Charging the iPad Mini 4 from a power outlet in Saint Lucia

How to connect a St Lucian power outlet to the iPad Mini 4

St Lucian power outlet

Varying complicated region codes and voltages can all be confusing when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never been there before. These instructions have been specifically written to assist people wanting to power their iPad Mini 4 abroad.If you're staying in Saint Lucia these instructions show powering the iPad Mini 4 by using a 240 volt 50Hz Type G wall outlet, the St Lucians will use a 13 amp plug for power outlets. If visiting Saint Lucia from a different country please check the iPad Mini 4 can accept a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v make sure that the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from being damaged when charging it. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 9 or greater on the iPad Mini 4.

Charging the iPad Mini 4 in Saint Lucia

Can you use the iPad Mini 4 in Saint Lucia?

You can use the iPad Mini 4 in Saint Lucia.

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad Mini 4 in Saint Lucia?

If travelling with more than just your iPad Mini 4 then the best travel charger for Saint Lucia to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the heads. If your type of iPad Mini 4 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times by using one of these USB power adapters, plus additional support for more power demanding devices.

Unlike other adapters this means you can recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy seperate travel chargers on your St Lucian trip. By only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage while travelling as well as being convenient for recharging your iPad Mini 4 at an airport or on the flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

If you travel to Saint Lucia we suggest searching for this type of versatile power adapter online. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous 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 recharge devices via USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Saint Lucia and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK 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 going to Saint Lucia using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half the 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Saint Lucia. [6] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad Mini 4 in Saint Lucia?

Powering the iPad Mini 4 with a St Lucian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

A guide showing how to recharge your iPad Mini 4 with a St Lucian power outlet using the USB Lightning Apple cable with a Type G USB charger.

  1. To charge your iPad Mini 4 using the St Lucian power outlet you will need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], typically already included with the device by Apple.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type G USB power adapter in the wall supply. This plug supply (technically called the Type G power outlet [3]) looks like 3 vertical slots with plastic shutters in a triangle pattern.
  3. Connect one end of the USB charging cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 4. The iPad Mini 4 lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Turn on the St Lucian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging, typically taking roughly 1 - 4.5 hours to recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad Mini 4 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 - iPad Mini 4 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, around £15.
  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, £10-£15.