Charging the iPad Mini 2 when planning a trip to Saint Vincent

A page showing how to recharge your iPad Mini 2 from a St Vincentian power outlet with the USB Lightning Apple cable with a Type C Europlug power adapter, how to power the iPad Mini 2 using a 3 pin Type G power adapter and charging the iPad Mini 2 using a Type E power charger

St Vincentian power outlet

Varying different region codes and voltages can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country especially for the first time traveller. This guide was written to help assist people wanting to power their iPad Mini 2 when travelling abroad.This page has step by step instructions which shows how to charge your iPad Mini 2 when travelling to Saint Vincent using the Type G, C, E, I or K St Vincentian 230 volt 50Hz power outlets, a majority of St Vincentians will normally use the Type G plugs in their wall outlets. You'll discover power sockets change depending on which country you are visiting therefore please read the travel power supplies page for a complete list of regions and countries. When travelling to Saint Vincent from a different country please make sure that your iPad Mini 2 can be charged using a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure your iPad Mini 2 is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overheating 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 Vincent

Can you use the iPad Mini 2 in Saint Vincent?

You can use the iPad Mini 2 in Saint Vincent by using a power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for the iPad Mini 2 in Saint Vincent?

When travelling with more than just your iPad Mini 2 the best international travel adapter for Saint Vincent to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are five standards of plug sockets in Saint Vincent (G, C, E, I and K) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for both types C and G.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your type of iPad Mini 2 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers and compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

Unlike other adapters this will allow you to power more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy multiple power adapters for your St Vincentian trip. By only bringing a single international travel charger will keep the size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage and on hand for recharging your iPad Mini 2 at an airport or on your flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers without using up an additional plug socket.

If you travel often we suggest searching for a versatile power adapter like this at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Saint Vincent

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, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of counties with unstable power supplies. These power converters come 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 option for travellers originating from America going to Saint Vincent using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also 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. This gives almost 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 Saint Vincent. [12] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for the iPad Mini 2 in Saint Vincent?

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

Using the USB Lightning Apple cable with a Type G USB charger to charge your iPad Mini 2 with a St Vincentian power outlet.

  1. To charge the iPad Mini 2 from a St Vincentian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - usually supplied with your iPad Mini 2.
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type G USB power adapter into the wall supply. This plug supply, technically called the Type G power outlet [3], can be recognised by 3 rectangular slots with plastic shutters in a triangular configuration.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Apple Lightning power cable into the bottom of the USB charger 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 St Vincentian 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 iPad is charging taking around 1-4 hours to recharge.
Powering the iPad Mini 2 with a St Vincentian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad Mini 2 from a St Vincentian power outlet

Instructions on how to recharge the iPad Mini 2 from a St Vincentian power outlet with the USB Lightning Apple connector with a Type C Europlug power adapter.

  1. If you want to power the iPad Mini 2 from a St Vincentian power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - this USB cable is typically supplied with your iPad Mini 2.
  2. Start by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it into the wall supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the two round holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the mains 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 bottom of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Switch on the St Vincentian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the tablet will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging, typically taking between 60 to 240 minutes to completely recharge.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad Mini 2 from a St Vincentian power outlet

Powering the iPad Mini 2 with a St Vincentian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

Using a USB Lightning Apple cable and a 2 pin Type E power adapter to recharge your iPad Mini 2 with a St Vincentian power outlet.

  1. To charge the iPad Mini 2 from the St Vincentian power outlet you will need to use a Type E USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will usually include this USB cable when you buy your iPad Mini 2).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type E USB power adapter into the St Vincentian power outlet. This recessed round plug supply (sometimes called the Type E power outlet [8]) can be identified by the two 4.8mm round adjacent holes next to each other where the twin pins slide into and a single metal earth pin protruding from the top to form a triangle pattern.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the mains power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Switch on the St Vincentian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging, typically taking between one-four hours to completely recharge.
Powering the iPad Mini 2 with a St Vincentian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

How to use a Type K power charger for charging your iPad Mini 2 from a St Vincentian power outlet

Using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a Type K USB charger to charge your iPad Mini 2 with a St Vincentian power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the iPad Mini 2 from a St Vincentian power outlet you'll need a Type K USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - this USB cable is typically already supplied with your iPad Mini 2.
  2. Start by taking the Type K USB power adapter and plugging it into the wall supply. The wall outlet, sometimes called the Type K power outlet [10], looks like 3 large holes in a triangle shape and the bottom hole appearing in a semicircle shape.
  3. Connect one end of the Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Switch on the St Vincentian 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 charging which should take roughly 1 - 4 hours to recharge.
How to use a Type K power charger for charging your iPad Mini 2 from a St Vincentian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Saint Vincent wikipedia page
  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, costs £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. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  7. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, priced £5-£10.
  8. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  9. 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, £5-£10.
  10. iec.ch - Type K power outlet
  11. Type K USB power adapter - There are three pins on a Type K USB charger comprising of two large rounded pins and a bottom semi-circular grounding pin, priced at £5-£10.
  12. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, £10-£15.