Charging your iPad Mini 2 from a power outlet in Barbados

Instructions showing how to charge your iPad Mini 2 with a Barbadian power outlet with a USB Lightning Apple cable with a double pinned Type A power adapter and how to charge the iPad Mini 2 using a Type B USB plug.

Barbadian power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of standards and voltages can all be confusing when planning on staying in a foreign country, especially to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of standards being used in the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need to buy in advance to charge your iPad Mini 2 . These guidelines have been specifically written to prevent visitors worrying if they'll be able to power their iPad Mini 2 when visiting abroad.When you're going to travel to Barbados these instructions show charging the iPad Mini 2 using the B or A type Barbadian 115 volt 50Hz plug outlets, most Barbadians normally use the Type B wall outlets. If the iPad Mini 2 charges slowly or does not power up when you are visiting Barbados from a different region then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Devices which originate from a country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) either take longer to charge or won't power up, check that the device is a dual voltage device (usually indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise 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 Mini 2.

Charging the iPad Mini 2 in Barbados

Can you use the iPad Mini 2 in Barbados?

You can connect the iPad Mini 2 to a Barbadian power outlet.

What is the best travel charger for the iPad Mini 2 in Barbados?

When travelling with more than just your iPad Mini 2 or visiting more than one country then the best travel power adapter for Barbados is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two types of power outlets that Bajans use (B and A) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type A.

Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the heads. If your type of iPad Mini 2 supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these types of USB power adapters, plus additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. Having a four port adapter means you can power more than one device at once without needing to buy multiple power chargers on your trip. Only needing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Due to 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 smartphones and tablets using only a single power outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of flexible power adapter at your preferred electronics retailer - the travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Barbados

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPad Mini 2, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable 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 adaptor 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 Barbados.
  • 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 America using type B plugs. This gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 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 Barbados. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for the iPad Mini 2 in Barbados?

How to use a Type A power charger for charging your iPad Mini 2 from a Barbadian power outlet

Instructions showing how to charge your iPad Mini 2 with a Barbadian power outlet with a USB Lightning Apple cable with a double pinned Type A power adapter.

  1. To charge your iPad Mini 2 using the Barbadian power outlet you will need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - usually included with the device.
  2. Start the process by taking the Type A USB power adapter and inserting it in the Barbadian power outlet. This plug supply, sometimes known as a Type A power outlet [3], is identified by the two adjacent slots.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB power cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Switch on the Barbadian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 2 is charging, typically taking between one to four hours to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type A power charger for charging your iPad Mini 2 from a Barbadian power outlet

How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 2 from a Barbadian power outlet

A step by step guide showing how to recharge your iPad Mini 2 with a Barbadian power outlet with a Lightning Apple cable and a Type B power adapter.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad Mini 2 from the Barbadian power outlet you will need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - usually included with the device by Apple.
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type B USB power adapter in the Barbadian power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by two slots parallel to each other with a single semicircular shaped hole below for the longer grounded pin.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Apple cable into the mains power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Turn on the Barbadian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPad Mini 2 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 2 is powering up which should take between 1 to 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 2 from a Barbadian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Barbadian Wikipedia web 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, priced £10-£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, costing £15-£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 cost £15-£20.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, under £15.