Charging the iPad Mini from a power outlet in Guyana

A guide showing how to charge your iPad Mini from a Guyanese power outlet with the USB Lightning Apple cable with a three pinned Type G power adapter, charging the iPad Mini using a double pinned Type A power adapter and charging the iPad Mini using a three pinned Type B power adapter

Guyanese power outlet

Various combinations of region codes and voltages can often be confusing when planning on travelling to a new country especially for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of common standards being used in the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need to buy in advance to charge your iPad Mini . These instructions have been written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge your iPad Mini abroad.These step by step instructions will show you exactly what you'll need to charge the iPad Mini when you're travelling to Guyana by using their standard Type G, A, B or D 220 volt 60Hz wall outlets. If travelling to Guyana from a different country please make sure your iPad Mini can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If your iPad Mini was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that your device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from over-heating whilst powering it. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini.

Charging the iPad Mini in Guyana

Can the iPad Mini be used in Guyana?

Yes, you can connect the iPad Mini to a Guyanese power outlet by using a power adaptor.

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

When travelling with more than just your iPad Mini and visiting more than one country the best international travel charger for Guyana to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Guyanese use four different standards of plug sockets (types G, A, B and D) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for both types A and G.

As these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by changing the heads over. If your type of iPad Mini supports Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these USB power adapters, plus additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. Having a four port adapter means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to bring individual power adapters. By only needing to bring a single USB travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage while travelling as well as being convenient for recharging your iPad Mini at an airport or on your flight. Because of their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers without using up an additional plug socket.

If you travel to Guyana we suggest buying a versatile power adapter of this nature online; the multipurpose power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Guyana

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, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Guyana and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting Guyana using 3 pinned type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for almost half the 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Guyana. [12] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad Mini in Guyana?

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

Using a USB Lightning Apple cable and a Type G power adapter to power your iPad Mini with a Guyanese power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad Mini from a Guyanese power outlet you'll need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - typically already included with the iPad Mini.
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type G USB power adapter and inserting it in the Guyanese power outlet. This power outlet (known as a Type G power outlet [3]) looks like three rectangular holes containing plastic shutters in a triangular shape.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini. The iPad Mini lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad Mini.
  4. Switch on the Guyanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging, typically taking roughly one to four hours to fully recharge.
Powering the iPad Mini with a Guyanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

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

Instructions showing how to charge your iPad Mini with a Guyanese power outlet with a USB Lightning Apple cable and a Type A power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPad Mini from a Guyanese power outlet you'll need to use a Type A USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the cable is normally already supplied with your iPad Mini).
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type A USB power adapter and plugging it in the Guyanese power outlet. This unearthed plug supply, sometimes known as a Type A power outlet [6], is identified by the 2 slots adjacent to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Apple power cable into the bottom of the mains power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini. The iPad Mini lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad Mini.
  4. Turn on the Guyanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up and takes around one-four hours to recharge.
How to use a Type A power charger for charging your iPad Mini from a Guyanese power outlet

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

Instructions showing how to charge your iPad Mini with a Guyanese power outlet with a USB Lightning Apple cable and a Type B power adapter.

  1. In order to power the iPad Mini from a Guyanese power outlet you will need to use a Type B USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple usually supply the cable when you buy your iPad Mini).
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type B USB power adapter in the Guyanese power outlet. You can identify the wall outlet by the two thin slots parallel to each other where the short twin blades go with a single semicircular shaped hole below for the longer grounded pin.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Apple power cable into the bottom of the mains power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini. The iPad Mini lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad Mini.
  4. Turn on the Guyanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up and takes around one-four hours to recharge.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your iPad Mini from a Guyanese power outlet

Powering the iPad Mini with a Guyanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Using the Apple Lightning cable and a Type D USB charger to power the iPad Mini from a Guyanese power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad Mini from a Guyanese power outlet you'll need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - typically already included with the iPad Mini.
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type D USB power adapter and inserting it in the Guyanese power outlet. This power outlet (known as the Type D power outlet [10]) looks like three holes forming a triangular configuration.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini. The iPad Mini lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad Mini.
  4. Switch on the Guyanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPad Mini screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Mini is charging which takes between 1 to 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad Mini with a Guyanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia entry about Guyana
  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 £30-£35.
  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 price under £15.
  6. iec.ch - Type A power outlet
  7. 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 cost £15-£20.
  8. iec.ch - Type B power outlet
  9. 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 £10-£15.
  10. iec.ch - Type D power outlet
  11. Type D USB power adapter - The three pinned earthed Type D USB chargers have large rounded pins placed in a triangular shape, priced £5-£10.
  12. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costs £10-£15.