Charging the iPad Mini 4 when staying in Solomon Islands

Using a Lightning connector with a Type G USB charger to power the iPad Mini 4 with a Solomon Islands power outlet.

Solomon Islands power outlet

Varying different standards and voltages can often be daunting when planning to travel to another country if you've never been there before. If travelling to Solomon Islands the following useful instructions show how to supply power to the iPad Mini 4 using the standard G or I type Solomon Islands 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. Power sockets vary depending on which country you are in therefore we suggest reading the power supplies page for a full list of countries. When you are visiting Solomon Islands from another country please check your iPad Mini 4 can be charged using a 240v supply. If your iPad Mini 4 came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from being damaged when charging it. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 9 or greater on the iPad Mini 4.

Charging the iPad Mini 4 in Solomon Islands

Can you use the iPad Mini 4 in Solomon Islands?

You can connect the iPad Mini 4 to a Solomon Islands power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad Mini 4 in Solomon Islands?

If travelling to multiple countries then the best international travel charger for Solomon Islands to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Solomon Islanders use two different types of power outlets (G and I) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type G.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs 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 included heads. If your type of iPad Mini 4 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these types of travel adapters plus additional support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other adapters this means you can recharge multiple devices at once without needing to bring multiple power chargers on your Solomon Islands trip or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only packing a single USB travel charger will keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage and suitable for charging your iPad Mini 4 at an airport or on the flight. Because of their versatility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers without using up an additional wall outlet.

We suggest searching for a flexible power adapter of this nature online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Solomon Islands

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 those 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 counties with unreliable or unstable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Solomon Islands and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 converter for travellers originating from North America visiting Solomon Islands.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise 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 and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at 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 Solomon Islands. [6] [AD]
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad Mini 4 in Solomon Islands?

Powering the iPad Mini 4 with a Solomon Islands power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Instructions showing how to charge your iPad Mini 4 with a Solomon Islands power outlet with a USB Lightning connector and a Type G USB adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPad Mini 4 from a Solomon Islands power outlet you will need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple will usually include the cable when you buy the iPad Mini 4.
  2. Insert the Type G USB power adapter into the Solomon Islands power outlet. This power outlet, sometimes called the Type G power outlet [3], can be identified by the three holes with shutters forming a triangle shape.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB charging cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 4. The iPad Mini 4 lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Switch on the Solomon Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that 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 and takes roughly 1 to 4.5 hours to fully recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad Mini 4 with a Solomon Islands power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia page about Solomon Islands
  2. Apple - iPad Mini 4 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, £15-£20.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, around £10.