Charging the iPad Mini 2 when staying in Saint Helena

Using the USB Lightning Apple connector with a Type G USB charger to power the iPad Mini 2 with a St Helenian power outlet.

St Helenian power outlet

Various frequencies and standards can all be confusing when planning on visiting a new country especially if you've never been there before. These guidelines were specifically written to assist people wanting to charge the iPad Mini 2 when they're staying abroad.When you're staying in Saint Helena the following useful instructions show how to charge the iPad Mini 2 using the standard 240 volt 50Hz G Type St Helenian wall outlet, the St Helenians will use 13 amp plugs for charging. When you are travelling to Saint Helena from another country double check the iPad Mini 2 can be charged using a 240v supply. If your iPad Mini 2 was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged when charging it. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini 2.

Charging the iPad Mini 2 in Saint Helena

Can you use the iPad Mini 2 in Saint Helena?

You can connect the iPad Mini 2 to a St Helenian power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad Mini 2 in Saint Helena?

When travelling with more than your iPad Mini 2 the best international travel charger for Saint Helena is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [6].

Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world just by switching the heads over. If your iPad Mini 2 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these types of USB power chargers, and compatibility with more power demanding devices.

This will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to bring seperate power adapters for your trip. Because you are only bringing a single USB travel charger will keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Because of their flexibility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets using just a single wall outlet.

If you travel to different continents we recommend buying this type of versatile travel charger at your preferred electronics retailer; the multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Saint Helena

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Saint Helena and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Saint Helena using type B US plug sockets.
  • 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 from America using type B plugs. This gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a generous 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 majority of travellers from around the world visiting Saint Helena.
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad Mini 2 in Saint Helena?

Powering the iPad Mini 2 with a St Helenian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

A step by step guide showing how to recharge your iPad Mini 2 with a St Helenian power outlet with a USB Lightning connector and a Type G power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPad Mini 2 from a St Helenian power outlet you will need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (usually included with the iPad Mini 2).
  2. Firstly plug the Type G USB power adapter into the power supply. You can identify this plug outlet by three holes containing shutters forming a triangle configuration.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the USB adapter 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. Turn on the St Helenian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPad will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is recharging which typically takes around 1 - 4 hours to recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad Mini 2 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 page on Wikipedia.org
  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