How to charge an iPad Air 2 when planning a trip to Tobago

A guide showing how to power your iPad Air 2 with a Tobagonian power outlet with a Lightning Apple connector with a Type A power adapter and how to recharge an iPad Air 2 using a 3 pinned Type B power plug.

Tobagonian power outlet

Various standards and plugs can all be confusing when planning on travelling to another country to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need to purchase in advance to power the iPad Air 2 in Tobago. This guide has been written to prevent you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPad Air 2 abroad.If you are planning a vacation to Tobago this page has instructions showing how to charge your iPad Air 2 by using the standard B or A type 115 volt 60Hz plug outlets, a majority of Tobagonians typically use the Type B plugs in their power outlets. Most power sources vary regionally so we suggest that you read the Wiki Connections travel power connections page where you'll find a complete list showing regions. If your iPad Air 2 slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when you are visiting Tobago from another region then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically electrical devices which come from another country which use a higher voltage (for example 220 volts) may take longer to charge or won't power up, check your iPad Air 2 is a dual voltage device (you'll find these are normally indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to ensure proper use. These instructions assume that you've have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on an iPad Air 2.

Charging an iPad Air 2 in Tobago

Can you use an iPad Air 2 in Tobago?

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

What is the best power charger for recharging an iPad Air 2 in Tobago?

When travelling with more than your iPad Air 2 and visiting multiple countries the best travel power adapter for Tobago to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different types of plug sockets that Tobagonians use (B and A) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type A. Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by changing the plugs over. If your model of iPad Air 2 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these types of power adapters, and support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other chargers having a 4 port adapter means you can power more than one device at the same time without needing to bring seperate power chargers or using up additional power outlets. Because you are only needing to bring a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Because of their space saving versatility these types of adapters can be used when you return home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and smartphones without needing an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling frequently we suggest buying this type of flexible travel adapter at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Tobago

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, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is crucial when visiting counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Tobago and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter 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 Tobago using type B American plug sockets.
  • 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 from North America using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with 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 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Tobago. [8] [AD]
What is the best power charger for recharging an iPad Air 2 in Tobago?

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from a Tobagonian power outlet

A guide showing how to power your iPad Air 2 with a Tobagonian power outlet with a Lightning Apple connector with a Type A power adapter.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad Air 2 using a Tobagonian power outlet you will need to use a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - this cable is normally supplied with the iPad Air 2.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type A USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can identify this power outlet by the 2 thin adjacent slots.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB mains adapter 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. Turn on the Tobagonian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Air 2 is recharging which takes around one-four hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from a Tobagonian power outlet

How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from a Tobagonian power outlet

A guide on how to recharge an iPad Air 2 with a Tobagonian power outlet with the Lightning Apple cable with a Type B USB adapter.

  1. If you want to charge your iPad Air 2 using a Tobagonian power outlet you'll need to use a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple usually supply this USB cable when you purchase the iPad Air 2.
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type B USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify this power outlet by the 2 slots adjacent to each other where the short twin blades sit with a semicircular hole below for the grounded pin.
  3. Then connect one end of the Lightning charging cable into the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Turn on the Tobagonian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up, typically taking roughly 1-4 hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPad Air 2 from a Tobagonian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia.org entry about Tobago
  2. Apple - official iPad user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type A power outlet
  4. Type A USB power adapter - An unearthed Type A USB charger has 2 parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes near the tip of each blade, C$15-C$20.
  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, C$10-C$15.
  6. iec.ch - Type B power outlet
  7. Type B USB power adapter - 3 pinned Type B USB chargers have a single unearthed round pin along with 2 shorter parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes in the end of each blade, priced under C$20.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, under C$20.