Charging the iPad Mini 4 from a power outlet in The Ascension Islands

Instructions showing you how to power your iPad Mini 4 with an Ascensionian Island power outlet with a USB Lightning Apple cable with a three pin Type G power charger.

Ascensionian Island power outlet

Various combinations of standards and plug types can all be daunting when planning on visiting a different country, especially to the first time traveller. This isn't as complex as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards being used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what to purchase in advance to charge the iPad Mini 4 in The Ascension Islands. These instructions have been written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your iPad Mini 4 when you are travelling to The Ascension Islands.The following simple instructions shows exactly what you'll need to charge the iPad Mini 4 when you are visiting The Ascension Islands by using their standard 240 volt 50Hz Type G plug outlet, with the Ascensionians using 13 amp plugs for wall outlets. Power sockets change from country to country therefore we suggest reading the power supplies page for a full list of countries. When you are visiting The Ascension Islands from another country please check the iPad Mini 4 can be charged using a 240v supply. If your iPad Mini 4 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that your device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to prevent the device from overheating when powering up. If you intend on staying at an Ascensionian Island city like Georgetown refer to the Ascensionian Island country entry on wikipedia [1] for further details. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 9 or greater on the iPad Mini 4.

Charging the iPad Mini 4 in The Ascension Islands

Can you use the iPad Mini 4 in The Ascension Islands?

You can connect the iPad Mini 4 to an Ascensionian Island power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best travel charger for the iPad Mini 4 in The Ascension Islands?

When travelling to multiple countries or bringing more than your iPad Mini 4 the best international travel charger for The Ascension Islands to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by changing the included plugs over. If your iPad Mini 4 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these types of USB power adapters, plus compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other adapters having a 4 port charger means you can recharge more than one device at once without needing to buy multiple power chargers on your Ascensionian Island trip or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand luggage and on hand for charging your iPad Mini 4 at the airport or on a plane. Due to their space saving versatility these types of adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets using just a single wall outlet.

If you travel often we suggest buying this type of versatile power charger at an electronics retailer. The travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for The Ascension Islands

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these 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 power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover 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 most popular portable option for travellers originating from America visiting The Ascension Islands using 3 pinned 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 originating from the US using type B plugs. This gives 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 just 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 perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting The Ascension Islands. [6] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for the iPad Mini 4 in The Ascension Islands?

Powering the iPad Mini 4 with an Ascensionian Island power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Instructions showing you how to power your iPad Mini 4 with an Ascensionian Island power outlet with a USB Lightning Apple cable with a three pin Type G power charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPad Mini 4 from an Ascensionian Island power outlet you'll need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], the cable is normally already supplied with your device by Apple.
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type G USB power adapter and inserting it into the Ascensionian Island power outlet. This power outlet, sometimes called the Type G power outlet [3], can be identified by three rectangular holes with shutters in a triangle pattern for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Apple USB power cable into the bottom of the 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 base of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Turn on the Ascensionian Island power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of your iPad Mini 4 will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad is recharging, typically taking roughly 60 to 300 minutes to completely recharge.
Powering the iPad Mini 4 with an Ascensionian Island power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Ascensionian Island country entry on wikipedia
  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, costing between $10 to $15 USD (£15-£20 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, priced at between $15 to $20 USD (£15-£20 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 between $15 to $20 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$20).