How to charge your iPad Mini 2 from a power outlet in The Cook Islands

A page on how to power your iPad Mini 2 from a Cook Islands power outlet by using the Lightning Apple connector and a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter.

Cook Islands power outlet

Complicated combinations of region codes and plugs can often be daunting when planning on visiting another country, especially if you've never visited before. This isn't as complex as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what to pick up in advance to charge your iPad Mini 2 in The Cook Islands. These instructions were written to stop people worrying if they can charge their iPad Mini 2 when they're visiting The Cook Islands.These instructions shows what you'll need to supply power to your iPad Mini 2 when you are visiting The Cook Islands using their 240 volt 50Hz I Type plug supply. When visiting The Cook Islands from another country please ensure that the iPad Mini 2 can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure the 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 overheating whilst powering it up. If you are planning on visiting a city such as Avarua we also recommend referring to the The Cook Islands Wikipedia page [1] for more indepth details prior to travelling to the area. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini 2.

Charging the iPad Mini 2 in The Cook Islands

Can you use the iPad Mini 2 in The Cook Islands?

Yes, you can use the iPad Mini 2 in The Cook Islands by using the correct power adaptor.

The Cook Islands

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad Mini 2 in The Cook Islands?

If travelling to multiple countries the best travel adapter for The Cook Islands to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world just by changing the supplied heads over. If your iPad Mini 2 is compatible with Fast Charge (note not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these power adapters, along with additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices. Having a 4 port charger means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring individual power chargers for your Cook Islands trip or occupying additional power outlets. Only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage. Due to their versatility these types of power chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest buying a versatile travel adapter like this at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for The Cook Islands

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 America visiting The Cook Islands using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • 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. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more generous 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 The Cook Islands. [6]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad Mini 2 in The Cook Islands?

How to use a Type I power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 2 from a Cook Islands power outlet

A guide on how to power your iPad Mini 2 from a Cook Islands power outlet by using the Lightning Apple connector and a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to the iPad Mini 2 from the Cook Islands power outlet you'll need to use a Type I USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (normally included with your iPad Mini 2 by Apple).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type I USB power adapter in the Cook Islands power outlet. This wall supply, sometimes called the Type I power outlet [3], can be identified by three slots for the live, neutral and ground.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB power charger 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. Turn on the Cook Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad Mini 2 will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 2 is charging which takes around 60-240 minutes to recharge.
How to use a Type I power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 2 from a Cook Islands power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - The Cook Islands Wikipedia page
  2. Apple - official iPad user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type I power outlet
  4. Type I USB power adapter - Type I USB chargers use three short flat blades in a V format with the top blade acting as a grounding pin, priced around £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, costs £15-£20.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated price around £10.