Charging the iPad Mini 2 from a power outlet in Suriname

Instructions showing how to recharge your iPad Mini 2 with a Surinamese power outlet using the USB Lightning Apple cable with a Type C Europlug power charger and charging the iPad Mini 2 using a Schuko Type F USB plug.

Surinamese power outlet

Varying complicated region codes and voltages can all be daunting when planning on travelling to another country if you've never visited before. This page has been written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPad Mini 2 when staying abroad.When you are travelling to Suriname these instructions show powering the iPad Mini 2 by using their types F or C 127 volt 60Hz wall outlets. If your iPad Mini 2 slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when travelling to Suriname from a different region please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically devices which come from a country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) either take longer to charge or won't power up, check that your iPad Mini 2 is dual voltage (you'll find these are usually marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power converter to ensure proper use. If you intend to stay in a place like Paramaribo or Lelydorp please refer to the Wikipedia.org entry about Suriname [1] for more indepth information. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini 2.

Charging the iPad Mini 2 in Suriname

Can you use the iPad Mini 2 in Suriname?

You can use the iPad Mini 2 in Suriname.

Suriname

What is the best power adapter for the iPad Mini 2 in Suriname?

When travelling to more than one country or bringing along more than your iPad Mini 2 then the best travel adapter for Suriname is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two standards of plug sockets in Suriname (F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your type of iPad Mini 2 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these USB power adapters, plus additional support for more power demanding devices.

Unlike other adapters this will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power chargers or occupying additional power sockets. Because you are only packing a single international travel charger will also keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage. Because of their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers using just a single power outlet.

We recommend buying this type of versatile power adapter at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Suriname

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies. These power adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Suriname 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 power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Suriname using type B American 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 the US using type B plugs. This is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just 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 more 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 Suriname. [8]
What is the best power adapter for the iPad Mini 2 in Suriname?

Powering the iPad Mini 2 with a Surinamese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using the USB Lightning Apple cable with a Type C Europlug power charger to charge your iPad Mini 2 with a Surinamese power outlet.

  1. To charge your iPad Mini 2 using the Surinamese power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple usually include this cable with the iPad Mini 2.
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter into the Surinamese power outlet. This unearthed plug supply (known as a Europlug) can be recognised by 2 circular adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Connect one end of the USB power 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 base of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Turn on the Surinamese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the tablet will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is charging, typically taking between one-four hours to recharge.
Powering the iPad Mini 2 with a Surinamese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 2 from a Surinamese power outlet

Using the USB Lightning Apple cable with a Type F Schuko power charger to charge your iPad Mini 2 with a Surinamese power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPad Mini 2 using a Surinamese power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], the USB cable is normally already included with the device.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type F USB power adapter into the wall supply. The sunken round plug supply (sometimes called a Type F power outlet [6] or Schuko plug) can be recognised by two circular adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral along with a pair of thin grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Connect one end of the USB charging cord 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 base of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Turn on the Surinamese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of the tablet will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is charging, typically taking between one-four hours to recharge.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 2 from a Surinamese power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia.org entry about Suriname
  2. Apple - official iPad user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, £5-£10.
  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, around £15.
  6. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  7. Type F USB power adapter - Type F USB chargers are earthed using two clips at the top and bottom with two rounded 4.8mm pins set 19mm apart, estimated cost £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 at £10-£15.