How to charge your iPad 4 from a power outlet in Saint Pierre

How to connect a St Pierrais power outlet to the iPad 4

St Pierrais power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of frequencies and region codes can all cause confusion when planning on travelling to a different country to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of common standards used in the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power the iPad 4 in Saint Pierre. This guide has been specifically written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPad 4 abroad.These step by step instructions tells you exactly how to power the iPad 4 when you're in Saint Pierre by using a 230 volt 50Hz E Type plug outlet, with the Saint-Pierrais using a CEE 7/5 French socket for charging. When visiting Saint Pierre from another country please ensure the iPad 4 can be used with a 240v supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure that the device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to prevent the device from being damaged during charging. If you intend to visit a St Pierrais destination like Saint-Pierre or Francoforum refer to the Wikipedia web page about Saint Pierre [1] for further details. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 4.

Charging the iPad 4 in Saint Pierre

Can the iPad 4 be used in Saint Pierre?

You can connect the iPad 4 to a St Pierrais power outlet.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad 4 in Saint Pierre?

When you are travelling to multiple countries the best travel adapter for Saint Pierre to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by switching the plugs. If your type of iPad 4 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB power chargers and additional compatibility with more power hungry devices. Having a 4 port adapter means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring individual power chargers for your trip. Because you are only needing a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage whilst travelling and on hand for charging your iPad 4 at an airport or on a plane. Because of their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when you return home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets and phones without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest buying a versatile travel charger similar to this online, the multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Saint Pierre

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, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Saint Pierre and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable power converter for travellers originating from America going to Saint Pierre using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs. This offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at almost half the 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 Pierre. [6] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad 4 in Saint Pierre?

Charging the iPad 4 from a St Pierrais power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

Using a USB Lightning Apple connector and a two pinned Type E USB adapter to recharge your iPad 4 from a St Pierrais power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the iPad 4 using a St Pierrais power outlet you will need a Type E USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the cable is usually already included with your device).
  2. Insert the Type E USB power adapter in the St Pierrais power outlet. The recessed circular power supply, also called a CEE 7/7 plug, can be recognised by two large round adjacent holes next to each other plus a single long metal earth pin protruding in the top to form a triangular pattern.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB Apple cord into the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad 4.
  4. Turn on the St Pierrais power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your iPad 4 will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is charging, typically taking around 60-240 minutes to recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPad 4 from a St Pierrais power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia web page about Saint Pierre
  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, 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, priced C$20-C$25.
  6. 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.