Charging the iPad when planning a trip to The US Virgin Islands

Instructions on how to recharge the iPad from a Virgin Islands power outlet with the Apple USB 30 pin connector with a Type A USB charger and how to charge the iPad using a 3 pin Type B power adapter.

Virgin Islands power outlet

Varying complicated region codes and voltages can all lead to confusion when planning to visit a foreign country especially for the first time traveller. This isn't as complicated as it appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards being used in the world this guide tells you exactly what to pick up in advance to power your iPad . This page was written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPad when you are abroad.If staying in The US Virgin Islands this page contains useful instructions showing charging the iPad by using their Type B or A 110 volt 60Hz wall outlets. If your iPad slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when travelling to The US Virgin Islands from a different country then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Devices which originate from a different country which use a higher voltage (for example 220 volts) either take longer to charge or won't turn on, so check the device is a dual voltage device (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to ensure proper use. This page details the original iPad first generation, visit the Apple category page for the latest range of Apple iPads. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 5 or greater on the iPad.

Charging the iPad in The US Virgin Islands

Can you use the iPad in The US Virgin Islands?

Yes, you can connect the iPad to a Virgin Islands power outlet.

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad in The US Virgin Islands?

If you are travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your iPad then the best travel adapter for The US Virgin Islands is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Virgin Islanders use two different standards of wall outlets (types B and A) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type A. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the included heads. If your iPad can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times by using one of these USB power adapters along with compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers this means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power adapters. By only bringing a single international travel charger will keep the overall size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage and on hand for recharging your iPad at an airport or on the flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and phones without using up an additional plug socket.

We recommend buying this type of flexible travel charger online - the multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for The US Virgin Islands

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be useful when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both The US Virgin Islands 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 compact power converter for travellers originating from North America visiting The US Virgin Islands.
  • 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 from North America using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting The US Virgin Islands. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad in The US Virgin Islands?

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

Instructions showing you how to power the iPad from a Virgin Islands power outlet by using a 30-pin connector with a three pin Type A power adapter.

  1. In order to power your iPad from a Virgin Islands power outlet you'll need a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple will normally supply the cable with the iPad).
  2. Insert the Type A USB power adapter into the Virgin Islands power outlet. The wall outlet, sometimes called the Type A power outlet [3], can be recognised by 2 thin slots next to each other where the two plug outlet blades slide into.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPad. The iPad dock connector is found at the bottom of the iPad.
  4. Switch on the Virgin Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging, typically taking between one-four hours to recharge.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPad from a Virgin Islands power outlet

How to use a Type B power charger for charging your iPad from a Virgin Islands power outlet

Using a 30-pin Apple cable and a Type B USB charger to charge your iPad with a Virgin Islands power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the iPad from a Virgin Islands power outlet you'll need a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (this USB cable is typically already supplied with your iPad).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type B USB power adapter into the Virgin Islands power outlet. You can identify this power supply by the two slots next to each other for live and neutral blades with a single hole below for the earth pin.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB cable into the bottom of the USB power 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. Turn on the Virgin Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up and takes around one to four hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type B power charger for charging your iPad from a Virgin Islands power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - The US 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, estimated price around $5.
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, priced at around $5.
  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, priced at under $10.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced at around $15.