How to charge the iPad Mini 2 when visiting Vanuatu

Instructions showing you how to recharge your iPad Mini 2 from a Vanuatuan power outlet by using an Apple USB Lightning cable and a three pinned Type G power charger and charging the iPad Mini 2 using a Type C Europlug USB plug.

Vanuatuan power outlet

Varying different combinations of region codes and sockets can all be daunting when planning on staying in a foreign country especially if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of sockets being used in the world this guide tells you exactly what to purchase in advance to charge the iPad Mini 2 . These simple instructions tells you exactly what you'll need to supply power to the iPad Mini 2 when staying in Vanuatu by using their types G, C or I Vanuatuan 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. When visiting Vanuatu from another country check the iPad Mini 2 can be charged using a 240v supply. If your iPad Mini 2 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v check the iPad Mini 2 is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from overheating whilst powering it. If you plan on visiting a Vanuatuan destination such as Port Vila or Luganville please read the wikipedia page about Vanuatu [1] for more indepth details. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini 2.

Charging the iPad Mini 2 in Vanuatu

Can the iPad Mini 2 be used in Vanuatu?

Yes, you can use the iPad Mini 2 in Vanuatu.

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

If you are travelling to more than one country then the best international travel charger for Vanuatu to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Ni-Vanuatu use three different standards of wall outlets (types G, C and I) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for both types C and G.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied plugs. If your model of iPad Mini 2 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these types of USB power chargers, and support for more power hungry devices. Unlike other travel chargers this means you can charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack individual travel chargers. Because you are only bringing a single USB travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being on hand for recharging your iPad Mini 2 at the airport or on a plane. Due to their 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 phones and tablets with just a single plug socket.

We recommend searching for this type of flexible power adapter at an electronics retailer - the power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Vanuatu

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 those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial when visiting counties with unstable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Vanuatu 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 best selling portable option for travellers originating from America visiting Vanuatu using type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and offers almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Vanuatu. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for the iPad Mini 2 in Vanuatu?

Powering the iPad Mini 2 with a Vanuatuan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using a Lightning Apple cable with a three pin Type G power charger to recharge the iPad Mini 2 from a Vanuatuan power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to your iPad Mini 2 from the Vanuatuan power outlet you will need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will normally supply this USB cable when you purchase your iPad Mini 2).
  2. Plug the Type G USB power adapter in the power supply. You can recognise the wall supply by the 3 vertical rectangular slots with shutters in a triangle shape.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB mains 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. Switch on the Vanuatuan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad Mini 2 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 2 is recharging, typically taking roughly one-four hours to recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad Mini 2 with a Vanuatuan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad Mini 2 from a Vanuatuan power outlet

A guide showing how to recharge the iPad Mini 2 with a Vanuatuan power outlet with a Lightning connector with a Europlug Type C USB charger.

  1. In order to power the iPad Mini 2 using the Vanuatuan power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple should normally include this cable when you buy the iPad Mini 2.
  2. First plug in the Type C USB power adapter into the Vanuatuan power outlet. This plug outlet is recognised by two round adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB mains 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. Switch on the Vanuatuan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 2 is charging, typically taking roughly one-four hours to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your iPad Mini 2 from a Vanuatuan power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia page about Vanuatu
  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, costing £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, estimated cost around £15.
  6. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  7. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, £10-£15.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced £10-£15.