Charging the iPad Mini 2 when visiting Solomon Islands

How to connect a Solomon Islands power outlet to the iPad Mini 2

Solomon Islands power outlet

Various standards and plugs can often be daunting when planning on staying in a foreign country if you've never been there before. This isn't as complex as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of standards used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what to pick up in advance to charge the iPad Mini 2 . This page was specifically written to stop people having to worry if they'll be able to power the iPad Mini 2 when they are travelling abroad.The following step by step instructions shows you exactly how to supply power to your iPad Mini 2 when visiting Solomon Islands using their types G or I Solomon Islands 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. When visiting Solomon Islands from another country please check your iPad Mini 2 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from over-heating during charging. If you plan on travelling to a destination like Honiara or Gizo we also recommend referring to the wikipedia web page about Solomon Islands [1] for more information prior to the location. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini 2.

Charging the iPad Mini 2 in Solomon Islands

Can you use the iPad Mini 2 in Solomon Islands?

Yes, you can connect the iPad Mini 2 to a Solomon Islands power outlet.

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad Mini 2 in Solomon Islands?

When you are travelling to more than one country and bringing more than just your iPad Mini 2 the best international travel power adapter for Solomon Islands is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Solomon Islanders use two different types of plug sockets (types G and I) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type G.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by changing the plugs over. If your iPad Mini 2 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times with one of these USB travel chargers and additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel chargers this means you can power more than one device at the same time without needing to buy seperate power adapters. Only bringing a single USB travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage. Due to their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when you return home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers and using only a single wall outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of flexible power charger online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Solomon Islands

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 2, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary for travellers to regions with unreliable power supplies. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Solomon Islands 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 most popular portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting Solomon Islands using type B US plug sockets.
  • 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 offers almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Solomon Islands. [6] [AD]
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad Mini 2 in Solomon Islands?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 2 from a Solomon Islands power outlet

Using a USB Lightning Apple connector and a Type G power adapter to charge the iPad Mini 2 from a Solomon Islands power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad Mini 2 using a Solomon Islands power outlet you'll need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple normally supply this USB cable when you buy the iPad Mini 2.
  2. Plug in the Type G USB power adapter in the Solomon Islands power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by the 3 rectangular holes containing shutters forming a triangular configuration for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Turn on the Solomon Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up, typically taking roughly one to four hours to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 2 from a Solomon Islands power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia web page about Solomon Islands
  2. Apple - official iPad user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - A Type G USB charger has three thick rectangular blades in a triangular shape with the longer top blade acting as the earthing pin, estimated cost £15-£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, costs £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.