Charging the iPad Mini from a power outlet in Fiji

Using an Apple USB Lightning connector and a Type I USB charger to power the iPad Mini from a Fijian power outlet.

Fijian power outlet

Various combinations of voltages and region codes can often be daunting when planning to travel to another country if you've never been there before. However this isn't as complicated as it appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets used throughout the world this article shows exactly what to buy in advance to charge the iPad Mini in Fiji. When you are visiting Fiji the following useful instructions show powering the iPad Mini using the 240 volt 50Hz I Type Fijian plug outlet. Power supplies are different regionally therefore we suggest reading the list of World power supplies for a full list of countries. When you are travelling to Fiji from another country double check the iPad Mini can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts make sure that your iPad Mini is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from being damaged whilst powering it up. If you're planning on travelling to a Fijian place such as Nasinu please refer to the Wikipedia.org entry about Fiji [1] for more details on visiting the location. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini.

Charging the iPad Mini in Fiji

Can the iPad Mini be used in Fiji?

Yes, you can connect the iPad Mini to a Fijian power outlet by using a power adaptor.

What is the best travel charger for the iPad Mini in Fiji?

When travelling to multiple countries or bringing more than just your iPad Mini then the best international travel adapter for Fiji 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 switching the supplied plugs. If your iPad Mini supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of power adapters plus additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. This will also allow you to power more than one device at the same time without needing to pack individual travel chargers on your Fijian trip or occupying additional wall sockets. 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 chargers can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones using just a single wall outlet.

If you travel regularly we suggest searching for a versatile power charger 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 countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Fiji

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 wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 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 America going to Fiji.
  • 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 a 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 perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Fiji. [6] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for the iPad Mini in Fiji?

How to use a Type I power charger for recharging your iPad Mini from a Fijian power outlet

A guide showing how to charge the iPad Mini from a Fijian power outlet by using a USB Lightning connector with a 3 pin Type I USB charger.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad Mini using the Fijian power outlet you will need to buy a Type I USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (usually included with the device).
  2. Start by plugging the Type I USB power adapter into the Fijian power outlet. This wall outlet (sometimes called the Type I power outlet [3]) can be identified by the 3 thin slots forming an upside-down triangular shape with a single vertical pin at the base and the top pair of slots sloping upward for the live, neutral and ground blades.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB Apple power cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini. The iPad Mini lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad Mini.
  4. Switch on the Fijian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging, typically taking roughly 60-240 minutes to fully recharge.
How to use a Type I power charger for recharging your iPad Mini from a Fijian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia.org entry about Fiji
  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, costing around £25.
  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, £10-£15.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, £10-£15.