How to charge your iPad Mini 2 from a power outlet in Saint Pierre

Using the Apple Lightning cable with a Type E USB adapter to charge your iPad Mini 2 from a St Pierrais power outlet.

St Pierrais power outlet

Complicated standards and plugs can often cause confusion when planning on staying in a foreign country to the first time traveller. These instructions were specifically written to stop you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPad Mini 2 abroad.The following step by step instructions will show what you'll need to charge the iPad Mini 2 when staying in Saint Pierre using their 230 volt 50Hz Type E St Pierrais wall outlet, the Saint-Pierrais will use CEE 7/5 French sockets for wall outlets. If travelling to Saint Pierre from another country please double check your iPad Mini 2 can accept a 240 volt supply. If the iPad Mini 2 was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your iPad Mini 2 is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from over-heating during charging. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini 2.

Charging the iPad Mini 2 in Saint Pierre

Can the iPad Mini 2 be used in Saint Pierre?

You can use the iPad Mini 2 in Saint Pierre.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad Mini 2 in Saint Pierre?

When travelling with more than your iPad Mini 2 and visiting multiple countries then the best international travel charger for Saint Pierre is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the included heads over. If your iPad Mini 2 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times by using one of these types of USB power chargers and additional compatibility with more power demanding devices. Unlike other travel adapters having a 4 port charger means you can power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring multiple travel chargers for your trip. Only packing a single travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage while travelling and suitable for charging your iPad Mini 2 at an airport or on a plane. Because of their flexibility these types of chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets with only a single wall outlet.

We suggest buying this type of versatile travel adapter online. The travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Saint Pierre

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPad Mini 2, however 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 crucial for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Saint Pierre and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Saint Pierre.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at 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 suitable for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Saint Pierre. [6] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad Mini 2 in Saint Pierre?

How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 2 from a St Pierrais power outlet

Instructions showing how to charge the iPad Mini 2 from a St Pierrais power outlet with a Lightning Apple connector with a 2 pinned Type E power charger.

  1. To power your iPad Mini 2 from the St Pierrais power outlet you will need a Type E USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple should usually supply the USB cable when you purchase the iPad Mini 2.
  2. First plug in the Type E USB power adapter into the wall outlet. The recessed circular power supply (known as the Type E power outlet [3] or CEE 7/7 outlet) can be recognised by the two large round holes 19mm apart from each other for live and neutral and one long metal grounding pin protruding in the top forming a triangular pattern.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Switch on the St Pierrais power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your iPad will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 2 is charging, typically taking around one-four hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 2 from a St Pierrais power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia.org page about Saint Pierre
  2. Apple - official iPad user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  4. Type E USB power adapter - There are two 4.8mm pins on Type E USB chargers which are placed 19mm apart and may include a hole for an earthing pin, estimated cost £5-£10.
  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.