Charging the iPad Mini 2 when planning a trip to Puerto Rico

Instructions showing you how to power the iPad Mini 2 from a Puerto Rican power outlet with the USB Lightning Apple cable and a 2 pin Type A power adapter and charging the iPad Mini 2 using a Type B USB plug.

Puerto Rican power outlet

Varying different voltages and region codes can often be daunting when planning on travelling to a foreign country especially if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what to pick up in advance to power your iPad Mini 2 . When you're planning a holiday to Puerto Rico this page contains useful instructions showing charging the iPad Mini 2 by using their standard B or A type Puerto Rican 120 volt 60Hz power outlets, a majority of Puerto Ricans will use the Type B plug outlets. You'll find power will vary from country to country therefore we suggest reading the World power supplies page for a complete list of regions and countries. If the iPad Mini 2 charges slowly or does not power up when you are visiting Puerto Rico from another country 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 240 volts) may take longer to charge or won't turn on, so check the device is a dual voltage device (you'll find these are usually marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to ensure proper use. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini 2.

Charging the iPad Mini 2 in Puerto Rico

Can you use the iPad Mini 2 in Puerto Rico?

You can use the iPad Mini 2 in Puerto Rico by using a power adaptor.

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

When travelling with more than just your iPad Mini 2 the best international travel adapter for Puerto Rico is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different types of power outlets that Puerto Ricans use (B and A) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type A.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by changing the included heads. If your iPad Mini 2 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers, plus additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers this means you can charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy individual power adapters for your Puerto Rican trip or using up additional power sockets. Because you are only needing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage and convenient for recharging your iPad Mini 2 at an airport or on the flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers without using up an additional plug socket.

We recommend buying this type of versatile power adapter online - the travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Puerto Rico

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of counties with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Puerto Rico.
  • 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 the US using type B plugs. This gives practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at 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 suitable for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Puerto Rico. [8] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for the iPad Mini 2 in Puerto Rico?

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 2 from a Puerto Rican power outlet

Instructions showing you how to power the iPad Mini 2 from a Puerto Rican power outlet with the USB Lightning Apple cable and a 2 pin Type A power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPad Mini 2 using the Puerto Rican power outlet you will need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the USB cable is typically already included with the device by Apple).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type A USB power adapter into the Puerto Rican power outlet. You can recognise this power supply by the two slots adjacent to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB charging cord into the bottom of 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 base of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Turn on the Puerto Rican power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad Mini 2 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging, typically taking between 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 2 from a Puerto Rican power outlet

How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 2 from a Puerto Rican power outlet

Instructions showing you how to power the iPad Mini 2 from a Puerto Rican power outlet with the USB Lightning Apple cable and a 3 pin Type B power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPad Mini 2 using the Puerto Rican power outlet you will need to use a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - this USB cable is normally already included with the device by Apple.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type B USB power adapter into the Puerto Rican power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the two slots next to each other for live and neutral blades with a single hole below for the slightly long grounded pin.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB charging cord into the bottom of 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 base of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Turn on the Puerto Rican power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad Mini 2 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging, typically taking between 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 2 from a Puerto Rican power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia entry about Puerto Rico
  2. Apple - official iPad 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, 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, estimated price £10-£15.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, £10-£15.