Charging the iPad Mini when planning a trip to Nauru

Using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a Type I USB charger to charge your iPad Mini with a Nauruan power outlet.

Nauruan power outlet

Varying different voltages and region codes can all be daunting when planning to visit a new country, especially if you've never been there before. These instructions have been specifically written to prepare travellers wanting to power the iPad Mini abroad.If staying in Nauru this page contains useful instructions showing charging the iPad Mini by using their standard 240 volt 50Hz I Type plug outlet. If you are visiting Nauru from another country ensure your iPad Mini can accept a 240v supply. If your iPad Mini was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts check the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from overloading whilst powering it up. If you intend to stay in a destination such as Yaren we recommend reading the Nauru Wikipedia page [1] for more details. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini.

Charging the iPad Mini in Nauru

Can you use the iPad Mini in Nauru?

You can use the iPad Mini in Nauru by using a power adaptor.

What is the best travel adapter for the iPad Mini in Nauru?

When travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your iPad Mini the best international travel adapter for Nauru is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the heads. If your model of iPad Mini supports Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB power chargers, and additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. This means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power adapters. By only bringing a single international travel charger will also keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets with just a single power outlet.

For those travelling to different destinations we recommend buying an adaptable travel charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Nauru

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, 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 crucial when visiting regions with unreliable power grids. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Nauru and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Nauru.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a flexible 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 Nauru. [6] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for the iPad Mini in Nauru?

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

Using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a 3 pin Type I power adapter to power the iPad Mini from a Nauruan power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPad Mini using a Nauruan power outlet you'll need to buy a Type I USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], usually supplied with the device by Apple.
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type I USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the three slots forming a triangle shape with a single vertical pin at the base and the top two slots sloping upwards for the live, neutral and ground blades.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter 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. Turn on the Nauruan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad Mini screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is charging which typically takes roughly 1-4 hours to recharge.
How to use a Type I power charger for recharging your iPad Mini from a Nauruan power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Nauru 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, costing £20-£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, priced at around £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.