Charging your iPad Mini 4 from a power outlet in Saint Helena

Instructions on how to recharge the iPad Mini 4 from a St Helenian power outlet by using the USB Lightning Apple connector with a three pinned Type G power adapter.

St Helenian power outlet

Varying different voltages and plugs can often lead to confusion when planning to travel to another country if you've never visited before. When you are visiting Saint Helena the following useful instructions show how to power your iPad Mini 4 by using their standard 240 volt 50Hz Type G wall outlet, with the St Helenians using 13 amp plugs for charging. You will find power will change from region to region so we suggest reading the power supplies and Africa page for a full list of countries. When visiting Saint Helena from another country ensure the iPad Mini 4 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure the device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overloading during charging. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 9 or greater on the iPad Mini 4.

Charging the iPad Mini 4 in Saint Helena

Can you use the iPad Mini 4 in Saint Helena?

You can use the iPad Mini 4 in Saint Helena.

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

If you are travelling to more than one country or bringing more than your iPad Mini 4 then the best international travel adapter for Saint Helena is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger.

Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the supplied plugs. If your iPad Mini 4 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these travel chargers, and compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets. Having a four port adapter means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to bring individual power adapters or occupying additional power sockets. Only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage as well as being suitable for charging your iPad Mini 4 at the airport or on the plane. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling to Saint Helena we recommend buying a versatile power charger of this nature online; the multipurpose power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Saint Helena

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPad Mini 4, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 America going to Saint Helena.
  • 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 is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Saint Helena. [6]
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad Mini 4 in Saint Helena?

How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPad Mini 4 from a St Helenian power outlet

Using the USB Lightning Apple connector with a three pin Type G power adapter to recharge your iPad Mini 4 with a St Helenian power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your iPad Mini 4 from a St Helenian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (typically already included with the iPad Mini 4).
  2. First insert the Type G USB power adapter in the St Helenian power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by three rectangular holes containing plastic shutters in a triangular configuration.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB cable into the mains power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 4. The iPad Mini 4 lightning connector is situated at the base of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Turn on the St Helenian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the iPad screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up and takes around one-five and a half hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPad Mini 4 from a St Helenian power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia.org web page about Saint Helena
  2. Apple - iPad Mini 4 user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - A Type G USB charger has three thick rectangular blades in a triangular shape with the longer top blade acting as the earthing pin, priced between $10 to $15 USD (£20-£25 GBP / around C$15).
  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, between $15 to $20 USD (around £15 GBP / under C$15).
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costing between $15 to $20 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$20).