How to charge your iPad Mini from a power outlet in Dominica

Using a USB Lightning connector and a three pin Type G USB adapter to recharge your iPad Mini from a Dominicand power outlet and charging the iPad Mini using a 3 pinned Type D power plug.

Dominicand power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of frequencies and region codes can all be daunting when planning to visit a different country especially for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of common standards being used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your iPad Mini in Dominica. These instructions were written to prevent you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPad Mini when you're going abroad.The following step-by-step guide will show you what you'll need to charge the iPad Mini when staying in Dominica by using the G or D type 230 volt 50Hz power outlets, you'll discover most Dominicansd will use Type G sockets in their wall outlets. If travelling to Dominica from another country please make sure that your iPad Mini can be used with a 240v supply. If the iPad Mini originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts make sure that your device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from over-heating when powering up. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini.

Charging the iPad Mini in Dominica

Can the iPad Mini be used in Dominica?

You can connect the iPad Mini to a Dominicand power outlet.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad Mini in Dominica?

When travelling to multiple countries the best international travel power adapter for Dominica to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Dominicansd use two different types of plug sockets (G and D) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type G. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the included plugs. If your iPad Mini can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these types of USB power chargers and additional compatibility with more power hungry devices. Having a 4 port charger will allow you to recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy seperate power chargers on your trip to Dominica. Only needing to pack a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage. Due to their versatility these types of power chargers can be used back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and smartphones and using only a single plug socket.

For those travelling frequently we recommend buying a flexible travel adapter like this at an electronics retailer; the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Dominica

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, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Dominica.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs and gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Dominica. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad Mini in Dominica?

Charging the iPad Mini from a Dominicand power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

A guide on how to power your iPad Mini with a Dominicand power outlet by using the Apple Lightning cable with a Type G power charger.

  1. In order to charge your iPad Mini using a Dominicand power outlet you will need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple normally include the cable when you first purchase your iPad Mini.
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type G USB power adapter and plugging it in the power supply. You can recognise the power supply by three vertical rectangular holes in a triangular pattern for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Plug in the USB 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. The iPad Mini lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad Mini.
  4. Turn on the Dominicand power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging taking between 1-4 hours to fully recharge.
Charging the iPad Mini from a Dominicand power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPad Mini from a Dominicand power outlet

A guide on how to power your iPad Mini with a Dominicand power outlet by using the Apple Lightning cable with a Type D power charger.

  1. To power your iPad Mini from the Dominicand power outlet you'll need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple typically supply this cable with your iPad Mini).
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type D USB power adapter in the Dominicand power outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by the 3 holes in a triangular pattern.
  3. Plug in the USB 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. The iPad Mini lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad Mini.
  4. Turn on the Dominicand power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging taking between 1-4 hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPad Mini from a Dominicand power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia.org page about Dominica
  2. Apple - official iPad user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - A Type G USB charger has three thick rectangular blades in a triangular shape with the longer top blade acting as the earthing pin, £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 cost £15-£20.
  6. iec.ch - Type D power outlet
  7. Type D USB power adapter - The three pinned earthed Type D USB chargers have large rounded pins placed in a triangular shape, £5-£10.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated cost under £15.