Charging the iPad from a power outlet in Antigua

Using the USB 30-pin Apple cable with a two pinned Type A power adapter to recharge your iPad with an Antiguan power outlet and charging the iPad using a three pin Type B power charger.

Antiguan power outlet

Varying different voltages and sockets can often lead to confusion when planning to visit another country if you've never been there before. This page contains simple instructions which shows how to power your iPad when visiting Antigua using the standard B or A type Antiguan 230 volt 60Hz plug outlets, Type B wall outlets are normally used by a majority of Antiguans. If you are visiting Antigua from another country please check the iPad can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts double check your iPad is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged when charging it. If you intend on staying at a city like St. John's or All Saints we suggest reading the Antiguan Wikipedia web page [1] for further information. 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 are running Apple iOS 5 or greater on the iPad.

Charging the iPad in Antigua

Can the iPad be used in Antigua?

Yes, you can connect the iPad to an Antiguan power outlet by using a power adaptor.

Antigua

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad in Antigua?

If travelling with more than just your iPad and visiting more than one country the best international travel charger for Antigua to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Antiguans use two different standards of wall outlets (types B and A) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type A.

As these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world simply by changing the plugs over. If your iPad can support Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times by using one of these USB power chargers, and compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets. This will also allow you to power more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack multiple power chargers on your Antiguan trip. Only needing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional wall outlet.

We recommend buying this type of flexible travel charger online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Antigua

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from America going to Antigua.
  • 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 and offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Antigua. [8]
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad in Antigua?

Powering the iPad with an Antiguan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

A guide showing how to charge your iPad from an Antiguan power outlet with a 30 pin connector with a 3 pin Type A USB charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad from an Antiguan power outlet you'll need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (typically already included with your iPad).
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type A USB power adapter and inserting it in the Antiguan power outlet. This unearthed plug supply (sometimes known as a Type A power outlet [3]) is identified by the two slots adjacent to each other for live and neutral blades.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector can be found at the base of the iPad.
  4. Switch on the Antiguan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is charging which takes between 1 to 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad with an Antiguan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

How to use a Type B power charger for charging your iPad from an Antiguan power outlet

A guide showing how to charge the iPad from an Antiguan power outlet with a 30 pin connector with a 3 pin Type B USB charger.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPad from an Antiguan power outlet you'll need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (the cable is normally already included with your iPad).
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type B USB power adapter in the Antiguan power outlet. You can identify the wall supply by the two thin slots next to each other where the twin blades go with a single semicircular hole below for the long grounded pin.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector can be found at the base of the iPad.
  4. Switch on the Antiguan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is charging which takes between 1 to 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type B power charger for charging your iPad from an Antiguan power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Antiguan Wikipedia web 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, priced 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, 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, under C$20.