How to charge the iPad Mini 2 when planning a trip to Mauritius

Instructions showing how to power your iPad Mini 2 with a Mauritian power outlet with a Lightning Apple cable with a Type G USB adapter and how to recharge the iPad Mini 2 using a Type C power adapter.

Mauritian power outlet

Various standards and plugs can often be daunting when planning on staying in a foreign country if you've never been there before. This isn't as complex as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what to pick up in advance to power the iPad Mini 2 in Mauritius. This page was specifically written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPad Mini 2 abroad.When visiting Mauritius these useful instructions show how to power the iPad Mini 2 using the standard Type G or C 230 volt 50Hz power outlets, Type G power outlets will be typically used by most Mauritians. If travelling to Mauritius from a different region make sure that the iPad Mini 2 can accept a 240v supply. If your iPad Mini 2 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v check your iPad Mini 2 is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to prevent the device from over-heating when charging it. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini 2.

Charging the iPad Mini 2 in Mauritius

Can the iPad Mini 2 be used in Mauritius?

You can use the iPad Mini 2 in Mauritius by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best travel adapter for the iPad Mini 2 in Mauritius?

If travelling with more than just your iPad Mini 2 then the best travel adapter for Mauritius to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Mauritians use two different standards of power outlets (G and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for both types C and G. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied plugs. If your model of iPad Mini 2 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these travel adapters, plus compatibility with more power demanding devices. Having a 4 port adapter will also allow you to charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring individual power chargers. Because you are only packing a single travel charger will also keep the overall size down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage. Due to their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers and using only a single wall outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of versatile power charger online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Mauritius

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Mauritius and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting Mauritius.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half the 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Mauritius.
What is the best travel adapter for the iPad Mini 2 in Mauritius?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 2 from a Mauritian power outlet

Instructions showing how to power your iPad Mini 2 with a Mauritian power outlet with a Lightning Apple cable with a Type G USB adapter.

  1. If you want to charge your iPad Mini 2 using a Mauritian power outlet you'll need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple typically supply this USB cable when you purchase your iPad Mini 2.
  2. Start the process by taking the Type G USB power adapter and inserting it into the power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by three vertical rectangular slots with shutters in a triangle shape.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple power cable into the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Switch on the Mauritian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your iPad Mini 2 will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging and takes roughly 60-240 minutes to completely recharge.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 2 from a Mauritian power outlet

Charging the iPad Mini 2 from a Mauritian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Instructions showing how to power your iPad Mini 2 with a Mauritian power outlet with a Lightning Apple cable with a Type C Europlug USB charger.

  1. In order to power the iPad Mini 2 using the Mauritian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple typically supply this USB cable when you purchase the iPad Mini 2).
  2. Start by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it in the wall outlet. You can identify this power outlet by 2 circular adjacent holes.
  3. Then connect one end of the Lightning charging cord into the bottom of the mains USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Switch on the Mauritian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of the iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 2 is recharging which takes around 1 - 4 hours to fully recharge.
Charging the iPad Mini 2 from a Mauritian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mauritius - Mauritius 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/typeG.htm - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply
  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
  6. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  7. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  8. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters