How to charge the iPad 4 when staying in The US Virgin Islands

A page on how to power your iPad 4 from a Virgin Islands power outlet with the Lightning Apple connector and a Type A USB adapter and charging the iPad 4 using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter.

Virgin Islands power outlet

Differing region codes and plugs can often be confusing when planning to travel to a different country if you've never visited before. This guide shows what you'll need to supply power to your iPad 4 when you're in The US Virgin Islands by using the standard types B or A Virgin Islands 110 volt 60Hz wall outlets. If the iPad 4 doesn't power up or recharges slowly when you are travelling to The US Virgin Islands from a different region please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Normally electrical devices which originate from a different country which use a higher voltage such as 240 volts either take longer to charge or won't power up, so check that the iPad 4 is a dual voltage device (normally marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to ensure proper use. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad 4.

Charging the iPad 4 in The US Virgin Islands

Can the iPad 4 be used in The US Virgin Islands?

You can connect the iPad 4 to a Virgin Islands power outlet by using a power convertor.

The US Virgin Islands

What is the best power charger for the iPad 4 in The US Virgin Islands?

If travelling to more than one country the best travel power adapter for The US Virgin Islands to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different standards of power outlets in The US Virgin Islands (types B and A) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type A.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by switching the included plugs. If your iPad 4 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these power chargers plus support for certain power demanding devices. Unlike other chargers having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel adapters on your trip to The US Virgin Islands or occupying additional power outlets. By only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple phones, tablets and speakers with only a single wall outlet.

If you travel regularly we recommend searching for this type of versatile travel adapter online, the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world 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 any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unstable power grids. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both The US Virgin Islands 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 portable power converter for travellers originating from America going to The US Virgin Islands using 3 pinned type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs. This offers almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting The US Virgin Islands. [8]
What is the best power charger for the iPad 4 in The US Virgin Islands?

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from a Virgin Islands power outlet

A page on how to power your iPad 4 from a Virgin Islands power outlet with the Lightning Apple connector and a Type A USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to the iPad 4 using a Virgin Islands power outlet you will need a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (normally included with your device).
  2. Begin by inserting the Type A USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This wall supply (called a Type A power outlet [3]) can be identified by two thin slots adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple USB Lightning charging cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad 4.
  4. Switch on the Virgin Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad 4 will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad 4 is recharging and takes between 60-240 minutes to recharge.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from a Virgin Islands power outlet

How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from a Virgin Islands power outlet

A page on how to power your iPad 4 from a Virgin Islands power outlet with the Lightning Apple connector and a Type B power charger.

  1. To supply power to the iPad 4 using a Virgin Islands power outlet you will need a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple normally include the USB cable with your iPad 4).
  2. Plug in the Type B USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 2 slots next to each other where the twin plug outlet blades slide into with a single semicircle shaped hole below for the slightly longer earthed pin.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple USB Lightning charging cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad 4. The iPad 4 lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad 4.
  4. Switch on the Virgin Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad 4 will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad 4 is recharging and takes between 60-240 minutes to recharge.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPad 4 from a Virgin Islands power outlet

See also

  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 - Provides USB power from a type A mains power outlet, around $10.
  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, between $15 to $20.
  6. iec.ch - Type B power outlet
  7. Type B USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type B mains power outlet, costs 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 $10 to $15.