Charging your iPad 4 from a power outlet in Saint Helena

Using an Apple USB Lightning cable and a Type G power adapter to power your iPad 4 with a St Helenian power outlet.

St Helenian power outlet

Varying different combinations of standards and voltages can all be confusing when planning to stay in a new country especially if you've never visited before. However this isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of sockets used throughout the world this article shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge the iPad 4 . These guidelines were specifically written to help assist people wanting to power the iPad 4 when they are going abroad.If visiting Saint Helena the following useful instructions show how to charge the iPad 4 by using the 240 volt 50Hz Type G St Helenian power outlet, the St Helenians will use a 13 amp plug for wall outlets. When travelling to Saint Helena from another region ensure the iPad 4 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts double check your iPad 4 is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from being damaged whilst powering it up. If you're planning on taking a trip to a St Helenian destination such as Jamestown or Half Tree Hollow we recommend referring to the St Helenian Wikipedia web page [1] for more details. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 4.

Charging the iPad 4 in Saint Helena

Can you use the iPad 4 in Saint Helena?

You can connect the iPad 4 to a St Helenian power outlet by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad 4 in Saint Helena?

If travelling to multiple countries then the best travel adapter for Saint Helena is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger.

As these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by switching the supplied plugs. If your model of iPad 4 is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these USB power chargers, and compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other adapters this means you can recharge multiple devices at once without needing to bring individual power adapters on your trip. Only packing a single international travel charger will keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Because of their flexibility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones with just a single wall outlet.

If you travel to Saint Helena we suggest buying this type of versatile travel charger at an electronics retailer. The travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Saint Helena

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 visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial when visiting counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These power converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Saint Helena and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Saint Helena.
  • 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 the US using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Saint Helena. [6] [AD]
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad 4 in Saint Helena?

How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPad 4 from a St Helenian power outlet

Instructions showing you how to power your iPad 4 with a St Helenian power outlet with a Lightning Apple cable with a three pinned Type G power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPad 4 from a St Helenian power outlet you will need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple typically supply the USB cable with the iPad 4.
  2. Firstly you'll need to plug the Type G USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by three vertical holes containing shutters forming a triangle shape.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB cable into the bottom of the USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad 4.
  4. Turn on the St Helenian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the iPad 4 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad 4 is powering up which takes between one to four hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPad 4 from a St Helenian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - St Helenian Wikipedia web page
  2. Apple - official iPad user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - A Type G USB charger has three thick rectangular blades in a triangular shape with the longer top blade acting as the earthing pin, estimated price between $10 to $15.
  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 between $15 to $20.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costing between $15 to $20.