Charging your iPad Air 2 from a power outlet in The US Virgin Islands

Instructions on how to power an iPad Air 2 from a Virgin Islands power outlet using the USB Lightning Apple connector with a double pinned Type A power adapter and charging an iPad Air 2 using a three pin Type B power charger.

Virgin Islands power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of frequencies and region codes can all lead to confusion when planning on travelling to another country if you've never been there before. These instructions were specifically written to prevent you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPad Air 2 when you are travelling abroad.This simple guide tells you exactly how to supply power to the iPad Air 2 when you are visiting The US Virgin Islands by using their standard Type B or A 110 volt 60Hz wall outlets. If the iPad Air 2 charges slowly or does not power up when you are visiting The US Virgin Islands from another region then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Devices which originated from a different country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) may take longer to charge or won't turn on, check that your iPad Air 2 is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional converter to ensure proper use. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on an iPad Air 2.

Charging an iPad Air 2 in The US Virgin Islands

Can the iPad Air 2 be used in The US Virgin Islands?

Yes, you can connect an iPad Air 2 to a Virgin Islands power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

The US Virgin Islands

What is the best travel adapter for an iPad Air 2 in The US Virgin Islands?

When travelling with more than your iPad Air 2 or visiting more than one country the best travel charger for The US Virgin Islands to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two standards of plug sockets in The US Virgin Islands (B and A) and using a travel adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type A.

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 just by switching the supplied plugs. If your iPad Air 2 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times by using one of these USB travel chargers, and compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers having a four port adapter means you can recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring seperate travel adapters or occupying additional wall sockets. Because you are only bringing a single international travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Because of their flexibility these types of power adapters can be used back at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers with just a single wall outlet.

If you travel on a regular basis we suggest searching for this type of flexible power adapter at an electronics retailer. The travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for The US Virgin Islands

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both The US Virgin Islands 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 portable option for travellers originating from America visiting The US Virgin Islands using type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more flexible 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting The US Virgin Islands. [8]
What is the best travel adapter for an iPad Air 2 in The US Virgin Islands?

How to use a Type A power charger for charging your iPad Air 2 from a Virgin Islands power outlet

Using the USB Lightning Apple cable with a Type A power adapter to power an iPad Air 2 with a Virgin Islands power outlet.

  1. To charge an iPad Air 2 from the Virgin Islands power outlet you will need to use a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], typically already included with the iPad Air 2.
  2. Plug the Type A USB power adapter into the power outlet. This ungrounded power outlet (known as a Type A power outlet [3]) is identified by the 2 adjacent slots for live and neutral pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB mains 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 Virgin Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPad Air 2 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Air 2 is powering up and takes roughly one-four hours to recharge.
How to use a Type A power charger for charging your iPad Air 2 from a Virgin Islands power outlet

Charging an iPad Air 2 from a Virgin Islands power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Using a USB Lightning Apple cable and a Type B USB adapter to power an iPad Air 2 with a Virgin Islands power outlet.

  1. To charge your iPad Air 2 using the Virgin Islands power outlet you will need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], the cable is normally already included with your iPad Air 2.
  2. Plug the Type B USB power adapter into the power supply. You can identify the wall outlet by the two slots parallel to each other with a hole below for the earth pin.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB mains charger 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. Turn on the Virgin Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the iPad Air 2 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up and takes around one-four hours to completely recharge.
Charging an iPad Air 2 from a Virgin Islands power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Virgin Islands Wikipedia 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, 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, costs between $15 to $20.
  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, estimated price between $10 to $15.
  8. 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.