How to charge your iPad Air 2 from a power outlet in Belize

A guide on how to power your iPad Air 2 with a Belizean power outlet by using the Apple Lightning cable with a Type B power adapter, powering an iPad Air 2 using a 3 pinned Type G power plug and recharging an iPad Air 2 using a two pinned Type A USB plug

Belizean power outlet

Different frequencies and standards can often be daunting when planning on visiting another country especially if you've never visited before. This isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of standards used in the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need to purchase in advance to power the iPad Air 2 in Belize. These instructions were written to help prepare people wanting to charge the iPad Air 2 abroad.When staying in Belize this page contains instructions showing how to charge your iPad Air 2 using their standard types G, A or B Belizean 110 volt 60Hz plug outlets. If the iPad Air 2 doesn't power up or recharges slowly when travelling to Belize from another country then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Normally electrical devices which come from another country which use a higher voltage (for example 220 volts) either take longer to charge or won't power up, so check that your device is dual-voltage (you'll find these are normally marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to ensure proper use. These instructions assume that you've have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on an iPad Air 2.

Charging an iPad Air 2 in Belize

Can the iPad Air 2 be used in Belize?

You can connect an iPad Air 2 to a Belizean power outlet.

What is the best travel adapter for an iPad Air 2 in Belize?

If travelling with more than your iPad Air 2 or visiting multiple countries then the best international travel charger for Belize is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are three types of plug sockets that Belizeans use (types G, A and B) and using a travel charger like this will ensure that you are covered for both types A and G.

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by changing the supplied heads. If your iPad Air 2 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these types of USB power chargers and additional compatibility with more power hungry devices. Having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device at once without needing to pack seperate travel adapters or using up additional wall outlets. By only bringing a single USB travel charger will also keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage whilst travelling and convenient for charging your iPad Air 2 at an airport or on a plane. Because of their flexibility these types of adapters can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers and using just a single plug socket.

For those travelling on a regular basis we recommend searching for a multipurpose travel adapter of this nature at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Belize

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 2, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These travel converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Belize and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Belize using 3 pin type B US plug sockets.
  • 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 from America using type B plugs. This offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Belize. [10] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for an iPad Air 2 in Belize?

Powering an iPad Air 2 with a Belizean power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using an Apple Lightning cable and a Type G USB adapter to charge your iPad Air 2 from a Belizean power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to an iPad Air 2 using the Belizean power outlet you'll need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple should typically include the USB cable when you purchase the iPad Air 2.
  2. Begin by taking the Type G USB power adapter and plugging it into the power supply. This wall supply (sometimes called a Type G power outlet [3]) can be recognised by the three vertical slots containing shutters forming a triangular shape.
  3. Connect one end of the Apple Lightning charging cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Switch on the Belizean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your iPad Air 2 will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up, typically taking roughly one-four hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering an iPad Air 2 with a Belizean power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

How to use a Type A power charger for charging your iPad Air 2 from a Belizean power outlet

Using an Apple Lightning cable with a Type A power adapter to charge an iPad Air 2 from a Belizean power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your iPad Air 2 from the Belizean power outlet you'll need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will normally include the cable when you first purchase your iPad Air 2.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type A USB power adapter in the wall outlet. The plug outlet, technically called a Type A power outlet [6], is identified by 2 adjacent slots.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Apple USB Lightning power cord into the power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Switch on the Belizean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Air 2 is charging, typically taking around 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type A power charger for charging your iPad Air 2 from a Belizean power outlet

Charging an iPad Air 2 from a Belizean power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

A guide on how to power your iPad Air 2 with a Belizean power outlet by using the Apple Lightning cable with a Type B power adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to an iPad Air 2 using the Belizean power outlet you'll need to use a Type B USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple should typically include the USB cable when you first purchase the iPad Air 2.
  2. Begin by taking the Type B USB power adapter and plugging it in the power outlet. This power outlet, technically known as the Type B power outlet [8], is recognised by the two thin slots parallel to each other for live and neutral blades with a single hole below for the longer earthed pin.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Turn on the Belizean 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 recharging and takes roughly one to four hours to recharge.
Charging an iPad Air 2 from a Belizean power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Belizean country Wikipedia 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, 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, costing between $15 to $20.
  6. iec.ch - Type A power outlet
  7. 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, between $5 to $10.
  8. iec.ch - Type B power outlet
  9. 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, under $10.
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced around $15.