How to charge your iPad Air from a power outlet in Saint Vincent

A page on how to recharge the iPad Air with a St Vincentian power outlet by using the Lightning Apple connector with a 2 pinned Type C Europlug power charger, how to recharge the iPad Air using a three pinned Type G USB adapter and charging the iPad Air using a Type E power plug

St Vincentian power outlet

If organizing a holiday to Saint Vincent it is useful to know in advance if you can charge your essential devices such as cell phones and cameras when you arrive. But, by not knowing which power socket is being used in Saint Vincent you are likely to bring the wrong charger, leaving you needing to buy a suitable charger when you're there. Varying different combinations of frequencies and region codes can all cause confusion when planning on staying in a foreign country if you've never visited before. This isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what to pick up in advance to charge your iPad Air in Saint Vincent. If you're visiting Saint Vincent this page contains useful instructions showing you how to supply power to your iPad Air using their Type G, C, E, I or K St Vincentian 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets, please note that Type G plug outlets are used by most St Vincentians. If travelling to Saint Vincent from another country please make sure your iPad Air can be used with a 240v supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure the iPad Air is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overheating when powering up. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Air.

Charging the iPad Air in Saint Vincent

Can you use the iPad Air in Saint Vincent?

Yes, you can use the iPad Air in Saint Vincent.

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

If travelling to multiple countries the best travel power adapter for Saint Vincent to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are five types of plug sockets that St Vincentians use (types G, C, E, I and K) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for both types C and G. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of iPad Air is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of power chargers and additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other chargers having a four port charger will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power adapters on your trip to Saint Vincent. Because you are only needing to bring a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Due to their versatility these types of power chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones with only a single wall outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend buying this type of flexible power charger online. The power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Saint Vincent

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 Air, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from America going to Saint Vincent using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Saint Vincent. [12] [AD]
What is the best power charger for the iPad Air in Saint Vincent?

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

Using a Lightning Apple connector and a three pinned Type G USB adapter to charge the iPad Air from a St Vincentian power outlet.

  1. To power your iPad Air from the St Vincentian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will usually supply this cable with your iPad Air.
  2. Plug the Type G USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by 3 slots with plastic shutters forming a triangular shape.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB cord into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad Air.
  4. Switch on the St Vincentian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging and takes between 1-4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity. [AD]
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad Air from a St Vincentian power outlet

Charging the iPad Air from a St Vincentian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

A page on how to recharge the iPad Air with a St Vincentian power outlet by using the Lightning Apple connector with a 2 pinned Type C Europlug power charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad Air using a St Vincentian power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple normally include the cable when you first purchase the iPad Air.
  2. Begin by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it into the power supply. You can recognise the plug outlet by the 2 adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Connect one end of the Apple USB Lightning charging cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad Air.
  4. Switch on the St Vincentian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Air is recharging and takes between 1 - 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity. [AD]
Charging the iPad Air from a St Vincentian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Powering the iPad Air with a St Vincentian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

Instructions showing how to recharge the iPad Air with a St Vincentian power outlet by using the Lightning Apple cable with a 2 pinned Type E USB charger.

  1. In order to charge your iPad Air using a St Vincentian power outlet you will need a Type E USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the USB cable is usually already supplied with the iPad Air).
  2. Start by inserting the Type E USB power adapter in the St Vincentian power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by two round holes 19mm adjacent to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins go plus a single long metal earth pin protruding in the top forming a triangular pattern.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad Air.
  4. Turn on the St Vincentian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad Air will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is charging which takes around one to four hours to recharge. [AD]
Powering the iPad Air with a St Vincentian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

Charging the iPad Air from a St Vincentian power outlet by using a two pinned Type K USB adapter

Instructions showing you how to recharge your iPad Air from a St Vincentian power outlet with a USB Lightning cable and a Type K power charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad Air using a St Vincentian power outlet you will need to use a Type K USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple normally include this cable when you first purchase the iPad Air.
  2. Begin by taking the Type K USB power adapter and inserting it into the power supply. This wall supply, sometimes known as the Type K power outlet [10], looks like three large holes in an inverted triangle configuration with the bottom hole appearing in a semicircular shape.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB Apple Lightning power cord into the USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad Air.
  4. Switch on the St Vincentian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging which typically takes between one-four hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity. [AD]
Charging the iPad Air from a St Vincentian power outlet by using a two pinned Type K USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - St Vincentian Wikipedia 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.
  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.
  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.
  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.
  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.
  12. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters.