How to charge your iPad 3 from a power outlet in The US Virgin Islands

A page on how to power your iPad 3 with a Virgin Islands power outlet by using a 30 pin Apple connector and a Type A USB adapter and recharging the iPad 3 using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter.

Virgin Islands power outlet

Differing frequencies and region codes can all cause confusion when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never visited before. This guide was specifically written to prevent people worrying if they can power the iPad 3 abroad.This page contains step-by-step instructions showing you exactly how to power the iPad 3 when going to The US Virgin Islands by using their B or A type 110 volt 60Hz power outlets. If the iPad 3 doesn't power up or recharges slowly when visiting The US Virgin Islands from another country then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically devices which originated from a country which use a higher voltage such as 240 volts either take longer to charge or won't turn on, check your device is dual-voltage (you'll find these are usually marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to ensure proper use. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 3.

Charging the iPad 3 in The US Virgin Islands

Can you use the iPad 3 in The US Virgin Islands?

Yes, you can use the iPad 3 in The US Virgin Islands.

The US Virgin Islands

What is the best power charger for the iPad 3 in The US Virgin Islands?

When you are travelling to multiple countries the best travel charger for The US Virgin Islands to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Virgin Islanders use two different types of plug sockets (B and A) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type A.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world just by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of iPad 3 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, and support for certain power demanding devices. Unlike other adapters this means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power adapters on your trip to The US Virgin Islands. Because you are only bringing a single travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage as well as being on hand for charging your iPad 3 at an airport or on the flight. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple phones and tablets and using only a single plug socket.

We suggest searching for a versatile travel adapter like this at an electronics retailer. The power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for The US Virgin Islands

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to regions with unstable power grids. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from North America going to The US Virgin Islands using 3 pinned type B US 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 the US using type B plugs and gives 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting The US Virgin Islands. [8]
What is the best power charger for the iPad 3 in The US Virgin Islands?

Powering the iPad 3 with a Virgin Islands power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Using an Apple 30 pin cable with a 2 pinned Type A power charger to power your iPad 3 from a Virgin Islands power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your iPad 3 using a Virgin Islands power outlet you will need a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (the USB cable is typically already supplied with the iPad 3 by Apple).
  2. Plug in the Type A USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This power outlet (technically known as the Type A power outlet [3]) can be identified by two thin slots adjacent to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 3. The iPad 3 dock connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad 3.
  4. Turn on the Virgin Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad 3 is recharging and takes between 1-4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPad 3 with a Virgin Islands power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Charging the iPad 3 from a Virgin Islands power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

A page on how to power your iPad 3 with a Virgin Islands power outlet by using a 30 pin Apple connector and a Type B USB adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad 3 using a Virgin Islands power outlet you will need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], this cable is typically included with your device.
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type B USB power adapter in the wall outlet. The power outlet (technically known as a Type B power outlet [6]) can be identified by two thin slots adjacent to each other with a single semicircle shaped hole below for the ground pin.
  3. Plug in one end of the power cord into the bottom of the mains USB adapter 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. Switch on the Virgin Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up, typically taking around 60-240 minutes to recharge.
Charging the iPad 3 from a Virgin Islands power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia entry about The US Virgin Islands
  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, under C$20.
  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 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, under C$20.