning connector with a Type E USB charger to charge your iPad Air 2 with a St Pierrais power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPad Air 2 using the St Pierrais power outlet you will need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], usually supplied with your iPad Air 2.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type E USB power adapter into the St Pierrais power outlet. This sunken round power outlet (sometimes called the CEE 7/7 plug or Type E power outlet [3]) can be identified by the two circular holes 19mm apart from each other where the twin plug outlet pins slide into plus one long metal grounding pin protruding in the top forming a triangular configuration.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Switch on the St Pierrais 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 recharging, typically taking between 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from a St Pierrais power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - St Pierrais country entry on wikipedia
  2. Apple - official iPad user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  4. Type E USB power adapter - There are two 4.8mm pins on Type E USB chargers which are placed 19mm apart and may include a hole for an earthing pin, C$10-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, estimated price 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, priced at C$15-C$20.