Charging the iPad Mini 2 from a power outlet in Tristan da Cunha

How to connect a Tristanian power outlet to the iPad Mini 2

Tristanian power outlet

Varying different standards and voltages can all be confusing when planning to visit a new country if you've never been there before. This page has been specifically written to prevent you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPad Mini 2 abroad.This page has simple instructions telling you what you'll need to power your iPad Mini 2 when you're in Tristan da Cunha using a standard 240 volt 50Hz G Type wall outlet, the Tristanians will use 13 amp plugs for charging. When visiting Tristan da Cunha from another country check that the iPad Mini 2 can accept a 240v supply. If the iPad Mini 2 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure your device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating whilst powering it. If you plan to visit a city like Edinburgh read the wikipedia web page about Tristan da Cunha [1] for further details on travelling to the location. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini 2.

Charging the iPad Mini 2 in Tristan da Cunha

Can you use the iPad Mini 2 in Tristan da Cunha?

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

What is the best travel charger for the iPad Mini 2 in Tristan da Cunha?

When you are travelling to more than one country or bringing more than your iPad Mini 2 the best international travel charger for Tristan da Cunha to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [6]. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by changing the supplied plugs over. If your iPad Mini 2 supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these USB power chargers, and compatibility with more power demanding devices.

Unlike other chargers having a 4 port charger means you can charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack multiple travel chargers or occupying additional wall sockets. Only needing to bring a single USB travel charger will also keep the size down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage and suitable for charging your iPad Mini 2 at an airport or on the flight. Because of their versatility these types of power adapters can be used when you return home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers without using up an additional plug socket.

We recommend buying this type of flexible travel adapter at your preferred electronics retailer - the power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Tristan da Cunha

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPad Mini 2, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is necessary when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Tristan da Cunha 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 North America going to Tristan da Cunha.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from North 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 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Tristan da Cunha.
What is the best travel charger for the iPad Mini 2 in Tristan da Cunha?

How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPad Mini 2 from a Tristanian power outlet

Using the USB Lightning Apple connector with a 3 pin Type G USB charger to recharge the iPad Mini 2 from a Tristanian power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPad Mini 2 from a Tristanian power outlet you will need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should typically include this cable when you buy your iPad Mini 2).
  2. Begin by plugging the Type G USB power adapter into the power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by the 3 vertical slots forming a triangular configuration.
  3. Connect one end of the USB Apple power cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Switch on the Tristanian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of the tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up and takes roughly 1 to 4 hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type G power charger for charging your iPad Mini 2 from a Tristanian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Helena,_Ascension_and_Tristan_da_Cunha - wikipedia web page about Tristan da Cunha
  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