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

Instructions showing how to recharge the iPad Mini with a Martinican power outlet by using the Lightning Apple connector and a double pin Europlug Type C USB adapter, charging the iPad Mini using a Type D power plug and charging the iPad Mini using a 2 pinned Type E USB charger

Martinican power outlet

Various voltages and standards can all be confusing when planning to travel to a different country to the first time traveller. However this isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of sockets used in the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your iPad Mini in Martinique. The following useful guide will show you what you'll need to supply power to your iPad Mini in Martinique by using the standard types D, C or E Martinican 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets, please note that Type D wall outlets will be normally used by most Martiniquais. When you are travelling to Martinique from another region please ensure that the iPad Mini can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from being damaged during charging. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini.

Charging the iPad Mini in Martinique

Can you use the iPad Mini in Martinique?

Yes, you can use the iPad Mini in Martinique.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad Mini in Martinique?

When you are travelling to more than one country then the best international travel power adapter for Martinique to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are three types of plug sockets that Martiniquais use (types D, C and E) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the included plugs. If your iPad Mini is compatible with Fast Charge (note not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these power chargers plus support for more power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a four port charger will allow you to charge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel adapters or using up additional wall sockets. By only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage while travelling. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when you return home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest buying this type of flexible power charger online, the power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Martinique

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable power grids. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North 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 America visiting Martinique using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half the 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Martinique. [10] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad Mini in Martinique?

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

Instructions showing how to recharge the iPad Mini with a Martinican power outlet by using the Lightning Apple connector and a double pin Europlug Type C USB adapter.

  1. If you want to power your iPad Mini from the Martinican power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will usually supply this cable when you first purchase your iPad Mini).
  2. Start the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it into the power supply. This wall supply, also called the Type C power outlet [3], is identified by two circular holes adjacent to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins slide into.
  3. Then connect one end of the cord into the mains USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini. The iPad Mini lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad Mini.
  4. Switch on the Martinican power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up, typically taking around 60-240 minutes to recharge.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Mini from a Martinican power outlet

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

A page on how to recharge the iPad Mini with a Martinican power outlet by using the Lightning Apple connector and a Type D USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to your iPad Mini using the Martinican power outlet you'll need to use a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple should usually supply this cable with your iPad Mini.
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type D USB power adapter and plugging it into the Martinican power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by 3 holes in a triangle shape for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of 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 base of the iPad Mini.
  4. Switch on the Martinican 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 tablet is powering up which should take roughly 60-240 minutes to recharge.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPad Mini from a Martinican power outlet

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

A page on how to power your iPad Mini from a Martinican power outlet with a USB Lightning cable and a Type E power charger.

  1. To supply power to the iPad Mini using a Martinican power outlet you will need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple should usually supply this cable with your iPad Mini.
  2. Begin by taking the Type E USB power adapter and inserting it into the Martinican power outlet. The recessed circular power supply can be identified by two large circular holes 19mm adjacent to each other plus a single long metal earth pin protruding in the top in a triangle shape.
  3. Connect one end of the cord into the USB adapter 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 Martinican power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad Mini will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up, typically taking around one to four hours to recharge.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPad Mini from a Martinican power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Martinique Wikipedia 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, £5-£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, costing under £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, under £10.
  10. 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.