Charging your iPad 2 from a power outlet in Guadeloupe

Instructions showing how to charge your iPad 2 with a Guadeloupe power outlet with the Apple USB 30 pin cable and a 3 pin Type D USB charger, how to power the iPad 2 using a Type C USB plug and how to power the iPad 2 using a Type E USB plug

Guadeloupe power outlet

Differing region codes and voltages can all be confusing when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never been there before. This guide has been written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPad 2 abroad.If you're staying in Guadeloupe this page has instructions showing you charging the iPad 2 using the types D, C or E 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. When travelling to Guadeloupe from a different country please check that your iPad 2 can be charged using a 240v supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from overheating during charging. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 2.

Charging the iPad 2 in Guadeloupe

Can the iPad 2 be used in Guadeloupe?

Yes, you can connect the iPad 2 to a Guadeloupe power outlet by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad 2 in Guadeloupe?

If you are travelling with more than just your iPad 2 then the best travel charger for Guadeloupe to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are three different standards of plug sockets in Guadeloupe (D, C and E) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs. If your iPad 2 can support Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of USB power adapters and additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets.

Having a four port adapter means you can recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring seperate travel chargers for your Guadeloupe trip. By only needing a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage. Because of their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

If you travel often we suggest searching for this type of flexible power adapter online. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Guadeloupe

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 strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to 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 travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power converter for travellers originating from North America visiting Guadeloupe using type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Guadeloupe. [10] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad 2 in Guadeloupe?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad 2 from a Guadeloupe power outlet

A guide on how to charge your iPad 2 with a Guadeloupe power outlet with the Apple USB 30-pin cable and a 2 pin Type C USB charger.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad 2 from a Guadeloupe power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple should normally supply the USB cable when you buy your iPad 2).
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter into the power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the two round adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. 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 2. The iPad 2 dock connector can be found at the base of the iPad 2.
  4. Turn on the Guadeloupe power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that 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 completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad 2 from a Guadeloupe power outlet

Charging the iPad 2 from a Guadeloupe power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Using a USB 30 pin connector with a three pinned Type D power adapter to power the iPad 2 with a Guadeloupe power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPad 2 using a Guadeloupe power outlet you'll need a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - usually supplied with the device by Apple.
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type D USB power adapter into the Guadeloupe power outlet. You can identify the wall outlet by three holes forming a triangular configuration for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Connect one end of the power cable into the bottom of the mains power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector is found at the bottom of the iPad 2.
  4. Switch on the Guadeloupe power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad 2 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad 2 is powering up taking roughly one-four hours to completely recharge.
Charging the iPad 2 from a Guadeloupe power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Charging the iPad 2 from a Guadeloupe power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

A guide showing how to charge your iPad 2 with a Guadeloupe power outlet with the Apple USB 30-pin cable and a Type E USB charger.

  1. To charge the iPad 2 from the Guadeloupe power outlet you will need to use a Type E USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple should typically include this USB cable with the iPad 2).
  2. Start by plugging the Type E USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can identify the wall outlet by the two large adjacent holes next to each other where the live and neutral pins slide into and a long metal grounding pin protruding the top in a triangular configuration.
  3. 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 2. The iPad 2 dock connector can be found at the base of the iPad 2.
  4. Turn on the Guadeloupe power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging which takes roughly 1-4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPad 2 from a Guadeloupe power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Guadeloupe country page on Wikipedia
  2. Apple - official iPad user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, estimated price between $10 to $15.
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, around $5.
  6. iec.ch - Type D power outlet
  7. Type D USB power adapter - The three pinned earthed Type D USB chargers have large rounded pins placed in a triangular shape, priced between $10 to $15.
  8. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  9. Type E USB power adapter - There are two 4.8mm pins on Type E USB chargers which are placed 19mm apart and may include a hole for an earthing pin, costs between $10 to $15.
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, between $15 to $20.