Charging your iPad Mini 4 from a power outlet in Guyana

A guide showing how to recharge the iPad Mini 4 from a Guyanese power outlet by using a USB Lightning connector with a 3 pin Type B USB charger, charging the iPad Mini 4 using a 3 pin Type G USB plug and how to charge the iPad Mini 4 using a Type A USB charger

Guyanese power outlet

Different combinations of standards and voltages can all be confusing when planning on travelling to a new country especially for the first time traveller. This page has been written to help prepare travellers wanting to charge the iPad Mini 4 abroad.This simple guide tells you how to supply power to your iPad Mini 4 when staying in Guyana using their standard G, A, B or D type 220 volt 60Hz wall outlets. If you are travelling to Guyana from a different country please check that your iPad Mini 4 can be charged using a 240v supply. If your iPad Mini 4 was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that your device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating during charging. If you plan on taking a trip to a destination such as Georgetown or Linden we recommend referring to the Guyanese Wikipedia web page [1] for more details. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 9 or greater on the iPad Mini 4.

Charging the iPad Mini 4 in Guyana

Can you use the iPad Mini 4 in Guyana?

You can connect the iPad Mini 4 to a Guyanese power outlet by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad Mini 4 in Guyana?

If you are travelling with more than just your iPad Mini 4 and visiting multiple countries 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 wall outlets (types G, A, B and D) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for both types A and G. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the included heads. If your model of iPad Mini 4 is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these types of USB power adapters, plus additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. This will also allow you to power more than one device at the same time without needing to pack individual travel chargers on your Guyanese trip or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage whilst travelling. Because of their flexibility these types of power adapters can be used when you return home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets using only a single power outlet.

We suggest searching for an adaptable power adapter similar to this at your preferred electronics retailer - the power adapter illustrated 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 wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Guyana 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 portable option for travellers originating from America visiting Guyana using 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 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a flexible 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Guyana. [12] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad Mini 4 in Guyana?

How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPad Mini 4 from a Guyanese power outlet

Instructions on how to power the iPad Mini 4 with a Guyanese power outlet using the Apple USB Lightning cable and a Type G USB adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPad Mini 4 from a Guyanese power outlet you will need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - usually included with the device.
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type G USB power adapter in the power outlet. The power supply, technically called a Type G power outlet [3], can be identified by 3 rectangular slots containing plastic shutters in a triangular shape.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB charging cord into the bottom of the power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 4. The iPad Mini 4 lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Turn on the Guyanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of the iPad Mini 4 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 4 is powering up which typically takes between 1 to 4.5 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPad Mini 4 from a Guyanese power outlet

Powering the iPad Mini 4 with a Guyanese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Using an Apple USB Lightning connector and a Type A USB charger to power the iPad Mini 4 from a Guyanese power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad Mini 4 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], this USB cable is usually supplied with the device by Apple.
  2. Start the process by taking the Type A USB power adapter and inserting it in the Guyanese power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by the two thin slots next to each other.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Apple power cable into 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 base of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Switch on the Guyanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPad Mini 4 will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 4 is charging, typically taking between one to five and a half hours to fully recharge.
Powering the iPad Mini 4 with a Guyanese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Powering the iPad Mini 4 with a Guyanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Using an Apple USB Lightning connector and a Type B USB charger to recharge the iPad Mini 4 from a Guyanese power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad Mini 4 using a Guyanese power outlet you'll need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], the USB cable is typically supplied with the device by Apple.
  2. Start the process by taking the Type B USB power adapter and inserting it in the Guyanese power outlet. The wall outlet, technically called the Type B power outlet [8], can be recognised by the 2 thin slots next to each other for live and neutral blades with a hole below for the earthed pin.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB Apple power cable into the bottom of the mains power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 4. The iPad Mini 4 lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Turn on the Guyanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPad Mini 4 screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 4 is charging which takes between one to five and a half hours to fully recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad Mini 4 with a Guyanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

How to use a Type D power charger for charging your iPad Mini 4 from a Guyanese power outlet

A guide showing how to recharge the iPad Mini 4 from a Guyanese power outlet by using a USB Lightning connector with a 3 pin Type D USB charger.

  1. In order to power the iPad Mini 4 from a Guyanese power outlet you will need to use a Type D USB power adapter [11] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - usually included with the device.
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type D USB power adapter in the power outlet. The power supply, technically called a Type D power outlet [10], can be identified by three holes forming a triangular configuration.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB adapter 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. Turn on the Guyanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging and takes around one-five and a half hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type D power charger for charging your iPad Mini 4 from a Guyanese power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Guyanese Wikipedia web page
  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, £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 price £10-£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, under £2.
  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, £15-£20.
  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, estimated price £20-£25.
  12. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, £10-£15.