How to charge the iPad Mini from a power outlet in Jersey

How to connect a Jersey power outlet to the iPad Mini

Jersey power outlet

Complicated combinations of frequencies and region codes can often be daunting when planning on staying in a foreign country to the first time traveller. These instructions were specifically written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge the iPad Mini when you are going to Jersey.These instructions will show what you'll need to charge the iPad Mini when visiting Jersey by using their 230 volt 50Hz Type G Jersey plug outlet, the Channel Islanders will use 13 amp plugs for power outlets. If visiting Jersey from a different country make sure that the iPad Mini can be charged using a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts check that your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from being damaged during charging. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPad Mini.

Charging the iPad Mini in Jersey

Can the iPad Mini be used in Jersey?

You can use the iPad Mini in Jersey by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad Mini in Jersey?

When travelling with more than your iPad Mini and visiting multiple countries the best travel power adapter for Jersey to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger.

Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by changing the included plugs. If your model of iPad Mini supports Fast Charge (note not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker charging times by using one of these types of power chargers, along with support for certain power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other chargers this means you can power multiple devices at the same time without needing to bring individual power chargers or using up additional power outlets. Because you are only needing to bring a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Because of their space saving versatility these types of adapters can be used back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones, tablets and speakers using just a single plug socket.

For those travelling frequently we suggest buying this type of versatile travel adapter at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Jersey

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, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is necessary when visiting regions with unstable power grids. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 option for travellers originating from America visiting Jersey.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also 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 and offers almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for 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 perfect for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Jersey. [6] [AD]
What is the best power charger for recharging the iPad Mini in Jersey?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad Mini from a Jersey power outlet

Using a USB Lightning Apple connector with a Type G power adapter to charge the iPad Mini from a Jersey power outlet.

  1. To power the iPad Mini from a Jersey power outlet you will need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] - the cable is typically included with the iPad Mini.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type G USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can identify this power outlet by the 3 rectangular holes forming a triangular shape for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Then connect one end of the charging cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini. The iPad Mini lightning connector is found at the bottom of the iPad Mini.
  4. Turn on the Jersey power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right corner of your tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPad is powering up, typically taking roughly 1-4 hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad Mini from a Jersey power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia.org entry about Jersey
  2. Apple - official iPad 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 (£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 around $15 USD (£15-£20 GBP / C$10-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).