Charging your iPad Mini 4 from a power outlet in Tristan da Cunha

How to connect a Tristanian power outlet to the iPad Mini 4

Tristanian power outlet

Complicated combinations of voltages and region codes can all lead to confusion when planning to stay in another country if you've never been there before. However this isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards being used in the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need to buy in advance to charge the iPad Mini 4 . These instructions have been specifically written to prevent you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPad Mini 4 when staying in Tristan da Cunha.If planning a trip to Tristan da Cunha these instructions show how to supply power to the iPad Mini 4 by using a 240 volt 50Hz Type G plug outlet, with the Tristanians using 13 amp plugs for charging. Most power will differ depending on which region you are visiting so please read the power supplies and Africa page for a full list of countries. When visiting Tristan da Cunha from another region ensure that your iPad Mini 4 can accept a 240 volt supply. If your iPad Mini 4 was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v ensure that your iPad Mini 4 is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from being damaged when charging it. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 9 or greater on the iPad Mini 4.

Charging the iPad Mini 4 in Tristan da Cunha

Can you use the iPad Mini 4 in Tristan da Cunha?

You can use the iPad Mini 4 in Tristan da Cunha.

Tristan da Cunha

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad Mini 4 in Tristan da Cunha?

If travelling to more than one country or bringing more than your iPad Mini 4 then the best travel adapter for Tristan da Cunha is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world simply by changing the heads. If your type of iPad Mini 4 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these travel chargers, and compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers having a four port adapter will allow you to recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy individual travel chargers on your Tristanian trip. By only needing a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used when you return home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones, tablets and speakers using only a single power outlet.

We recommend buying a versatile power charger of this nature online; the power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Tristan da Cunha

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power converters come supplied 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 North America going to Tristan da Cunha using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs and offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Tristan da Cunha. [6]
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad Mini 4 in Tristan da Cunha?

Charging the iPad Mini 4 from a Tristanian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using the Apple USB Lightning connector with a 3 pin Type G power adapter to charge your iPad Mini 4 with a Tristanian power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad Mini 4 using a Tristanian power outlet you'll need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (usually supplied with the device by Apple).
  2. Begin by taking the Type G USB power adapter and plugging it into the wall supply. You can recognise the wall outlet by three rectangular holes forming a triangular configuration.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Apple USB charging cord into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 4. The iPad Mini 4 lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Switch on the Tristanian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of your iPad Mini 4 screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 4 is powering up and takes roughly 60 to 300 minutes to completely recharge.
Charging the iPad Mini 4 from a Tristanian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia page about Tristan da Cunha
  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, under $15 USD (£15-£20 GBP / C$4-C$5).
  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, estimated cost 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, priced at between $15 to $20 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$20).