How to charge the iPad Air in Jersey

How to connect a Jersey power outlet to the iPad Air

Jersey power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of voltages and standards can all be confusing when planning to travel to a different country if you've never visited before. These instructions were specifically written to stop you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPad Air when you are staying abroad.These instructions shows exactly how to power the iPad Air when staying in Jersey by using the standard 230 volt 50Hz Type G Jersey wall outlet, with the Channel Islanders using a 13 amp plug for power outlets. When you are visiting Jersey from a different country check your iPad Air can accept a 240v supply. If the iPad Air originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure that the iPad Air is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to avoid the device from overloading when powering up. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Air.

Charging the iPad Air in Jersey

Can the iPad Air be used in Jersey?

Yes, you can use the iPad Air in Jersey.

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad Air in Jersey?

When you are travelling to multiple countries the best travel charger for Jersey is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by switching the plugs. If your iPad Air supports Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these power chargers plus support for certain power demanding devices.

Unlike other travel adapters this means you can charge multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power chargers for your Jersey trip or occupying additional power outlets. By only needing to pack a single lightweight travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage as well as being convenient for recharging your iPad Air at the airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when you return home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple phones and tablets without using up an additional wall outlet.

We suggest buying this type of flexible power charger online, the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Jersey

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 Air, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of regions with unstable power grids. 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 international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power adapter for travellers originating from America visiting Jersey.
  • 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 offers almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for almost half 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Jersey. [6] [AD]
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad Air in Jersey?

Charging the iPad Air from a Jersey power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using a USB Lightning connector and a Type G power charger to power your iPad Air from a Jersey power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the iPad Air from the Jersey power outlet you'll need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (typically included with your device).
  2. Start the process by taking the Type G USB power adapter and plugging it in the Jersey power outlet. The plug outlet (sometimes called a Type G power outlet [3]) looks like three vertical rectangular holes containing plastic shutters in a triangle configuration.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad Air.
  4. Switch on the Jersey power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up, typically taking around one to four hours to completely recharge.
Charging the iPad Air from a Jersey power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Jersey country page on wikipedia.org
  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, priced at 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, under $20.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated cost between $15 to $20.