How to charge your iPad 2 from a power outlet in The British Virgin Islands

Instructions showing how to power your iPad 2 with a British Virgin Islands power outlet by using a USB 30 pin Apple connector with a Type A power charger and recharging the iPad 2 using a three pin Type B USB charger.

British Virgin Islands power outlet

Different combinations of standards and sockets can often be daunting when planning on visiting another country to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of sockets being used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what to pick up in advance to power the iPad 2 . This page is a step by step guide telling you exactly how to charge your iPad 2 when you're visiting The British Virgin Islands using their types B or A British Virgin Islands 110 volt 60Hz plug outlets. If the iPad 2 does not power up or charges slowly when travelling to The British Virgin Islands from another country please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Devices which come from a different country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts may take longer to charge or won't turn on, check the iPad 2 is dual voltage (you'll find these are usually indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to ensure proper use. If you intend on staying in a city such as Road Town please read the The British Virgin Islands Wikipedia web page [1] for more information prior to the location. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 2.

Charging the iPad 2 in The British Virgin Islands

Can the iPad 2 be used in The British Virgin Islands?

You can use the iPad 2 in The British Virgin Islands by using the correct power adaptor.

The British Virgin Islands

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad 2 in The British Virgin Islands?

If travelling with more than your iPad 2 or visiting multiple countries the best travel adapter for The British Virgin Islands to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different standards of wall outlets that British Virgin Islanders use (types B and A) and using a travel charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type A.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the included heads over. If your iPad 2 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these travel adapters, and support for more power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other chargers this will also allow you to power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring multiple power chargers for your trip to The British Virgin Islands or using up additional wall sockets. By only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage as well as being convenient for recharging your iPad 2 at the airport or on a flight. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of adapters can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling often we recommend searching for a versatile travel charger similar to this online. The power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for The British Virgin Islands

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is necessary when visiting counties with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both The British Virgin Islands and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 portable power converter for travellers originating from North America going to The British Virgin Islands.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs. This offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half 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 perfect for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting The British Virgin Islands. [8]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad 2 in The British Virgin Islands?

Powering the iPad 2 with a British Virgin Islands power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Using a USB 30 pin Apple connector with a Type A power adapter to charge the iPad 2 from a British Virgin Islands power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPad 2 using a British Virgin Islands power outlet you'll need to use a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple will usually supply the USB cable when you purchase the iPad 2).
  2. First plug the Type A USB power adapter into the British Virgin Islands power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by the 2 adjacent slots next to each other for live and neutral blades.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector is found at the base of the iPad 2.
  4. Switch on the British Virgin Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPad 2 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging and takes between 60 to 240 minutes to recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad 2 with a British Virgin Islands power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Charging the iPad 2 from a British Virgin Islands power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Using a USB 30 pin Apple connector with a Type B power charger to charge the iPad 2 with a British Virgin Islands power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your iPad 2 using a British Virgin Islands power outlet you'll need to use a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple will usually supply this USB cable when you purchase the iPad 2).
  2. Start by taking the Type B USB power adapter and inserting it into the British Virgin Islands power outlet. The plug supply (technically known as a Type B power outlet [6]) can be recognised by the two slots next to each other with a single hole below for the long earthed pin.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector is found at the base of the iPad 2.
  4. Switch on the British Virgin Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad 2 will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging and takes between one to four hours to recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPad 2 from a British Virgin Islands power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - The British Virgin Islands Wikipedia web page
  2. Apple - official iPad user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type A power outlet
  4. 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, estimated cost 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, between $5 to $10.
  6. iec.ch - Type B power outlet
  7. 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, costing between $10 to $15.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced at between $15 to $20.