Charging the iPad Mini 4 when planning a trip to Barbuda

A page showing how to charge your iPad Mini 4 with a Barbudan power outlet using a Lightning connector with a Type A USB charger and how to power the iPad Mini 4 using a 3 pin Type B power adapter.

Barbudan power outlet

Differing combinations of frequencies and standards can all be daunting when planning to visit a foreign country especially if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what to pick up in advance to power your iPad Mini 4 . These instructions have been specifically written to prepare travellers wanting to power their iPad Mini 4 when staying in Barbuda.This page is a step by step guide which shows exactly what you'll need to charge your iPad Mini 4 when going to Barbuda using the Type B or A 230 volt 60Hz plug outlets. If you are visiting Barbuda from another country ensure that your iPad Mini 4 can be charged using a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure your iPad Mini 4 is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from being damaged when powering up. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 9 or greater on the iPad Mini 4.

Charging the iPad Mini 4 in Barbuda

Can you use the iPad Mini 4 in Barbuda?

You can use the iPad Mini 4 in Barbuda by using a power adaptor.

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What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad Mini 4 in Barbuda?

If you are travelling with more than your iPad Mini 4 or visiting more than one country the best international travel adapter for Barbuda is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different types of wall outlets that Barbudans use (B and A) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type A.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the included heads. If your iPad Mini 4 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers, plus additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers this will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers. By only bringing a single international travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling as well as being suitable for charging your iPad Mini 4 at the airport or on your flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel adapters can be used back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and smartphones with just a single wall outlet.

For those travelling to different places we suggest searching for this type of flexible travel charger online; the travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Barbuda

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Barbuda and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from America going to Barbuda 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 originating from America using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Barbuda. [8]
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad Mini 4 in Barbuda?

How to use a Type A power charger for charging your iPad Mini 4 from a Barbudan power outlet

Using a Lightning connector with a Type A USB charger to charge your iPad Mini 4 with a Barbudan power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your iPad Mini 4 using the Barbudan power outlet you will need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should normally supply the cable with the iPad Mini 4).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type A USB power adapter into the Barbudan power outlet. The wall outlet (sometimes called the Type A power outlet [3]) is identified by the 2 thin slots next to each other where the twin pins slide into.
  3. Connect one end of the USB Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 4. The iPad Mini 4 lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Switch on the Barbudan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the tablet will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 4 is powering up and takes around 1-4.5 hours to recharge.
How to use a Type A power charger for charging your iPad Mini 4 from a Barbudan power outlet

How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 4 from a Barbudan power outlet

Using a Lightning connector with a Type B USB charger to charge your iPad Mini 4 with a Barbudan power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPad Mini 4 using the Barbudan power outlet you will need to use a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should normally supply the cable with the iPad Mini 4).
  2. Plug the Type B USB power adapter into the Barbudan power outlet. The power outlet (sometimes called the Type B power outlet [6]) is identified by the 2 thin slots next to each other for live and neutral blades with a single hole below for the slightly long grounded pin.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 4. The iPad Mini 4 lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Switch on the Barbudan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the tablet will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 4 is powering up and takes around 1-4.5 hours to recharge.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 4 from a Barbudan power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia.org web page about Barbuda
  2. Apple - iPad Mini 4 user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type A power outlet
  4. Type A USB power adapter - An unearthed Type A USB charger has 2 parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes near the tip of each blade, estimated price £2-£3.
  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, priced £15-£20.
  6. iec.ch - Type B power outlet
  7. Type B USB power adapter - 3 pinned Type B USB chargers have a single unearthed round pin along with 2 shorter parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes in the end of each blade, estimated price around £20.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, £10-£15.