Charging the iPad Air from a power outlet in Nevis

A guide showing how to charge the iPad Air from a Nevis power outlet by using a USB Lightning connector with a 2 pin Type A USB charger, how to power the iPad Air using a Type G USB adapter and how to charge the iPad Air using a Type B USB charger

Nevis power outlet

Various combinations of standards and plug types can often cause confusion when planning to travel to another country if you've never been there before. However this isn't as complicated as it appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets used throughout the world this article shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge the iPad Air . If you're visiting Nevis the following useful instructions show how to charge the iPad Air by using the Type G, A, B or D Nevis 230 volt 60Hz power outlets. You'll discover power supplies change regionally therefore we recommend reading the list of World power supplies for a full list of countries. When you are travelling to Nevis from another country double check the iPad Air can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check that your iPad Air is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from being damaged whilst powering it up. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Air.

Charging the iPad Air in Nevis

Can the iPad Air be used in Nevis?

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

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

If you are travelling with more than just your iPad Air and visiting multiple countries 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. Nevisian use four different standards of power outlets (types G, A, B and D) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for both types A and G. Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the included heads. If your type of iPad Air is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these USB power chargers, and compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets. This will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy seperate travel adapters or occupying additional power sockets. Only packing a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of 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 sit overnight charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers with just a single wall outlet.

If you travel often we suggest buying a versatile power charger of this nature online. The multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with 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 any country wanting to charge devices using USB, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three 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 Nevis.
  • 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 just 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Nevis. [12]
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad Air in Nevis?

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

Instructions on how to power the iPad Air with a Nevis power outlet using the Apple USB Lightning cable and a Type G USB adapter.

  1. To power the iPad Air using the Nevis power outlet you'll need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple typically supply the USB cable with the iPad Air.
  2. Start by plugging the Type G USB power adapter in the Nevis power outlet. This wall outlet, sometimes called the Type G power outlet [3], can be identified by the 3 vertical rectangular slots forming a triangular configuration.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad Air.
  4. Turn 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 is powering up and takes roughly 1 to 4 hours to recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad Air with a Nevis power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

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

A guide showing how to charge the iPad Air from a Nevis power outlet by using a USB Lightning connector with a 2 pin Type A USB charger.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPad Air from a Nevis power outlet you'll need to use a Type A 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 A USB power adapter in the power outlet. This ungrounded wall outlet (sometimes called the Type A power outlet [6]) can be recognised by the 2 thin slots adjacent to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet blades go.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into 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. 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 charge icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging which typically takes around 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
Charging the iPad Air 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 Air from a Nevis power outlet

A page showing how to recharge the iPad Air from a Nevis power outlet using an Apple USB Lightning connector and a Type B USB charger.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPad Air 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] (Apple normally supply the USB cable with the iPad Air).
  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 [8], is identified by the two slots parallel to each other with a single semicircular hole below for the long ground pin.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad Air.
  4. Switch on the Nevis power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging and takes around one-four hours to recharge.
How to use a Type B power charger for charging your iPad Air from a Nevis power outlet

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

A page showing how to recharge the iPad Air from a Nevis power outlet using an Apple USB Lightning connector and a Type D USB charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad Air using a Nevis power outlet you'll need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], this USB cable is typically supplied with the device by Apple.
  2. Start the process by taking the Type D USB power adapter and inserting it in the Nevis power outlet. The wall outlet, technically called the Type D power outlet [10], can be identified by the 3 circular holes forming a triangle shape.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Air. The iPad Air lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad Air.
  4. Switch on the Nevis power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging and takes around one-four hours to recharge.
Powering the iPad Air with a Nevis power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia entry about Nevis
  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, 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, estimated price between $15 to $20.
  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, between $10 to $15.
  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, priced between $10 to $15.
  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, 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.