Charging your iPad Air from a power outlet in The US Virgin Islands

A page showing how to charge your iPad Air from a Virgin Islands power outlet with the Apple USB Lightning connector with a two pin Type A power adapter and charging the iPad Air using a Type B USB charger.

Virgin Islands power outlet

Various combinations of region codes and sockets can often lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country especially for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need to pick up in advance to charge your iPad Air . This page was written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPad Air when staying abroad.When you are visiting The US Virgin Islands this page has instructions showing you charging the iPad Air using the types B or A 110 volt 60Hz plug outlets. If the iPad Air charges slowly or does not power up when you are visiting The US Virgin Islands from another country please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Electrical devices which originated from another country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts can take longer to charge or won't turn on, so check the device is dual voltage (you'll find these are normally indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to ensure proper use. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Air.

Charging the iPad Air in The US Virgin Islands

Can the iPad Air be used in The US Virgin Islands?

Yes, you can connect the iPad Air to a Virgin Islands power outlet.

What is the best travel charger for the iPad Air in The US Virgin Islands?

When travelling to more than one country then the best travel charger for The US Virgin Islands is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Virgin Islanders use two different types of power outlets (B and A) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type A.

As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the heads over. If your type of iPad Air is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these USB power adapters, plus additional support for more power demanding devices.

Unlike other adapters this means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy individual travel chargers on your trip or using up additional power sockets. Only bringing a single international travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand luggage while travelling. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple phones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

We suggest searching for a flexible travel charger of this nature online; the travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

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 who only have USB devices such as the iPad Air, 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 useful for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 compact option for travellers originating from America visiting The US Virgin Islands.
  • 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 originating from America using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more flexible 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting The US Virgin Islands. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for the iPad Air in The US Virgin Islands?

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPad Air from a Virgin Islands power outlet

Using the Apple USB Lightning connector with a two pin Type A power adapter to power the iPad Air with a Virgin Islands power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPad Air from a Virgin Islands power outlet you'll need a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple usually include this cable with the iPad Air).
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type A USB power adapter and plugging it in the Virgin Islands power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the 2 thin adjacent slots for live and neutral blades.
  3. Connect one end of the Apple power cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad Air.
  4. Turn on the Virgin Islands 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 roughly 1 - 4 hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPad Air from a Virgin Islands power outlet

How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPad Air from a Virgin Islands power outlet

A page showing how to charge your iPad Air from a Virgin Islands power outlet with the Apple USB Lightning connector with a three pin Type B power adapter.

  1. In order to power your iPad Air from a Virgin Islands power outlet you'll need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (usually supplied with the device by Apple).
  2. First you'll need to plug the Type B USB power adapter in the Virgin Islands power outlet. You can identify the wall outlet by two slots adjacent to each other for live and neutral blades with a hole below for the slightly long earth pin.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the mains power charger 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. Turn on the Virgin Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Air is powering up which typically takes roughly 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPad Air from a Virgin Islands power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Virgin Islands country entry on Wikipedia
  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 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, costs 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, C$20-C$25.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced C$15-C$20.