Charging the iPad Mini 4 when planning a trip to Jersey

Using a Lightning connector with a Type G USB charger to charge your iPad Mini 4 with a Jersey power outlet.

Jersey power outlet

If planning a vacation it's useful to know if you can power your important electrical devices when you arrive. By not knowing which power socket is used you could pack the wrong power charger, leaving you having to purchase a potentially expensive charger when you need to recharge which might not be compatible and cause problems with your iPad Mini 4. Various combinations of frequencies and standards can all be daunting when planning to stay in a foreign country especially to the first time traveller. This guide has been written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the iPad Mini 4 when you're going abroad.When you are planning a holiday to Jersey this page contains useful instructions showing charging the iPad Mini 4 by using their standard 230 volt 50Hz G Type Jersey power outlet, with the Channel Islanders using 13 amp plugs for charging. Most power changes regionally therefore we suggest reading the Europe page for a complete list of regions and countries. When travelling to Jersey from a different country please check the iPad Mini 4 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If your iPad Mini 4 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from overheating whilst powering it. These instructions assume you are running Apple iOS 9 or greater on the iPad Mini 4.

Charging the iPad Mini 4 in Jersey

Can you use the iPad Mini 4 in Jersey?

You can use the iPad Mini 4 in Jersey by using a power adaptor.

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What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad Mini 4 in Jersey?

If you are travelling with more than your iPad Mini 4 or visiting more than one country the best international travel adapter for Jersey is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the included plugs over. If your type of iPad Mini 4 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers, plus additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers this will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers. By only packing a single lightweight travel charger will keep the weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets with just a single power outlet.

For those travelling to Jersey we suggest searching for this type of flexible travel charger online - the travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Jersey

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPad Mini 4, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Jersey.
  • 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 the US using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only one 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Jersey. [6]
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPad Mini 4 in Jersey?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 4 from a Jersey power outlet

Instructions showing how to recharge the iPad Mini 4 from a Jersey power outlet with the Apple Lightning connector with a Type G USB charger.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPad Mini 4 using the Jersey power outlet you will need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5], typically already included with the device by Apple.
  2. Start by taking the Type G USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. The wall outlet (technically called the Type G power outlet [3]) can be recognised by 3 rectangular slots containing shutters in a triangular shape for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB Lightning cable into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPad Mini 4. The iPad Mini 4 lightning connector can be found at the bottom of the iPad Mini 4.
  4. Switch on the Jersey power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the tablet will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPad Mini 4 is powering up and takes around one to five and a half hours to completely recharge.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your iPad Mini 4 from a Jersey power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Jersey page on Wikipedia
  2. Apple - iPad Mini 4 user guide
  3. iec.ch - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply, priced at between $10 to $15 USD (around £15 GBP / under C$20).
  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 price 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, between $10 to $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).