Charging the iPad Mini 4 from a power outlet in Haiti

A page showing how to charge your iPad Mini 4 from a Haitian power outlet with the Apple Lightning connector with a two pin Type A power adapter and recharging the iPad Mini 4 using a Type B USB charger.

Haitian power outlet

Complicated combinations of region codes and plugs can often be daunting when planning to travel to a new country, especially to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need to pick up in advance to charge the iPad Mini 4 . This page was written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPad Mini 4 when staying in Haiti.When you are visiting Haiti this page has instructions showing you charging the iPad Mini 4 by using the types B or A 110 volt 60Hz plug outlets, a majority of Haitians will normally use Type B plugs in their wall outlets. If your iPad Mini 4 slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when travelling to Haiti from another region check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically devices which come from a country which use a higher voltage (for example 220 volts) can take longer to charge or won't power up, check that your iPad Mini 4 is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to ensure proper use. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 9 or greater on the iPad Mini 4.

Charging the iPad Mini 4 in Haiti

Can you use the iPad Mini 4 in Haiti?

You can use the iPad Mini 4 in Haiti.

What is the best power adapter for the iPad Mini 4 in Haiti?

If you are travelling with more than your iPad Mini 4 the best international travel adapter for Haiti is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two types of power outlets that Haitians use (types B and A) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type A. Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs. If your iPad Mini 4 can support Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers along with compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. This will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to buy individual power adapters. Only needing a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage and convenient for charging your iPad Mini 4 at the airport or on your flight. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers using just a single power outlet.

We recommend buying this type of versatile power adapter at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Haiti

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Haiti and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Haiti.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs and offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Haiti. [8] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for the iPad Mini 4 in Haiti?

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 4 from a Haitian power outlet

Using the Apple Lightning connector and a 2 pin Type A power adapter to recharge your iPad Mini 4 with a Haitian power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPad Mini 4 from a Haitian power outlet you'll need a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple usually include this cable with the iPad Mini 4).
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type A USB power adapter and plugging it in the Haitian power outlet. The power supply (sometimes called the Type A power outlet [3]) is identified by the 2 thin adjacent slots for live and neutral blades.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple power cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 4. The iPad Mini 4 lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Switch on the Haitian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging which takes roughly 1 - 4.5 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 4 from a Haitian power outlet

How to use a Type B power charger for charging your iPad Mini 4 from a Haitian power outlet

A guide showing how to charge your iPad Mini 4 with a Haitian power outlet with the Apple USB Lightning connector with a three pinned Type B power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPad Mini 4 using the Haitian power outlet you'll need a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will usually include this USB cable with the iPad Mini 4).
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type B USB power adapter and inserting it in the Haitian power outlet. This plug supply, technically known as a Type B power outlet [6], can be recognised by 2 thin slots next to each other where the live and neutral blades slide into with a semicircle hole below for the slightly long grounded pin.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Apple Lightning power cord into the mains power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 4. The iPad Mini 4 lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Switch on the Haitian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad Mini 4 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 4 is powering up and takes around 60 to 300 minutes to fully recharge.
How to use a Type B power charger for charging your iPad Mini 4 from a Haitian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Haitian country entry on Wikipedia
  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 price £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, costs under £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, £10-£15.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costs £10-£15.