How to charge an iPad Air 2 in Nevis

Instructions showing how to power an iPad Air 2 with a Nevis power outlet with a USB Lightning Apple connector with a two pin Type A USB charger, how to charge an iPad Air 2 using a Type G power adapter and how to power an iPad Air 2 using a three pinned Type B power charger

Nevis power outlet

Different combinations of voltages and plug types can often lead to confusion when planning on visiting a different country, especially to the first time traveller. This page is a step by step guide demonstrating how to power your iPad Air 2 when you are visiting Nevis using their standard types G, A, B or D 230 volt 60Hz plug outlets. Power supplies are different regionally therefore please read our WikiConnections world power connections guide for a complete list of charging devices in different destinations. When you are travelling to Nevis from another country please check the iPad Air 2 can be charged using a 240v supply. If your iPad Air 2 came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged when powering up. These instructions assume that you've have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on an iPad Air 2.

Charging an iPad Air 2 in Nevis

Can the iPad Air 2 be used in Nevis?

Yes, you can use an iPad Air 2 in Nevis.

Nevis

What is the best power adapter for recharging an iPad Air 2 in Nevis?

If travelling to multiple countries and bringing more than just your iPad Air 2 then the best international travel charger for Nevis to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are four types of power outlets in Nevis (G, A, B and D) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for both types A and G. As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the included plugs over. If your iPad Air 2 supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these USB travel chargers along with support for more power hungry devices. This will allow you to recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring individual power adapters on your Nevis trip or using up additional wall outlets. Because you are only packing a single USB travel charger will also keep the size down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. 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 only a single wall outlet.

If you travel to different continents we suggest buying this type of versatile travel charger at your preferred electronics retailer - the multipurpose power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Nevis

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 the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Nevis and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Nevis.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs and gives almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with 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 perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Nevis. [12]
What is the best power adapter for recharging an iPad Air 2 in Nevis?

How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPad Air 2 from a Nevis power outlet

Using a Lightning connector and a Type G USB adapter to power your iPad Air 2 with a Nevis power outlet.

  1. To charge the iPad Air 2 using a Nevis power outlet you'll need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will usually include the cable when you buy the iPad Air 2.
  2. Start the process by taking the Type G USB power adapter and inserting it in the Nevis power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by the 3 vertical rectangular slots in a triangular shape for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Apple USB power cable into the bottom of the power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Switch on the Nevis power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging and takes roughly 1 to 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPad Air 2 from a Nevis power outlet

Powering an iPad Air 2 with a Nevis power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Using the USB Lightning Apple connector with a Type A USB charger to power an iPad Air 2 with a Nevis power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad Air 2 from a Nevis power outlet you will need to use a Type A USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - typically already included with your iPad Air 2 by Apple.
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type A USB power adapter and plugging it into the power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by the 2 thin slots adjacent to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB 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. Turn on the Nevis power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging and takes around 1 - 4 hours to recharge to full capacity.
Powering an iPad Air 2 with a Nevis power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

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

Instructions showing you how to recharge your iPad Air 2 with a Nevis power outlet with a Lightning connector with a Type B USB adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPad Air 2 from a Nevis power outlet you will need to use a Type B USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - typically already included with your iPad Air 2 by Apple.
  2. First plug in the Type B USB power adapter in the power outlet. The plug supply (known as the Type B power outlet [8]) can be recognised by 2 slots next to each other where the short two blades go with a hole below for the longer grounded pin.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB charging cable into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Switch on the Nevis power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Air 2 is powering up which should take between 60-240 minutes to fully recharge.
Powering an iPad Air 2 with a Nevis power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

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

Using a Lightning Apple cable with a three pinned Type D power charger to charge an iPad Air 2 from a Nevis power outlet.

  1. To power the iPad Air 2 using a Nevis power outlet you'll need to use a Type D USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will usually include the cable with the iPad Air 2.
  2. Start the process by taking the Type D USB power adapter and inserting it in the Nevis power outlet. The wall supply (sometimes known as a Type D power outlet [10]) looks like 3 circular holes forming a triangle shape.
  3. Connect one end of the Lightning power cord into the mains USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on an iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad Air 2.
  4. Turn on the Nevis power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPad Air 2 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Air 2 is recharging, typically taking roughly 60 to 240 minutes to recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering an iPad Air 2 with a Nevis power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Nevis Wikipedia web 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, estimated price 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, estimated price around $15.
  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, costs around $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, costs around $10.
  10. iec.ch - Type D power outlet
  11. Type D USB power adapter - The three pinned earthed Type D USB chargers have large rounded pins placed in a triangular shape, priced at between $10 to $15.
  12. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, between $15 to $20.