Charging your iPad Mini from a power outlet in Seychelles

The WikiConnections page showing how to recharge the iPad Mini from a Seychellois power outlet by using the USB Lightning Apple connector with a three pinned Type G power adapter.

Seychellois power outlet

Various combinations of region codes and voltages can all be confusing when planning on visiting a foreign country, especially to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of standards being used in the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need to purchase in advance to charge the iPad Mini . This page contains step-by-step instructions showing how to power your iPad Mini when going to Seychelles using the standard 240 volt 50Hz G Type Seychellois plug outlet, the Seychellois will use a 13 amp plug for power outlets. You will find power will change from country to country so we suggest reading the power supplies and Africa page for a full list of countries. When you are travelling to Seychelles from another country make sure that the iPad Mini can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) check the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from overheating whilst powering it up. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini.

Charging the iPad Mini in Seychelles

Can the iPad Mini be used in Seychelles?

Yes, you can connect the iPad Mini to a Seychellois power outlet by using a power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad Mini in Seychelles?

If you are travelling to more than one country or bringing more than your iPad Mini the best international travel adapter for Seychelles to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [6].

Because 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 heads. If your type of iPad Mini is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these types of power adapters and additional support for more power hungry devices.

Unlike other travel chargers having a 4 port adapter means you can recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring seperate travel adapters or occupying additional wall sockets. Because you are only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage as well as being suitable for charging your iPad Mini at the airport or on the plane. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used when you return home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets using only a single power outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of flexible travel adapter at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Seychelles

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These travel adapters 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 portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America going to Seychelles.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly 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 gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Seychelles.
What is the best power adapter for recharging the iPad Mini in Seychelles?

Powering the iPad Mini with a Seychellois power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

The WikiConnections guide showing how to charge the iPad Mini from a Seychellois power outlet with the USB Lightning Apple cable with a three pinned Type G power adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad Mini using a Seychellois power outlet you'll need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - Apple should normally supply this USB cable with the iPad Mini.
  2. Start by inserting the Type G USB power adapter into the wall supply. The plug supply, technically known as a Type G power outlet [3], can be identified by 3 vertical rectangular slots forming a triangle shape.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Apple cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini. The iPad Mini lightning connector is found at the base of the iPad Mini.
  4. Turn on the Seychellois power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the iPad Mini screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up and takes roughly one-four hours to recharge.
Powering the iPad Mini with a Seychellois power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seychelles - Seychellois Wikipedia web 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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters