Charging your iPad 3 from a power outlet in Saint Vincent

A guide showing how to power the iPad 3 from a St Vincentian power outlet by using the USB 30-pin Apple cable and a 2 pin Type E power charger, how to charge the iPad 3 using a 3 pin Type G power charger and powering the iPad 3 using a Type C USB plug

St Vincentian power outlet

Varying different region codes and voltages can all be daunting when planning on visiting another country for the first time traveller. This page is a step by step guide showing how to supply power to the iPad 3 when you're travelling to Saint Vincent using the Type G, C, E, I or K St Vincentian 230 volt 50Hz power outlets, please be aware that Type G power outlets will be used by a majority of St Vincentians. If you are visiting Saint Vincent from another country ensure that your iPad 3 can accept a 240 volt supply. If your iPad 3 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from being damaged when powering up. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 3.

Charging the iPad 3 in Saint Vincent

Can the iPad 3 be used in Saint Vincent?

Yes, you can connect the iPad 3 to a St Vincentian power outlet.

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

If you are travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your iPad 3 the best international travel adapter for Saint Vincent is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. St Vincentians use five different types of wall outlets (G, C, E, I and K) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for both types C and G.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean that 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 travel chargers, plus additional support for more power hungry devices.

Unlike other adapters this will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power adapters. Only needing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers using only a single wall outlet.

For those travelling to Saint Vincent we suggest searching for an adaptable travel charger like this online; the travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Saint Vincent

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 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 unstable power supplies. These travel adapters are 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 option for travellers originating from North America visiting Saint Vincent.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs and offers practically 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 suitable for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Saint Vincent. [12] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad 3 in Saint Vincent?

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

Instructions showing you how to recharge your iPad 3 with a St Vincentian power outlet using a 30-pin Apple cable and a Type G USB charger.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad 3 from a St Vincentian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], typically already included with the device by Apple.
  2. Start by taking the Type G USB power adapter and plugging it in the St Vincentian power outlet. You can identify this plug supply by the three rectangular holes forming a triangle shape for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 3. The iPad 3 dock connector is found at the base of the iPad 3.
  4. Turn on the St Vincentian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad 3 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad 3 is powering up and takes around one to four hours to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPad 3 from a St Vincentian power outlet

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from a St Vincentian power outlet

Using a 30-pin Apple cable and a Type C USB charger to charge your iPad 3 with a St Vincentian power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPad 3 using the St Vincentian power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (this USB cable is normally already included with your iPad 3).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the wall supply. This ungrounded plug supply (known as a Type C power outlet [6]) can be recognised by 2 circular adjacent holes next to each other where the live and neutral pins slide into.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter 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. Switch on the St Vincentian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging, typically taking between one-four hours to recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from a St Vincentian power outlet

How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from a St Vincentian power outlet

A guide showing how to power the iPad 3 from a St Vincentian power outlet by using the USB 30-pin Apple cable and a 2 pin Type E power charger.

  1. In order to power your iPad 3 from a St Vincentian power outlet you'll need a Type E USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple will typically include this USB cable when you buy your iPad 3).
  2. Begin by taking the Type E USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. You can identify the power supply by the two large holes 19mm adjacent to each other for live and neutral plus one long metal earth pin protruding in the top in a triangular shape.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the mains power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 3. The iPad 3 dock connector is found at the bottom of the iPad 3.
  4. Switch on the St Vincentian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad 3 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is charging taking around one to four hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from a St Vincentian power outlet

How to use a Type K power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from a St Vincentian power outlet

A guide showing you how to power the iPad 3 from a St Vincentian power outlet using the 30-pin Apple cable and a 2 pin Type K USB charger.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPad 3 from a St Vincentian power outlet you'll need a Type K USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (this USB cable is typically supplied with your iPad 3).
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type K USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. You can identify the wall outlet by the three holes forming an inverted triangular shape with the bottom hole being semicircular in shape.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the mains USB charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 3. The iPad 3 dock connector is found at the bottom of the iPad 3.
  4. Switch on the St Vincentian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad 3 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up and takes around one to four hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type K power charger for recharging your iPad 3 from a St Vincentian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - St Vincentian Wiki 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, priced at 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, under C$15.
  6. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  7. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, estimated price under C$20.
  8. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  9. 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, under C$20.
  10. iec.ch - Type K power outlet
  11. Type K USB power adapter - There are three pins on a Type K USB charger comprising of two large rounded pins and a bottom semi-circular grounding pin, C$5-C$10.
  12. 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.