How to charge your iPad Mini 2 from a power outlet in Tonga

Instructions showing how to charge the iPad Mini 2 with a Tongan power outlet by using an Apple Lightning cable with a Type I power charger.

Tongan power outlet

Various standards and plugs can often be confusing when planning on travelling to another country, especially if you've never visited before. This isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used throughout the world this article shows exactly what you'll need in advance to power your iPad Mini 2 in Tonga. These instructions were specifically written to stop you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPad Mini 2 when you're abroad.This page contains step by step instructions demonstrating exactly what you'll need to supply power to your iPad Mini 2 when you're visiting Tonga by using their 240 volt 50Hz I Type plug supply. When you are visiting Tonga from another region please ensure that the iPad Mini 2 can be charged using a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure that the iPad Mini 2 is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from overheating when powering up. If you're planning on travelling to a city such as Nuku?alofa or Mu'a we also recommend reading the Tonga Wikipedia page [1] for more indepth details prior to travelling to the area. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini 2.

Charging the iPad Mini 2 in Tonga

Can you use the iPad Mini 2 in Tonga?

Yes, you can use the iPad Mini 2 in Tonga by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best travel adapter for the iPad Mini 2 in Tonga?

If travelling to multiple countries the best travel power adapter for Tonga to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the supplied heads. If your iPad Mini 2 is compatible with Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times with one of these travel adapters, along with additional support for certain power demanding devices. Having a four port charger will allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to buy individual power chargers for your trip. Because you are only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage while travelling. Due to their versatility these types of power chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest buying a versatile travel adapter like this at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Tonga

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from America going to Tonga using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • 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 America using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Tonga. [6] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for the iPad Mini 2 in Tonga?

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

Instructions showing how to recharge the iPad Mini 2 with a Tongan power outlet by using an Apple Lightning cable with a Type I power charger.

  1. If you want to charge the iPad Mini 2 from the Tongan power outlet you'll need a Type I USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - typically already supplied with the iPad Mini 2 by Apple.
  2. Begin by taking the Type I USB power adapter and inserting it into the wall outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by 3 slots for the live, neutral and ground blades.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Turn on the Tongan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad Mini 2 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is powering up which takes roughly 60-240 minutes to completely recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type I power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 2 from a Tongan power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Tonga 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, under £15.
  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, under £15.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costing around £10.