How to charge your iPad Mini 4 from a power outlet in Reunion

Using a Lightning cable with a Type E USB adapter to charge your iPad Mini 4 from a Reunionese power outlet.

Reunionese power outlet

Different standards and plugs can often cause confusion when planning on staying in a foreign country for the first time traveller. This guide was specifically written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPad Mini 4 when you're in Reunion.This page contains step by step instructions showing you exactly how to charge your iPad Mini 4 when you're in Reunion by using their 220 volt 50Hz E Type Reunionese wall outlet, the Reunionnais will use CEE 7/5 French sockets for power outlets. When you are visiting Reunion from a different region please ensure that the iPad Mini 4 can accept a 240v supply. If your iPad Mini 4 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts make sure that 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 when powering up. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 9 or greater on the iPad Mini 4.

Charging the iPad Mini 4 in Reunion

Can the iPad Mini 4 be used in Reunion?

You can use the iPad Mini 4 in Reunion by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad Mini 4 in Reunion?

When you are travelling with more than your iPad Mini 4 and visiting more than one country then the best international travel charger for Reunion is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [6]. Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the supplied heads over. If your iPad Mini 4 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these types of power chargers, along with additional support for certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Having a 4 port adapter means you can recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate power adapters or using up additional power outlets. Only packing a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage as well as being convenient for recharging your iPad Mini 4 at the airport or on a flight. Because of their space saving versatility these types of adapters can be used when you return home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones and using only a single wall outlet.

We suggest buying this type of versatile travel adapter at your preferred electronics retailer. The travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Reunion

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 best selling compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Reunion using 3 pin type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise 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. This gives the same functionality as 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 perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Reunion.
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad Mini 4 in Reunion?

How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 4 from a Reunionese power outlet

Using the Apple Lightning cable with a Type E USB adapter to recharge your iPad Mini 4 from a Reunionese power outlet.

  1. To power the iPad Mini 4 from a Reunionese power outlet you will need a Type E USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple will typically include the cable with your iPad Mini 4).
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type E USB power adapter into the power outlet. This sunken circular plug outlet can be identified by the two large circular holes 19mm apart from each other for live and neutral and a long metal grounding pin protruding in the top forming a triangular pattern.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB Lightning charging cable into the USB mains 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 base of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Turn on the Reunionese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of the iPad Mini 4 will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging taking between 1 - 4.5 hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 4 from a Reunionese power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R%C3%A9union - Reunion entry on wikipedia.org
  2. https://help.apple.com/ipad/9/ - iPad Mini 4 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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters