Charging the iPad Mini 2 when staying in Fiji

Using a USB Lightning Apple connector with a Type I USB adapter to power the iPad Mini 2 with a Fijian power outlet.

Fijian power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of region codes and plug types can often lead to confusion when planning on staying in a different country, especially for the first time traveller. This guide has been specifically written to assist people wanting to charge the iPad Mini 2 when staying abroad.This step by step guide will show how to charge your iPad Mini 2 when going to Fiji by using their standard 240 volt 50Hz Type I power supply. If you are travelling to Fiji from a different country please ensure your iPad Mini 2 can accept a 240 volt supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts double check your iPad Mini 2 is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating whilst powering it. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini 2.

Charging the iPad Mini 2 in Fiji

Can you use the iPad Mini 2 in Fiji?

Yes, you can connect the iPad Mini 2 to a Fijian power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad Mini 2 in Fiji?

If you are travelling to multiple countries and bringing more than just your iPad Mini 2 then the best international travel charger for Fiji to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger.

Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the heads over. If your iPad Mini 2 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these types of USB power chargers, along with support for more power hungry devices.

This will allow you to recharge multiple devices at once without needing to bring individual power chargers on your Fijian trip or occupying additional wall sockets. Only needing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being on hand for recharging your iPad Mini 2 at the airport or on a plane. Due to their space saving versatility these types of adapters 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.

For those travelling frequently we suggest searching for this type of versatile power charger at your preferred electronics retailer - the power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for charging 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 around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Fiji 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 portable option for travellers originating from America going to Fiji using type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Fiji. [6] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad Mini 2 in Fiji?

Powering the iPad Mini 2 with a Fijian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter

A guide showing how to recharge the iPad Mini 2 from a Fijian power outlet using a USB Lightning Apple cable with a three pin Type I USB charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to your iPad Mini 2 from a Fijian power outlet you will need to use a Type I USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (usually included with the iPad Mini 2).
  2. Start by plugging the Type I USB power adapter in the Fijian power outlet. The wall outlet (technically known as a Type I power outlet [3]) can be recognised by the 3 slots for the live, neutral and ground blades.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the power adapter 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 Fijian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up taking between one to four hours to fully recharge.
Powering the iPad Mini 2 with a Fijian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia page 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, 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, priced £15-£20.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costs £10-£15.