How to charge your iPad 4 from a power outlet in Antigua

A page on how to recharge the iPad 4 with an Antiguan power outlet by using the Lightning Apple cable with a 2 pinned Type A USB charger and powering the iPad 4 using a 3 pinned Type B USB charger.

Antiguan power outlet

Various voltages and standards can often be confusing when planning to travel to another country, especially for the first time traveller. These instructions have been written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPad 4 when you are staying abroad.If you're visiting Antigua this page contains useful instructions showing you how to supply power to your iPad 4 using their Type B or A Antiguan 230 volt 60Hz wall outlets, please note that Type B plug outlets are used by most Antiguans. Most power sources will change regionally so we suggest that you read our Wiki Connections travel power sockets guide for a full list showing regions. If you are travelling to Antigua from a different country double check your iPad 4 can accept a 240 volt supply. If the iPad 4 came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v double check your device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from being damaged whilst powering it up. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 4.

Charging the iPad 4 in Antigua

Can you use the iPad 4 in Antigua?

Yes, you can use the iPad 4 in Antigua by using the correct power adaptor.

Antigua

What is the best travel charger for the iPad 4 in Antigua?

If travelling to multiple countries the best travel power adapter for Antigua to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two types of wall outlets in Antigua (types B and A) and using a power charger like this ensures that you are covered for type A. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the supplied heads. If your iPad 4 is compatible with Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times with one of these power adapters, along with additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices. Having a 4 port adapter means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel chargers or occupying additional power outlets. By only bringing a single travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage as well as being on hand for charging your iPad 4 at the airport or on the plane. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple phones and tablets with only a single plug socket.

For those travelling on a regular basis we recommend searching for this type of versatile power charger online. The power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Antigua

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, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 option for travellers originating from North 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 North America using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 Antigua. [8]
What is the best travel charger for the iPad 4 in Antigua?

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

A page on how to recharge the iPad 4 with an Antiguan power outlet by using the Lightning Apple cable with a 2 pinned Type A USB charger.

  1. To supply power to the iPad 4 using the Antiguan power outlet you'll need to use a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will usually supply this cable with your iPad 4.
  2. Plug in the Type A USB power adapter in the Antiguan power outlet. You can recognise this wall supply by two thin adjacent slots where the twin plug outlet pins go.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB Apple Lightning power cord into the USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad 4.
  4. Switch on the Antiguan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is charging and takes between 1-4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type A power charger for charging your iPad 4 from an Antiguan power outlet

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

Using the Lightning Apple connector with a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter to recharge your iPad 4 from an Antiguan power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your iPad 4 from the Antiguan power outlet you'll need to use a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (normally included with your iPad 4 by Apple).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type B USB power adapter in the Antiguan power outlet. You can recognise this wall supply by two thin slots adjacent to each other with a single hole below for the long earthed pin.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple cord into the power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad 4.
  4. Turn on the Antiguan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad 4 will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up, typically taking roughly 60-240 minutes to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from an Antiguan power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Antiguan 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 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, estimated price 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, C$15-C$20.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costing C$15-C$20.