Charging the iPad Mini 2 from a power outlet in Martinique

Instructions showing how to charge your iPad Mini 2 from a Martinican power outlet with the USB Lightning Apple connector with a double pin Europlug Type C power adapter, powering the iPad Mini 2 using a 3 pin Type D USB plug and charging the iPad Mini 2 using a double pinned Type E power charger

Martinican power outlet

Varying different combinations of standards and voltages can all be confusing when planning on staying in a foreign country, especially for the first time traveller. This page has been written to help prepare travellers wanting to charge the iPad Mini 2 abroad.This page is a simple guide telling you how to charge your iPad Mini 2 when staying in Martinique using their standard Type D, C or E 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets, most Martiniquais typically use the Type D plug outlets. When travelling to Martinique from a different country ensure that your iPad Mini 2 can accept a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check that the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from overloading when powering up. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini 2.

Charging the iPad Mini 2 in Martinique

Can the iPad Mini 2 be used in Martinique?

Yes, you can connect the iPad Mini 2 to a Martinican power outlet by using a power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for the iPad Mini 2 in Martinique?

If you are travelling to more than one country or bringing more than your iPad Mini 2 the best international travel charger for Martinique to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Martiniquais use three different standards of wall outlets (types D, C and E) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the included heads. If your model of iPad Mini 2 is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these types of USB power adapters, plus additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. This will allow you to power multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack individual travel chargers or occupying additional wall sockets. Because you are only packing a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand baggage while travelling. Because of their flexibility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets using just a single power outlet.

If you travel on a regular basis we suggest searching for a versatile power adapter of this nature online; the multipurpose power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with perfect reliably.

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 using USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of counties with unstable power grids. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Martinique and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power converter for travellers originating from North America visiting Martinique.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly 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. This gives the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Martinique. [10] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for the iPad Mini 2 in Martinique?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 2 from a Martinican power outlet

Using a USB Lightning Apple cable with a double pinned Type C USB adapter to power the iPad Mini 2 with a Martinican power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPad Mini 2 from the Martinican power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this USB cable is usually supplied with the device by Apple).
  2. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can recognise this wall outlet by the two round adjacent holes where the twin pins go.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB 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 bottom of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Turn on the Martinican power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up and takes roughly 1 to 4 hours to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 2 from a Martinican power outlet

How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 2 from a Martinican power outlet

Using an Apple USB Lightning connector and a Type D USB charger to power the iPad Mini 2 from a Martinican power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPad Mini 2 from a Martinican power outlet you will need to use a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the USB cable is typically supplied with your device by Apple).
  2. Plug in the Type D USB power adapter into the power supply. You can recognise this power outlet by three holes in a triangular configuration.
  3. Connect 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 Martinican power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the iPad Mini 2 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 2 is powering up which typically takes between 1 to 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 2 from a Martinican power outlet

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

A guide showing how to recharge the iPad Mini 2 from a Martinican power outlet by using a USB Lightning connector with a Type E USB charger.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPad Mini 2 from a Martinican power outlet you'll need to use a Type E USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - usually included with the device.
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type E USB power adapter in the power outlet. The sunken round plug outlet (sometimes known as a CEE 7/7 plug) can be identified by the two 4.8mm holes 19mm adjacent to each other and a long metal grounding pin protruding in the top to form a triangle shape.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB 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 bottom of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Switch on the Martinican power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging taking around one-four hours to recharge.
Charging the iPad Mini 2 from a Martinican power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Martinican 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, priced £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, priced £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, £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.