Charging your iPad Mini 2 from a power outlet in Haiti

A page showing how to recharge the iPad Mini 2 from a Haitian power outlet using an Apple USB Lightning connector and a Type A USB charger and recharging the iPad Mini 2 using a Type B USB plug.

Haitian power outlet

Varying different frequencies and region codes can all be daunting when planning on staying in a different country, especially to the first time traveller. These instructions have been specifically written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPad Mini 2 abroad.This step-by-step guide will show exactly how to supply power to the iPad Mini 2 when travelling to Haiti using their standard B or A type 110 volt 60Hz wall outlets, a majority of Haitians typically use Type B power outlets. If your iPad Mini 2 does not power up or charges slowly when you are visiting Haiti from another country please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Devices which originated from a country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) either take longer to charge or won't power up, check that the device is dual voltage (usually indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to ensure proper use. If you intend on taking a trip to a Haitian destination such as Port-au-Prince we also recommend referring to the Haitian Wikipedia web page [1] for more details. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini 2.

Charging the iPad Mini 2 in Haiti

Can you use the iPad Mini 2 in Haiti?

You can connect the iPad Mini 2 to a Haitian power outlet by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad Mini 2 in Haiti?

If travelling with more than just your iPad Mini 2 and visiting more than one country the best travel charger for Haiti is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Haitians use two different types of power outlets (B and A) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type A. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by changing the heads over. If your type of iPad Mini 2 supports Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times by using one of these USB travel chargers, along with compatibility with more power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other adapters this will allow you to recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring seperate power adapters. By only needing a single travel charger will also keep the size down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of chargers can be used when you return home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers without using up an additional plug socket.

If you travel to Haiti we recommend buying this type of versatile travel charger online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Haiti

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, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Haiti.
  • 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 the US using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half the 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Haiti. [8] [AD]
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad Mini 2 in Haiti?

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

Using the Apple USB Lightning cable and a Type A USB adapter to power the iPad Mini 2 with a Haitian power outlet.

  1. To charge your iPad Mini 2 using the Haitian power outlet you'll need a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple typically supply the cable with the iPad Mini 2.
  2. Start by plugging the Type A USB power adapter in the Haitian power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by two slots next to each other.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB Apple charging cable into the bottom of the mains power adapter 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. Turn on the Haitian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPad Mini 2 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 2 is charging, typically taking between one to four hours to fully recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPad Mini 2 from a Haitian power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

How to use a Type B power charger for charging your iPad Mini 2 from a Haitian power outlet

Using an Apple USB Lightning connector and a Type B USB charger to power the iPad Mini 2 with a Haitian power outlet.

  1. To charge your iPad Mini 2 using the Haitian power outlet you will need a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (usually included with the device).
  2. Start by plugging the Type B USB power adapter into the Haitian power outlet. You can identify the wall supply by the 2 thin slots for live and neutral blades with a hole below for the earth pin.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB charging cord into the bottom of the power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Turn on the Haitian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPad Mini 2 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 2 is powering up which should take between 1 to 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type B power charger for charging your iPad Mini 2 from a Haitian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Haitian Wikipedia web 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, costing £10-£15.
  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 at £15-£20.
  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, £15-£20.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced at under £15.