How to charge the iPad Mini 2 when staying in The Dominican Republic

Instructions on how to recharge your iPad Mini 2 from a Dominican Republic power outlet with the Lightning Apple cable with a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter and powering the iPad Mini 2 using a Type B power plug.

Dominican Republic power outlet

Various frequencies and region codes can all cause confusion when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of common standards used in the world this guide tells you exactly what to buy in advance to charge your iPad Mini 2 in The Dominican Republic. These instructions were written to assist travellers wanting to charge their iPad Mini 2 when they are travelling abroad.If you are staying in The Dominican Republic the following instructions show charging your iPad Mini 2 using the standard types B or A Dominican Republic 110 volt 60Hz wall outlets, you'll discover most Dominicanse will normally use Type B sockets in their power outlets. When travelling anywhere you'll find that most power supplies are different depending on which region you're taking a trip to therefore please read the WikiConnections global power connections guide where you'll find a complete list of powering devices in different regions. If your iPad Mini 2 doesn't power up or recharges slowly when you are travelling to The Dominican Republic from a different country check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Devices which come from another country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) sometimes take longer to charge or won't turn on, so check that the iPad Mini 2 is a dual voltage device (normally marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter 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 The Dominican Republic

Can the iPad Mini 2 be used in The Dominican Republic?

You can connect the iPad Mini 2 to a Dominican Republic power outlet by using a power convertor.

What is the best power charger for the iPad Mini 2 in The Dominican Republic?

If travelling with more than your iPad Mini 2 then the best international travel power adapter for The Dominican Republic to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Dominicanse use two different types of wall outlets (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 handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by changing the included heads over. If your model of iPad Mini 2 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these power chargers, and additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a four port charger means you can charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to bring multiple travel adapters on your trip to The Dominican Republic. Because you are only bringing a single travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers with only a single wall outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend searching for a multipurpose power charger similar to this at an electronics retailer. The power 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 Dominican Republic

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both The Dominican Republic 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 compact option for travellers originating from North America going to The Dominican Republic.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and gives practically 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 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 most travellers from around the world visiting The Dominican Republic. [8] [AD]
What is the best power charger for the iPad Mini 2 in The Dominican Republic?

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

Using an Apple Lightning cable with a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter to recharge your iPad Mini 2 from a Dominican Republic power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your iPad Mini 2 using the Dominican Republic power outlet you'll need to use a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this cable is usually already supplied with the device).
  2. Start the process by taking the Type A USB power adapter and plugging it into the Dominican Republic power outlet. The plug outlet (called a Type A power outlet [3]) can be identified by two thin slots adjacent to each other.
  3. Connect one end of the USB Apple power cord into the power 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 Dominican Republic power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging and takes between 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 2 from a Dominican Republic power outlet

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

Using a USB Lightning cable with a Type B power charger to power your iPad Mini 2 from a Dominican Republic power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the iPad Mini 2 using a Dominican Republic power outlet you will need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will typically include the USB cable with your iPad Mini 2).
  2. Begin by inserting the Type B USB power adapter in the Dominican Republic power outlet. The plug outlet (sometimes known as a Type B power outlet [6]) can be identified by two thin slots with a hole below for the slightly longer earthed pin.
  3. Then connect one end of the cord into the USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Turn on the Dominican Republic power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad Mini 2 will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 2 is recharging and takes between 1 - 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 2 from a Dominican Republic power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - The Dominican Republic 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, costs £1-£2.
  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, £10-£15.
  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, costing £15-£20.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costing £10-£15.