How to charge the iPad Mini in Saint Lucia

How to connect a St Lucian power outlet to the iPad Mini

St Lucian power outlet

Varying different combinations of region codes and sockets can often lead to confusion when planning on travelling to another country, especially to the first time traveller. This page has been specifically written to assist people wanting to charge the iPad Mini abroad.This step by step guide shows you exactly how to supply power to your iPad Mini when staying in Saint Lucia using their standard 240 volt 50Hz Type G plug outlet, with the St Lucians using a 13 amp plug for wall outlets. When travelling to Saint Lucia from a different region make sure the iPad Mini can be used with a 240v supply. If the iPad Mini was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v ensure that your 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 over-heating when charging it. If you're planning on taking a trip to a destination like Castries or Bexon please read the Saint Lucia country page on wikipedia [1] for more indepth details on travelling to the location. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini.

Charging the iPad Mini in Saint Lucia

Can the iPad Mini be used in Saint Lucia?

Yes, you can use the iPad Mini in Saint Lucia.

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

If travelling to multiple countries and bringing more than just your iPad Mini the best international travel charger for Saint Lucia to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the heads over. If your iPad Mini can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these USB power chargers, along with support for more power hungry devices. Unlike other travel chargers this will allow you to recharge multiple devices at once without needing to bring multiple power chargers on your St Lucian trip or occupying additional wall sockets. By only needing a single lightweight travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage while travelling as well as being on hand for recharging your iPad Mini at the airport or on a plane. Due to their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers without needing an additional power outlet.

For those travelling frequently we suggest buying this type of versatile power charger at your preferred electronics retailer - the power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Saint Lucia

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Saint Lucia and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 option for travellers originating from America visiting Saint Lucia using type B plug sockets.
  • 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 is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Saint Lucia. [6] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad Mini in Saint Lucia?

Charging the iPad Mini from a St Lucian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using a USB Lightning Apple connector with a Type G USB adapter to power the iPad Mini with a St Lucian power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPad Mini from the St Lucian power outlet you will need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple should typically include this cable when you buy the iPad Mini.
  2. Start the process by taking the Type G USB power adapter and inserting it in the power outlet. The power supply (known as the Type G power outlet [3]) looks like three rectangular holes with shutters forming a triangle shape.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the 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. Turn on the St Lucian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging and takes around 1 to 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPad Mini from a St Lucian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Saint Lucia country page on wikipedia
  2. Apple - official iPad user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - A Type G USB charger has three thick rectangular blades in a triangular shape with the longer top blade acting as the earthing pin, estimated price £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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costing £10-£15.