Charging the iPad 2 when visiting Nevis

Simple instructions showing you how to recharge your iPad 2 from a Nevis power outlet by using an Apple USB 30-pin cable and a three pinned Type B power charger, how to recharge the iPad 2 using a Type G power charger and charging the iPad 2 using a Type A power adapter

Nevis power outlet

Varying different combinations of voltages and standards can all be confusing when planning to visit another country to the first time traveller. This isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of sockets used in the world this article tells you exactly what to buy in advance to charge the iPad 2 . The following step by step guide shows you how to power your iPad 2 when you're visiting Nevis by using their types G, A, B or D Nevis 230 volt 60Hz power outlets. Most power sockets will change from country to country so we recommend that you read the Wikiconnections world power supplies guide for a full list of powering devices in different regions and countries. If you are visiting Nevis from a different region please ensure your iPad 2 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v ensure that the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from over-heating during charging. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 2.

Charging the iPad 2 in Nevis

Can you use the iPad 2 in Nevis?

Yes, you can connect the iPad 2 to a Nevis power outlet.

What is the best travel charger for the iPad 2 in Nevis?

If you are travelling with more than just your iPad 2 and visiting more than one country the best travel power adapter for Nevis is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [12]. There are four types of power outlets in Nevis (types G, A, B and D) and using a travel charger like this will ensure that you are covered for both types A and G.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the included heads. If your iPad 2 can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these types of power adapters, plus compatibility with more power demanding devices. Unlike other travel adapters this will also allow you to power multiple devices at the same time without needing to bring seperate power adapters. By only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling and on hand for charging your iPad 2 at the airport or on a flight. Because of their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used back at home so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets using just a single plug socket.

We suggest searching for a flexible travel adapter similar to this online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [12] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Nevis

The 4 port USB travel charger [12] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Nevis using type B plug sockets.
  • 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 from North America using type B plugs and gives almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with just 1 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Nevis.
What is the best travel charger for the iPad 2 in Nevis?

Powering the iPad 2 with a Nevis power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using an Apple USB 30-pin connector and a 3 pinned Type G power charger to charge the iPad 2 from a Nevis power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to your iPad 2 from the Nevis power outlet you will need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple typically supply this USB cable when you purchase your iPad 2.
  2. Start the process by taking the Type G USB power adapter and inserting it into the wall outlet. The power supply, sometimes known as the Type G power outlet [3], looks like 3 holes forming a triangular shape for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector is found at the bottom of the iPad 2.
  4. Turn on the Nevis power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging and takes between 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPad 2 with a Nevis power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Charging the iPad 2 from a Nevis power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

Simple instructions showing you how to recharge your iPad 2 from a Nevis power outlet by using an Apple USB 30-pin cable and a three pinned Type A power charger.

  1. To supply power to the iPad 2 from a Nevis power outlet you will need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (typically already supplied with your device by Apple).
  2. Start by taking the Type A USB power adapter and inserting it into the Nevis power outlet. You can identify this power outlet by the 2 thin slots adjacent to each other.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad 2.
  4. Switch on the Nevis power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad 2 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging taking around one-four hours to fully recharge.
Charging the iPad 2 from a Nevis power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

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

Using an Apple 30-pin cable and a three pinned Type B USB charger to power the iPad 2 with a Nevis power outlet.

  1. To power the iPad 2 from a Nevis power outlet you will need to use a Type B USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (typically already included with your device by Apple).
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type B USB power adapter into the Nevis power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by the 2 slots with a single hole below for the ground pin.
  3. Then connect one end of the 30 pin cord into the bottom of the mains 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. Turn on the Nevis power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up which takes between one to four hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type B power charger for charging your iPad 2 from a Nevis power outlet

How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPad 2 from a Nevis power outlet

Simple instructions showing you how to recharge your iPad 2 from a Nevis power outlet by using an Apple USB 30-pin cable and a three pinned Type D power charger.

  1. If you want to charge your iPad 2 using a Nevis power outlet you'll need to use a Type D USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple normally supply this USB cable when you buy the iPad 2).
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type D USB power adapter in the Nevis power outlet. You can identify this power outlet by the 3 round holes forming a triangle configuration.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad 2. The iPad 2 dock connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad 2.
  4. Switch on the Nevis power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad 2 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging which typically takes around 1 - 4 hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPad 2 from a Nevis power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Kitts_and_Nevis - Wikipedia.org entry about Nevis
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1683/en_US/ipad_ios7_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, 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. 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, costs between $10 to $15.
  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, between $20 to $25.
  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, between $15 to $20.
  12. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced between $10 to $15.