Charging the iPad Air when planning a trip to Saint Pierre

Instructions showing you how to power the iPad Air from a St Pierrais power outlet with the Apple USB Lightning connector with a Type E USB charger.

St Pierrais power outlet

Varying different voltages and region codes can often be daunting when planning to stay in a foreign country especially if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what to pick up in advance to power your iPad Air . When you are planning a holiday to Saint Pierre this page contains useful instructions showing charging the iPad Air by using their standard 230 volt 50Hz E Type St Pierrais power outlet, with the Saint-Pierrais using CEE 7/5 French sockets for charging. If you are travelling to Saint Pierre from another region ensure your iPad Air can be charged using a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that your iPad Air is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from being damaged when charging it. If you plan to stay in a place such as Saint-Pierre we also suggest reading the Saint Pierre Wikipedia page [1] for further details. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Air.

Charging the iPad Air in Saint Pierre

Can you use the iPad Air in Saint Pierre?

You can use the iPad Air in Saint Pierre by using a power adaptor.

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad Air in Saint Pierre?

If you are travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your iPad Air then the best travel charger for Saint Pierre to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the included heads. If your model of iPad Air supports Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB power adapters along with compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

This means you can charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy individual travel chargers. By only bringing a single international travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling as well as being suitable for charging your iPad Air at the airport or on the flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when you return home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets with just a single power outlet.

For those travelling to Saint Pierre we suggest searching for this type of flexible travel charger at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Saint Pierre

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPad Air, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Saint Pierre 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 best selling compact option for travellers originating from America going to Saint Pierre using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • 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 originating from America using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more flexible 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 Saint Pierre. [6] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad Air in Saint Pierre?

How to use a Type E power charger for charging your iPad Air from a St Pierrais power outlet

Instructions showing how to recharge the iPad Air from a St Pierrais power outlet with the USB Lightning Apple cable and a 2 pin Type E power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPad Air using the St Pierrais power outlet you will need to use a Type E USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], typically already included with the device by Apple.
  2. Start by taking the Type E USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. This sunken round power supply, sometimes called the CEE 7/7 outlet, can be identified by the two circular holes 19mm apart from each other where the twin plug outlet pins slide into plus one long metal grounding pin protruding the top to form a triangle pattern.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad Air.
  4. Turn on the St Pierrais power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad Air screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging, typically taking between 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type E power charger for charging your iPad Air from a St Pierrais power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Saint Pierre Wikipedia page
  2. Apple - official iPad user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  4. 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, under $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, 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, between $15 to $20.