Charging the iPad Mini 2 when planning a trip to Papua New Guinea

A page showing how to charge your iPad Mini 2 with a Papua New Guinea power outlet using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a Type I USB charger.

Papua New Guinea power outlet

Different combinations of frequencies and standards can often be confusing when planning on staying in another country if you've never visited before. These instructions have been specifically written to stop people worrying if they'll be able to power their iPad Mini 2 when staying in Papua New Guinea.When you're visiting Papua New Guinea these instructions show powering the iPad Mini 2 by using their standard 240 volt 50Hz I Type Papua New Guinea plug outlet. If you are travelling to Papua New Guinea from a different region please double check the iPad Mini 2 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If your iPad Mini 2 was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v ensure your iPad Mini 2 is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from overloading whilst powering it. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini 2.

Charging the iPad Mini 2 in Papua New Guinea

Can you use the iPad Mini 2 in Papua New Guinea?

You can use the iPad Mini 2 in Papua New Guinea by using a power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad Mini 2 in Papua New Guinea?

If you are travelling to more than one country or bringing along more than your iPad Mini 2 then the best travel charger for Papua New Guinea 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 pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your type of iPad Mini 2 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these USB power adapters and support for more power demanding devices like tablets. This means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers on your trip or using up additional power sockets. Because you are only packing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage and on hand for recharging your iPad Mini 2 at an airport or on the flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers using only a single power outlet.

For those travelling to Papua New Guinea we suggest searching for an adaptable travel charger of this nature online; the travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Papua New Guinea

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power converters come 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 adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Papua New Guinea using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also 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 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 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Papua New Guinea. [6] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad Mini 2 in Papua New Guinea?

How to use a Type I power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 2 from a Papua New Guinea power outlet

Instructions showing how to charge your iPad Mini 2 with a Papua New Guinea power outlet using the USB Lightning Apple cable and a Type I USB charger.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPad Mini 2 using a Papua New Guinea power outlet you'll need a Type I USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this USB cable is normally already supplied with your iPad Mini 2).
  2. Insert the Type I USB power adapter into the Papua New Guinea power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the three thin slots for the live, neutral and earth.
  3. Plug in one end of the Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Turn on the Papua New Guinea power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad Mini 2 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 2 is powering up and takes around one to four hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type I power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 2 from a Papua New Guinea power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Papua New Guinea 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, 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, estimated price £15-£20.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced at £10-£15.