How to charge your iPad 2 from a power outlet in The US Virgin Islands

Using a USB 30-pin cable with a Type A power adapter to charge the iPad 2 with a Virgin Islands power outlet and how to recharge the iPad 2 using a 3 pinned Type B USB plug.

Virgin Islands power outlet

Varying different combinations of voltages and sockets can all be confusing when planning to travel to another country, especially if you've never visited before. This isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of sockets used in the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need to purchase in advance to power the iPad 2 in The US Virgin Islands. This page is a guide showing you what you'll need to charge the iPad 2 when staying in The US Virgin Islands using their Type B or A Virgin Islands 110 volt 60Hz wall outlets. You will discover power sockets change regionally so please read the power supplies list for a complete list of countries. If your iPad 2 charges slowly or does not power up when you are travelling to The US Virgin Islands from a different country check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Normally electrical devices which originated from a country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts can take longer to charge or won't turn on, check the iPad 2 is a dual voltage device (you'll find these are normally indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to ensure proper use. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 2.

Charging the iPad 2 in The US Virgin Islands

Can you use the iPad 2 in The US Virgin Islands?

Yes, you can use the iPad 2 in The US Virgin Islands by using a power convertor.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad 2 in The US Virgin Islands?

When you are travelling to multiple countries then the best international travel charger for The US Virgin Islands is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different types of plug sockets that Virgin Islanders use (types B and A) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type A.

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world just by changing the supplied plugs. If your iPad 2 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these power adapters, along with additional support for certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel adapters having a four port charger means you can power more than one device at the same time without needing to bring individual power chargers for your trip to The US Virgin Islands. Only packing a single travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage while travelling and suitable for charging your iPad 2 at an airport or on a plane. Because of their flexibility these types of adapters can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones, tablets and speakers and using only a single plug socket.

For those travelling frequently we suggest buying a versatile travel charger similar to this online, the power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

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 charge devices via USB, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from America visiting The US Virgin Islands using type B US 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 America using type B plugs. This offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a generous 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 The US Virgin Islands. [8] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad 2 in The US Virgin Islands?

Powering the iPad 2 with a Virgin Islands power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Using a USB 30-pin cable with a Type A power adapter to charge the iPad 2 with a Virgin Islands power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your iPad 2 using a Virgin Islands power outlet you will need to use a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], Apple will normally include the cable when you first purchase your iPad 2.
  2. First you'll need to plug in the Type A USB power adapter into the Virgin Islands power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by two thin slots adjacent to each other for live and neutral blades.
  3. Connect one end of the USB cord into the bottom of 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. Turn on the Virgin Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging and takes roughly 60 to 240 minutes to recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad 2 with a Virgin Islands power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Powering the iPad 2 with a Virgin Islands power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Using a USB 30-pin cable with a Type B power adapter to charge the iPad 2 with a Virgin Islands power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPad 2 using a Virgin Islands power outlet you'll need to use a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (Apple normally include this cable with your iPad 2).
  2. Insert the Type B USB power adapter in the Virgin Islands power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by two thin slots adjacent to each other where the two blades slide into with a single hole below for the long earthed pin.
  3. Connect one end of the USB cord into the bottom of 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. Turn on the Virgin Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging and takes roughly one to four hours to recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad 2 with a Virgin Islands power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia entry about The US Virgin Islands
  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, priced 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, priced 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, between $5 to $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 between $15 to $20.