Charging the iPad Mini when staying in Saint Helena

How to connect a St Helenian power outlet to the iPad Mini

St Helenian power outlet

Differing standards and sockets can all be daunting when planning on staying in another country, especially to the first time traveller. The following step-by-step instructions shows exactly what you'll need to charge the iPad Mini when you're visiting Saint Helena using a standard 240 volt 50Hz G Type St Helenian wall outlet, the St Helenians will use 13 amp plugs for charging. You will find power supplies will vary regionally so please read the WikiConnections global power sockets page where you'll find a full list showing countries. When you are travelling to Saint Helena from another country check that the iPad Mini can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts make sure that your iPad Mini is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from over-heating whilst powering it. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini.

Charging the iPad Mini in Saint Helena

Can the iPad Mini be used in Saint Helena?

Yes, you can connect the iPad Mini to a St Helenian power outlet.

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad Mini in Saint Helena?

If travelling with more than just your iPad Mini and visiting more than one country then the best travel power adapter for Saint Helena is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [6].

Because these chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by changing the supplied plugs over. If your iPad Mini supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of USB power adapters, plus additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. This will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy seperate travel adapters. By only needing a single travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage and convenient for charging your iPad Mini at the airport or on the plane. Due to their versatility these types of adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and phones without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest searching for a multipurpose power adapter like this online; the multipurpose power adapter 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 with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Saint Helena

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover 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 most popular portable option for travellers originating from America going to Saint Helena using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to 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 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 Saint Helena.
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad Mini in Saint Helena?

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

Using a USB Lightning connector and a Type G USB charger to power the iPad Mini from a St Helenian power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPad Mini from a St Helenian power outlet you'll need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (the USB cable is normally supplied with your device by Apple).
  2. Start by plugging the Type G USB power adapter into the St Helenian power outlet. The wall outlet, technically called the Type G power outlet [3], can be identified by 3 rectangular slots containing plastic shutters in a triangular shape for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the Apple charging cord into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini. The iPad Mini lightning connector is situated at the bottom of the iPad Mini.
  4. Switch on the St Helenian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right hand corner of your tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging taking around one-four hours to recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPad Mini with a St Helenian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Helena,_Ascension_and_Tristan_da_Cunha - Saint Helena 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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters