How to charge your iPad Mini 2 from a power outlet in The Grenadines

Instructions showing how to charge the iPad Mini 2 with a Grenadines power outlet with a USB Lightning Apple connector and a two pinned Europlug Type C power charger, how to recharge the iPad Mini 2 using a three pinned Type G USB charger and charging the iPad Mini 2 using a Type E power charger

Grenadines power outlet

Various voltages and standards can all cause confusion when planning to stay in a different country especially for the first time traveller. These guidelines have been written to assist people wanting to charge their iPad Mini 2 abroad.This page contains useful instructions showing exactly how to supply power to your iPad Mini 2 when you're in The Grenadines by using the G, C, E, I or K type 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets, Type G plug outlets will be typically used by a majority of Vincentians. You'll discover that most power supplies will change depending on which area you visiting therefore please read our Wikiconnections travel power sockets list for a full list of powering devices in different countries. If you are visiting The Grenadines from a different country make sure the iPad Mini 2 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure that the iPad Mini 2 is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from being damaged whilst powering it up. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini 2.

Charging the iPad Mini 2 in The Grenadines

Can you use the iPad Mini 2 in The Grenadines?

Yes, you can use the iPad Mini 2 in The Grenadines by using a power convertor.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad Mini 2 in The Grenadines?

When travelling with more than your iPad Mini 2 and visiting multiple countries then the best international travel charger for The Grenadines is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are five different types of plug sockets that Vincentians use (types G, C, E, I and K) and using a travel charger like this will ensure that you are covered for both types C and G.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the included plugs. If your type of iPad Mini 2 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times with one of these power adapters, along with support for certain power demanding devices like tablets.

This means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to buy seperate power chargers on your trip to The Grenadines or using up additional wall sockets. By only bringing a single travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling and convenient for charging your iPad Mini 2 at an airport or on a plane. Because of their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets with only a single wall outlet.

We suggest buying a versatile power charger similar to this online. The power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for The Grenadines

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 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 for visitors of regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 America visiting The Grenadines using 3 pin type B US 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 from North America using type B plugs. This 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting The Grenadines. [12] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad Mini 2 in The Grenadines?

How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPad Mini 2 from a Grenadines power outlet

Instructions showing how to recharge your iPad Mini 2 from a Grenadines power outlet by using a Lightning cable with a Type G power adapter.

  1. To supply power to your iPad Mini 2 from the Grenadines power outlet you'll need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the USB cable is usually already supplied with your device).
  2. Start by taking the Type G USB power adapter and inserting it into the power supply. This wall supply (sometimes called a Type G power outlet [3]) can be recognised by the three slots with shutters forming a triangle configuration for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Then connect one end of the power cable into the bottom of the mains USB charger 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 Grenadines power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of your tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 2 is recharging taking roughly 60 to 240 minutes to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPad Mini 2 from a Grenadines power outlet

Charging the iPad Mini 2 from a Grenadines power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Instructions showing how to charge the iPad Mini 2 with a Grenadines power outlet with a USB Lightning Apple connector and a two pinned Europlug Type C power charger.

  1. In order to charge your iPad Mini 2 using a Grenadines power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple should typically include the USB cable when you first purchase your iPad Mini 2.
  2. First plug in the Type C USB power adapter into the wall outlet. The power supply is recognised by the two round holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Connect 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 is situated at the base of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Switch on the Grenadines power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 2 is charging which takes around 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Charging the iPad Mini 2 from a Grenadines power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 2 from a Grenadines power outlet

Using an Apple Lightning connector and a double pin Type E USB adapter to recharge your iPad Mini 2 from a Grenadines power outlet.

  1. To power the iPad Mini 2 from the Grenadines power outlet you will need a Type E USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - the USB cable is usually already included with your device.
  2. Begin by taking the Type E USB power adapter and inserting it into the power outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by two round adjacent holes next to each other plus a single long metal earth pin protruding the top to form a triangle configuration.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Apple USB Lightning power cord into the USB mains adapter 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. Switch on the Grenadines 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 tablet is powering up which takes roughly 1-4 hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 2 from a Grenadines power outlet

Charging the iPad Mini 2 from a Grenadines power outlet by using a two pinned Type K USB adapter

A step-by-step guide showing how to charge the iPad Mini 2 from a Grenadines power outlet with a Lightning Apple connector with a Type K power charger.

  1. In order to charge your iPad Mini 2 using a Grenadines power outlet you will need to buy a Type K USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple should typically include the USB cable when you first purchase your iPad Mini 2.
  2. First plug in the Type K USB power adapter into the Grenadines power outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by 3 large holes forming a triangular configuration with the bottom hole appearing semicircular in shape.
  3. Connect one end of the USB Apple Lightning power cord into the USB 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 Grenadines 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 and takes between 1 - 4 hours to completely recharge.
Charging the iPad Mini 2 from a Grenadines power outlet by using a two pinned Type K USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - The Grenadines Wikipedia page
  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, estimated cost around £30.
  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 £10-£15.
  6. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  7. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, estimated price under £10.
  8. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  9. Type E USB power adapter - There are two 4.8mm pins on Type E USB chargers which are placed 19mm apart and may include a hole for an earthing pin, priced £5-£10.
  10. iec.ch - Type K power outlet
  11. Type K USB power adapter - There are three pins on a Type K USB charger comprising of two large rounded pins and a bottom semi-circular grounding pin, costing under £10.
  12. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced at £10-£15.