How to charge the iPad Mini 2 when planning a trip to Curacao

A step-by-step guide showing how to power your iPad Mini 2 from a Curacaon power outlet by using a USB Lightning Apple connector and a Type B power charger, charging the iPad Mini 2 using a Type A USB adapter and how to charge the iPad Mini 2 using a double pinned Europlug Type C power plug

Curacaon power outlet

Varying different combinations of standards and plugs can all be daunting when planning to travel to another country, especially if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of common standards used throughout the world this article shows exactly what to pick up in advance to power the iPad Mini 2 . This guide has been written to prevent you having to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPad Mini 2 abroad.If you're going to Curacao this page has instructions showing powering your iPad Mini 2 by using the C, A or B type 127 volt 50Hz wall outlets. You will discover most power supplies change from region to region so we recommend that you read the Wiki Connections travel power connections page where you'll find a complete list of regions. If the iPad Mini 2 slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when you are visiting Curacao from another country then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Normally devices which come from another country which use a higher voltage such as 240 volts may take longer to charge or won't power up, check the iPad Mini 2 is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to ensure proper use. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini 2.

Charging the iPad Mini 2 in Curacao

Can you use the iPad Mini 2 in Curacao?

Yes, you can connect the iPad Mini 2 to a Curacaon power outlet.

What is the best power charger for the iPad Mini 2 in Curacao?

When you are travelling with more than your iPad Mini 2 and visiting more than one country then the best travel adapter for Curacao to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are three different standards of plug sockets that Curacaoans use (C, A and B) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for both types A and C. Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by changing the plugs over. If your model of iPad Mini 2 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these power adapters, and support for more power hungry devices. This means you can recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate travel adapters on your Curacaon trip. Only bringing a single travel charger will also keep the overall size down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage as well as being suitable for recharging your iPad Mini 2 at an airport or on a plane. Due to their flexibility these types of power chargers can be used back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones with only a single power outlet.

We recommend searching for a versatile travel charger similar to this online. The travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Curacao

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPad Mini 2, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Curacao and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from North America going to Curacao using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Curacao. [10] [AD]
What is the best power charger for the iPad Mini 2 in Curacao?

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 2 from a Curacaon power outlet

Using a USB Lightning Apple connector and a Type A power charger to charge the iPad Mini 2 from a Curacaon power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your iPad Mini 2 using a Curacaon power outlet you'll need to use a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should usually include the USB cable with your iPad Mini 2).
  2. Firstly plug the Type A USB power adapter in the Curacaon power outlet. This unearthed power outlet, technically called a Type A power outlet [3], can be identified by the two adjacent slots next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Turn on the Curacaon power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 2 is recharging which should take around one-four hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 2 from a Curacaon power outlet

Charging the iPad Mini 2 from a Curacaon power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Using a Lightning Apple cable with a Type B USB adapter to charge your iPad Mini 2 from a Curacaon power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the iPad Mini 2 using a Curacaon power outlet you'll need to use a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (usually already included with your device by Apple).
  2. Insert the Type B USB power adapter in the Curacaon power outlet. This wall outlet, technically known as a Type B power outlet [6], can be identified by two slots parallel to each other with a single hole below for the slightly longer ground 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 the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Turn on the Curacaon power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 2 is powering up, typically taking roughly 1-4 hours to completely recharge.
Charging the iPad Mini 2 from a Curacaon power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 2 from a Curacaon power outlet

Using the Apple Lightning connector and a double pinned Europlug Type C power charger to recharge the iPad Mini 2 with a Curacaon power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge your iPad Mini 2 using a Curacaon power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should usually include the USB cable with your iPad Mini 2).
  2. Firstly insert the Type C USB power adapter in the Curacaon power outlet. You can identify this power outlet by the 2 round adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Apple USB cord into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Turn on the Curacaon power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 2 is recharging which typically takes around one-four hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 2 from a Curacaon power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Curacaon 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, £15-£20.
  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, estimated price £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, around £10.
  8. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  9. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, £5-£10.
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, £10-£15.