Charging your iPad from a power outlet in Nevis

The WikiConnections page showing how to charge the iPad from a Nevis power outlet with a 30-pin Apple connector with a three pinned Type A power adapter, charging the iPad using a Type G power adapter and charging the iPad using a three pin Type B power adapter

Nevis power outlet

Different combinations of frequencies and region codes can all lead to confusion when planning to stay in another country if you've never been there before. However this isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards being used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need to pick up in advance to charge your iPad . This guide was specifically written to prepare visitors wanting to power the iPad when they're staying in Nevis.When you're staying in Nevis the following useful instructions show how to charge the iPad by using their types G, A, B or D 230 volt 60Hz plug outlets. If visiting Nevis from a different country please check that your iPad can be charged using a 240v supply. If the iPad was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check that your iPad is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overloading when powering up. This page details the original iPad first generation, visit the Apple category page for the latest range of Apple iPads. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 5 or greater on the iPad.

Charging the iPad in Nevis

Can the iPad be used in Nevis?

Yes, you can connect the iPad to a Nevis power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for the iPad in Nevis?

If you are travelling with more than your iPad then the best travel charger for Nevis is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [12]. There are four standards of wall outlets that Nevisian use (types G, A, B and D) and using a travel adapter like this ensures that you are covered for both types A and G.

Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by switching the supplied plugs over. If your iPad can support Fast Charge (note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these USB power adapters, plus additional support for certain power hungry devices.

Unlike other travel chargers having a 4 port charger will allow you to power multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple travel chargers on your Nevis trip. By only needing a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being suitable for charging your iPad at an airport or on the plane. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers without needing an additional plug socket.

If you travel often we suggest searching for this type of versatile power adapter at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [12] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Nevis

The 4 port USB travel charger [12] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPad, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America going to Nevis.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for 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 Nevis.
What is the best power adapter for the iPad in Nevis?

Charging the iPad from a Nevis power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using a 30-pin Apple connector with a three pinned Type G power adapter to recharge your iPad with a Nevis power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad using a Nevis power outlet you'll need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], the USB cable is normally already supplied with your iPad.
  2. Firstly plug in the Type G USB power adapter into the power outlet. The wall outlet (called the Type G power outlet [3]) looks like three rectangular slots forming a triangular configuration.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the mains power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector can be found at the base of the iPad.
  4. Turn on the Nevis power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging which typically takes around 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge.
Charging the iPad from a Nevis power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPad from a Nevis power outlet

The WikiConnections page showing how to charge the iPad from a Nevis power outlet with a 30-pin Apple connector with a three pinned Type A power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPad from a Nevis power outlet you'll need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], this USB cable is typically supplied with your iPad by Apple.
  2. Start by inserting the Type A USB power adapter into the power supply. This ungrounded wall outlet (known as a Type A power outlet [6]) is identified by the 2 thin adjacent slots next to each other for live and neutral blades.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector can be found at the base of the iPad.
  4. Switch on the Nevis power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up and takes roughly one-four hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPad from a Nevis power outlet

How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPad from a Nevis power outlet

The WikiConnections guide showing how to charge your iPad from a Nevis power outlet with the 30-pin Apple cable with a Type B power adapter.

  1. In order to power the iPad from a Nevis power outlet you'll need to use a Type B USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple should typically include this USB cable with the iPad).
  2. Start by plugging the Type B USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can identify the wall outlet by the two slots next to each other with a hole below for the slightly long earth pin.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector can be found at the base of the iPad.
  4. Turn on the Nevis power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is charging and takes around 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPad from a Nevis power outlet

How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPad from a Nevis power outlet

The WikiConnections page showing how to recharge the iPad from a Nevis power outlet with a 30-pin Apple connector with a three pinned Type D power adapter.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad from the Nevis power outlet you will need to use a Type D USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (the USB cable is normally already supplied with your iPad).
  2. Begin by taking the Type D USB power adapter and plugging it into the Nevis power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the 3 round holes in a triangular shape.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector can be found at the base of the iPad.
  4. Switch on the Nevis power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up and takes roughly one-four hours to recharge.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPad from a Nevis power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Kitts_and_Nevis - Nevis Wikipedia page
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1632/en_US/ipad_ios5_user_guide.pdf - Official iPad user guide
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeG.htm - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music
  6. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeA.htm - Type A power outlet
  7. Type A USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type A mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeB.htm - Type B power outlet
  9. Type B USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type B mains power outlet
  10. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  11. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet
  12. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters