Charging your iPad 4 from a power outlet in Trinidad

Using the USB Lightning Apple connector with a double pinned Type A power adapter to power your iPad 4 with a Trinidad power outlet and how to power the iPad 4 using a Type B USB charger.

Trinidad power outlet

Complicated combinations of voltages and region codes can all lead to confusion when planning on travelling to another country if you've never been there before. However this isn't as complicated as it appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards being used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need to pick up in advance to charge your iPad 4 . This page was written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPad 4 abroad.The following step-by-step instructions shows how to supply power to your iPad 4 when travelling to Trinidad by using their standard Type B or A 115 volt 60Hz wall outlets, a majority of Trinidadians will normally use Type B plugs in their plug outlets. If your iPad 4 slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when visiting Trinidad from another country check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically devices which originate from another country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts sometimes take longer to charge or won't power up, so check the device is dual voltage (normally indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to ensure proper use. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 4.

Charging the iPad 4 in Trinidad

Can the iPad 4 be used in Trinidad?

Yes, you can connect the iPad 4 to a Trinidad power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

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What is the best power adapter for the iPad 4 in Trinidad?

If you are travelling with more than your iPad 4 then the best travel charger for Trinidad is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two standards of plug sockets that Trinidadians use (types B and A) and using a travel adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type A.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your iPad 4 can support Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these types of USB power adapters and additional support for more power hungry devices.

This will also allow you to power more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy multiple power adapters or using up additional power sockets. Only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage. Because of their flexibility these types of power adapters can be used back at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones, tablets and speakers using just a single power outlet.

We recommend buying a flexible travel charger of this nature online; the multipurpose power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Trinidad

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, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Trinidad and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Trinidad using 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 the US using type B plugs. This offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Trinidad. [8]
What is the best power adapter for the iPad 4 in Trinidad?

How to use a Type A power charger for charging your iPad 4 from a Trinidad power outlet

Using the USB Lightning Apple connector with a double pinned Type A power adapter to power your iPad 4 with a Trinidad power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPad 4 from a Trinidad power outlet you'll need a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], the USB cable is normally already supplied with your iPad 4.
  2. Firstly insert the Type A USB power adapter in the Trinidad power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the two thin slots next to each other where the twin pins sit.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Apple charging cord into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad 4.
  4. Switch on the Trinidad power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPad 4 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad 4 is powering up which typically takes roughly one-four hours to recharge.
How to use a Type A power charger for charging your iPad 4 from a Trinidad power outlet

How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from a Trinidad power outlet

Using the USB Lightning Apple cable with a Type B USB adapter to power the iPad 4 from a Trinidad power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPad 4 from a Trinidad power outlet you'll need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], this USB cable is normally supplied with your iPad 4 by Apple.
  2. Plug the Type B USB power adapter into the power outlet. The wall outlet (called the Type B power outlet [6]) is recognised by 2 slots where the live and neutral blades slide into with a single semicircular hole below for the longer grounded pin.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad 4.
  4. Switch on the Trinidad power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPad 4 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up and takes roughly 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from a Trinidad power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia page about Trinidad
  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, priced at under 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, 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, priced at under C$20.