How to charge the iPad Mini 2 when staying in Miquelon

Using a USB Lightning cable and a Type E power charger to power your iPad Mini 2 from a Miquelonnais power outlet.

Miquelonnais power outlet

Various frequencies and region codes can all cause confusion when planning on staying in another country, especially if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of common standards used in the world this guide shows exactly what to buy in advance to charge your iPad Mini 2 in Miquelon. These instructions have been written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPad Mini 2 when going abroad.When you're going to travel to Miquelon these useful instructions show how to supply power to your iPad Mini 2 using their 230 volt 50Hz E Type power outlet, the Miquelonnais will use CEE 7/5 French sockets for power outlets. When travelling anywhere you'll find that most power sockets vary depending on which country you're taking a trip to therefore we suggest that you read our Wiki Connections world power supplies list where you'll find a complete list of powering devices in different destinations. If travelling to Miquelon from another country please make sure the iPad Mini 2 can accept a 240v 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. If you are planning on travelling to a city such as Miquelon or Langlade refer to the Miquelon Wikipedia page [1] for further information on visiting the area. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini 2.

Charging the iPad Mini 2 in Miquelon

Can the iPad Mini 2 be used in Miquelon?

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

What is the best travel adapter for the iPad Mini 2 in Miquelon?

If travelling with more than your iPad Mini 2 then the best international travel power adapter for Miquelon to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of iPad Mini 2 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these USB travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a four port charger means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel adapters. Because you are only bringing a single lightweight travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their flexibility these types of travel adapters can be used back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers with only a single wall outlet.

For those travelling on a regular basis we recommend searching for a versatile travel adapter like this at an electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Miquelon

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 strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Miquelon and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Miquelon using 3 pinned type B US 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 is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 suitable for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Miquelon. [6] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for the iPad Mini 2 in Miquelon?

Powering the iPad Mini 2 with a Miquelonnais power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

A page on how to power your iPad Mini 2 from a Miquelonnais power outlet with an Apple USB Lightning cable with a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge the iPad Mini 2 from the Miquelonnais power outlet you will need a Type E USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (normally included with your device by Apple).
  2. Start by inserting the Type E USB power adapter in the Miquelonnais power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by two holes 19mm apart from each other for live and neutral with one metal earth pin protruding in the top forming a triangle shape.
  3. Connect one end of the USB Apple Lightning power cord into the USB power charger 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. Turn on the Miquelonnais power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your tablet screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is charging taking between 60-240 minutes to recharge.
Powering the iPad Mini 2 with a Miquelonnais power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Miquelon Wikipedia page
  2. Apple - official iPad user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  4. 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.
  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 £15-£20.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated cost under £15.