Charging the iPad 4 from a power outlet in The British Virgin Islands

A page showing how to recharge the iPad 4 from a British Virgin Islands power outlet using an Apple USB Lightning connector and a Type A USB charger and how to charge the iPad 4 using a Type B USB charger.

British Virgin Islands power outlet

Varying different standards and plugs can all be confusing when planning on staying in a foreign country, especially to the first time traveller. These instructions were specifically written to prevent you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPad 4 abroad.When you are travelling to The British Virgin Islands these instructions show charging the iPad 4 using the B or A type British Virgin Islands 110 volt 60Hz plug outlets. You will discover that power changes from region to region so we suggest reading the power supplies and North America page for a full list of regions and countries. If your iPad 4 slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when travelling to The British Virgin Islands from another region check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically devices which originate from another country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts either take longer to charge or won't turn on, so check that your iPad 4 is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to ensure proper use. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 4.

Charging the iPad 4 in The British Virgin Islands

Can the iPad 4 be used in The British Virgin Islands?

Yes, you can connect the iPad 4 to a British Virgin Islands power outlet by using a power adaptor.

The British Virgin Islands

What is the best travel adapter for the iPad 4 in The British Virgin Islands?

When you are travelling to multiple countries or bringing more than just your iPad 4 then the best international travel adapter for The British Virgin Islands to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different standards of plug sockets in The British Virgin Islands (types B and A) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type A.

As these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your iPad 4 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times by using one of these types of travel adapters along with additional support for more power hungry devices.

Unlike other travel chargers having a 4 port adapter means you can recharge more than one device at once without needing to bring individual power adapters on your trip. By only needing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage and convenient for charging your iPad 4 at the airport or on the plane. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers without using up an additional plug socket.

If you travel to The British Virgin Islands we recommend buying this type of versatile travel charger online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous 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 any country who only have USB devices such as the iPad 4, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids. These power adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 best selling compact power adapter 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 travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half the 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting The British Virgin Islands. [8]
What is the best travel adapter for the iPad 4 in The British Virgin Islands?

How to use a Type A power charger for charging your iPad 4 from a British Virgin Islands power outlet

Using an Apple USB Lightning connector and a Type A USB charger to power the iPad 4 from a British Virgin Islands power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPad 4 from a British Virgin Islands power outlet you will need to use a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - usually included with the device.
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type A USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can identify the wall supply by the 2 thin slots next to each other.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Apple power cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad 4.
  4. Switch on the British Virgin Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPad 4 will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad 4 is charging, typically taking between one to four hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type A power charger for charging your iPad 4 from a British Virgin Islands power outlet

How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from a British Virgin Islands power outlet

Using the Apple USB Lightning cable and a Type B USB adapter to power the iPad 4 with a British Virgin Islands power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPad 4 from a British Virgin Islands power outlet you will need to use a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - usually included with the device.
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type B USB power adapter into the power supply. The power supply, technically known as a Type B power outlet [6], is identified by the two slots adjacent to each other with a single semicircular shaped hole below for the longer grounded pin.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Apple USB charging cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad 4.
  4. Switch on the British Virgin Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging, typically taking roughly 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from a British Virgin Islands power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - 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, costing 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, priced at between $15 to $20.
  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, costs between $15 to $20.