Charging the iPad Mini 2 when visiting The Ascension Islands

Using the Apple Lightning connector and a Type G power adapter to charge your iPad Mini 2 from an Ascensionian Island power outlet.

Ascensionian Island power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of standards and plugs can all be daunting when planning to travel to another country especially to the first time traveller. These instructions were specifically written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPad Mini 2 abroad.When visiting The Ascension Islands this page has useful instructions showing you how to charge your iPad Mini 2 by using the standard 240 volt 50Hz G Type wall outlet, with the Ascensionians using 13 amp plugs for wall outlets. When travelling anywhere you'll discover power sockets will change regionally so please read our Wikiconnections world power connections guide for a full list of regions and countries. When you are visiting The Ascension Islands from another region please make sure that your iPad Mini 2 can accept a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure that the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from over-heating during charging. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini 2.

Charging the iPad Mini 2 in The Ascension Islands

Can you use the iPad Mini 2 in The Ascension Islands?

Yes, you can connect the iPad Mini 2 to an Ascensionian Island power outlet.

What is the best travel adapter for the iPad Mini 2 in The Ascension Islands?

If you are travelling with more than just your iPad Mini 2 and visiting more than one country the best travel power adapter for The Ascension Islands to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [6]. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the supplied heads. If your type of iPad Mini 2 can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these power adapters, plus compatibility with more power demanding devices. Unlike other travel adapters this will also allow you to power multiple devices at the same time without needing to bring individual power adapters. Only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage while travelling. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple phones and tablets without using up an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling frequently we suggest buying an adaptable travel adapter like this online. The travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for The Ascension Islands

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPad Mini 2, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both The Ascension Islands and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from America visiting The Ascension Islands.
  • 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. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 The Ascension Islands.
What is the best travel adapter for the iPad Mini 2 in The Ascension Islands?

Powering the iPad Mini 2 with an Ascensionian Island power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Learn how to power your iPad Mini 2 with an Ascensionian Island power outlet with a USB Lightning cable with a three pin Type G USB charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to your iPad Mini 2 from the Ascensionian Island power outlet you will need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], Apple normally supply this cable when you buy the iPad Mini 2.
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type G USB power adapter into the power outlet. This plug outlet (technically called a Type G power outlet [3]) looks like three vertical slots containing plastic shutters in a triangular pattern.
  3. Then connect one end of the Lightning charging cord into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini 2 lightning connector can be found at the base of the iPad Mini 2.
  4. Turn on the Ascensionian Island power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 2 is powering up, typically taking roughly one-four hours to recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPad Mini 2 with an Ascensionian Island 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 - The Ascension Islands Wikipedia web 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