How to charge the iPad Mini from a power outlet in Guadeloupe

A step by step guide showing how to recharge your iPad Mini from a Guadeloupe power outlet by using the Apple Lightning connector and a two pinned Type E power charger, powering the iPad Mini using a Type C USB adapter and how to recharge the iPad Mini using a 3 pinned Type D power plug

Guadeloupe power outlet

Complicated combinations of frequencies and region codes can often be daunting when planning on staying in a foreign country for the first time traveller. These instructions were specifically written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPad Mini when you are going to Guadeloupe.These simple instructions will show what you'll need to charge the iPad Mini when going to Guadeloupe using their types D, C or E Guadeloupe 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. When you are visiting Guadeloupe from another country please make sure your iPad Mini can be used with a 240 volt supply. If the iPad Mini was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure that the iPad Mini is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from overloading when charging it. If you're planning to visit a Guadeloupe place such as Les Abymes or Basse-Terre please read the Guadeloupe Wikipedia web page [1] for more information prior to the location. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini.

Charging the iPad Mini in Guadeloupe

Can the iPad Mini be used in Guadeloupe?

You can use the iPad Mini in Guadeloupe by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best travel adapter for the iPad Mini in Guadeloupe?

If you are travelling to multiple countries then the best international travel charger for Guadeloupe is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are three standards of power outlets in Guadeloupe (types D, C and E) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied heads. If your type of iPad Mini can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times with one of these types of USB power chargers along with additional support for certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel chargers this will also allow you to power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring multiple power chargers or using up additional wall outlets. Only packing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage while travelling. Due to their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling on a regular basis we recommend buying this type of flexible travel adapter at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Guadeloupe

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, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Guadeloupe 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 option for travellers originating from North America visiting Guadeloupe using 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 originating from the US using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Guadeloupe. [10] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for the iPad Mini in Guadeloupe?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Mini from a Guadeloupe power outlet

Using a USB Lightning Apple connector and a Type C power adapter to charge the iPad Mini from a Guadeloupe power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad Mini using a Guadeloupe power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple typically supply this USB cable when you purchase the iPad Mini.
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the Guadeloupe power outlet. The wall supply (called the Europlug) can be identified by the two holes next to each other.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Lightning charging cable into 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. Switch on the Guadeloupe power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up which should take between one to four hours to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Mini from a Guadeloupe power outlet

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

A step-by-step guide showing how to recharge your iPad Mini from a Guadeloupe power outlet by using an Apple Lightning connector and a 3 pinned Type D power charger.

  1. If you want to charge your iPad Mini using a Guadeloupe power outlet you'll need to use a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will usually supply the USB cable when you purchase your iPad Mini.
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type D USB power adapter into the Guadeloupe power outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by three round holes forming a triangle configuration for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Apple Lightning power cord into the bottom of the mains USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini. The iPad Mini lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad Mini.
  4. Switch on the Guadeloupe power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad Mini will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging and takes between 60 to 240 minutes to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPad Mini from a Guadeloupe power outlet

Charging the iPad Mini from a Guadeloupe power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

Using a USB Lightning Apple connector and a 2 pinned Type E power charger to recharge the iPad Mini with a Guadeloupe power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the iPad Mini using a Guadeloupe power outlet you'll need to use a Type E USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (usually already included with your device by Apple).
  2. Firstly insert the Type E USB power adapter in the Guadeloupe power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by the two round adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral with a single long metal earth pin protruding the top forming a triangle configuration.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini. The iPad Mini lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad Mini.
  4. Turn on the Guadeloupe power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Mini is charging, typically taking around 1-4 hours to fully recharge.
Charging the iPad Mini from a Guadeloupe power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Guadeloupe Wikipedia web page
  2. Apple - official iPad user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, under £10.
  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. 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 at £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.