How to charge the iPad when staying in Barbuda

Using the 30 pin Apple connector and a Type A power charger to power your iPad from a Barbudan power outlet and recharging the iPad using a three pin Type B USB charger.

Barbudan power outlet

Various frequencies and region codes can often be daunting when planning to stay in another country especially for the first time traveller. However 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 article tells you exactly what to purchase in advance to charge your iPad in Barbuda. This page has useful instructions which shows exactly how to power the iPad when travelling to Barbuda by using the standard Type B or A Barbudan 230 volt 60Hz plug outlets. Most power supplies change depending on which region you're taking a trip to therefore we suggest that you read our Wikiconnections travel power sockets list where you'll find a complete list of countries. If travelling to Barbuda from another country please ensure that the iPad can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the iPad originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure the iPad is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from over-heating whilst powering it up. This page details the original iPad first generation, visit the Apple category page for the latest range of Apple iPads. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 5 or greater on the iPad.

Charging the iPad in Barbuda

Can the iPad be used in Barbuda?

You can connect the iPad to a Barbudan power outlet.

What is the best power charger for the iPad in Barbuda?

If travelling with more than your iPad then the best international travel power adapter for Barbuda to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different standards of power outlets in Barbuda (types 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 from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world simply by switching the included plugs. If your iPad is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these power chargers plus support for certain power demanding devices. Unlike other chargers this will also allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel adapters on your trip to Barbuda or occupying additional power outlets. By only needing to pack a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the overall weight and size down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple phones, tablets and speakers without needing an additional wall outlet.

If you travel on a regular basis we recommend searching for this type of versatile travel adapter online, the multipurpose travel 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 with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Barbuda

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unstable power grids. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Barbuda 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 compact option for travellers originating from North America going to Barbuda 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 Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs. This offers almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at almost half the 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 ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Barbuda. [8] [AD]
What is the best power charger for the iPad in Barbuda?

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

Using a USB 30-pin cable with a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter to recharge the iPad from a Barbudan power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your iPad from the Barbudan power outlet you'll need to use a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple will typically include the USB cable with your iPad.
  2. Insert the Type A USB power adapter in the Barbudan power outlet. The power outlet, technically known as the Type A power outlet [3], is recognised by the two thin adjacent slots next to each other where the twin plug outlet blades slide into.
  3. Connect one end of the charging cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector is found at the base of the iPad.
  4. Switch on the Barbudan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging taking roughly one-four hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type A power charger for charging your iPad from a Barbudan power outlet

Powering the iPad with a Barbudan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Using the 30 pin Apple connector and a Type B power charger to power your iPad from a Barbudan power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the iPad from the Barbudan power outlet you'll need to use a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - Apple normally include the USB cable with your iPad.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type B USB power adapter in the Barbudan power outlet. The plug outlet, technically known as the Type B power outlet [6], is recognised by the two thin slots with a hole below for the ground pin.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector is found at the base of the iPad.
  4. Switch on the Barbudan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up which takes around 1 to 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPad with a Barbudan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Barbudan Wikipedia page
  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, priced at 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$30.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costing C$10-C$15.