How to charge your iPad Mini from a power outlet in Papua New Guinea

How to connect a Papua New Guinea power outlet to the iPad Mini

Papua New Guinea power outlet

Complicated combinations of standards and sockets can all be confusing when planning to travel to another country, especially if you've never visited before. When travelling to Papua New Guinea these useful instructions show charging your iPad Mini by using the standard 240 volt 50Hz I Type plug supply. When you are travelling to Papua New Guinea from another country please make sure your iPad Mini can be used with a 240v supply. If the iPad Mini originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v check your iPad Mini is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from over-heating during charging. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini.

Charging the iPad Mini in Papua New Guinea

Can the iPad Mini be used in Papua New Guinea?

You can use the iPad Mini in Papua New Guinea by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best power charger for the iPad Mini in Papua New Guinea?

If you are travelling to more than one country the best international travel power adapter for Papua New Guinea is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger.

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

This means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to buy seperate power adapters or using up additional wall outlets. Only packing a single international USB travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage. Because of their space saving versatility these types of adapters can be used when you return home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones with only a single wall outlet.

We suggest buying this type of versatile travel adapter at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Papua New Guinea

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power adapter for travellers originating from America visiting Papua New Guinea.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at almost half the 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 wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Papua New Guinea. [6] [AD]
What is the best power charger for the iPad Mini in Papua New Guinea?

Powering the iPad Mini with a Papua New Guinea power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter

A guide on how to recharge the iPad Mini with a Papua New Guinea power outlet with a USB Lightning Apple connector and a 3 pinned Type I USB charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad Mini using the Papua New Guinea power outlet you'll need to buy a Type I USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple should typically include the USB cable when you first purchase your iPad Mini.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type I USB power adapter in the Papua New Guinea power outlet. This wall supply, technically known as the Type I power outlet [3], can be recognised by the 3 slots in a triangular shape with the top two slots sloping upwards for the live, neutral and ground.
  3. Connect one end of the Apple cord into the bottom of the mains USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini. The iPad Mini lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad Mini.
  4. Switch on the Papua New Guinea power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Mini is charging, typically taking around one-four hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPad Mini with a Papua New Guinea power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia entry about Papua New Guinea
  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, £10-£15.