How to charge the iPad Mini 4 when staying in The Dominican Republic

A step by step guide showing you how to charge the iPad Mini 4 with a Dominican Republic power outlet by using the Lightning Apple connector and a Type A power charger and how to recharge the iPad Mini 4 using a Type B power plug.

Dominican Republic power outlet

If you are packing for a vacation it can be useful to know in advance if you can charge any electronics that you'll be bringing with you. By not knowing which power supply is being used you may bring the wrong charger, meaning needing to borrow a suitable adaptor when you arrive. Varying complicated combinations of region codes and plugs can often be confusing when planning to travel to a different country especially to the first time traveller. If you're travelling to The Dominican Republic the following instructions show charging your iPad Mini 4 using their Type B or A Dominican Republic 110 volt 60Hz plug outlets, please note that Type B plug outlets are normally used by most Dominicanse. Power sources change regionally so please read the WikiConnections travel power sockets guide where you'll find a complete list of powering devices in different destinations. If your iPad Mini 4 charges slowly or does not power up when travelling to The Dominican Republic from another country then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically devices which originated from a different country which use a higher voltage such as 240 volts either take longer to charge or won't turn on, check your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to ensure proper use. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 9 or greater on the iPad Mini 4.

Charging the iPad Mini 4 in The Dominican Republic

Can the iPad Mini 4 be used in The Dominican Republic?

Yes, you can use the iPad Mini 4 in The Dominican Republic.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad Mini 4 in The Dominican Republic?

When you are travelling to multiple countries or bringing along more than just your iPad Mini 4 the best travel charger for The Dominican Republic is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two types of plug sockets that Dominicanse use (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 it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by switching the plugs. If your iPad Mini 4 is compatible with Fast Charge (note not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power demanding devices. Having a four port charger means you can charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy multiple travel adapters on your trip to The Dominican Republic or occupying additional power outlets. Only packing a single travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage as well as being convenient for recharging your iPad Mini 4 at the airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers with only a single wall outlet.

If you travel on a regular basis we recommend searching for this type of versatile travel adapter at your preferred electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries with perfect 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 who only have USB devices such as the iPad Mini 4, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of counties with unreliable power grids. 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 travel adaptor 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 using 3 pinned type B US 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 the US using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting The Dominican Republic. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad Mini 4 in The Dominican Republic?

Powering the iPad Mini 4 with a Dominican Republic power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Using the Lightning Apple connector and a Type A power charger to power your iPad Mini 4 from a Dominican Republic power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the iPad Mini 4 from the Dominican Republic power outlet you'll need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple should typically supply this USB cable with your iPad Mini 4.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type A USB power adapter in the Dominican Republic power outlet. The power supply (called a Type A power outlet [3]) can be identified by two thin adjacent slots next to each other.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the cord into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 4. The iPad Mini 4 lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Turn on the Dominican Republic power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 4 is recharging and takes between 60-300 minutes to recharge.
Powering the iPad Mini 4 with a Dominican Republic power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Powering the iPad Mini 4 with a Dominican Republic power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Instructions showing you how to charge the iPad Mini 4 with a Dominican Republic power outlet by using a USB Lightning connector and a Type B power charger.

  1. In order to charge the iPad Mini 4 from the 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 4.
  2. Begin by inserting the Type B USB power adapter into the power outlet. This wall supply (called a Type B power outlet [6]) can be identified by two thin slots parallel to each other with a hole below for the ground pin.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB power charger 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. Switch on the Dominican Republic power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad Mini 4 will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is charging which should take roughly 1 - 4.5 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPad Mini 4 with a Dominican Republic power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia entry about The Dominican Republic
  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, estimated cost £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, around £10.
  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 price around £15.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated price under £15.