Charging your iPad Mini 2 from a power outlet in Saint Lucia

Using an Apple USB Lightning connector and a Type G USB adapter to power the iPad Mini 2 with a St Lucian power outlet.

St Lucian power outlet

Various combinations of voltages and plug types can often cause confusion when planning to travel to another country if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used in the world this article shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge the iPad Mini 2 . This page is a useful guide which shows exactly what you'll need to supply power to the iPad Mini 2 when you are travelling to Saint Lucia using the standard 240 volt 50Hz G Type St Lucian plug outlet, the St Lucians will use a 13 amp plug for power outlets. If visiting Saint Lucia from a different country please make sure your iPad Mini 2 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If your iPad Mini 2 came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure the device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to prevent the device from overheating whilst powering it up. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini 2.

Charging the iPad Mini 2 in Saint Lucia

Can you use the iPad Mini 2 in Saint Lucia?

You can connect the iPad Mini 2 to a St Lucian power outlet by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best travel charger for the iPad Mini 2 in Saint Lucia?

When travelling to multiple countries then the best international travel adapter for Saint Lucia to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger.

As these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the supplied plugs over. If your iPad Mini 2 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of power adapters plus additional support for certain power hungry devices. This will also allow you to power more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack multiple travel chargers on your St Lucian trip or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help 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 so when you're not on holiday they can be used 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 charger 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.

Alternative travel adapter for Saint Lucia

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids. These power adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 compact power adapter for travellers originating from North America going to Saint Lucia.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half the 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Saint Lucia. [6] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for the iPad Mini 2 in Saint Lucia?

Powering the iPad Mini 2 with a St Lucian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

A guide showing how to recharge the iPad Mini 2 from a St Lucian power outlet by using an Apple USB Lightning connector and a Type G USB charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad Mini 2 using a St Lucian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], this USB cable is usually supplied with the device.
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type G USB power adapter into the power supply. The power supply, technically known as a Type G power outlet [3], can be recognised by three holes with shutters in a triangle pattern for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Apple charging cord into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Switch on the St Lucian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging which takes around 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
Powering the iPad Mini 2 with a St Lucian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia.org entry about Saint Lucia
  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, priced £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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, under £15.