Charging your iPad Mini from a power outlet in Anguilla

How to connect an Anguillan power outlet to the iPad Mini

Anguillan power outlet

Differing combinations of voltages and region codes can all lead to confusion when planning to stay in another country if you've never been there before. However this isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards being used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need to buy in advance to charge your iPad Mini . This page was written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPad Mini abroad.The following step-by-step instructions shows how to supply power to the iPad Mini when visiting Anguilla by using their standard 110 volt 60Hz A Type wall outlet, the Anguillans will use a NEMA 1-15 ungrounded plug for power outlets. Most power will vary depending on which country you are visiting so please read the power supplies and South America page for a full list of regions and countries. If the iPad Mini doesn't power up or recharges slowly when travelling to Anguilla from a different country then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Normally 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 device is a dual voltage device (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to ensure proper use. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini.

Charging the iPad Mini in Anguilla

Can you use the iPad Mini in Anguilla?

You can use the iPad Mini in Anguilla.

What is the best power adapter for the iPad Mini in Anguilla?

When you are travelling with more than your iPad Mini the best travel charger for Anguilla to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [6]. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the included heads. If your iPad Mini supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these USB travel chargers, plus compatibility with certain power hungry devices. Unlike other travel chargers having a 4 port adapter will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy individual travel chargers on your Anguillan trip. By only needing a single travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being suitable for charging your iPad Mini at an airport or on the plane. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers without needing an additional plug socket.

If you travel often we suggest searching for this type of flexible power adapter at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Anguilla

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] 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 converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 Anguilla using 3 pin 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 offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half 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 suitable for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Anguilla.
What is the best power adapter for the iPad Mini in Anguilla?

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPad Mini from an Anguillan power outlet

Using the Apple USB Lightning connector with a two pin Type A power adapter to charge your iPad Mini with an Anguillan power outlet.

  1. In order to power the iPad Mini from an Anguillan power outlet you'll need to use a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - this USB cable is typically supplied with your device by Apple.
  2. Plug the Type A USB power adapter into the power supply. This ungrounded power outlet, sometimes known as the Type A power outlet [3], is identified by the 2 thin adjacent slots next to each other where the twin plug outlet blades go.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Apple power cable into the bottom of the power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini. The iPad Mini lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad Mini.
  4. Switch on the Anguillan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is charging, typically taking between 1 - 4 hours to recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your iPad Mini from an Anguillan power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anguilla - Anguilla Wikipedia page
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1595/en_US/ipad_user_guide.pdf - Official iPad user guide
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeA.htm - Type A power outlet
  4. Type A USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type A mains power outlet, around £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, under £5.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, around £15.