Charging the iPad Mini 4 when staying in Curacao

Instructions on how to charge your iPad Mini 4 from a Curacaon power outlet by using an Apple USB Lightning cable and a double pinned Type C power adapter, powering the iPad Mini 4 using a double pin Type A power plug and charging the iPad Mini 4 using a 3 pin Type B USB plug

Curacaon power outlet

Complicated combinations of voltages and plug types can all be daunting when planning on staying in a foreign country, especially if you've never visited before. This guide has been specifically written to assist people wanting to charge the iPad Mini 4 when staying abroad.This step by step guide shows you exactly how to charge your iPad Mini 4 when visiting Curacao using their standard types C, A or B 127 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If your iPad Mini 4 does not power up or charges slowly when you are visiting Curacao from another region then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Electrical devices which come from a country which use a higher voltage such as 240 volts sometimes take longer to charge or won't turn on, so check your iPad Mini 4 is a dual voltage device (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to ensure proper use. If you intend to visit a place like Willemstad or Sint Michiel read the Curacaon Wikipedia web page [1] for further details. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 9 or greater on the iPad Mini 4.

Charging the iPad Mini 4 in Curacao

Can you use the iPad Mini 4 in Curacao?

Yes, you can connect the iPad Mini 4 to a Curacaon power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad Mini 4 in Curacao?

When travelling with more than your iPad Mini 4 the best international travel charger for Curacao is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Curacaoans use three different standards of plug sockets (types C, A and B) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for both types A and C. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the included heads. If your type of iPad Mini 4 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these types of USB power chargers, and compatibility with more power demanding devices.

This will allow you to charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring seperate power adapters on your trip or using up additional wall outlets. Because you are only packing a single USB travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of chargers can be used back at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and phones without using up an additional plug socket.

We recommend searching for a flexible power adapter of this nature online. The travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world 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 4, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial when visiting counties with unstable power grids. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Curacao.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs and gives almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half the 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 perfect for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Curacao. [10] [AD]
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad Mini 4 in Curacao?

Charging the iPad Mini 4 from a Curacaon power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

Using a Lightning Apple cable with a double pin Type A USB charger to recharge the iPad Mini 4 from a Curacaon power outlet.

  1. To power the iPad Mini 4 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 typically include the cable when you buy the iPad Mini 4).
  2. Firstly plug the Type A USB power adapter into the wall supply. The plug supply (known as the Type A power outlet [3]) can be recognised by the two adjacent slots where the live and neutral blades go.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 4. The iPad Mini 4 lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Turn on the Curacaon 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 tablet is recharging taking around 1 - 4.5 hours to recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPad Mini 4 from a Curacaon power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

How to use a Type B power charger for charging your iPad Mini 4 from a Curacaon power outlet

Using a USB Lightning Apple connector with a Type B USB charger to power the iPad Mini 4 with a Curacaon power outlet.

  1. To charge the iPad Mini 4 using a Curacaon power outlet you'll need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], usually already included with your iPad Mini 4.
  2. First plug in the Type B USB power adapter in the power supply. You can identify this plug outlet by two thin slots parallel to each other for live and neutral blades with a single semicircular hole below for the slightly long earth pin.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 4. The iPad Mini 4 lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Switch on the Curacaon power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging and takes roughly one-five and a half hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type B power charger for charging your iPad Mini 4 from a Curacaon power outlet

Charging the iPad Mini 4 from a Curacaon power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Instructions on how to charge your iPad Mini 4 from a Curacaon power outlet by using an Apple USB Lightning cable and a double pinned Type C power adapter.

  1. To power the iPad Mini 4 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 cable when you buy the iPad Mini 4).
  2. Firstly plug the Type C USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can recognise this wall outlet by the 2 circular adjacent holes next to each other where the pins go.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 4. The iPad Mini 4 lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Turn on the Curacaon 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 tablet is recharging taking around 1 - 4.5 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPad Mini 4 from a Curacaon power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Curacaon Wikipedia web page
  2. Apple - iPad Mini 4 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, priced at £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, £10-£15.
  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, estimated price £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.