How to charge the iPad Mini from a power outlet in Reunion

Using the Apple Lightning cable and a double pin Type E USB adapter to recharge your iPad Mini from a Reunionese power outlet.

Reunionese power outlet

Various voltages and standards can all cause confusion when planning to visit a different country especially if you've never been there before. This isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used in the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need to purchase in advance to power the iPad Mini in Reunion. These instructions were specifically written to prevent visitors needing to worry if they can power their iPad Mini when they're going to Reunion.This page contains simple instructions showing exactly what you'll need to supply power to your iPad Mini in Reunion using their 220 volt 50Hz Type E Reunionese wall outlet, the Reunionnais will use CEE 7/5 French sockets for charging. When you are visiting Reunion from another region please ensure that the iPad Mini can be used with a 240v supply. If your iPad Mini originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) double check your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from overheating whilst powering it up. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini.

Charging the iPad Mini in Reunion

Can you use the iPad Mini in Reunion?

Yes, you can use the iPad Mini in Reunion by using a power convertor.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad Mini in Reunion?

If travelling with more than your iPad Mini and visiting multiple countries then the best travel charger for Reunion to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [6]. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by changing the supplied heads. If your iPad Mini can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times with one of these travel adapters, and support for certain power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a 4 port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device at once without needing to pack individual travel adapters. Because you are only needing to bring a single international USB travel charger will help keep the size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage and suitable for recharging your iPad Mini at an airport or on a plane. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of adapters can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets with only a single power outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of versatile travel charger at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Reunion

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 compact power adapter for travellers originating from America visiting Reunion using 3 pinned type B US 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 North America using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers 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 wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Reunion.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the iPad Mini in Reunion?

Charging the iPad Mini from a Reunionese power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

Instructions showing how to power your iPad Mini from a Reunionese power outlet by using the Apple Lightning cable and a double pin Type E USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge your iPad Mini using a Reunionese power outlet you will need to use a Type E USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (normally supplied with the iPad Mini).
  2. Begin by taking the Type E USB power adapter and inserting it into the wall outlet. The recessed circular power supply (known as the Type E power outlet [3] or CEE 7/7 outlet) can be recognised by the two 4.8mm adjacent holes where the twin plug outlet pins go with a single long metal earth pin protruding in the top to form a triangular shape.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Lightning charging cable into the USB mains charger 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. Turn on the Reunionese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the iPad screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging and takes roughly one to four hours to recharge to full capacity.
Charging the iPad Mini from a Reunionese power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R%C3%A9union - Wikipedia.org page about Reunion
  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/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  4. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet
  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. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters