How to charge your iPad Mini 4 from a power outlet in Nicaragua

Using the Lightning Apple connector and a two pinned Type A USB adapter to charge the iPad Mini 4 from a Nicaraguan power outlet and charging the iPad Mini 4 using a Type B power plug.

Nicaraguan power outlet

Various region codes and sockets can all be daunting when planning to travel to a different country to the first time traveller. These instructions were written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPad Mini 4 when you are staying abroad.The following step-by-step guide shows you what you'll need to supply power to your iPad Mini 4 when you are in Nicaragua by using the standard Type B or A 120 volt 60Hz power outlets. If the iPad Mini 4 slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when you are visiting Nicaragua from a different country check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Electrical devices which originate from a country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts may take longer to charge or won't power up, so check that your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to ensure proper use. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 9 or greater on the iPad Mini 4.

Charging the iPad Mini 4 in Nicaragua

Can you use the iPad Mini 4 in Nicaragua?

Yes, you can use the iPad Mini 4 in Nicaragua.

What is the best power charger for the iPad Mini 4 in Nicaragua?

If travelling to multiple countries the best travel power adapter for Nicaragua to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two types of plug sockets that Nicaraguans use (types B and A) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type A. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the plugs. If your model of iPad Mini 4 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these types of USB travel adapters, and support for certain power demanding devices. Having a 4 port adapter means you can power multiple devices simultaneously 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 luggage whilst travelling. Due to their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple phones and tablets with only a single plug socket.

For those travelling on a regular basis we recommend searching for an adaptable power charger similar to this online, the multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Nicaragua

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge 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 for visitors of regions with unstable power grids. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Nicaragua 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 option for travellers originating from North America going to Nicaragua.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Nicaragua. [8] [AD]
What is the best power charger for the iPad Mini 4 in Nicaragua?

Powering the iPad Mini 4 with a Nicaraguan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Using the Lightning Apple connector and a two pinned Type A USB adapter to charge the iPad Mini 4 from a Nicaraguan power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the iPad Mini 4 using a Nicaraguan power outlet you will need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this cable is usually already supplied with your device).
  2. Plug in the Type A USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by the 2 adjacent slots next to each other.
  3. Connect one end of the Apple USB Lightning charging cable into the bottom of the USB mains 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 base of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Switch on the Nicaraguan 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 charging which typically takes between one-five and a half hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPad Mini 4 with a Nicaraguan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

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

Instructions on how to recharge your iPad Mini 4 from a Nicaraguan power outlet with a USB Lightning cable with a Type B power charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad Mini 4 using a Nicaraguan power outlet you will need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple typically supply this cable when you first purchase your iPad Mini 4).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type B USB power adapter in the Nicaraguan power outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by the 2 slots parallel to each other with a semicircular shaped hole below for the slightly longer earthed pin.
  3. Connect the USB end of the power cable into the power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 4. The iPad Mini 4 lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Turn on the Nicaraguan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPad Mini 4 will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is charging, typically taking around one to five and a half hours to recharge.
How to use a Type B power charger for charging your iPad Mini 4 from a Nicaraguan power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Nicaragua Wikipedia web page
  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, £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, £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, priced £10-£15.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated cost £10-£15.