Charging the iPad Air when staying in The British Virgin Islands

Instructions on how to charge the iPad Air from a British Virgin Islands power outlet by using a Lightning Apple cable with a double pin Type A power charger and how to power the iPad Air using a three pinned Type B power charger.

British Virgin Islands power outlet

Different combinations of voltages and plug types can all be daunting when planning on staying in a foreign country especially if you've never visited before. When you're planning a vacation to The British Virgin Islands the following useful instructions show how to supply power to the iPad Air using the standard B or A type 110 volt 60Hz wall outlets. If your iPad Air charges slowly or does not power up when you are visiting The British Virgin Islands from a different country then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically electrical devices which come from a different country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts either take longer to charge or won't turn on, so check that your device is a dual voltage device (usually indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to ensure proper use. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Air.

Charging the iPad Air in The British Virgin Islands

Can you use the iPad Air in The British Virgin Islands?

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

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad Air in The British Virgin Islands?

If you are travelling to multiple countries and bringing more than just your iPad Air the best international travel charger 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 types of wall outlets in The British Virgin Islands (types B and A) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type A. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the included heads over. If your type of iPad Air can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these USB travel chargers, along with support for more power hungry devices. Unlike other travel adapters this means you can recharge more than one device at once without needing to buy multiple travel chargers. By only packing a single international travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage and convenient for charging your iPad Air at the airport or on the flight. Because of their flexibility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets using just a single plug socket.

We recommend searching for a multipurpose power adapter of this nature online. The travel adapter illustrated 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 any country who only have USB devices such as the iPad Air, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both The British Virgin Islands and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from America going to The British Virgin Islands using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting The British Virgin Islands. [8] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad Air in The British Virgin Islands?

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

Instructions on how to charge the iPad Air from a British Virgin Islands power outlet by using a Lightning Apple cable with a double pin Type A power charger.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad Air using the British Virgin Islands power outlet you'll need a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should normally include this cable when you buy your iPad Air).
  2. Insert the Type A USB power adapter into the British Virgin Islands power outlet. You can recognise this power outlet by the 2 thin slots next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB charging cord into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad Air.
  4. Turn on the British Virgin Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad Air screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Air is recharging, typically taking roughly one-four hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPad Air from a British Virgin Islands power outlet

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

A guide showing how to recharge the iPad Air with a British Virgin Islands power outlet using a USB Lightning Apple connector with a Type B USB adapter.

  1. In order to power the iPad Air using the British Virgin Islands power outlet you will need a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], usually included with the iPad Air.
  2. Firstly plug the Type B USB power adapter into the British Virgin Islands power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by the 2 thin slots next to each other for live and neutral blades with a hole below for the longer grounded pin.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB Lightning cord into the mains USB 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. Turn on the British Virgin Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging taking around 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPad Air from a British Virgin Islands power outlet

See also

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  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, priced between $5 to $10.
  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 around $15.
  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, between $5 to $10.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, around $15.